I’ve been a knitter, off and on, for 20-some years and have only recently started using project bags. Of course, now I have bunches and I love them all.

Before I used project bags I used plastic zip bags, which would tear, needles would poke through and I always stuffed them too full to zip closed.

A small selection of my current project bags.

Project bags are fun. They come in bunches of patterns and sizes. They stay closed. Best of all they somehow make a pile of UFOs, like the one above, seem downright happy. I always felt such accusation from plastic zip bags.

I can also tag them.

Project tag on a project bag

Name of the project, needles size, anything I need to know to grab the right bag.  Another use for tags that I love, too.


For your own project bag obsession, we have a giveaway from Madbird.

Project Tote from Madbird

A Project Tote, gorgeous, no? I reviewed it in this current issue.

Alecia at Madbird has donated a Project Tote for a giveaway, winner’s choice of in-stock fabrics.

Prize value $34.

You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time,October 22nd. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the prize. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.



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952 Responses to Obsessing on Project Bags & a Madbird Giveaway!

  1. Ummrania says:

    I dont have a “real” knitting bag, I would love to win one!

  2. s-j says:

    i love project bags and hardly have any! would love a madbird bag :)

  3. Candace Brodie says:

    I would love a madbird bag, ever since knitty featured madbird, I have been stalking their site!

  4. Amanda says:

    One can never have enough project bags :)

  5. Kathleen Champlain says:

    My current project bags are large zip-lock bags, not very glomorous, but at least I can see what is inside. Would be nice to have a real project bag!

  6. shauna says:

    That is such a cute bag!

  7. Lucy says:

    I’m still re-using old plastic zip bags, but I’m hoping to get real project bags as soon as the budget allows.

  8. Amanda says:

    Those birds are adorable. I’m a ziplock bag user too, but I know it’s not great for the yarn…

  9. Anne says:

    I confess to being another ziploc user, but this cutie could be the start of a collection.

  10. Andrea L. says:

    I love project bags! These bags look wonderful.

  11. Annette says:

    I love the owls. This would be a nice home for my WIPS.

  12. Bettina Becker says:

    The bags are great and would certainly help me to get more organised!

  13. Lee says:

    Who wouldn’t like a darling project bag!!

  14. Candi says:

    So cute! Please enter me!

  15. tabitha says:

    It is easy to be a project bag addict when there are so many great bags available.

  16. Kate says:

    These look really cute! I would love one – so here’s hoping :)

  17. LauraBeth says:

    I love MadBird’s stuff! I have a circular needle case and love it.

  18. Diana C says:

    Ooh project bags, project pags jotta have project bags. I really like the one with the butterfly.

  19. Tara K says:

    What gorgeous bags!

  20. martina says:

    That is such a cute little bag.Would love to win it!

  21. kris says:

    I would love a project bag. Thx!

  22. Cherie says:

    I, too, have never had a real project bag, just an assortment of zip-locks and various totes. These look lovely.

  23. Joyce says:

    These are adorable. I would love one!

  24. Doreen says:

    I would love to carry my projects in style!

  25. tracey says:

    I love bags. You need a bag for every project and a project for every bag. You can never have to many bags!

  26. Carolyn says:

    What a cute, cute bag! I too am a recent convert from the plastic zip bag. I have one that is now my permanent “sock bag”, but would love to win this one – I see a “shawl bag” in my future…

  27. Bridget says:

    Read the review–these bags look great! I especially like the magnetic yarn guide :)

  28. Ellen says:

    I *love* project bags, baskets and any small container! I have made a bunch, but new ones are always fun!

  29. Su1282 says:

    I love project bags too. And too many of mine have brains on them right now. Would love one that’s more knitterly.

  30. hannonle says:

    Gorgeous bag!

  31. Beth says:

    I love the Madbird project bags and would love to be the owner of one. Your idea of making a project tag to put on the project bag is genius. The only bonus of having a clear plastic bag over the more asthetically pleasing and earth friendly project bag.

  32. Bonnie says:

    Project bags are awesome!!

  33. Emily says:

    The project bags look excellent (:

  34. Melanie says:

    Love the design on the bag!

  35. mary mcmahon says:

    all I have to do is leave the current “must do” project bag out where I must look at it and I will start working that project into my schedule…the bag “makes”me do it. Mary in Cincinnati

  36. Leigh says:

    What a fabulous bag! Love it! Now I’m off to check out her entire selection. :)

  37. stitchpunk says:

    oooh oooh OOOHHHH bagses my Precious! BAGSESSSSSS!

  38. Nicole says:

    My husband always wondered why I bought bags wherever we went…The number of bags is beginning to make him wonder about yarn too. Uh oh!

  39. Karen says:

    I am a certified Bag-Freak! The more, the merrier. Never saw I bag I didn’t like.

  40. Rebecca says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  41. Holly says:

    Keep up the good work on the reviews–I love to hear about new bags and books and things!

  42. Linda says:

    What a great idea. I am forever losing double pointed needles that poke out of my project bags.

  43. Krystalline says:

    Owlses! I love owlses!

  44. Lynn Clements says:

    I have sad little plastic bags that I lug around with me so I could really use this bag! Thanks

  45. Wendy says:

    one can never-ever- have too many bags.

  46. Lynne says:

    A giveaway! And I’m not (quite) too late!
    I love funny owls, and bright yellow/oranges, and this was posted on my birthday! Might have to turn a birthday check into an owl bag, unless the random number generator loves me, then the check will turn into yummy yarn to fill the bag!

  47. Megan says:

    I tend to use a nice buffer of dog hair. By which I mean, I fail to put projects in bags and then they fall on the floor, get forgotten, and become enshrouded in dog hair. We keep it classy over here.

  48. Nikki Atkins says:

    You can never have too many project bags! ^_^

  49. Ruth says:

    Hello project bags, goodbye zip locks. (I hope I win!)

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