Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Klein Kontainers

This is designer Calvin Klein, he makes handbags

calvin kleinck bags

This is mathematician Felix Klein, he made bottles

felix kleinklein_bottle

[if you want to knit one, look here]

And this is Mathias Klein, his company makes tools & toolbags


klein bagBob came across one of these toolbags on the internet recently. It is a ‘small component bag’ for screws etc.

These are about £9 each, which is quite a lot of money. Howevere, these bags have lots of useful features…

  • heavy duty canvas so it won’t damage easily
  • full zip so you can reach in to get hold of contents
  • flat bottom so it will stand by itself
  • strong brass zip, with ‘pull’
  • grommet for carabiner, so it can hang from a tool-belt

So Saturday’s Sewing Day also included making one – I had some heavy cotton camo fabric [stiffened further with iron-on interfacing. I also had a brass zip [salvaged from  M&S Blue Harbour Chinos which had worn out] and a zip-pull [and grommets from the garage]

IMG_3074I made a simple bag, with a covered rectangle of card to stiffen the base, and here’s my Klein Bag.

Bob is very pleased with it. He has some woodworking activities lined up for the summer and I think this will come in very useful.

Another project to tick off the list!



  1. I think International Klein Blue - named for Yves Klein - would have been a more appropriate colour choice ... smiles.


    1. Thank you for this comment, Tony - I confess I did not know about IKB [I usually leave modern art to Bob] but now I shall have to research it further!

  2. Is there anything you can't make, Ang!!

  3. A good recycling/re-purposing project!
    Well done!

    Sandie xx

  4. I hope to have an end of project sewing stage to bore you with, were II to be seeing you soon...

  5. What a nice manly bag! I always hang on to zippers and other hardware too ... you never know when they might come in handy.


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