Free Bow Bag Knitting machine Pattern

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to make a bow bag using your Sentro knitting machine 48 needles or Addi Express 46. I made this Bow bag inspired by the crochet version of it that went viral on TikTok and decided to create my own in a circular knitting machine. This Bow bag fits a phone perfectly and it has one side with a magnetic button and another with zipper which is great for keeping your phone safe and the other side for keys, cables, etc…

I hope you enjoy making it 🙂

knitting bow bag pattern
knitting bow bag pattern

Why Choose Sentro / Addi knitting machine to create your Bow bag?

Sentro knitting machines can knit rows quickly, making them a great choice for those who want to complete small projects like messenger or handbags in a timely manner. Also, the Circular knitting machines are user-friendly, making them suitable for beginners and experienced knitters. The learning curve is relatively low compared to complex knitting machinery. Whether you opt for Sentro or Addi knitting machines, efficiency is their hallmark, enabling you to finish projects at a faster pace than traditional hand knitting.

Can you make bags, purses and tote bags in a circular knitting machine?

Yes, you can make bags, purses, tote bags and even fashion handbags using a circular knitting machine. Circular knitting machines, also known as circular sock machines or circular knitting looms, are versatile tools that can be used for a variety of projects, including all types of bags. In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly make this beautiful stylish Bow Bag and add lining and zipper.

How long does it take to knit a Bow Bag?

To make this FREE Sentro knitting machine Bow bag pattern, using a Sentro 48 knitting machine, can make the task of creating a handbag very fast. To make this bow bag in an Adult size took me around 3 to 4 hrs plus an extra hour to add the zipper and lining inside. If you are making it by hand you should take around 4 x this time but it can also be done using a size 5.5 mm circular knitting needles.

Let’s Get Started: Crafting Your Knitted Bow Bag

Material Needed to Craft Your Bow Bag

Before you start crafting your bag or purse, gather the necessary materials. You’ll need:

What is the right yarn to knit a bag, tote bag or purse?

In my opinion, the best type of yarn for making knitted bags and wallets is a thicker yarn or worsted, so that your project is firmer and more resistant and will also maintain its shape after continuous use. The lining inside will also help to keep the shape of your bag because knitting tends to stretch a lot.

Knitting PDF pattern Bow Bag
Knitting PDF pattern Bow Bag

Free Bow Bag Knitting Machine Pattern Instructions

Knitting a tube for the main piece of your Bow Bag

Choose a type of yarn you like to work with and has a similar weight to the pattern yarn.
Use waste yarn and make 4 rows in a contrasting colour then change to the colour of choice.

Initiate the project by working 2-4 rows with waste yarn in a contrasting colour.

Add the next colour and leave a long tail to sew and bind off stitches on the beg. of each piece of your bag.

Subsequently, crank the machine for a total of 160 rows, concluding by casting off the stitches using a tapestry needle and waste yarn.

Knitted panel middle piece of the bow

For this piece, you can work 21 sts. on panel mode of your Sentro 48/ Addi 46 or you can use the smaller 22 needles knitting machine, the number of rows is the same for both sizes.

Start making 2 – 4 rows with waste yarn in a contrasting colour.

Add the next color and work on panel mode cranking back and forth for 50 rows. Cast off the stitches with a tapestry needle and waste yarn. Cut a long tail of yarn so you can seam the bag pieces with it, do it for all pieces on the Beg. and at the end.

Knitted panel Free Bow Bag Knitting machine Pattern handle

Start with waste yarn Casting on 13 sts. or use your Sentro 22 on tube mode make 2 rows. Work this panel or tube for (90 – 120) rows. Cast off the machine with a tapestry needle and waste yarn. Cut a long tail of yarn so you can seam the bag handle with it.

Knitted panel Bow bottom

Start with waste yarn Casting on 21 sts. or in your Sentro 22 on tube mode.

For this specific piece if you have a sentro 40 you can use it to make a wider tube.

Work this panel or tube for 80 rows and remove it off the machine with a tapestry needle and waste yarn.

Make this piece last so you can use the remaining yarn to finish with crochet around. Sl st. starting where you cast off the machine, then SC around the side making 1 SC to each 2 rows, bind off the bottom sts. and repeat on the other side. Make one extra row using HDC on top and bottom and SC on the sides.

Seaming the knitted Bow Bag

Fold the extended tube of the primary bag section, ensuring the tail rests at the opposite end.

Using the crochet hook, pull one stitch through, bringing the next one from the opposite side into the 1st. Continue this process until you reach the opposite side, concluding with a knot utilizing the end tail.

Preserve this tail for seaming the tube. Repeat the identical procedure on the opposite side and eliminate any excess waste yarn.

Seal the tube with the st. as illustrated in Image 3 on the final page. Starting from one of the bottom sides, fasten a yarn tail to the mattress stitch (image 2) the bag’s base.

Seaming the pieces of your knitted Bow bag

When creating your pieces using panels, it’s essential to start with mattress stitching (as shown in Image 2) to transform them into tubes, particularly for the handle and middle piece.

Regarding the middle piece, it can be finalized similarly to the larger bag tube. You have the option to either close it with stitches as demonstrated in Image 3 or employ a Magnetic button for a secure closure.

I chose the magnetic button to facilitate the removal and washing of the bag.

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knitting bow bag pattern

Sewing the lining Free Bow Bag Knitting machine Pattern

If you prefer to watch this Bow bag tutorial on YouTube:

Happy knitting!



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