The Full Moon Project Bag sewing pattern is one of many projects featured in Making No. 3 / Dots. In the magazine, Kristine, the designer of this project and co-owner of Verb writes:
The moon—a shifting, but nevertheless constant in our lives, counting days, weeks, months, and years. I find it helpful to look at the moon, to remind myself of my connection with the earth and nature. The simple relationship between our daily lives and the cycles of the moon gives reassurance. To create the moon on this project bag, I used a piece of acrylic cut in the shape of a circle, clamped the circle to a piece of fabric, and then dyed it with indigo. Once the dyeing is completed, the deep blue of the indigo is reminiscent of the night sky, the white circle, an emulation of the moon shining through the darkness. A simple drawstring bag is endlessly helpful; whether to use to carry a knitting project or your lunch. This simple, hand-stitched bag could be easily made out of any number of colors and fabrics. Embroidered circles grace the back of the project bag, but improvisation is always welcome. Perhaps there is an embroidery pattern of your own you would like to try.
The Full Moon Project Bag Kit includes material to make one bag.
NEW! We have added a new kit option - Night Moon! To dye the moon fabric, we clamped the fabric the same way, but rather than dyeing it solid we created an ombre effect that reminds us of the night sky.
Please note, this kit does not include instructions. If you need a copy of the instructions, please make sure to add this to your cart below. Making No 3 Dots is currently out of print.
10" [25.5 cm] wide by 113⁄4" [30 cm] high
- Cotton/linen fabric naturally dyed with indigo in our Oakland studio for Fabric B
- Cotton/linen blend for Fabrics A and C
- Twill tape for drawstring
- Sashiko thread naturally dyed with indigo in our Oakland studio
- Sashiko needles
Supplies you will need (not included in kit):
- Making No 3 Dots or Full Moon Instructions
- Clear ruler
- Fabric marking pencil
- Hand sewing needle
- Cotton sewing thread
- Iron & ironing board
- Piece of acrylic 3” diameter (optional)
Order from the drop-down menu below:
Full Moon Project Bag Kit only in Day Moon (no instructions) - $42
Full Moon Project Bag Kit only in Night Moon (no instructions) - $42
Full Moon Instructions (PDF) - $7
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When working with fabric, thread, and fiber dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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