Keyboard Purse

Make knitting music with this perfect purse for going out!

Keyboard Purse

What you need

Materials size 7 & 9 needles
1 skein each of black and white worsted weight yarn
Two or three pieces of plastic canvas
Tapestry needle and your choice of fabric/lining



Instructions

Front:
remember the two added stitches on each side in MC.
with MC, CO 55 sts.
Row 1-10: work in stockinette
Row 11: cont. in St st while working the black keys on the charts
Row 28-38: cont. in St st w/CC; these are just the white keys
Row 39-40: w/ MC
BO

Back:
w/ MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 -40: work in stockinette
BO

Sides (make 2):
w/ MC, CO 20 sts
Row 1 – 40: work in stockinette
BO

Bottom:
w/MC, CO 55 sts
Row 1 – 20: work in stockinette
BO

Straps:
w/MC and size 9 ndls, CO 12 sts
i sorta guessed here. you can knit it however long you want your handles to be, switching it to white in the middle whenever you want, etc

Assembling:

Next, you must measure your knitted Front and Back pieces. With these measurements, cut the plastic canvas to fit accordingly.

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Also, measure the side pieces (this will determine how much lining to be used).

Make sure your lining is facing WRONG-side up.

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Place your two plastic canvas pieces on the lining (remember to space them apart according to your side measurements) and begin folding the lining over the plastic canvas edges so the right-side shows, and secure them with paperclips. Make sure you have enough fabric on the very right so you can overlap and paperclip.

Sew all your knitted pieces together and slip it over your canvas/lining while also arranging the paperclips to hold the knitted piece to your interior.

With your yarn and tapestry needle, start sewing the top edges together, then the bottom.

Attach the straps and you’re done!

This project was contributed by Julie Do

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Comments

  1. What a cute purse!This is really a well thought idea and perfect for piano lovers!P.S. A way to make it more detailed is by making the black keys a little less wide and adding more.-Tinta

  2. Adorable! The only changes I’d make would make the whole thing knit.

  3. cool project!! i love it!

  4. Your piano keyboard is absolutely darling! I am amazed at how cute it is, without a lot of work! thanks for sharing this! : )Linda

  5. Although I don’t like the piano design, the lining is very beautiful. Rock on!!

  6. Its really cute

  7. very inspiring idea

  8. lmhybben says:

    This is AWSOME!!! I LOOOOVE to play piano!

  9. clevercandle says:

    Very Cute!

  10. Cute!

  11. Oh my gosh! so cute! I love it!

  12. AH-Mazing. I would love to make this. Only, I don’t have any white yarn. -pouts-. Craft on!

  13. Cute! I can’t wait to make it! It’s the perfect kind of purse for me!

  14. cute! i like it!

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