The first photo I ever saw of these gorgeous Ambatalia Bento Bags — cleverly designed for carrying produce — was of apples spilling out of the natural linen one (the only fabric available at that time), and my mind's eye instantly replaced the apples with yarn balls. I ordered a pair on the spot and they've been in constant rotation as knitting project bags ever since. But they're also great as lunch bags, for organizing smaller items in your suitcase, lining your bread basket, or even as a reusable gift bag. The uses are pretty much endless. And I love them for how spare they are — so functional, but just as natural, unfussy and unobtrusive as you can get.
Tied closed, they stuff easily into any other bag. Opened wide, they sit squarely on their flat bottoms. Folded flat, they take up so little space you can't imagine they'd hold much at all. But as you can see in the photos, they're quite accommodating. The small is ideal for socks, hats and the like. The medium size is ideal for a big scarf or shawl, with multiple skeins of yarn. (Or for corralling all the parts for that sewing project in progress.) And the large can handle an entire worsted-weight sweater with all its yarn and parts.
NOTE: Eggplant linen is no longer available.
- made in California
- designed to make maximum use of yardage
- small bag is approx 10 x 3 inches, 9.5 inches tall at highest point
- medium bag is approx 10.5 x 5 x 10
- large bag is approx 13.25 x 7 x 16
- available in chambray blue, red ticking, slate ticking, natural (unbleached linen), and caramel
- tack-stitch detail in red (on chambray, slate ticking, natural and caramel) or black (on red ticking)
- chambray and ticking fabric is 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton
- natural and caramel are 100% linen
- wash in cold water; line dry