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Note from shop owner Hello, friendly visitor! I'm on vacation visiting relatives a few states over, so no bags are shipping. I’ll be back shortly!

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2018

Hello, friendly visitor! I'm on vacation visiting relatives a few states over, so no bags are shipping. I’ll be back shortly!

Kat Klebenow

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Kat Klebenow


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

courtneycs on Jun 15, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Thinner material than expected, but I still love this bag!


aking517 on May 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love the decal on this bag!!!!! The bag is largely enough for a large skein of yarn but small enough to to not be in the way. The color is awesome and it seems like it was built to last.

Lilly Pearl

Lilly Pearl on Apr 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Expert craftwomanship! The large will easily hold oversized shawls and adult sweaters, sweet perfection! Speedy shipping, given point of origin. Riding the waves of joy with this purchase!

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If you're havin' purl problems, I feel bad for you Hun- I got 99 problems but a stitch ain't one. Now in royal purple with a metallic gold so bright, it'll put your grill to shame. Yo.
Everyone's favorite Ball Sack is back in stock! Check out the new dye lot now in store! (There's still time to ship before Christmas!)
Soon, these tie dye bags will be back in stock! In the meantime, check out their purple and gold counterparts...
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Not your Grandma's Ball Sacks

I made my first batch of project bags as Christmas gifts for a group of wooly-minded friends, and opened the shop the following June. I learned screen printing, illustration, and dyeing techniques at University, and learned to sew from my mother at age 5. These skills have all come together to produce project bags with a unique sense of humor that I found severely lacking in the online market- the market with yarn and crossbones tattooed on biceps. The new generation of 'not your grandma's' who wield their needles and hooks with attitude unbecoming of a lady.
My materials are environmentally friendly and as locally sourced as possible- from the salvaged wood for screen printing frames to the pH neutral dye I use to give their life a bit more color- so you and your wool can travel in rebel style, and be environmentally conscious in the process.

Shop members

  • Kat Klebenow


    I'm a university-educated graphic designer with a passion for all things wooly. From designs and illustration to screen printing- all the way up through the sewing and dyeing- these bags are 100% original, and 100% me trying to avoid corporate life.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2015
Welcome! I'm a lover of all arts and most crafts, and a problem solver when the need arises. It is my goal to share this love and my solutions with anyone who will listen, beginning with the project bags offered here. I designed the originals to meet my needs, so I hope that they will satisfy you as well!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I make every effort to ensure that the photos of my products are accurate, and that they are accurately described. If, however, you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 15 days of receipt of the item so that we can resolve any issues. Custom orders, including dyed to order items, cannot be refunded 100%, but I will work with you to come up with a solution for your problem.
I accept payment through the major credit cards listed in the store, as well as Etsy gift card and paypal. If you wish to cancel an order, please contact me so we can work out the details.
I use USPS to ship my items, unless otherwise requested by the buyer. If you prefer another shipping option or would like a shipping upgrade, please let me know via an Etsy Conversation. If you live outside the US, and your country isn't listed amongst the ones I ship to, please let me know and I'll look into what it'll cost to ship to your country!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than happy to fulfill custom orders, be it through a change in bag or ink color for an existing design, or by printing a new original design, or the design of a client. I usually require about 1 week to process custom orders, but this may change and will be stated during the setup phase of the order. Custom orders based on existing items may also incur a small setup fee. Please don't hesitate to ask questions regarding custom orders or any of the other policies in my shop- or even just to say hi!