Franziska Klee x Maschenfein

We are very proud to have found a partner in Franziska Klee, who shares as much passion for handmade beauties with her fair fashion label as we do.

Franziska and her team are based in Leipzig, where they produce leather products in a studio. Together we have created our own small collection, with which we can offer you individually crafted accessories for handicrafters. Among them are mainly utensils that bring plenty of storage space.

Material and production

It is important to Franziska to use only cowhide that has been produced under controlled conditions. In concrete terms, this means that the leather comes exclusively from Germany, is purely vegetable-tanned and is subject to the strict rules of the International Association for Natural Textiles (IVN). It is also worth noting that the hides are processed as a by-product of the dairy and meat industry. Unnecessary waste is thus avoided. The rich colors are achieved by synthetic dyes, which, however, - quite unlike in industrial mass production - do not contain heavy metals.

Needle bag Mara and case Mila
Photo: © Ines Grabner /


"Our goal is to make fashion a little more personal while leaving a minimal environmental footprint."

Franziska Klee

Sustainability and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Franzi and her team. This is also reflected in the individual products of the collection Franziska Klee x Maschenfein for which we have combined both company logos. With a total of eight products we can offer you a small but fine repertoire of sustainably produced accessories that make every knitter's heart beat faster.

Our collection

The needle bag Mara has a total of 14 compartments for storing needle tips.
© Ines Grabner/maschenfein

There is once again chaos in the needle basket and your starting to lose track? Then the needle bag Mara is certainly something for you. You have the choice between seven different colors and you can also choose one of seven colors for the closure band.

When you open it, 14 compartments await you, in which there is plenty of space for needle tips. Depending on the needle size, one compartment can also hold a second pair of tips. There are eight larger compartments in front, which are ideal for storing needle cables. To close the needle bag, fold it up to save space and fix the bundle with a sewn-on wide elastic band - so it fits loosely into the Mona bag, for example.

Double pointed needles bag Mira
Bag Mira has a total of 14 compartments for storing double pointed needles.
© Franziska Klee

With bag Mira you keep track of your double pointed needles.
Mira keeps your double pointed needles neatly organized and is also very pretty. A two-part leather flap ensures that no needle can slip out of the closed bag. An elastic band in the color of your choice holds the bag together when rolled up.
We designed Mira to hold both 15 and 20 cm long needles. In the 13 different wide compartments you can store your double pointed needles in different sizes wonderfully.

The Cross-Body-Bag is available in the same colors as Mara and serves as a reliable companion when you are on the road with your knitting project. The dimensions of 44 x 28 x 10 cm guarantee you enough space for your project and accessories that you do not want to do without.

Project bag Mona offers space for your current project.
© Ines Grabner/maschenfein

The interior comes without much bells and whistles. Note that the bag lives on its material and was therefore deliberately dispensed with a lining. This is not even necessary, the high quality of the natural leather ensures that there is no damage caused by friction on your knitted piece. For quick access to your cell phone, stitch latch or tape measure, a small pocket including a zippered compartment is worked on the back.

Small but mighty helpers

For more storage space we recommend our cases Maki, Maja and Mila.

Mila has a classic shape: With a length of 20 cm, it accommodates double pointed needles, for example, and the height of 8 cm guarantees enough space for other accessories such as scissors and measure tape. By the way: As with all the pieces in the collection, the leather used for Mila comes from the alpine region. Even the zipper is subject to our demand for sustainability: With the exception of the slider, it is made from recycled PET bottles.

Cases Mila, Maki and MajaPhotos
: © Ines Grabner / Maschenfein, Franziska Klee , Franziska Klee
Stitch marker case Maki

Sewing needles, stitch markers - all these things like to disappear during transport. This is now an end! The compact case Maki is ideal for storing the smallest little helpers. The bag with two compartments on top of each other is closed with an elastic band in the color of your choice, so that nothing can fall out.
The smaller compartment in front with the typical Franzi Klee slope goes over half of the opened case. Behind it, with a larger round opening, is the second compartment, which goes over the entire bag.

With Maja we have added another pretty case variant for you to the collection. It is closed by a snap mechanism and is with its size of 11 x 15 cm a little smaller than Mila. But you will be amazed how much you can store there. Yarn scraps to fix separated stitches or scattered needle cables have no chance from now on!
Of course, you could also secure your keychain with the help of Maja, but a keychain that carries your love of knitting as a message on itself is nicer, isn't it?

Choose your favorite from five variants with different lettering. We have already preselected the matching font color. With 12 x 2 cm, the pendant is large enough to always have it immediately at hand.

Keychain with message. That's knitted love!
Photo: © Ines Grabner /

Leather straps for the French Market BagPhoto
: © Ines Grabner /


And also for those of you who already knitted the French Market Bag from PetiteKnit , but still need matching straps, we have prepared something together with Franzi.

The 94 cm long straps are printed with our logo on one side. Four pre-punched holes on each side allow the straps to be securely attached to the finished bag. You can choose between a noble black, a classic cognac, a cheerful mustard yellow or a bright royal blue. With each of the four variants you have chosen durable products.

Order and manufacture

So that Franzi and her team can handcraft the products with enough time, we always offer open sales slots. This means that you can order the accessories for a certain time before the slot closes again and the manufacturing process begins at Franzi.

Each item is produced after the order is received, so you will have to wait a little longer than with other store products before you can hold your new favorite piece in your hands. In return, you can be sure to get high quality bags, pin cases, etc., which are characterized by a special longevity due to their material composition and individual production. Exceptions are the straps and keychains, which we have regularly included in our Maschenfein store.

You want to hear more from Franziska Klee and you are interested in how the cooperation with Maschenfein came about? Then listen to the podcast (German) in which Marisa and Franzi talk about their collaboration.

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I'm Saskia, live with my family near Hamburg and have been a freelancer on the maschenfeine editorial team since 2022. I love everything that has to do with wool - thanks to my grandma, from whom I learned knitting and crocheting.

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