Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Together Bag

I have a new bag pattern called the Sew Together Bag. I've made two already - one for me and one for a gift for my mom.

Here is my mom's bag, the first one I made.

I love how the zipper wraps around to the bottom to form handles for the bag. Here is what it looks like on the inside.

It has three zipper pockets inside with open pockets in between. You can pack a lot of stuff in these bags! The pattern also includes directions for a needle holder and a pin cushion, but I didn't include these in my bags.

After I sent the one above off I realized I had to have one too. Below is my Sew Together Bag.

The bag is super cute and the pattern is well written. I am an experienced bag maker but I did have a bit of trouble when it came to sewing the inside pockets. My problems were all due to lack of careful reading of the pattern. I simply folded and sewed with right sides together when it should have been wrong sides together. I quickly realized my mistake (if you can't access the zipper then something is wrong!) and was able to rip out the mistake and fix it easily. The pattern includes plenty of diagrams and pictures that are very helpful and as I said before, is well written and easy to follow (as long as you do actually read it correctly).

You can purchase your own copy of the pattern from the pattern designer, Michelle, of Sew Demented. The link will take you to her website. Simply click on the "store" tab to purchase a PDF copy of the pattern. She also sells wholesale to quilt stores so if you want your LQS to carry the pattern tell them to contact Michelle to order some patterns. I've already placed an order for my LQS so if you are local to Alamosa or will be coming through, Heartstrings and Heirlooms will have the pattern soon. And I will be teaching this bag as a class soon.

I know I will be making more of these!


West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your bag. I've seen that pattern before and wanted to get it. I bet my mother would love it too.

Mama Pea said...

Great job! I have seen these, and I want to make one. I was trying to find the pattern, so I really appreciate your links!