Sew Together Bag

I am on a bag kick I recently made this Craftsy pattern called The Sew Together Bag.  This bag stretched my skills with 4 zippers and binding for champions.  This will be holding my sewing gadgets on Sunday mornings.  I will be making a second bag now that I know what I am doing and were all the pieces end of in the final object.

The best part of the this zippered pouch is that is a total stash buster.  You can ‘go crazy’ with all sorts of fabric and even zipper colors.  I may have to try using some 5 inch charm pack squares pieced together for the interior.  I also really like the idea of quilting and designing the outer fabric – and the pattern encourages embellishments.

A construction point – i used a scrap of plain old flannel instead of interfacing.

What I don’t like about this bag is the size.  Although the varying compartments are so very handy for sewing needles, seam rippers, rulers, snips and measuring tape, if I add my chunky rotary cutter – it doesn’t zip shut.  I think I will have try making the Bionic Gear Bag for that kind of thing.

In the end, I really like how this little bag came together.  It will be used a lot.  I can also see re-making this bag for my daughter’s make-up, or as it was suggested to me by a friend, a first aid kit for the RV. It is not long enough for 10inch knitting needles but it would hold interchangeable circular ones, stitch markers, and other knitting paraphernalia.  I am sure that are so many other uses.

I forgot to take a final pic of this bag filled…and you can still see the pins where I plan to hand sew the binding (oops!). And I have to thank my good friend Kirsten for this pattern.

Happy Sewing!

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