While I was deciding on a project for the Christmas Swap I saw lots of Sew Together Bags in blogland. They looked very useful, rather cute, but on all accounts were a little fiddly to make. However, there was a rather good sewalong with lots of pictures that made it all look achievable.
So, I bought the pattern and had fun going through my stash finding suitable fabrics.
And started work.
Here are the colours of the outsides of the pockets.
And the insides.
Then lots of quilting of the outside panel.
Join all those zips together, after shortening them.
To create one very cute Sew Together Bag.
I sewed the outside of the binding down by hand, as I couldn’t get a nice finish by machine with all the bulk.
And the insides of the pockets.
It was a lot of work, quite fiddly, but the tutorial really helped. I think I would have struggled without it. I just took it nice and slowly and didn’t have any dramas. It was a little hard to give this one away.
As I showed earlier, my gift in the Christmas Swap was also a Sew Together Bag, with a completely different look. The workmanship is beautiful, something you appreciate after making one yourself.
Quite a different look to the one I made.
My sister in law celebrated a significant birthday earlier this month and had admired the version I made, so I got out the pattern and made another version. Quite a few different fabric options were auditioned.
Here is the finished product.
In the end I kept the colours fairly simple. Purple is her favourite, so was ideal for the lining.
It was well received….Phew!
I had planned on making one for myself for taking travelling for chargers, cables etc, but the one I received at Christmas will be perfect for that. I would like one for my sewing bits and pieces, but I think I will need to psych myself up to make another one, but not just yet.
This was my first finish for the year. Off to a great start.