18 June 2014

"Sew Together Bag" From SewDemented


I am a bag fanatic! I love making bags and I love using them.   I was intrigued when I saw this  "Sew Together" bag pattern for sale at one of my favorite online fabric shops, Pink Castle.  Compartments- oh how I love compartments in my bags! There is a section for sewing things, a section for knitting knick-knacks and one for whatever, plus you can put some larger things (I keep a needle case and a spool of thread in the "in-between" section. The background story behind the name of this extremely talented sewist's blog is quite interesting, but I could not find the link in her new blog - so now you have both links if you're interested.

This is not what I call an "easy-go" pattern. I think that the pattern is for an intermediate-advanced, sewist.  It took reading and more reading, and going slowly, for me to get through it, but it was worth it!  I used scrap pieces in making this first of what will now, most definitely, be a series of these little gems. I love this bag! It was well worth the time it too to make it. Of course, the funny thing is that as I was gathering links and information for this post I notice that there is even  Craftsy class  (for only $12.00!) on making this bag! Now, I don't feel as bad! I totally admire SewDemented for coming up with this amazing design. Personally, I felt that the pattern needs some more photos, but also, as a visual learner, I like as many photos as I can get!

When I first began knitting, knowing that I did not know what I was doing, I followed the instructions absolutely, even when things made no sense to me. I took that attitude in making this bag, and it paid off. 
This pattern comes as a folded pattern. I always like to put patterns in sheet protectors so that I can lay them out.

I used my all time favorite stabilizing batting, Inn-Control, from Innovative Craft Designs, for the outside portion of the bag. It's similar to using Soft'n'Stable.  I love the 'cushy' surface and the quilting stability that it offers. It makes the most of any bag pattern! Innovative Crafts also offer a fusbile Inn-Control Plus batting that I also like a lot. 


TOP: 
The outside of the bag, the red gusset section and one of the interior pockets.
BOTTOM:
How the interior pockets line up with the exterior, and the gussets that hold it all togeher.

The completed, scrappy looking bag. You can see where a larger item, like my needlecase, could fit into the "in-between" space .
The completed bag with the interior of the pockets showing
All neat and tidy!




1 comment:

  1. Mrs Jo that is "sew" pretty & colorful! Great job!

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