Friday, August 15, 2014

Sew Together Bag


This is my second Sew Together Bag I've made, and this one is all mine!  After picking up a few tips and tricks the first time around, I think this one came together much quicker than the first.  


I probably spent as much time  deciding what I wanted as the outer main fabric as  I did putting the whole thing together!  I ultimately decided on a little piecing, and then quilted a whole lot of loose organic lines using some variegated thread and my walking foot, and I am in love!  I love the texture this type of quilting added to the linen and the pretty soft pinks, peaches and purples in the thread are just the added pop of interest this bag needed.  I cannot wait for another small project to use this sort of quilting on.


Currently I am using this bag to house all of my cross stitch supplies.  I skipped adding the optional felt needle holders, and I'm sort of regretting it, as I am just pinning my needles with leftover thread through the inside lining, and the lining will likely soon be paying the price.


There is more than enough room to house the two current projects I'm working on worth of thread (the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Once Upon a Time Sampler, and 12 Days of Christmas Sampler) along with scissors, extra thread bobbins, a sharpie to mark my bobbins and pattern and a whole host of other odds and ends, with room to spare.


I am certain this will not be my last Sew Together Bag, they make amazing gifts (so says my sister in law who received the first bag).  Kati had an genius idea, she cut the necessary fabric and interfacing ahead of time and stored it in baggies with the appropriate zippers, so when it was time to sew, she could get right to it!  What about you?  Do you have a go-to stitchy gift you're always ready to make??


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  2. Super cute!! This is definitely on my want-to-make list!

  3. Love it Jess!!! All of my favorite colors in this one. Some day I hope to make one myself :)

  4. I'm amazed at these bags! They look so complicated yet I've seen several done. Hats off to you

  5. I absolutely love STB and pouches of any kind. Your bag turned out darling. Love the quilting.

  6. You should come over and share at TGIFF: The bag looks great. I keep getting more tempted every time I see one of these, but I haven't taken the plunge yet.

  7. Beautiful!! Love the colours in this one - it is also on my to do list!

  8. very nice bag, I will try to make it for my mother. thank you reference.

  9. I am getting ready to do my first bag... and I am terrified lol.. You mentioned you picked up some helpful hints to make it easier the second time... can you share those :)