Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Sew Together Bag

I finally joined the crowd and made a Sew Together Bag (pattern by Sew Demented).

This was my test run. I'm currently working on five more for teacher gifts for the end of the month.

Several people had these bags at Sew South. This was a great chance to see how they looked in person. It was also nice to see how the bags felt with different interfacings. The pattern isn't specific as to the type of interfacing to use. I chose to use Pellon 809 Décor-Bond. I wanted my bag to be fairly stiff, but thin. Because the bag itself is reasonably small, I felt adding batting or fusible fleece would add too much bulk, reducing the usable space. The Décor-Bond is stiff, but thin--perfect for this project.

Overall, I love it! It's a fun, unique bag that is also handy to use. I'm excited to give them as teacher gifts in a couple weeks. I'll share the other versions once they are finished.

The pattern isn't as descriptive in some areas as I needed. I followed the hints on the Quilt Barn Sew-Along. That made all the difference for me. I would have been frustrated without those extra posts and pictures.

This PDF pattern is available from Sew Demented.


  1. it's gorgeous. Thanks for the interfacing tip. I used fusible fleece in mine and yes, it was sort of bulky. I'm so giving this Decor-bond a try.

  2. Is this pattern not available anymore?

    1. It's no longer available on Craftsy website but she does have it available on her website.

  3. I have read so much about this pattern and seen some beautiful examples, yours being one of the beautiful ones. I wish with as much negative comments I have seen about the pattern the writer would redo it to add the need information. Imagine how many more she could sell.

  4. Love your version of the bag! The fabrics are perfect - this might be one of my favorites I've seen!

  5. Looks great! I think it's a bit beyond what I would care to attempt, but a friend just made one for me so I don't have to worry about trying to make it! :)

  6. I want to make one but have always been daunted by the so-so reviews on this pattern. Thank you for the interfacing tip and link to the hints page. Maybe I'll brave it. Please let us know how the others turn out and any helpful hints you may have gleaned.

  7. This is such a colourful happy bag. I'm almost persuaded to make one myself. Can't wait to see your other versions.

  8. I love this bag! What is this fabric? It reminds me of Orla Kiely. I love it.

  9. Purchased an orange bag for me and a taupe one for my mother. I love it and receive compliments on the bag daily. The size and color is great for summer!
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