I have really loved sewing garments lately. Not that I have a lot to show for it! But I have also really missed quilting. This weekend, I played around with a few quilting projects. I finished a camera strap and camera pouch (fits a point and shoot camera), made a scrap vomit block a la Katy Jones (see inspiration here), quilted my ‘B’ block from the Adventures of the Amazing Alphabet, and finally made up a scrappy bag perfect for my sewing tools. All in all, a fun weekend.
This bag pattern is called Sew Together Bag and I’ve wanted to make it since I first found it. Then I let it sit in my stash, of course!
I purchased this pattern when it was just released and what I love (besides the awesome design) is that every time it is updated, I’m notified to download the new version. I don’t know if that’s a Craftsy thing or a Sew Demented thing. (That’s the pattern designer by the way. Don’t you love the name!?)
There have been some great versions showing up on the internet. Here are a few of my favorites:
I’m really glad I finally took the plunge and got this done. Mine is totally scrappy and I’m glad about that. I can now see what goes where and will be able to plan fabric placement next time around. I started this Sunday morning before Sunday School. After church we had our two young grandsons till almost 4:00 and then I got back on the bag. Finished it that night about 8:00. Not bad, I don’t think. Now that I can ‘see’ the placement, it will go much quicker next time.
The pattern site on Craftsy lists the fabric and notions needed for the pattern, but somehow that got left out of the main pattern. Since I was going scrappy, that wasn’t an issue for me except for the zipper sizes. I read through the pattern to find those, so it wasn’t a major problem. I’ve noticed that the author of this pattern has revised this a couple times and has tried to address previous makers’ comments. It’s a very nice looking pattern and I enjoyed working with it.
The bag appears much like a pencil pouch and I was surprised how roomy this pouch is. It’s great for a rotary cutter, scissors, a couple small rulers, and various other sewing tools. I think I’m going to LOVE this bag!.
Our modern quilt guild, NELA (Northeast Louisiana) MQG, is holding a retreat on the last weekend of March and I had decided I needed this bag for that. So glad I got it done.
Now to finish that Aeroplane bag that is in mid construction!! My Bernina needs something to ride in.
Since I felt guilty for my unfinished slacks and jacket, I got up this morning and worked a bit on my slacks. Should finish those this week.
Hope you’re working on something fun!