Pattern Review

Sew Together Bag Madness

I must admit, I’m a bit late to the party. The Sew Together bag from Sew Demented has taken the sewing world by storm over the past couple years, and has become a beloved notions bag for many quilters and seamstresses. I’ve admired countless amazing versions on Instagram and Pinterest over the years, but I just made my first Sew Together bag last week and boy did I realise what I had been missing.

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With three zipper pockets and four open sections, this bag holds everything except the kitchen sink. I recently took the Nest Egg Tote class at Urban Spools and used it to hold my thread, sewing machine feet, and other notions needed to make the bag. Even with all those supplies, I still had room to spare!

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It sat right next to my sewing machine the whole time and kept my entire sewing station organised throughout the process; making it the perfect bag to take to retreat or your sewing classes. Needless to say, after my first one, I was all aboard the Sew Together Bag express.

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Making this bag was so fun, that I wanted to make one as a sample for Urban Spools! I think this bag is perfect for using the fun novelty fabrics that you don’t quite know what to do with. When I first saw the “Boo!” collection from Cotton + Steel, I instantly wanted to make something out of these updated halloween prints. However, I’m not a much of a holiday decoration person, so this bag was the perfect balance for me and its something that can be used all year long!

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After making the shop sample, my co-worker asked me to make 3 bags for her to give as gifts. Knowing how fun this bag was to make, I instantly agreed! What I love about this bag is that it takes on a completely new personality depending on the fabric you choose.

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You can use anywhere from 3-6 fabrics, making it the ultimate scrap busting project. While you could use upwards of 6 fabrics, and really clear out that overflowing scrap bin, I personally prefer the bag with fewer fabrics. I found that 4 was the perfect amount for my taste. It keeps the bag fun and interesting, while not distracting from the design with too many competing prints.

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Fair warning, once you’ve made one Sew Together Bag, its hard to stop. You may just find yourself with a whole shelf full, but don’t worry because they make the perfect gift for all your sewing friends!

Want to make this bag, but not worry about the fabric selection? We’re making kits! Leave us a comment and let us know which fabric combination is your favourite!

-Fiona

 

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