sew together bag

by Dorie on January 30, 2014

Sometime before Christmas I was seeing a lot of the Sew Together bag in my Instagram feed. It looked awesome – lots of pockets for stuff and ample opportunity for playing with fabric, but you know, everything that made it awesome also made it look a leeetle complicated. I gave it a go anyway.

The first one I made was for my sister. As I worked through the steps, pattern intimidation turned to that happy puzzle doing feeling.

Not that the instructions were puzzling. They weren’t, They were clear and even said things like, “you will need to sort of smash the pockets flat.” That is the kind of honesty I appreciate in pattern writing! Thank you for letting me know when it’s not pretty.

It comes together well, is fun to make, and in the end, a master zipper zips all the little zippers. This one went to Anna, my secret santa partner! I used some of Alison Glass’ sunprints fabric, and I thought about using all sunprint for the rainbow, but decided it was a little more fun to mix it up.

And in other news, it’s Kids Clothes Week. My kid is big, but I keep thinking I’ll do some nephew pants. I’m still building away at the site, though!

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Debbie-Esch House Quilts January 30, 2014 at 10:05 am

Looks great, Dorie! I love the navy trim against the brighter main section.

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Dorie January 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Thanks Debbie!

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erin January 30, 2014 at 5:10 pm

ooh! i’ve been wanting to make this. maybe sometime soon.
and kcwc? pj shorts for both girls if i can find my pattern. and that’s it b/c they are women-sized now.

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Dorie January 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I really like the pattern. And yeah, it’s funny having big girls at KCW. They used to be so tiny!

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Kris January 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

That came out so well!! I want to make one but was totally intimated by all the zippers. Perhaps it will end up on my list after all! :)

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Dorie February 3, 2014 at 7:39 am

Hi Kris! Yay! You should make one.

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Annette Deardurff May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

This is so cute! I went to Craftsy to purchase the pattern and it’s not available anymore there – do you know where I might find it? Thx for your help!

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Dorie May 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Oh no, not sure. It’s such a great bag that it must be available somewhere, but yeah, a quick google didn’t turn it up.

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