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Sew Together Bag

Check one off the old sewing bucket list. I made a Sew Together Bag!

Sew Together Bag

I’ve always wanted to make one of these–and almost did a couple of years ago, except the funny thing about that story is that it ends with me lighting the bag on fire deconstructing an almost-finished project.  I got to the part where you attach the binding (one of the final steps), and somehow got mascara on my white binding (I DON’T EVEN KNOW).  I couldn’t get it off, so I did what any normal person would do and sliced it up into scraps.  Naturally.  (To answer your question, yes, I am aware I could have opted to rip the binding off instead but did not do so because I am a start-over-rather-than-rip-a-single-seam kind of sewist–or I was at 2 a.m. that night.  To each his own.)

Two years down the road and I finally tried again–took me a little while to recover, clearly.

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

This time around, no mishaps.  I had so much fun picking fabric and constructing this bag.  The only problem I have now is that I love it so much I’m too scared to use it.

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

That’s all from me for today. I’m off to go do some more making!

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  • Katie

    Your bag is gorgeous, love your colors! I would be afraid to use it too, I would just “display” it for awhile!

    May 14, 2015 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Carla

    Well done Marta! It’s perfect. I once threw a knitting project into the fire. I hear ya : )

    May 14, 2015 at 8:33 am Reply
  • Martha

    Awesome bag Marta! Love the patchwork panel and the fabric combo. You have the best eye for fabric.

    May 19, 2015 at 10:53 am Reply
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  • Irma

    This is amazing! What fabrics did you use? I’m about to start this pattern and can’t decide what fabric to use.

    June 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Yolanda

    Totally just found you through noodlehead.

    I love how the bag came out! I love the SewTogetherBag. It took me a while to wrap my brain around the pattern. But once I did, I made a million. I DID recently figure out an easy way to sew the external zipper to the bag. I used to try and mash the zipper tabs under and around the zipper foot. Until I realized, if I UNZIP the zipper, I can put the zipper foot THROUGH the zipper opening. Make sense? Oh well. It works great!

    um… also… please do TELL where you got the Holy $h!tballs bag in the background!

    September 11, 2015 at 11:53 am Reply
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