Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Sew Together Bag

My third project during the September Sew for 30 quest.  The Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented is a handy little bag.  I made 3 of these, one for a Christmas Gift, one for a dear friend and one for me!  Aren't they cute!

The pink and yellow bags have a pink lining, with either yellow or orange zippers.

With a matching pink and green "trees" pocket lining.

The green and black bag (which is my favorite) has a green zipper on the outside...

With a colorful lining and matching blue, yellow and red zippers on the inside.

The pockets are lined with the same polka dot fabric that is on the outside zipper binding.

One step in the sewing process that I did modify was to create a template for marking the sewing line for the pocket linings.  Using an old file folder cut in half, I drew a line 3.25" from the center of the folder. 

Then cut out the template on that drawn line. 

To mark the stitching line for the pockets, simply place the template on the center of the zipper and draw a chalk line next to the edge of the folder.

And voila!  You have a perfectly marked stitching line!  

Total yardage for each bag is approximately 1 yard so that adds another 3 yards to my stashbustin total!  Yippee!!

YTD Stashbustin total = 78.625 yards

Happy #septsewfor302016 everyone!



  1. Those are so cute! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with them.

    1. Thanks Beverly! I hope they like them too!

  2. So cute!! The black and green one is my favorite, too.

  3. These are very cute! Love the colourful zipper :)

  4. These are wonderful and they would make some wonderful gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!