Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bags, bags, and more bags

OK, that title is a bit deceiving.  In general I'm not one to make very many bags because I get easily frustrated with parts of the process - such as zippers.

But I do like making the Sew Together bag, a pattern by Sew Demented. In spite of the fact that there are 4 zippers I do like this bag. And I've now finished 6 of them with 1 more partially made.

The black one with hand stitched hexies and hand quilting is mine. I use it currently to hold a counted cross stitch project.  I can zip the different colored threads into those inside pockets.  The blue one with the bicycles was made for my oldest daughter who does long distance cycling. The pink one was a gift for a breast cancer patient to hold a few goodies like lip balm and hand lotion for when she was going for chemo. The green one was a gift to my cousin who uses it for knitting and the red floral (French General fabrics) was a gift for her knitting friend.

That brings me to the most recent bag (blue floral) which is going to the same cousin who is gifting it to another knitting friend I think.  I need to finish the one that is still in parts too. Both were my class samples last winter when I led 2 groups in making these cute bags.  And I must confess that there is one more bag front that I also used for a sample, and that could become a another bag too if I get ambitious enough.


  1. I like making the Sew Together bag, too! Yours are all beautiful! The number of uses are endless, too.

  2. One of the gals in the Fiber guild brought one of these bags for show & tell. It looks like a fantastic design. I avoid zippers whenever possible.

  3. That is a lot of zippers. They do get easier with practice. You must be really good at them by now! Great fabric choices. I'm sure they will be very much appreciated.

  4. You go girl! Bags are a lot of work but so cute.

  5. LOVE those bags!! I still haven't made one. They seem too intimidating with all those zippers!