Another Sew Together Bag

I made another Sew Together Bag recently for my sister’s birthday. What a fun project to make for a gift!

MK's bag

I used more Pretty Potent fabrics from my stash, making this one a little softer and brighter than my previous version. I also like using a variety of different fabrics for the inside pockets just to mix it up and make it even more colorful.

MKs bag inside MKs bag insideFor my own bag, I used more bold, bright Pretty Potent fabrics with a darker piece for the binding which makes this version a little more dramatic. As you can tell, I love doing a patchwork of squares for the outside piece.
my bag my bag inside

The first time I made one of these awesome zipper pouches was last summer at my annual quilting retreat with my sewing buddies. At first glance, the pattern seemed complicated, especially since I hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. I had help from a few of my friends who already made this pattern and ended up doing a sew-along with me.

I really love how everything comes together to make three zippered pouches on the inside with one long zipper closure that doubles as a handle. I envision using this bag to hold sewing notions, drawing tools or makeup. My sister is an avid expert knitter, so I’m guessing she will probably use her new bag to hold her knitting tools.


Notes: pattern designed by Michelle of Sew Demented


  • Beautiful bag- your sister is very lucky! It certainly looks like quite a hard pattern – but I guess practice makes it easier.

    • Thanks Abigail! The pattern was so much easier the second time around. And it helped to have a few friends to make it with the first time. It really is a fabulous pattern – well-written and designed.

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