Handmade Gifts: Sew Together Bags
Monday, November 21, 2016
Happy Monday! Today I have two more Sew Together bags to share. One I made way back in the beginning of the year, but forgot to share it. Both of these bags were gifts. I've made quite a few over the years, see them here: Dreamin' Vintage Sew Together Bags, Nordika Sew Together Bag, Geometric Bliss Sew Together Bag.
Sew Together Bag pattern by Sew Demented can be found here.
This first bag I made for my friend Deedrie. I started by pulling this older Paris map fabric from Etchings for the exterior. She loves this print, and neutral colors so I was happy to cut into this fabric for her bag.
For the inside I used more gray, a fun Hope Valley print I've had in my stash for years. Plus some gray zippers.
For the binding, this basketweave print from Hope Valley was a great match for both the interior and exterior, perfect!
The aqua scissors inside the pockets are the surprise. Deedrie is working on an amazing long term EPP project, and I thought this might be a good travel bag for that. The scissors were a nod to all that hand stitching ahead.
The second bag I made for my friend Brianne. She loves Carolyn Friedlander's fabric, so that was my starting point for this bag. I wanted to try using one of her Euclid prints for the exterior, since it's printed on Essex Linen. This gave the bag a little extra structure.
From there I chose a variety of Carolyn's fabrics from my stash for a bit of a primary colored theme
Thankfully I had just the right color zippers for this one.
This time I used three different pocket linings, for a little something extra!