Friday, November 29, 2013

sew together bag

Sew Together Bag by SewDemented, a killer pouch with 4!!! zippers, was on my to do list for quite some time. I made one a few months ago and loved the way it looked, but I wanted to make another one and use fusible fleece instead of interfacing to make it more sturdy.

So, I pulled out some pretty fabrics and got cutting, pressing, pinning, clipping, zipper installing, whole pouch wrestling, and a few hours later I had my pouch all finished.


Looks pretty simple on the outside, doesn't it? Want to see all those zippers I talked about? Let me show you the inside.


Crazy fun, isn't it? My children are fascinated (and puzzled) by the idea of three pouches inside of the fourth one. Now, as you can imagine, this was not an easy, throw it together in no time, pouch. I had to think, think, and think again, especially when it came to all the zippers and the final assembly of the pouch.


And my trusty seam ripper got quite a workout as I was trying to make sure things lined up and zipper pulls were all on the right side. 

I must admit, though, this perfect lining up of the top binding was totally, amazingly accidental.


I made a few changes to the way I made this pouch. First, I attached fusible fleece to both the exterior panel as well as the main pocket panels, as opposed to using just regular interfacing. I love how much body my pouch has now. 


I also added fusible fleece to the side panels which made for a very tricky final assembly and accumulation of unnecessary bulk on the sides. Next time I will definitely use medium weight interfacing for the side panels.


Also, I decided to attach all my binding by hand instead of using the machine. I figured since there was so much bulk and many layers to go through, there was no way I was going to sew a perfectly even and straight stitch. Hand finishing gave me a lot more control over the binding and I love how pretty and even it all turned out. Yes, crooked stitches and uneven binding drive me crazy :)

To sum it all up, I don't think this is a pouch for a beginner. But, if you're confident at installing zippers and have finished a few pouches or bags already, I would highly recommend you give it a go. You might feel like your brain is about to explode as you're trying to work out all the steps, but you will definitely not be disappointed at the end.

Any questions? Let me know. Svetlana

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27 comments:

  1. Well done. I just wonder how much stuff you are able to put in. It really is cool pouch but honestly I have no idea what I would use it for :-)

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  2. That pouch is completely awesome.

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  3. Wow, I just can't get over your perfectly lined up binding, I could try and try and that would never happen! Love the way your pouch turned out!!

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  4. That is lovely! I´m sure that it takes me few days to get it ready. Or weeks.

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  5. Fantastic! Loving all those zippers and your fun fabrics for this beauty of a pouch.

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  6. Crikey! I think you've just earned yourself a Phd in Zippy Pouches! Totally brilliant! Jxo

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  7. Wow, I love it, how clever is that, and what a great set of fabric choices, nice work!

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  8. awesome! I really need to make one of these bags! I love the rhinos! :D

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  9. Fab idea, and love those Echino rhinos!

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  10. It`s absolutely beautiful and love your fabrics combo.Have a fun weekend!

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  11. Stunning! Perfect fabrics and loving the hot pink zip!

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  12. Stunning! Perfect fabrics and loving the hot pink zip!

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  13. Looks to be a very sturdy long lasting pouch with many storage compartments. Lovely finish!

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  15. It looks fantastic, but definitely not something I think I would have the patience for.

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  16. Svetlanko, mas to perfektni! Dokonale! Fakt, nadherne ti to vyslo :) Stalo to za to :)
    Mej krasne dny! Pa, Jola

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  17. Amazing job. I love the rhino too!

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  18. What a great finish! I could never make one of those!

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  19. Wow nice job! That is one crazy complicated pouch :)

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  20. Oh wow. I've been inspired to try this . Bought the pattern and now just need to dive in and try it . Thank you so much for sharing . It's a wonderful pouch.

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  21. I have made two Sew Together bags, the second one I used a heavier fabric and I also ended up hand sewing the binding. I keep my markers, seam rippers and misc small items in it. It's perfect for those things when you go to classes, etc. it's a great bag, Michelle did a nice job designing it.

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  22. I love it! I think I may have to make this bag!

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  23. I saw this in progress on Instagram and WOW, looks so complicated! I think it would be too much for me. ;-) You did a great job.

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  24. Very nice very cool, the latest bag, look here
    http://www.ebagstore.com/

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  25. I've had this pattern for a few months and I'm totally intimidated. Everyone I know who has made it says it is tricky and now I'm gun shy!

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  26. This is so so so so cute!!!!!! You picked the best fabrics!

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