Saturday, 17 September 2016

My Kaffe Sew Together bag

Last weekend I made my second Sew Together bag.  People say they are addictive, and they might be right.  I always intended to make two, and even cut them both out before our retreat in July.

My friend helped me to make my first bag at our retreat, but she didn't want me to use my fancy zippers.  I knew deep down they would work, but I wanted her assistance, so played along and didn't use them.

This time I was at home so could do it my way, and I'm so pleased I did.  I love this Kaffe Fassett bag, and have already found things to store in it.  Now I have two and that will be enough for a while.

I like to hand sew my bindings down.

Pattern is Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented on Craftsy.
The tutorial I used is by Quilt Barn and is on her blog here.

And a link back to my blog post about my first bag is here.

If you're keen to use fancy zippers, here what I did.
1. Source some fancy zippers. There are lots on Amazon.

2. Sew a normal seam and press, and then press wrong side together.

3. Place the zip face down, and then the fabric wrong side down.  Sew along the zip with the zipper foot on.

4. It will look like this:

5.  Turn it over and it will look like this (so use matching thread):

6. Repeat on the other side, and then (and only then), sew the bottom of the pocket together. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your bags!!

Ali Honey said...

Those bags are delightful! I didn't know there were fancy zips like those.

Susan Snooks said...

So pretty! And you were right to use those lacey zippers- they're great!

travelinsewl said...

Those fancy zippers make it so much happier.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

These look fabulous. Well done with the fancy zips! You have inspired me to try one.

Anonymous said...

Bindings have to be hand sewn in my book! Though I must have reversed mine, the hand stitching is on the zipper edge on the two I made.
These look great!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

You knew those fancy lace zippers would work! They look great. I only have two, so I might save them for something else. Also, after sewing my sixth sew together bag this weekend, maybe I am finally done. Maybe.

Schulz Family said...

They look gorgeous. I have always meant to make one, this is on my "one day list".