“Sew TOGETHER Bag” is this awesome bag from “Sew Demented” that anyone can sew up in a day for first time using the pattern…Well it took me 5 hours for this one. Really had to think what it is telling me to do next in the pattern…and not rush into sewing sections together.
So I took my time and looked everything over twice before I cut or sewn the sections together..
and It worked out pretty amazing I think…This bag is perfect for Knitting or sewing notions. I’ll make a view more for sure…just need more zippers and some fabric…but guess what? SMILES……I am working Friday and Saturday so I have that alllll……right in front of me alllll day…smiles. Ok If you like I can show you too where we have the pattern and help you with selections for the fabric ….looking forward to see you then. Really love this Sew together bag…..
but this time I followed the instructions!!! Have a look “River Stones”
Though my “WOF” (width of fabric) was not 45″ like I think it should be for the instructions mine was a standard 42″ so I seem to not have enough of some fabric length as I needed to make a 8 1/2″ block. So good thing I had lots of fabric to sew up another strip.
Oh don’t use a directional fabric if the direction of some strips run in a different direction does bother You….I love the fun part of this though…
This could be the pillow see last pic in this pic bundle
one side that woul dbe folded over for the pillow
Pillow!!! with batting and backing too…kind of questioning this part but will find out why soon…
I now have one table runner and possibly a pillow or I’ll make it into a second table runner…just so I have another one…..LOL :-)))) Or I can give it as a Gift to someone I care about. ;-) That sound good to me too!
All I have to do is quilt the edges and some stitch in the ditch I think but will know better by tomorrow…The first Table runner I quilted much more, and I truly enjoy that part of quilting.
Happy sewing to you too… perhaps I will see you at my work place getting fabric just for this kind of quilting…
So it is not surprising that I love this look in placemats.
I had worked up a Table Runner two weeks ago called “River Stones” and had some sewn fabric section left from this Table runner.
The pattern indicating it would be for a Runner and a pillow. Beautiful, but I really did not need another pillow in my home.
So you can see I added some more strips to the already sewn pieces and divided the length into two sections that now are the perfect size for two placemats. If I would make this pattern for placemats only, I would make the two section ONE!
…but for now I am ok as is as sections where sewn already and I had only very little fabric left.
Really love this look, very modern and fun.
And as You can see I have added my next project on the knitting needles too…SOCKS!
I am working them with new needles…more in my next post…..see you soon again :-)
Found this “River Stones” pattern at Creative Festival about two years ago.
Valerie Miller has gorgeous patterns for Table runners. In this particular pattern, she even has enough fabric that you piece together for the runner, that is left to make the pillow too. So fabric amount is for runner and pillow.
Okay I know mine is not exactly like she indicated to do this pattern. But that is me….always making projects my own…
Followed all instructions correctly to the point to where it tells you to lay outsides together and sew then together then flip it so outside is now facing out. Now you supposed to quilt it…okay my next one will be like that.
My changes for this one where: I sandwiched all section together just like one does for a quilt and then quilted each section with a fun different pattern. Then sewed the binding on.
All the quilting I worked on my own with free motion designs I found on the net or tips from my co-workers. My Janome MC6500 machine is perfect for this and I love this free designing the most as I can be creative and have fun. Always learning new ways to quilt….
Most of this fabric I had in my stash from about 2-3 years ago when I sewed the Log Cabin quilt. My Stash is getting used up…now I am going to finish the rest but I think instead of a pillow I’ll make some placemates….See you soon for that post…
My “Turquoise Charm Bag” has been an inspiration from the turquoise waters from Antigua… So blue and clear.
Then on one of our visits to the festivals here in our town, I fell in love with this type of bags. Made all with cotton ropes and fabric strips sewn together….
I had seen this before in one of the magazines I get from Europe and said I really want to make one of them. So off with no pattern …
Well I tell you it does take a lot of rope and fabric. Your fingers will love you after rolling the ropes in the fabric too. But wait the fun is still to come …..Now you get to sew the covered ropes to each into a coil, just like a snail-shell looks …well kind of. But you get what I am telling you…a lot of fun …oh yes it gets better now you have to curve this bag too so it has a wall…oh yes curve it! That takes some practice I tell you. You can see mine is not perfect but almost ….I love it. Pick a fabric you really love and then just go for it…I have mine from “The Quilt Store” and we have lots more of it to chose from…The cotton clothes line rope I bought at Wallmart….kind of bought all they had at the time…5/8″ thick. Oh use a topstitch needle 100/16 and Cotton Petites by Sulky Thread for the top and regular for the bobbin.
So once it was all sewn together and I had used up almost 300 yards of rope for this size. It was a really squishy thing to put in my sewing machine throught opening I tell you… well worth the results….smiles
What do I use for the handles? Was looking for old horse rains….all my friends that have horses….I thought for sure would have one old one hanging around…..
Today I notices my purse, I had been using for just a view weeks ….oh no is falling apart…. yes!! Now I have handles I can use….why through away the purse when I can take it apart and use items from it…yes rip, rip, rip….
Right Ave and Judy you have seen me doing this crazy thing ….Have a look what my new bag looks like now…