To get this underway, I went hunting for fabric that went with the zip colours I already had stashed away. It was lucky I didn't get smothered by all the fabric and Hubby needed to call in emergency services. I may have had one of those moments where you realise you have lots of lovely fabric that needs to be used up before you buy more (I've since fallen off the wagon and bought more - naughty).
The koi fabric, on a deep grey background, is by Zesti from Spoonflower. I bought this over a year ago (together with the coordinating scalloped pattern I used on the ends) and it has languished in my stash ever since.
|It's a Sew Together Bag|
The orange cherry blossom fabric inside the pockets is from Spotlight. Hubby likes all things orange, and somehow he has turned me from a hater to a fan over the last 10 years.
|It's the inside of a Sew Together Bag|
The grey lining is also from Spotlight, but the binding is from a range called Hello Kyoto. I liked the hot pink - I thought it was nice and fresh.
|It's the outside of a Sew Together Bag|
I went all crazy and outside the square and did my straight line quilting in orange. I was a bit nervous about how it would look, because I very rarely deviate from white. But I really, really like it. I will be trying coloured cotton again. I can see how different colours would really change the look of the fabric.
|Yep, you've got it - it's a Sew Together Bag. Again.|
The bag is so, so much easier to make the second time around. If you are thinking of giving this pattern a go, I say DO IT. The first time will suck a bit, and then you will get the hang of it. I only checked the pattern this time when it came to the big zip on the outside. That isn't to say it still didn't take me a fair few hours, but it was definitely a more enjoyable experience. There will be more of these in my future - I have no doubt!! (note to family members - please act all excited and pleased at Christmas, okie dokie?!).
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