2 more Sew Together Bags


I have made 3 Sew Together Bags by Sew Demented.  Can we say lots of zippers.  Here are links to My FirstSecond and Third bags.

I have a small group of girlfriends from high school (that was a long time ago, 1974) and we try to get together at least once a year.  It was time for a get together and I always like to take a little something to share, so it was time to make a few more Sew Together Bags.  Only five of us will be getting together this time and we are headed to one of the girls place in Northern Michigan sitting on a great lake (not one of the GREAT Lakes, but still a great lake).

Thankfully I have some zippers in  my stash from Zipit Zippers.  And I my first two bags made are just hanging around the house waiting for a home.  I only need to make two more bags.  Just need to find some fabric that goes with my zippers.

Here is the fabric I ended up using.


Now that I have made a few bags, it doesn’t take to long to get one finished.  I have looked many places for tips on making these bags.  The printed directions are directions and for someone like me (sometimes pattern reading challenged) pictures help.   The Quiilt Barn- Sew Together Bag Sew Along  is the best.  Her pictures and breakdown of each step makes this bag easy.

Here are the finished bags.

I still need to work on my binding sewing by machine.

Here are the four bags that made the trip.

I also brought each a book, The Girls from Ames, it is about a group of girls from Ames and their friendship over 40 years.

We had a great weekend.

I am linking up with

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop! Whoop!

Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday




  1. July 28, 2017 / 10:35 am

    What a cute batch of Sew Together Bags. I use the one my daughter made me all the time. Have fun at your lake gathers.

  2. July 28, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Fabulous bags! I agree the SAL tutorials really helped when I made my bag. I have only made one so far but it is so darn cute!
    We are about the same age, I graduated in ’75 🙂

  3. July 29, 2017 / 12:30 am

    Awesome work! You will be all ‘zipped’ out – enjoy your trip with your galpals , always so good to get together with the besties.

  4. July 29, 2017 / 8:13 am

    What cute bags, and I’ll bet they loved them! I like your Cocoa Quilts labels too!

  5. Susab
    July 29, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I hope you have a great time at the great lake. That’s wonderful, I graduated from high school in 1969 and just renewing some friendships from then, It’s nice. One of them is a cousin that I didn’t know that I had until I was in 7th grade. We were in homeroom due to alphabetic arrangement and in some classes together. My grandmother moved down the street from her and I ended up spending most of that next summer with those grandparents. Her grandmother told us we were cousins and we didn’t believe her. We thought we were just good friends.

  6. July 30, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Great bags! I have two to finish and do agree that the QAL you mention was the best. The directions were pretty awful in the pattern.

  7. July 30, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Wow, that IS a lot of zippers! You chose great fabrics for the bags. They’re so fun!

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