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Secret Sewing #SewTogetherBag

SewTogetherBagI am very lucky to have a support network that contains a few female powerhouses. And this year has made me particularly grateful for each and every one of them. 

Which is why I was extra happy to stealth-make a #SewTogetherBag for my dear friend, and kindred spirit, MamaPeaches. And mail it off as a surprise just because. Bwhaha. Yep, I’m sneaky like that. 

This bag came together easily, even if it did take me a month to actually finish. It is definitely easier the second time around!. I used both my Featherweight (master top-stitcher!) and my Horizon (hooray for layer-devouring Accufeed!) which is becoming a favorite setup for bag-making projects. The exterior is an Echino print, and the interior is Essex Linen in sand. The zippers are, of course, from Zipit including an exterior brass zipper which is completely drool worthy. 

Quality testing sewtogetherbag

All zippers underwent rigorous quality control testing, and passed with high marks for “swishyness.”

And while I tried to tone down my usual rainbowgasm palette, I just *had* to hide a few splashes of color in the pocket linings. For added luxury, the needle pad is a double layer of turquoise wool felt, and the mini pin cushion is wool-stuffed. I hope she likes it! 

SewTogether InsideAnd now, in closing, a little PSA: Every quilter needs at least one of these bags. Pattern here. They are a must have for EPP and sewing retreats. Seriously. Friends don’t let quilty friends go without. Besides, secret sewing is pretty much the best! 🙂

Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at CrazyMom!

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  • Rachel June 27, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Lovely sew together bag! I want to make one but it seems intense!!!

  • Liz June 27, 2014, 8:41 pm

    Great version of the bag. I like the understated interior with the pops of color in the lining. Also, the Echino outer fabric is to die for. I’ve had my eye on it, and may need to track some down!

  • nellie June 28, 2014, 12:57 am

    Thank you my sweet and ultra-talented friend! I am so in love with it and it is SO well-made. I am toting it (and showing it off) at both my sewing events this weekend. 😉 Love love love it!

  • Fran June 28, 2014, 3:57 am

    Looks fabulous!

  • Carol July 11, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Very taken up with the Sew Together bag… might have to make one of those.

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