Bag · Quilting · Riley Blake

Jumbo Sew-Together Bag

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Today is my turn to share on Amanda Herring’s ‘It’s in the bag’ blog series.  For my bag, I choose the sew-together bag by Sew Demented.  The pattern can be found here.  But, I typically can’t follow a pattern exactly.  And I also live by the phrase ‘go big or go home!’  So I am introducing my version of the JUMBO sew-together bag!  (For dimensions and such Jackie @jackiepadeskyquilts on instagram helped me out a ton!)

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I mean this thing is HUGE!!!  I used an aurifil spool of thread as reference.  For the outside of the bag, I picked one of my favorite prints from Flora and Fawn by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake.  I then quilted it in a 1 inch cross-hatch pattern.  I love it!  I picked the pink text as my binding.  I love this print as a binding.  Little phrases pop out like dream lofty dreams, so cute!

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My favorite part of the bag is the pockets!  Aren’t those little deer so cute?  For the middle pocket I used my other favorite teal print from this line.  I love that little floral!  The inside of the bag is the pink in the same floral.  And the sides of the bag are the cross-hatch in pink.  And I made my bag with a lot of pink!  But with four daughters, there is just a lot of pink in my house!

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This bag may seem intimating with all of the zippers, but you can do it!  I found this amazing blog that walks you through this bag step by step with lots of pics!  You can find it here.

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Now what is going in this bag you ask?  I have been wanting to take the plunge into EPP (English Paper Piecing).  I am in the carpool lane a lot (sometimes it feels like all day), or at swim team or activity days, you get the idea.  I’m an on the go mom!  So I need an on the go activity!  Which is why I wanted to try EPP.  And now I have the cutest bag to store all of my stuff! -scissors, thread, fabric, binding clips, and a tape measure!  I’m ready to go!

Chirp Out!

Jen

9 thoughts on “Jumbo Sew-Together Bag

  1. So what are the sizes to make the jumbo size bag so we can make as well I may e interested to do the same size Nd not waste fabric testing.

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      1. Hi Jenn! I too would like to make a”jumbo” bag– I’ve made half a dozen smaller ones and would like to make something a little larger. I DO own the pattern and can send you a picture, if you like, as proof of purchase. Thank you!

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      2. Hopefully you’ll be able to see this– wonder of wonders…I actually found the original receipt!

        Sincerely, Linda P.

        Sent from my iPad

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  2. Hello…I’m also interested in your larger dimensions. Made the bag and promptly discovered it is too short. Thanks in advance.

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