Sew Together Bag

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Sew Together Bag Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Zipper installation is helpful but the directions walk you through it.

Pattern Description:


Do you love Sewing Together with your friends, but can't keep up with all the notions you brought? This was my dilemma!

The Sew Together Bag is a niffty little bag with three zippered pockets, four open pockets, a pincushion and a great little needle landing all held together by a zipper that forms two handles.

This bag will easily hold your 8" scissors, rotary cutter, marking pencils, seam ripper, extra needles, thread, snippers, and much more. It will amaze you how much you can hold in this fun and compact bag.

This bag pattern is meant for personal use only.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10"x5"x5"


  • Main fabric: 1 fat quarter
  • Lining fabric: 1/2 yard
  • Pocket lining fabric: 1/3 yard
  • Binding fabric: 1 fat quarter

You Will Also Need:

  • 1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1 18" zipper
  • 3 9" zippers
  • wool roving or similar stuffing for pin cushion
  • wool felt for needle landing

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 21 reviews)
MountainMel on

Excellent Best Little Bag Pattern  July 2, 2014

I really love this bag, and the pattern is very easy to follow. Not only that, but the designer was very friendly and happy to help when I was misreading something. I highly recommend it and wish I had the free time to make one for all my friends. :)

buzzknit on

Excellent Great Pattern  June 23, 2014

I found this pattern to be very well written, I would rate it intermediate plus. It was fun and if you read through the pattern thoroughly and utilize the pictures in the pattern I found it easy to follow and really enjoyed making this pattern!!

lynnquilt1291678 on

Excellent Sew Together Bag  May 30, 2014

Fun project, plan on making more than one.

gynconnie on

Good Sew Together Bag  February 9, 2014

Clever design, but should be rated for intermediate or advanced sewist. Pattern would benefit from having a few more pictures to clarify key steps. Makes a very cute product, and I have made 5 (so far!)! Choosing fabrics for all the pockets and linings is great fun!

Linda316 on

Excellent Loved the bags  December 26, 2013

I thought the pattern was very detailed. However there were parts of it that it took me awhile to figure out without pictures. The project would be AMAZING (five stars) if they would just add a couple of pictures for the difficult to understand parts!
I enjoyed making them! (Made four of them as gifts...will likely make one more when I have time) ** Pattern has been updated with photos for some tricky parts!!

Chrissleo on

Average a useful bag once completed  September 8, 2013

The instructions were not always straight forward and took some understanding at times (hense not 5 stars) - but I got there and am really pleased with the outcome - thinking of making one for my daughter - I expect a second one will be much quicker and come together better

pa7oma on

Good Very clever pattern  August 11, 2013

This is a super clever pattern with great attention to detail and nice finishing. It was also actually quite easy to put together once I wrapped my head around how the pieces would all fit together. The instructions were very clear, however because this is such a 3 dimensional project I really do wish there were more pictures of the various steps rather than just the 2-d schematics as I had a hard time visualizing how it would all come together. This is the only reason I'm not giving it 4 ...

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quiltgrl on

Excellent Fun Pattern  August 10, 2013

Awesome pattern for all kinds of uses! Love all the room and pockets.

threadcaddy221 on

Excellent easy to follow directions  August 8, 2013

This made up in about 2 hours

SareeW on

Good Sew Together Bag  July 2, 2013

Pictures would've been really helpful, but I was able to figure it out. Pattern is a little pricey, as well.

Redfrogkaren on

Good Not for beginners...  May 18, 2013

The measurements for the bag were spot on and I'm thrilled with the finished product. The instructions were not that clear, however, so I would not recommend this as your first (second or third!) sewing project. It took a lot of reading the pattern over and over to get my head around its construction. Lots of ironing and careful attention to the measurements in the pattern will help - the diagrams, not so much.
In saying all that - I'll be making it again!

kelly.meadows on

Excellent Sew Together Bag  April 20, 2013

I love this bag! I'm a beginner, but I was able to contact Michelle when I had trouble. She was very helpful! If you know how a pouch is put together this bag is very easy. I love having a place to keep all my sewing materials!
(Thank you for your help Michelle!)

Martieo on

Average Martie's tool bag  March 10, 2013

I would not rate this pattern as a "confident beginner" project. I am an experienced/advanced sewer and used my prior knowledge to figure out some steps in the directions. A beginner would be challenged to complete the project without assistance. This bag is very cute and functional.

Sew Create It - Jane on

Good Got there in the end and I'm really pleased :o)  March 8, 2013

Great pattern, though I think it might benefit from a few more pictures. I got stuck on step 6 but after ignoring the diagram and reading just the description I had the a-ha moment I needed to carry on. I also think it is worth noting that the interfacing on the side panels needn't be too strong. I used Vilene G700 and I think in future I'd use a finer interfacing due to the thickness you need to sew through in later steps. Also I'd make the binding a smidgen bigger as I found it a bit ...

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Sewplicity on

Good Great bag, clearly written, diagrams are a little confusing.  February 23, 2013

This is one of my favorite projects for myself. So useful, and adorable! I know I will get many requests from my friends..... As for the pattern, the instructions were clearly written, however there were a few steps that I found to be confusing (Step 6 especially). The diagram created more confusion than the written instructions. Because I am an advanced sewer, I was able to figure out how to add the side panels with a little thought, but a beginner/intermediate sewer who relies on ...

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19carrieann84 on

Average Great useful bag!  February 4, 2013

I had a lot of trouble understanding the pattern, but it's because I am a visual learner. Michelle was very helpful though and once I made one I didn't need the directions for a second bag other than dimensions to cut the pieces. I am starting another bag with clear vinyl on the inside so I can use it as a makeup bag. I love this bag :)

chelsea_k968814 on

Excellent Love this pattern!  January 30, 2013

I loved making this bag. I read through the pattern a few times before getting the courage up to make this. (You know it has 4 zippers right!?!) It was so fun to make! Everything was well explained and I really enjoyed the whole process!

Laughterinquilt on

Good Fun bag!  January 23, 2013

This is perfect for toting around my English paper piecing projects. I love the separate compartments and it is roomy enough to stow alot of stuff! Thanks!

pinkyquilt on

Good sew it together  January 21, 2013

This was a fun pattern to make. the instructions were comprehensive and clear. Very clever way to put the bag together. More pictures would have made it A+ perfect. thanks!

Olivia Quilts on

Excellent Sew Together and more  January 12, 2013

I really love how this bag turned out I can't wait to make more for my self and for friends as gifts. This is a great bag very versatile I am going to make another just for crochet notions and hooks. This would also make a great makeup bag or travel bag for all those little essentials. Most of all I take my sewing supplies with me to sew with other crafters and it's perfect for all my supplies and I take a lot with me.

pattypiecer on

Good Sew Together Bag  January 2, 2013

Good pattern, however, I would have loved to have a few more pictures to show the steps needed.

I have now made several of these bags, and I have to say I really love this bag. I taught a class on it and I am pleased to say everyone did very well, but I think it was so helpful to have my sample of my original bag to show the steps. The class agreed that more visuals would have been helpful. But once shown, they all agreed it was much easier than expected. I think it ...

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