Labor Day weekend was such fun! We squeezed in the Denver aquarium, a visit to some family, a hot air balloon festival, and a hike in the mountains. Somehow- I still squeezed in a little sewing with friends. On Friday night, a few people got together to make Sew Together Bags. I am sure you are familiar with the ubiquitous pattern.
I have to admit that I really wasn't sure what cut pieces would become what part of the bag, so I decided to go simple and stayed with a simple color pallette:
Patience is required for making this bag but it really feels worth it. It's such a unique and clever design! I also think it makes a great gift and I am still debating who to give this to. It may be set aside for someone special at Christmas.
I keep meaning to blog about my severe obsession with this notion: Wash Away Wonder Tape. It has completely erased all of my fears about zippers. I use it instead of pins to keep my zippers in place and it works perfectly. I have noticed that my zipper foot has become a little gummed up- but it all came off easily. This stuff costs about 3.49 when notions are 50% off at Joann's. You can also find the same thing in different packaging in the quilting section of a craft supply store- it's supposed to help with applique I guess. If you are afraid of zippers- I really urge you to try this stuff out.
Now I am off to make more bags- stay tuned! Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.