Tag Archives: Marmalade

Sew Together Bag

August 10th 2015

One of the best parts of making any project is the fabric selecting.This project was no exception, with all its pocket options, it was days before I had made up my mind and coordinated the zippers.

sewtogetherbag fabric pull

Did I mention this bag has 4 zippers? Well, needless to say, I needed a good assortment to choose from. Picked these out from Zipit on Etsy.com, she even has a “Sew Together Bag” option so you can get the zippers you need for this bag, cool huh?

zipper stash

I decided to go with one of my favorite Bonnie and Camille hoards fabric treasures, Marmalade, and some other assorted B&C scraps.

STB pockets

I had an extra zipper floating around right up until sewing time. (Can you tell which one got cut?)

sew together bag pockets

For the outside of the bag, I used some aqua Vintage Modern and Scrumptious strips which were the perfect complement to the red Bliss I used for the binding.

sew together bag exterior

The pattern includes instructions for needle landing and pin cushion for your bag but they can be easily omitted if you want to use the bag for make-up or another non-sewing purpose.

Sew together bag side panels

I know it may look intimidating.  Some of you may be zippophobes: have fear of zippers, as I used to be. With a little persistence, it really does turn out just fine. And when you are done, looking at it alone is satisfying enough, it’s so pretty. I am not sure I want to cover up the fabric putting things in it!

sew together bag closed

And look how much prettier it gets when you open up the zippers!

sew together bag open

The vertical scrappy stripes for the exterior were perfect because when I trimmed, nothing looked skewed or uneven and it was way bigger than I had anticipated.

sew together bag finished

This Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented  is such a fun bag to make. (Don’t be fooled by impostors.) Once I saw them all over Instagram, I had to give it a try. You can buy the pattern here, and please do. 🙂 For more Sew Together Fun, Occasional Piece Quilt, has conjured up a way to make a mini version (but you need the original pattern to do it.) Come on give it a try, it’s not as hard as it looks!

next sew together bag

I am already planning my next one!

Mother’s Day Project

May 13th 2014

I have finally been able to join Amanda, Susie and Amy on this Across the Pond Sew Along adventure! It’s about time!

Across the Pond Button

Check out all the projects they’ve covered on their flickr group, . Their themes range from totes, zipper pouches, apple projects, cooking cozies, anything and everything you can think of. Come on join us, you know you want to…


This month their selected project is a glass case (reading or sunglasses) I thought this was just the perfect little thing to whip up for the SIster-Mothers I was hosting this past Mother’s Day.


 The Patchsmith made hers this way with the shape of glasses, so fun!

Sunnies Lining

The tutorial for the case can be found here  at the Polka Dot Chair Blog. The cool shades applique pattern can be found  here,  That Amanda is always giving something away! She is so generous and artistic check out her patterns here!

Here are mine, they were a great “quickie” project for my Marmalade scraps!


I love making quilty gifts!

30/30 Challenge Last Project

March 30th 2014

Sarah over at Berry Barn Designs had this great idea for us to sew for 30 days and for 30 minutes just for ourselves. 


I completely forgot that I was going to be out  the last week in March.


I am barely making it under the wire to post over here where you can see the projects from other great sewists and quilters.

One mistake I made during this 30/30 challenge is not using a clock! I guess I kind of cheated myself by not enjoying the daily treat. Sometimes I sewed like crazy and just lost track of time just because I wanted to finish my projects.

Here is my progress on the last one: a Spools quilt. I just love this Marmalade fabric ~it’s the orange) by Bonnie and Camille   (Her fabric is there on the sidebar of her blog)


Since I got home I have managed to cut all the pieces


and arranged them all for sewing so this should be fun. Thanks Sarah for hosting this great challenge!