Yes... I joined the throngs... and made a 'Sew Together Bag' by Sew Demented.
Sew Stitchy' range that I have used before (here and here) and given both items away - this one is for me! I love the subtle link to stitch craft that the fabric range has - although I must admit to making this too pink for my general liking.
The outside of the bag is made in hexagons and triangles using Jaybird Quilt's 'Mini Hex N More' ruler. I had heaps of fun piecing this - the ruler is fantastic and because of it's size is easy to use. It is the same as the smallest size available on the larger 'Hex N More' but I really preferred it for cutting smaller pieces. The layout is a smaller version of the 'Candy Dish' pattern by the same designer.
I know many have made this bag but here are my notes for 'next time':
- Use a stiffer interfacing for the pockets - I think mine was just a lightweight one. I've started using different types interfacing and need to do some research on them.
- Check that the sides match up when you pin in the second side of the outside zipper. There are many parts to match and I forgot one.
- Maybe make the outside piece slightly shorter (ie making the rectangle slightly shorter). Even 1/4" off the piece would have made it slightly firmer.
- Remember to use the Quilt Barn's 'Sew Along' found here.