It’s a Sew Together Bag. Shocking, right? I’ve shared three other STBs here on my blog, but this is actually my sixth. Every time I finish one, I vow that it’s my last—and then quickly start plotting my next one.
It’s not the zippers that frustrate me; it’s getting the machine-sewn binding nice and neat that proves to be the time suck with every bag, even the sixth. Another blogger recently wrote that she thought it took her two hours to churn out a STB. There is no way these bags take me a mere two hours.
This most recent one, however, is my favorite. It’s a very “me” color palette—in fact, I think there will be a quilt in these colors in the once-my-WIPs-are-under-control future.
My previous STBs started with the fabric selection. This one started with the zippers. I figured, if I was going to make yet another STB, I should at least use what I had on hand. So it was the Coats & Clark zippers in cadet that led me to use my fat quarters from Josephine Kimberling’s Turkish Delight line. I also had some Kona Indigo in my stash for the binding. Wow, I love that color and how it frames the bag. I think if I hadn’t used the indigo, the final product would look very different.
I would say that this is my last STB, but you and I both know that’s not true.
To read my hints on tackling this pattern and see my previous STBs, check out:
- Michelle: 1; Zippers: 0 (December 2014)
- Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday (January 2015)
- Auction for Eleni (March 2015)