Which really isn’t so mini!
After I sewed a bunch of the original Sew Together Bags and posted the results here, I received a sweet note from Elizabeth of Occasional Piece (www.occasionalpiece.com), asking if I knew she had created a pattern for a mini version of the original Sew Together Bag pattern created by Sew Demented.
I needed to make a few gifts and didn’t want to make a standard zip pouch and throw a gift card of some sort in it. I needed to make ‘Thank-you-for-always-driving-me-when-it-snows-because-I-am-too-chicken-to-drive-in-snow’ gifts and a few birthday gifts. The mini version fit the bill and I am ever so grateful Elizabeth introduced me to the mini version. Firstly, it takes less fabric and even though I can easily say each bag takes at least four hours to complete, that is probably two hours less than the original, larger version takes to complete. The original Sew Together Bag measures 10″ x 5″ x 5″ and the mini version measures 8″ x 4″ x 5″. I still love the original version but also like the idea the mini can fit in my purse.
The mini hosts two inside pockets inside of three. Having made both now, I would probably use the larger version for toting creating tools (I don’t like the work ‘craft’ so I like to say ‘creating tools’ as opposed to ‘crafting tools’). The larger version is also better for travelling. I would use it to store the meds. On that note, I would probably take two Sew Together Bags with me on my travels considering I take half a pharmacy with me. You know, just in case…
The above bags were made using the ‘Paint’ fabric collection by Such Fabrics for Windham Fabrics. I fell in love with this collection when I first saw it but didn’t realize at the time how great they worked in creating the Sew Together Bags.
I love the lining in this one…Elizabeth received permission from Michelle, the original author of the Sew Together Bag pattern, to post the measurements and tutorial for the mini version but on the condition you own the original pattern. So, with the original pattern measurements in hand, you have to do a little math to work out the dimensions of the mini version. In this way, no one is ‘stealing’ anything from anyone which I totally respect.
If you want to make a Sew Together Bag, you can purchase the original pattern here and if you want to make the mini version after having purchased the original, you can find the instructions and worksheet here.
I love that I have many available for sweet nothing gifts and weird gifts like the ‘Thank-you-for-always-driving-me-when-it-snows-because-I-am-too-chicken-to-drive-in-snow’ gifts 🙂
Thank you so much for stoppin’ by and hope you are having a fabulous day!