Sew Together Bag Sewalong
Today we will attach our side panels. Your 2 side panels should have pins in them from Day 1. One at a time, fold the side panel at each pin with the inside lining on the inside of the fold. Press a crease at each pin mark. Starting with the center crease, fold your side panel around the center pocket as shown:
Line up the unfinished bottom of your side panel with the stitching line at the bottom of the center zipper pocket.
Starting at the bottom (stitched line), sew up the side panel toward the zipper. Backstitch at the top!
It will look like this:
Repeat for each zipper pocket, lining the edge up with the crease lines.
When you sew these sides, you will have to be careful to make sure you're project is positioned so that you don't sew something that shouldn't be sewn!
Repeat, stitching each side panel to the pocket from bottom to top.
Your first side should look like this:
Now, lay your project flat as shown:
Fold each zipper pocket upward at an angle as shown, to help your project lie flat and keep it out of the way while you sew the sides to the lining.
Pin the side panel to the lining as shown:
Stitch down the side panel with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.
Repeat for the other side.
Here is where we stop for today! Good job everyone! I love seeing your progress on Flickr, Instagram, and enjoy reading your comments on the blog! I want to send an extra thanks out to Michelle @sewdemented for graciously allowing me to publish this sewalong to go with her amazing pattern. Also, a big thanks to Jennie @kungfucowgirl (Zipit Zippers) for the discount - who doesn't love to save $$? Send them some IG love and thank them, too!