I’m Going to Sew What?!?

If you have hung around my blog or known me for very long, you will likely have heard me say or write on several occasions that I do *not* sew 3D items; I’m a one trick pony; I’m a quilter and not a bag maker. Well… that’s about to change. <GULP>

Sadies Dream Sew Along with The Quilter's Planner

Sadie’s Dream Sew Along with The Quilter’s Planner

My good friends Stephanie from Late Night Quilter & The Quilter’s Planner and Kitty from Night Quilter are organizing a sew along to benefit Sadie’s Dream for a Cure. The sew along requires the construction of a Busy Bag, and the cause speaks to me in a way that I am going to overlook my (enormous) fear and give making a bag a try. If you would like to join me, please get all the details for the Busy Bag Sew Along from The Quilter’s Planner website.

Busy Bag Sew Along Schedule

May 1st – Busy Bag Sew Along Kick-off!
May 1-7Order your labels, download the pattern, and gather your materials <– Will you join us?
May 8-14 – Cut and fuse
May 15-21 – Sew the bag together!
May 22-28 – Fill if desired and mail back to Sadie’s Dream
Before May 31st – Tell us how many bags you have made and mailed so that we can add it to our tally and hopefully fly past our 25 bag goal!

Busy Bag Fabric

Busy Bag Fabric

How committed am I? I have ordered my label from Sadie’s Dream for a Cure, and I was able to acquire my materials from my local quilt shop already! Wish me luck; I think I might need it!

28 thoughts on “I’m Going to Sew What?!?

  1. Liz says:

    I ordered 4 labels… lets do this

  2. Alida says:

    Thanks for sharing about this! I joined and I look forward to see all our beautiful bags going to such a good cause!!

  3. Cindy says:

    You can do this, a wonderful cause.

  4. Ruth says:

    Lovely idea and a fun project to do.

  5. Yay! Welcome to the dark side of three dimensions!

  6. Oh, no worries, Yvonne. You’ve got this. It will be a snap. Looking forward to seeing that cute bag! Love the fabrics!

  7. Alice Martina Smith says:

    Yvonne, you’ve done CALCULUS, for heavens’ sake. Making a bag (well, MOST bags) is really just flat sewing in three dimensions There’s nothing about making a bag that you can’t do. If you doubt that, then promise to do only one step of the instructions at a time, and then you’ll see. Looking forward to seeing your finished results!

  8. I can’t participate but I will watch closely 🙂 I really want to learn to make bags but like you they scare me 🙂

  9. jayne says:

    Wait, what?! Yvonne you just changed into someone I don’t recognize any more! LOL! I just have to say…it’s about time you tried bag making…just once. Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone and it is for a good cause!

  10. slmrn1 says:

    Thanks for this Yvonne. My nephew was treated at DeVos Medical Center in Grand Rapids Michigan for the past two years for brain cancer. He has completed treatment and is on his way to remission. I read this is one of the hospitals where bags are distributed and this is what has prompted me to be part of this project. Can’t say enough good things about the people who help fight childhood cancer and the brave families living through this.

  11. Tish says:

    As a fellow, non 3D sewer I kind of shook with fear. But you know what, if you are going to give it a try, if I can squeak it in this month, I just might too. Gonna hop over and look at the pattern. Thanks for sharing, Yvonne.

  12. Alison says:

    Good for you! I am also a one trick pony — the most non-quilt item I have made in recent memory is a quilted cover for my sewing machine.

  13. I love making bags and pouches, so you will love it!

  14. Jan O says:

    With your engineering background, you should have no trouble at all with 3D sewing. Just follow the directions one step at a time and don’t try to jump ahead. 🙂

  15. this will be so easy, and you can make it with your own additions. Bags are fun, quick to do, and the target of 25, I think that number will be just the start.

  16. Melody Lutz says:

    You got this!!! I’ve made a dozen or so bags in my day, so you just convinced me to join…just ordered my label.

  17. Stephanie says:

    I look forward to reading about your progress on making a bag. Maybe it will inspire me!

  18. Olivia says:

    You will totally nail this!! What a fantastic cause, I look forward to seeing your progress!!

  19. I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines!

  20. Debbie says:

    Good for you! It’s good to try something new once in a while!

  21. You can do it! I think that it is going to be easier for you than you think.

  22. adreamandastitch says:

    You got this! Those are some great fabric picks and I think you might discover that you love it. 🙂 I have only made a few bags, but they are fun.

  23. Good luck on your bag! I love making bags, although I definitely could use more practice! I recently bought the Diva wallet pattern and hope to find time to make it soon. You’ll do great!

  24. thedarlingdogwood says:

    You can do it, Yvonne! I also say I don’t do 3D items. I have ventured a few times, but I find I just don’t enjoy it. Every few years I get inspired to try again, despite my “never again” after each bag attempt! That dinosaur fabric is super cute–it will be a great bag for a great cause!

  25. Lisa says:

    i’m happy to see you confront your fear….I will not ,ahem ,be joining you on this one my head is very full right now trying to come up with 30 potential bee day kits for next year and how to co ordinate the cutting etc….with the volunteers…..go me!

  26. Kaja says:

    Good for you! As a fellow one-trick pony I’m full of admiration.

  27. Look at you, jumping out of your comfort zone! You’ve got it!

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