I love a good project bag – I carry them with me everywhere. You never know when you are going to be able to stitch! Today I’m sharing a new and improved version of my Dresden Project Bag – With Pockets!
I made up my original version of this large Dresden project bag last year, and I love it, but one of my problems with it is that my thread and scissors get all jumbled in the bag and end up a bit of a mess!
When I heard that Jennifer from Bee Sew Inspired was hosting an Organize Along this summer, I thought it would be fun to update my bag pattern with a fabulous new way to stay organized on the go and add pockets to my bag!
I’ve added a panel inside the bag that is divided into three pocket sections – perfect for holding thread, scissors, marking pens, quilting supplies, or maybe even a bag of m-n-m’s! I’m totally good with snacks on the go. :)
And you can find the pocket instructions on Jennifer’s blog!
This bag is made up in my new Daisy Fields fabrics, arriving in stores this month! I can’t wait for you to see them! I added a few decorations to my bag as well. Because details are always so fun!
Dresden Project Bag – With Pockets!
I used my Baby Lock Sashiko machine to stitch around the Dresden Fan blades. I am so in love with this machine – it adds such beautiful details and really makes those design elements stand out.
I’ve also been wanting to try doing a big stitch on a binding, and this little project bag was the perfect small project to start with. I sewed my binding to the front of the bag, then on the back side, I used three strands of Aurifil floss and sewed down the back side. I used a large running stitch and am so happy with how it turned out! The binding is very secure, and there is an added texture on the back that I love.
I always use Sallie Tomato zippers and pulls for my bags – they make sewing so simple, and there are so many cute pulls to choose from. I found these cute Nautical Pulls, and I love that they have a large open area that is perfect for clipping a charm on! I clipped on my Coffee Charm – it’s cute and often the fuel I use to craft! :)
I’d love to see your versions of the Dresden Project Bag – With Pockets!!
Make sure you check out everything Jennifer has on her blog. She is an amazing quilter, doll maker, and brand new Riley Blake Designer!