Last year I made 2 sew together bags for a few different gifts.
The first one was for my aunt to give her “secret pal” at work, and she has an obsession with pugs. The fabric was left over from an apron I also made for her, as well as a few scraps from quilts. Her favorite color is green, so it made for the perfect outside with some sneaky little pugs in the pockets.
The second bag I made for my Quilt Guild’s annual holiday gift exchange. My goal was to use up fabric that i already had, which was a real struggle because all of my first instincts didn’t have enough yardage. With the final result, it ended up becoming the best one of these I made to date. Unlike the pug one, I didn’t use batting or quilt it, only interfacing. The zippers went in great, and as a quilter, zippers aren’t really my jam. This one had little sewing machines hidden inside the pockets. I REALLY wanted to keep it instead of gifting it, but the recipient was really excited she got it