This bag is made using the Sew Together Bag pattern, it is the second one I’ve made (first one was years and years ago!)
I started cutting the pieces in our crafty zoom yesterday morning and it took me all day to make the bag - on and off.
I’ve had this project on my to do list for a while now since I saw the fabric at Spotlight. I knew the four lining pieces in the centre would be perfect for the 4 houses, with the outer fabric tying it all together. The large black metal zip was a gift from @Renstar and the three white zippers were a gift from @AIMR thank you both so much for your destash x
Because the outer fabric is directional I needed to piece two pieces together before quilting. To quilt I just followed the line of the Hogwarts crest and eyeballed it, I love how it turned out
The pattern doesn’t have the best reviews for ease, etc. (There are sew alongs you can follow). I didn’t find it too bad though, apart from the final step which is the fabric tabs on the end of the zipper - which should be relatively straight forward but after a long day of sewing and slow burn thrillers on streaming services I didn’t quite get it - so I just modified it to suit me.
I decided to attach the binding by hand everywhere apart from the bits where the zipper extends past the bag, and I’m happy I did - I always find it cleaner. I did however go out this morning and finally buy myself a leather thimble because I always hurt my poor finger tip when I use fine needles.
Thanks for looking!