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Field Bag Sew-Along

Join us as we sew the Field Bag! This bag has become a cult classic in the knitting world and it's now available as a pattern for you to sew up on your own.

During this series we'll cover all aspects of making the Field Bag. This is a great series for anyone just starting out sewing with sewing and may need a bit of hand holding, and also for experienced sewers looking to pick up extra tips. We'll learn how to insert grommets, work with thick fabrics, and more!

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Field Bag Video Lessons

Day 1: Intro, Fabric & Supplies

In this first video in the series we're discussing everything you need to create your own Field Bag, from fabrics & notions, to tools & supplies. Having everything you need ready to go is a great way to start a new project!

Day 2: Assembling the PDF Pattern

New to working with PDF patterns? In this lesson I'll walk you through the process of downloading and printing your PDF pattern. After that I'll show you how I like to assemble my tiled pages.  

Day 3: Cutting & Marking Your Fabric

This lesson is all about cutting your bag. We'll discuss how to lay out your pattern pieces, tracing off your pattern onto fabric, marking the match points, and finally, punching the grommet holes in your fabric.⁠

Day 4: Assembling the Pockets

Our first step is to assemble the interior pocket. We'll start by creating the pocket itself, then move into grommet installation. Finally we'll attach the pocket to the bag panel and stitch in the pocket dividing lines.

Day 5: Assembling the Body

It's time to sewing up the gussets that form the shape of the bag. You'll finally get to see your Field Bag taking shape! We also cover tips for working with heavy fabrics, so if your machine is having trouble with your fabric this is a must watch.

Day 6: Finishing the Bag

This is the final lesson in the Field Bag Sew-Along series. In this video we'll be attaching our strap, sewing the drawstring channels, and finally inserting our drawcords. You now have a brand new bag!

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