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Sew Sweetness - Aragon Bag

I recently had the chance to test the Sew Sweetness Aragon Bag Pattern.  I love this bag!

This is a nice big bag, with heaps of pockets.  It was suggested as a good nappy/diaper bag, which I think would work wonderfully.  I am very happy to have two kids, so it won't be used as that for me!


My version is a Kaufmann essex yarn dyed linen, with embellishments of a Japanese dragonfly fabric and a random red piece of something (no idea what) I had in the stash.

Annoyingly, I think I stuffed up in the choice of interfacing.  Sara uses something called By Annie's Soft and Stable (see here for her information on this) in her bags.  She gives a good description on potential substitutes, which in other patterns seems to have gone well, but this time I think I should have erred on the side of more firmness.  It's my fault for using what I had to hand rather than seeking out something more foamy.  So my bad is a bit more flobbidy (technical term) than I would like.

It also doesn't look like much in these pics - but in reality the fabrics look amazing together and the whole bag is pretty schmick even with a little softness.


I did a few bits outside the pattern, such as the piping on the front pocket (above), and the two tone straps.

One new technique (for me) in this pattern was the treatment of the zip.  You essentially make the gap for it to go in and then stitch it in place.  I like how it looks and tried to deliberately leave a similar width of lining visible around it (it is possible not to but I though this was cool).



 All up I like this bag a lot and it will be very useful (even without baby stuff to cart about the place!).


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  1. Love that dragon fly fabric. Great bag too. The red trim really makes it.

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