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Store and carry all your project pieces or supplies in this handy zippered bag with attached handle. Fabric quilted to Soft and Stable makes a sturdy base and the mesh front affords great visibility of contents plus a bit of added stretchiness.
Use one 13” x 18" rectangle of Soft and Stable and three fat quarters in coordinating prints/colors plus a bit of mesh, interfacing, and a zipper to make this handy bag.
The finished bag measures 11"H x 16"W.
The Piecekeeper pattern is a perfect way to learn many of the basic techniques used to make ByAnnie patterns.
As you make this useful bag, you will learn how to:
- Quilt fabric with Soft and Stable
- Use our Lightweight Mesh Fabric and make zippered pockets with mesh.
- Prepare simple handles using interfacing
- Bind raw edges on flat projects and go around curves (including tips for going around corners, joining ends, and finishing binding)
To help you master those skills, we have not only made the pattern available to you free*, but we have also filmed an Add-On Video for this project to give you a real classroom experience.
Making this with a group? Buy our printed Piecekeeper pattern* in a Set of 25
*Note: This pattern may be used for FREE educational purposes only and may not be copied or reproduced for other purposes.
TIP: If you enjoy the process of making Piecekeeper, be sure to check out our Pocket Packers pattern, too. It includes instructions for larger bags with zippered mesh and vinyl pockets in four styles.
Add-on Video™️ notice: There is an Add-on Video™️ available for this pattern. The Add-on Video™️ is specially designed to support specific parts of the pattern and help the you learn our best techniques. It doesn't replace the pattern — it will enhance your sewing experience.
If you are buying a paper pattern and it has a video, you will get a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video™️ included in the package with your pattern in the mail. In this case, we recommend waiting until your pattern arrives and then coming back to the website to purchase your Add-on Video™️.
If you are buying a PDF version (only available on limited number of patterns) or if you bought your pattern prior to the introduction of Add-on Videos, you will need to purchase the Add-on video™️.