Friday, January 19, 2018

Bionic Gear Bag

I completed my Bionic Gear Bag. Wow it feels like it has been months that I have been working on this. I started one before Christmas and it did not go well for me. I made a major cutting mistake and I could not get the bag to fit together, so I restarted with all new fabric and zippers. I watched so many videos too. 

My colour choices with the zippers laid out. 

If you want to make one, the pattern is on line to purchase. I got my pattern on Sew Like a Rock Star. This is Sally's main web page and I also got the Mother Load bag which is the bigger Gear bag with a coupon code. I will have to make it too. I then signed up for the Weekend Warrior projects too. Sally has all kinds of videos on her site. A good handful of the videos are free but you need to sign up for a free membership. To get the bag you need to buy the pattern. 

I did change it a little before I started to sew it together. 

Part way, this is near when I had to stop on the first one. I had cut the pockets too small and could not get the side part to work, too much fabric to get in between the zippers. This is the good bag before the out fabric and before the binding. So far this one is looking good. 

Totally done and ready to put to work. I can put all kinds of sew supplies in my bag to go. Then you open your bag at retreat and use the little tray area to put out the tools your using the most. Yes my seam ripper is there, quick to grab. 

Here is the bag all closed up and ready to travel. I love the fabric I used, so bright and cheery. Later this year I will have to make my mom one of these bags. 

I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of Fabric Addict


  1. Gorgeous use of fabrics on your project. Going to check out Sew Like a Rock Star!

  2. Your fabrics work so well for this bag! Such fun! I’m going to look at that pattern. I’ve made the Sew Together bag and had fun with that. Great finish!

  3. This is gorgeous! I've been meaning to make this bag for so long but distractions come and go, this will be my next project, I'll make it so!

  4. I love your fun colour and fabric choices! I made one of these bags as a gift but never made one for me, so maybe I should do that this year. I remember the sides being a bit of a struggle.

  5. I've always loved that bag when I see it on blogs, but it looks to intimidating to me. Guess I will just admire yours! The bright colors really make it special. I love bright colors too.

  6. Spots, dots, and bright colors... the PERFECT gear bag!!!

  7. I love your bag. I have wanted to make one for 2 or 3 yrs. Today I signed up on Sew Like A Rock Star. Eventually I will get it done.