I followed the Quilt Barn tutorial for this bag, because the pattern instructions were a bit confusing. I especially liked the tutorial for how to put in all of the zippers. Additionally, this blog has a great method for the zipper tabs. My other tips for folks who plan to make a Sew Together Bag:
- The long zipper was a bit short for both of my bags. I extended the length using the tabs, but recommend a 19" or 20" instead of 18" zipper.
- The pattern gives an initial size for the outside panel but then has you trim it down significantly when you sew it to the pockets and lining. Just a heads up if you want to do a pattern where the edges are precise.
- Use a heaver, denim weight needle as soon as you start sewing several layers together.