Sew-Along: Finch Project Bag

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI091322MAL
  • 6


  • Must be trained on the BARN sewing machine

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Join us for a morning of simple sewing making the Finch Bucket Bag. This cute drawstring bag was a popular sew-along in 2019, so we’re bringing it back to kick off our 2022 Sew-alongs. The bag is a perfect project bag, and it makes great wrapping for gifts—how about making two or three with holiday-themed fabric?

The pattern is straightforward and great for advanced beginners and more experienced sewists alike. This pattern is easy to read and follow with detailed cutting instructions and lots of graphics.

The pattern includes two sizes, and you can adjust the bag to almost any size you like, from gigantic to tiny. You can also use almost any fabric—less-experienced sewists may prefer to follow the pattern precisely, using quilting cotton or lightweight canvas or denim, and more-experienced sewists may like to try upholstery-weight fabric, laminated cotton, or waxed canvas. Plus, the pattern contains a patchwork option, which you can expand if you like.

Please note that this is a sew-along, not a class, and instruction isn’t planned for this activity. We hope sewists of all levels will be joining us, so you should be able to ask questions, but please do not expect to be taken through the project step-by-step.

Supplies Needed:

  • Your own copy of the Finch Bucket Bag Pattern from Stitch Mischief.
  • Fabric, thread, and other supplies to complete the bag in the size of your choice. The Fiber Studio does have some fabric, thread, and cording available for purchase, but you may not find the exact color, size, or style you want.
  • Tools: rotary cutter and rulers, marking tools, scissors, pins, and needles. You are welcome to use BARN’s tools.
  • You can bring your own sewing machine or BARN Members can sign up to use one of BARN’s machines (prerequisite: Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines) or bring your own.
  • Non-Members: if you would like to use one of BARN's machines, please email [email protected]


  • Prerequisites: If you are going to use a BARN sewing machine, please get certification on BARN’s Presto 2 sewing machines by taking Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.
  • Skill Level: Advanced BeginnerParticipants should have experience with using a sewing machine. 
  • The sew-along officially starts at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm, but if your fob has been activated, you can come earlier and stay as long as you like.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


Marcia Adams-Landry is a founding member of BARN and a life-long sewist. Marcia first made the Finch bag with former Fiber Studio user Beth Jelec, and it is such a fun project, Marcia wanted to reintroduce it to everyone!

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