Before we start I want to say – when bag making I find sticky notes to be my BEST friend! If you have any questions today or during the sew-along, join us in the FACEBOOK GROUP! Lots of fun and chat! and we’d love to see your progress pics!

Betz White Seneca Creek Sew-along

There can be a lot of pieces to cut and most without a pattern piece. So when you look at that long cutting list and words blur it is easy to miss pieces in your cutting. and going back to cut those missed is just a hassle I like to avoid.

To combat this problem I like to get out the sticky notes and write out all the pieces I need on their own note – with color code (interfacing, main, accent, etc).

Betz White Seneca Creek Sew-along

Then I stick the notes to the cutting layout page so I can be sure I didn’t miss anything and take the notes off and put on the fabric after it is all cut!

Here are my pieces all laid out and ready to go. Ironing on interfacing is the next step we need to do today. You can follow this interfacing tip if you didn’t pre-cut your pieces.

Betz White Seneca Creek Sew-along

Now make sure you have all your EXTRA’s ready to go,


  • 7” interior zipper
  • 9” exterior zipper
  • (2) 1” slider buckles (one for strap, one for flap)
  • (1) 1⁄2” magnetic snap
  • (2) 1⁄2” D-rings
  • (2) 1” swivel-clips

Betz White Seneca Creek Sew-along

So, crank some rocking tunes and get to all that ironing! Next post we start sewing!


The Seneca Creek Sew-Along