How many bags does it take for me to sew through and write up a bag pattern? If all the bags I dug up after cleaning the sewing room are any indication then the answer is 8. Eight bags sewed up to the proper specs. This doesn’t count the ones that didn’t make the design cut. Took pictures and listed them in the shop.My favorites are in the left column, first and second rows. Do you have favorites? I’d love to know!