Join Kristi and your fellow bag makers for an evening of sewing a fun tote bag. Homework will be required in that you should have your bag cut out and interfacing applied prior to the class. Kristi uses SF 101 interfacing on essentially every bag piece, including the lining. This is usually IN ADDITION to fusible fleece or soft and stable.
Kristi will provide an overview of the pattern and her tips and tricks for making the bag. We will then spend the rest of the evening sewing. Feel free to prepare pieces you feel comfortable preparing (handles, pockets, etc.). Each month the focus will be on a new technique.
This month, we will be creating the Super Tote – pattern by Noodlehead. This is a generous sized tote bag. This month the techniques we will focus on using will be a bag with gussets, a recessed zipper, elasticized pockets and piping and pleat details.
Quilter’s Haven will have the Super Tote Patterns – please purchase when you register and pay for the class. You will need the materials listed on the pattern (remember if you are using directional fabric, allow a little extra). You will also need pattern trace if you do not wish to cut apart your pattern. I like the heavy duty zippers for these and the zipper by the inch with an extra pull is always nice.
Prior to class, you should trace your pattern pieces, cut them out and fuse SF101 to each of your pieces.
For Kristi’s sample – she used premade webbing and grommet trim rather than making the handles. If you wish to have this look, you will need to purchase those items the length of the handles or make your handles (do in advance if you are comfortable making them.)
Just as a note – Kristi generally adds bag feet to most of her totes – she will talk about this is class – but it is something else you may wish to add.
So – Come Join Kristi and have fun with your fellow Bag Makers doing what we love to do – MAKE BAGS!!!