Each month we will be building on techniques to make bags.
October: The Gift Bag from Cut Loose Press A nice basic tote bag with two exterior pockets and a ring of interior pockets. A great bag to make and give as a gift or keep for yourself.
November: Rosie from Swoon Patterns Simple cross body purse with decorative detailing on the flap. We'll be making piping from start to finish and attaching to to the decorative element on the flap.
December: Nora from Swoon Patterns A classic doctor's bag style without the hassle of a large bulky frame. Learn how to install a twist lock too!
Please come to class with all of your pieces cut and fused according to the pattern directions. If you need help cutting and fusing, please call Ashley to arrange time before class to cut out and fuse your pieces. Some steps ask that you not fuse specific interfacing until after you complete a previous step, irons will be available for use or you can pack your own and a pressing pad.
May 2017- Alice Shopper Tote from Swoon Patterns, free pattern available online
Techniques covered: installing magnetic snaps, creating an inset pocket
June 2017- Pearl Wallet Clutch from Swoon
Techniques covered: installing a zipper with zipper tabs, working with heavy weight stabilizer, installing magnetic snaps
July 2017- Sheena, from Swoon Patterns, available online only as a paid PDF download
Techniques covered: welt zipper pockets, working with foam interfacing (optional), modifying a pattern to add an internal welt zipper pocket on any purse or lined bag
August: Lola from Swoon
September: Home Front Bags by: Charlie's Aunt