Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag - taught by Alla Blanca

Monday, January 7, 2019 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

$57 for class; students must purchase pattern for $12

Do you love mixing fabrics? Do you need a way to organize the tools you bring with you when stitching or crafting away from home base? Are you avoiding any sewing project that includes zippers?

If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, this is your class! We will sew step-by-step a zippered multi-purpose gear organizer bag. Fear of zippers will no longer hold you back. The bag features a clever exterior zipper that doubles as a handle, 3 interior zipper pouches and 4 open pockets. When unzipped fully, the bag lays open for easy access to your tools and supplies.

Finished bag measures approximately 10” wide and 4½” tall.


Supplies list:

Sewing machine (bring along the machine’s manual if you are unfamiliar with zipper settings and options for stitching through many layers)

Zipper foot to fit your sewing machine

Walking foot (recommended, but not mandatory)

Jeans needles for sewing machine (I like 100/16, but some prefer 90/14 size)

Basic piecing supplies (scissors, pins, thread, seam ripper, rotary cutter, ruler and mat)

Binding clamps (optional; I like Clover Wonder Clips)

Erasable marking pen/pencil/chalk


As listed in the pattern, you will need 1 fat quarter for the exterior, ½ yard for the lining, ⅓ yard for the interior of the zipper pouches, and 1 fat quarter for the binding

BUT, if you are choosing to make a scrappy bag, individual rectangle cutting dimensions are listed in the pattern

Thread to match OR contrast with your bag (lots of topstitching opportunities)

½ yard lightweight fusible interfacing*

3 – 9” zippers (recommend NOT all the same color)*

1 – 18” zipper (up to a 24” zipper can be used; a longer zipper will require adjustments when cutting the binding, and will be covered in class)

Batting, medium weight interfacting, fusible fleece OR Soft & Stable may be used for backing the exterior of the bag

* Instructor has the shorter zippers available for purchase, in a variety of colors, along with a kit of the fusible interfacing pre-cut to size

Date: 01/07/2019

Cost: $57.00

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