Instructor: Janet Bergman
Students will learn basic bag making skills to create their own unique hand bag.
In this class students will learn various techniques to take their bags from drab to fab! From handmade to high end! These are techniques that can be combined with any pattern to make your own unique bag. Students will receive and follow along with my basic tote bag pattern. We will discuss various fabrics plus interfacings and stabilizers to create high end bags and how to adjust the pattern for different needs and looks. We will work with zippers and learn how to install them into the top of any bag, plus how to make a hidden zipper pocket. No more fear of zippers! We will attach handles with rivets (also a fun way to relieve a little stress!) and learn how to install purse feet to give your bag that polished look.
This is a fast paced class broken down into sections with samples and instructions given at the beginning of each section. Students will then have time to complete the step while receiving help or assistance. We will then move on to the next step, making this a doable project in the allotted time frame.
Students will leave with a finished (or almost finished) custom hand bag.
Sunday, July 12
This project is rated moderate by the instructor and it is best for quilters of at least an intermediate level.
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