Instructor: Amy Bornman
Recommended Experience Level: Beginner or advanced beginner and above. Student should know how to thread and comfortably operate the sewing machine. Student should have made a project or two as well. It is okay to take this class if you have only done the Intro to Sewing class.
PATTERN is a PDF pattern by local maker and pattern designer Amy Bornman. You can down load and print the pattern by following this LINK)
Print the pattern (which can be pieced together in class) and you do not need to print the instructions.
We recommend cotton canvas, duck cloth, or similar, 10oz-12oz weight (339gsm – 407gsm) for best results.
*The amount depends on the bag size you plan to make.
Regular Bag, Backpack or Tote: 1 yard
Mini Bag, Backpack or Tote: 3/4 yard
PLUS 1/4 yard of fabric to use for straps. It can be the same fabric as bag or another woven fabric like a cotton quilting fabric if you want a contrast.
Interior Pocket Fabric can be self canvas or a lighter weight fabric. You can use a leftover scrap from your fabric, or a scrap of fabric from home for the pocket. Only a small amount it needed. Or get a fat quarter of fabric.
NOTE: Extra fabric is needed if you want to match plaids, stripes or prints.
- 1 spool of all-purpose thread
Grommets to be provided! Do not purchase
72” 1 in. cotton twill tape or one package of 1/2” wide double fold bias tape