Bags
Customizing your tote or bag is easy when Sara shows you how to add a fun embroidery design.
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These quickie sewing patterns offer (almost!) instant gratification. Try one when you need a breather from a bigger project, or have leftover fabric to put to good use.
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Attach an interior pocket to your lining fabric and create an exterior divided pocket in waxed canvas for the outside of your bag.
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A metal zipper adds style and security to your bag. In this lesson, discover Ellie's techniques to confidently stitch the zipper in place with zipper tape that's neatly turned in for a professional look.
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Find out how to cut the leather straps, zipper pull, and washers to the correct measurements. Ellie helps you accurately punch rivet holes where needed.
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Meet Ellie and explore the features of the Fremont tote. Then learn about the waxed canvas, lining fabric, tools and notions you'll need to make the bag.
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Follow along as Ellie shows you how to draft and mark the pattern pieces accurately onto your fabric, and then cut them out.
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Now join the outer fabric and the bag lining together with simple (but accurate) sewing. Then, box the corners and turn the bag right side out to reveal the tote bag shape.
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Your Fremont bag is ready for its hardware! Learn how to securely attach metal rivets and leather washers to the bag handles, front-pocket rivet and zipper tab. Finally, add Chicago screws to attach leather side-tabs and O-rings for the cross-body strap.
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Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
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