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Not Your Basic Blue IKEA Bag!

A more detailed handout will be provided in class, and additional measurement sketches will be emailed to Attendees 7-10 days prior to class.

Your supply basics are listed here so you can do the necessary prep work:

A Sewing Machine in Good Working order... don't forget your power cord & foot pedal!
At least one heavy duty needle for your machine (denim weight) - for sewing thru multiple thicknesses of pieces during final assembly.

For the SMALL  bag - 3/4 yard of Outer Fabric, and of lining.  1 yard Soft and Stable
For the MEDIUM bag - 1 yard fabric for Outside of bag, and 1 yard for lining.  1 yard Soft & Stable
For the LARGE bag - 1 and 1/4 yards Outer and Lining fabric.  1 yard Soft and Stable
1/2 yard coordinating fabric for binding.  You may wish to use one fabric to bind the inside seams, and another to finish around the top of the bag.

Thread to match or compliment your outer bag fabric.  You will use this for Quilting the "sandwich" together.
Thread for Top Stitching or hand sewing the binding.
A can of 505 Spray Baste- or similar brand.

If you wish to order leather straps for handles, we've found an affordable source to be Springfield leather Co.  You will need a 64" length- that will make 2 handles.

The Instructor encourages you to go ahead and Quilt the Outer Fabric, Soft & Stable, and the lining fabric together into a Sandwich.  The use of Spray Baste for this step will help to hold the layers together.
This will enable you to easily complete the bag during class.  However, several attendees have arrived with the layers spray-basted together and done the quilting during class,  and then done the finishing touches at home.

** $5.00 hardware fee (pay to teacher on day of class) if you choose to use leather handles & need help with hardware & tools.

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Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: You will need basic sewing skills, and be able to sew a straight top stitch. This class includes "Quilting" a top, back and center together. If you have not done this before, you may need to do some practice before tackling the large bag as it is a bit cumbersome to handle. MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IS 16 YRS.
Materials Included: Template provided for use during class.
Instructor: Kelly Lautenbach

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.