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Tools of the Trade Bag



These functional carriers in two sizes are designed to store, protect, and carry oversized items such as rulers, cutting mats, sketchbooks  even computers.

Their sleek design ensures sturdy stability and makes it easy to access items inside without even opening the bag. Just lift the flap and remove the items you need.

Slip and zippered pockets on the outside are perfect for items you need quickly, such as keys or phones. 

Or, lay the bag down, zip open the sides, and you’ll have full visibility and access to everything inside.

 

A large zippered mesh pocket as well as a padded sleeve and variety of fabric and mesh dividers keep tools and supplies organized, while maintaining visibility and easy access.

When you’re ready to go, just re-zip the sides and close the flap.

Long handles allow the bag to be carried over the shoulder or even cross-body for easy hands-free carrying.

 

Whether you are going to a friend’s house, attending a class or retreat, or just needing to get everything off the dining room table or out of the guest room, you will LOVE these versatile organizers.

The small portfolio measures 14"H x 20"W x 1½" to 3¾"D when closed and will hold a 12" x 18" mat.

The large case measures 21"H x 26½"W x 1½" to 5½"D when closed and will hold an 18" x 24" cutting mat.

A minimum of four participants is required for this class.

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Supply List

Click here to download a pdf copy of the supply list.

Each class participant must have all pieces cut, quilted and labeled before the workshop. In addition, the interfacing should be fused to the corresponding pieces and the bias binding cut and sewn together.  Sewing the handles in advance will also leave more time for assembly and is recommended.   We will be focusing on assembly of this bag during class and learning a unique side zipper installation, angled handle straps and installing sew-in magnetic snaps.   

Participants will need a sewing machine that can sew through multiple layers of soft and stable.

Each participant needs a ruler that is at least 18" long.

Tools of the Trade ByAnnie pattern (found in the Shop)

For the Small Portfolio

Sewing Notions and Supplies:

A zipper foot or very narrow all purpose foot
A walking foot (strongly recommended)
Wonder Clips and pins
Any other sewing supplies that you generally have handy when sewing

Fabric:

1 1/2 yards for the main fabric (body of bag, pockets, and padded sleeve)
1 1/2 yards for the lining fabric (lining of body of bag, pockets, padded sleeve) 
1 1/4 yards of coordinating fabric (handles, binding, borders, facings, fabric divider, stabilizer sleeve)

Interfacing and Stabilizer

54"X58" of ByAnnie's Soft and Stable
1/2 yard of fusible interfacing (SF101 is recommended)
2 5/8" X 14 1/2" of Base Stabilizer (1/8" acrylic or foam core)

Bag Accessories

1/2 yard of Mesh fabric
Four 24" single-slide zippers
4 1/4 yards of 1" polypro strapping
Two 1" rings
Two sets of 14mm sew-in magnetic snap
1 1/4  yards of fold-over elastic, 20mm

Thread to match fabrics

For the Large Portfolio

Fabric:

2 1/2 yards of main fabric (body of bag, pockets, and padded sleeve)
2 1/2 yards of lining fabric (lining of body of bag, pockets, padded sleeve) 
2 yards of coordinating fabric (handles, binding, borders, facings, fabric divider, stabilizer sleeve)

Interfacing and Stabilizer

72"X58" of ByAnnie's Soft and Stable
4 3/8" X 21 1/2" of Base Stabilizer (1/8" acrylic or foam core)
1/2 yard of fusible interfacing (SF101 is recommended)

Bag Accessories

1/2 yard of Mesh fabric
One 24" single-slide zipper and Three 30" double-slide zippers
5 yards of 1 1/2" polypro strapping
Two 1 1/2" rings
Two sets of 14mm sew-in magnetic snap
1 3/4  yards of fold-over elastic, 20mm

Thread to match fabrics

Recommended Materials from Instructor (for both bag sizes)

A sturdy stiletto
Wash Away Wonder Tape
Polyester Thread for construction
Hera Marker for marking placement lines, or a marker with easily removed lines.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Confident Beginner - This bag has lots of steps and requires careful measuring and marking. Students should be comfortable sewing multiple layers of fabric and foam interfacing.
Instructor: Jan Durham
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