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Anastasia Bag Workshop



The Anastasia Bag pattern by Banjoflannel is a lot of style in a small package! Recently taught at Quiltcon 2022, it is designed to feature the textiles created from the Patchwork Sashiko Kit also from Banjoflannel. However, you can also use any beautiful fabrics you like! Pattern includes instruction for the backpack version, or one handle handbag. Also included is a QR code and link address to a tutorial on Liner Side 2 and instruction on creating a crossbody style purse. Approximate finished sized is 9" x 7.5" x 4". Fully lined with an open pocket and zipper pocket.

Required Supplies:

  • Anastasia Bag Pattern by Bangoflannel, sold separately at The Fabric Chic.
  • Small swivel hook & d-ring for 1/2" size twill tape
  • (2) 1" wide metal buckle sliders
  • (2) 1" wide metal rectangle rings
  • (1) 9" or longer nylon zipper
  • 1 yard Pellon P44F light fusible interfacing
  • 1/3 yard Bosal in-R-form one sided fusible (58" width)
  • 1/3 yard quilting cotton for main body and inner pocket
  • 1/3 yard (or 1/2 yard if directional) quilting cotton for bottom and liner
  • 1/4 yard quilting cotton for flap 
  • 10" + 2 1/3 yard of 1" wide cotton webbing
  • 3" of 1/2" wide twill tape
  • Walking foot
  • Straight pins & clips
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine in good working order, don't forget power cord and pedal.
Pre-class preparation:
  • Complete the "Prepare the bag pieces" section of the pattern. This includes cutting out and fabric pieces and fusing the P44F and fusible foam when indicated in the pattern. 


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Advanced beginner
Instructor: Diana Li Fitzgerald
Instructor Bio: Diana Li Fitzgerald has been sewing for 16+ years; designing patterns and experimenting with different sewing techniques. She opened her Etsy shop, Banjoflannel, in 2006 while still in graduate school after she saw a purse that she liked, but thought it could use some design changes. She drew a sketch, created a pattern, and sat down at a sewing machine for the first time. Now, she is taking her designs one step further to focus on the textiles themselves. Her Patchwork Sashiko Method is one that was developed over time through experimentation and is a versatile piece to showcase on its own or in a favorite pattern. She has a strong connection to Kansas City and Parkville, MO in particular. She grew up in this area and still has family and friends in town whom she visits regularly. Her former life in biomedical research and biotech has given her unique skills to apply to her new career as pattern designer and instructor. She currently teaches her patterns and methods at The Bernina Connection in Phoenix as well as online and was recently chosen to be on the faculty at Quiltcon 2022, an event organized by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). She continues to write patterns and stay active in the sewing community online and in person.
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Price is for class only. Pattern sold separately.

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