Every bag lady knows-- a backpack is a necessity! This backpack finishes at 14"H x 12"W at base x 6"D at base. Here's what you'll need:
- sewing machine and accessories, foot control, power cord, etc
- all purpose foot, walking foot, quarter inch foot, center-guide foot.
- ruler (6x24 is fine)
- removable marking pen (chalk, Frixion, etc)
- pins or wonder clips
- thread to match (all-purpose)
- ByAnnie pattern: Got Your Back 2.0
Supplies: Tip- Avoid directional fabrics!
- main fabric (body of backpack & facings)- 1 1/4 yd
- lining fabric (lining of backpack, pocket, facings)- 1 1/4 yd
- coordinating fabric (straps, handle, bindings, pockets, zipper pulls)- 1 yd
- ByAnnie Soft + Stable- 1 yd of 58" wide
- Mesh fabric (interior zip pocket)- 15"x14"
- fusible interfacing- 3/4 yd
- 1" PolyPro strapping- 2 1/2 yd
- handbag zippers- (2) 30" double-slide zippers
- Hardware- (2) 1" rectangle rings and (2) 1" sliders
- ByAnnie sew-in magnetic snap set
- coordinating thread for quilting
Note:If your sewing machine is very small (6-7" throat space) you may experience difficulties with a bag of this size, simply due to thicknesses we will encounter throughout the process. Please consider trying a smaller bag before tackling a project like this to avoid damage to your machine.
- All students must
have the quilting and cutting work complete and labeled before the first session of this class. The pattern includes a sheet of labels; make a copy of this page & pin these to your cut fabrics. This makes the assembly much more enjoyable & less confusing.
- If you opt to have your fabrics long-armed, remember to allow extra width and length for attaching to the long-arm machine. All-over stippling or meandering works well; avoid linear edge-to-edge designs that have to line up exactly, as the soft & stable foam doesn't usually cooperate. You may quilt one full yard.
- If you opt to quilt your own, (see pattern) you may do this in two smaller sections. I suggest walking foot quilting, but quilting in the hoop (embroidery) and free-motion quilting work just as well! Have fun with it!
- If you plan to switch between thread colors, bring bobbins wound for each color to make this easier. I suggest matching your thread to the coordinating fabric, so that the topstitching on the handles & bindings blends in well.
- Double check your supplies! This is a big project, so make sure you're fully equipped! :)
See you soon!
Never made a bag before?Don't fret! Give me a call and I'll suggest some beginner friendly bags!
|Skill Level: ||Intermediate + bag-making experience required|
|Requirements: ||Please see supply list; also listed on pattern itself. Some prep beforehand: Each student should come to class with all supplies and two 36" x 21" sections (or one 36" x 54" section) quilted as directed in pattern. All cutting and labeling must be done before first session. |
|Instructor: ||Clair Champagne|
|Instructor Bio: ||firstname.lastname@example.org