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Bag Class: Got Your Back 2.0

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


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