Online Class

Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack

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Online Class




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Stay hands-free and organized with a backpack you sew yourself.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and backpack cutting, quilting and assembly instructions (Finished pack measures 12" high, tapering in width from 10" at bottom to 8" at top, tapering in depth from 4" at bottom to 2½" at top)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Annie Unrein

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Join designer Annie Unrein as she guides you step by step through creating a stylish, durable and professional-quality backpack with pockets, zippered compartments, a magnetic flap and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Quilting & Cutting the Fabric
Meet Annie and get started by reviewing the various features of your backpack. You'll get tips on choosing the right fabrics, stabilizer and zippers, as well as on quilting, cutting and labeling your bag pieces.
2. Handle, Straps & Flap
3. Pockets
4. Zipper Strips & Side Strip
5. Backpack Front & Back
6. Completing the Backpack

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Taught by

Annie Unrein
Annie Unrein
Annie Unrein is an expert quilter, pattern designer and teacher. Her quilts and designs have appeared in publications such as Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilt, and Memory Makers magazines. She also created ByAnnie's Soft and Stable™, a product that adds body, stability and professional finish to purses, bags and home decor.

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