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with Annie Unrein
Online Class

Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag

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Don't take one more trip with a bag you don't love! Learn how to make a quilted bag that's perfect for travel with beloved instructor Annie Unrein. In this class, learn step-by-step construction, starting with with how to create sturdy quilted fabric with foam stabilizer that will become the bag's front, back and side panels. From there, you'll create reinforced handles and sturdy straps. Next, Annie will teach you how to make slip pockets, mesh pockets, combination slip-and-zip pockets and other variations. With your bag almost ready to construct, Annie will help you add a stabilizer sleeve to the bottom of the bag, install zippers, shape the bag's edges and bind them beautifully. Then you'll be ready to join the bag front and back to the side strip, before binding the edges and adding a few last details for a fabulous finish.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h57m

Included in this Class

1. Quilting & Cutting the Fabric

1. Quilting & Cutting the Fabric

Meet Annie Unrein, the mastermind behind By Annie's! She'll take you on a tour of The Ultimate Travel Bag's many features and help you choose your materials. Then you'll see how to quilt your fabric pieces to foam stabilizer and cut and label all the pieces for your bag.

2. Straps & Handles

2. Straps & Handles

Follow along as Annie teaches you how to sew the carrying strap, strap tabs and handles for your bag, and how to add strapping (webbing) for reinforcement where needed. You'll even make a shoulder strap to go over the handles on your rolling luggage for easy trips through the airport!

3. Pockets

3. Pockets

Make convenient slip pockets for the outside of the bag. Annie will walk you through sewing an ingenious combo slip-and-zip pocket for security, as well as mesh pockets for the inside of the bag. You'll also see how to bind the edges for polished pocket finishes.

Recommended with this class

  • Bag hardware (as specified in class materials )
  • ByAnnie Soft and Stable foam stabilizer