Online Class

Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag

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Don't lug your luggage; love your luggage! Make a beautiful travel bag with durable structure, designer touches and professional construction details.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including the travel bag pattern (Finished size: 18½" wide x 13¾" high x 8" deep / 47 cm wide x 35 cm high x 20.3 cm deep)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Annie Unrein
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Pockets
4. Preparing the Side Strip
5. Bag Front & Back
6. Making Binding & Strap Pad
7. Completing the Bag

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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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