Learn the secrets to professional-quality bags as you sew two cute and functional organizers with pattern designer Annie Unrein! Learn how to choose the best batting for quilted components, select a stabilizer for bags with great body and find out how to sew vinyl and mesh with ease. Then, turn handles, install hardware and bind edges like a pro. Annie will also share insider tips for installing zippers around curves. You'll even discover ways to work with zippers by the yard to save yourself money and time. Add polished finishing details and showcase the fruits of your labor - a soft storage binder for sewing supplies, toiletries and beyond, and a travel cosmetic organizer that will keep everything in its place.
Meet quilting instructor and pattern designer Annie Unrein as you're introduced to the fun, fresh travel organizers you'll create in this class. Learn how to select the best fabrics for the job before exploring the techniques you'll use to work with various types of zippers, hardware, mesh, vinyl and more.
Start putting your first bag together with Annie's help along the way! You'll make a stabilizer sleeve to prevent the fabric from puffing out when it's carried and create a darling padded handle for your bag. You'll also learn how to install zippers along the sides of the bag, and begin working on the creation of your mesh pockets.
Choose from one of Annie's four pocket design variations (or make one of your own!) as you decide what you'll be storing in each section of your bag. Next, Annie demonstrates installing zippers into your pockets, and helps you finish a "pocket page" of multiple zippered vinyl compartments that will keep all of your belongings in their proper places.