with Ellie Lum
Online Class

Sew the Fremont Bag

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Overview

Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h54m

Included in this Class

1. Materials & Supplies
9m

1. Materials & Supplies

Meet Ellie and explore the features of the Fremont tote. Then learn about the waxed canvas, lining fabric, tools and notions you'll need to make the bag.

2. Drafting & Cutting Fabric
19m

2. Drafting & Cutting Fabric

Follow along as Ellie shows you how to draft and mark the pattern pieces accurately onto your fabric, and then cut them out.

3. Preparing & Attaching Pockets
15m

3. Preparing & Attaching Pockets

Attach an interior pocket to your lining fabric and create an exterior divided pocket in waxed canvas for the outside of your bag.

1. Materials & Supplies

1. Materials & Supplies

2. Drafting & Cutting Fabric

2. Drafting & Cutting Fabric

3. Preparing & Attaching Pockets

3. Preparing & Attaching Pockets

4. Installing the Zipper

4. Installing the Zipper

5. Sewing the Bag Together

5. Sewing the Bag Together

6. Punching the Leather Trim

6. Punching the Leather Trim

7. Completing the Bag With Leather & Hardware

7. Completing the Bag With Leather & Hardware

Recommended with this class

  • OR 1⁄2 yard of medium to heavyweight fabric such as waxed canvas, canvas or denim
  • 1⁄2 yard of contrasting medium to heavyweight fabric
  • 1⁄2 yard of canvas, or cotton fabric with interfacing
  • Zipper, metal hardware and leather strapping
  • Home sewing machine with a sturdy needle and standard feet
  • Chalk pencil
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Leather punching tools