One of my favorite things to do is to share a pattern I have designed in a class. I teach several classes at the Quilt Crossing in Boise, Idaho. On Friday of this week, I had the pleasure of meeting 5 ladies who enrolled in my Project Bag class and were interested in making a bag from my recent Practical Project Bag pattern.
They were all excited to learn how to construct their bags and I shared a fast and easy way to insert a zipper, along with some sewing tips and tricks, in general, including how to sew on vinyl. I was impressed with their fabric selections and also their intended purpose for their finished bags.
Susan was making her bag for her grandson to put his toys, etc. in. This is a great bag for a child because he/she can see through the clear vinyl and easily view its contents.
It was a fun group of ladies to teach and we had various levels of sewists from beginners to more advanced.
Monica and Heidi are friends who are excited to get to know their machines better so they are taking a variety of classes to learn more about sewing. Their project bags will come in handy to keep their various class materials, etc. organized.
I also enjoy teaching classes because it gives me an opportunity to see first-hand how easy it is for my students to interpret my pattern instructions. I am able to make updates, based on their feedback for future versions of my patterns.
Abigail made her project bag from a pretty pink satin which will coordinate nicely with the rest of her items for her cute new owl-themed nursery.
It really was a fun class and I’m pleased that everyone went home with a finished project bag (as you can see in the pictures below). Several already had plans to make a few more.
Thank you ladies for taking my class. I really enjoyed getting to know you and am so pleased with the wonderful bags you made.
If any of you are interested in a project bag pattern, you can purchase them locally at the Quilt Crossing or online at Craftsy. I will be teaching another Project Bag class, that is still to be scheduled for sometime in February. If you would like to attend it, please let me know and I will get the details to you.