Finished Product, New Patterns

Fun Time in Project Bag Class

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.

Madeline ready to go!
Madeleine ready to go!
Susan cutting her fabric pieces
Susan cutting her fabric pieces

 Madeleine was making her bag to use as a project bag in her sewing room. It matches  a sewing tools organizer she also made (see picture below).

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.

Abigail trimming her pieces
Heidi trimming her pieces
Monica starting to stitch her cute yellow floral bag
Monica starting to stitch her cute yellow floral bag


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 this darling pink satin bag for her nursery.
Abigail with her cute pink satin bag.



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.

Susan's grandson is one lucky little boy!  Isn't this fabric perfect for a boy?
Susan’s grandson is one lucky little boy! Isn’t this fabric perfect for a boy?

Thank you ladies for taking my class.  I really enjoyed getting to know you and am so pleased with the wonderful bags you made.

Monica and Heidi with their darling floral bags!
Monica and Heidi with their darling floral bags!
Madeleine with her bag and matching organizer; nice job!
Madeleine with her bag and matching organizer; nice job!

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.

Happy Sewing!


5 thoughts on “Fun Time in Project Bag Class”

  1. The pattern includes 3 sizes – Small which is 12″ x 12″, Medium which is 17″ long by 18″ wide; and, Large which is 21″ x 21″.

  2. I bought your bag pattern on Craftsy after seeing it irl made by a guild friend. The only info I don’t have that would be helpful is what gauge vinyl did you use? (I’ll be buying online so won’t get to ‘feel’ the vinyl)

    thank you!!

  3. Hi Gail, Thanks for your message. I use 12 gauge vinyl, which works great. Hope that helps and would love to see a picture of your bag. Kind regards, Jane

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