Let’s make a Perfectly Practical Bag great for travel and carrying all the things you need. This is a one-day class but homework is required. The key to making this bag is organization. You will need to cut and label all pieces of the bag as directed in the pattern on page 1 and the top of page 2 before coming to class. It’s easy, just take your time and read the directions carefully. You will need to bring these labelled cut pieces and be ready to start assembling and sewing your bag.
Aunties Two Perfectly Practical Bag Pattern (available at Sew Much Fun!)
Fabric A (outside) 7/8 yard
Fabric B (inside) 7/8 yard
Fabric C (binding, sashing, zipper bows and tabs, bottom, and handles 7/8 yard
Bag body: Bosal’s IN-R-FORM PLUS (58” wide) 1 yard (also comes packaged)
Bottoms: Stiff double-sided fusible interfacing (20” wide), Bosal’s CRAFT-TEX PLUS, or Pellon’s 72F – 1/2-yard (or pre-cut bag bottoms-see pattern for specifics)
1/4” Plumbing Tubing. You need 5 feet. This is sold in hardware stores in the plumbing area.
Zipper: 24” handbag zipper with double slides or a 30” zipper and you can cut it down. OPTIONAL: two 14” zippers for outside pockets. You can make pockets without zippers if desired.
Basic Sewing Supplies: Sewing machine, walking foot, needles, marking pen, chalk or Frixion pens. Scissors, pins, Clover Wonder Clips (these are a great help), paper for template of bottom, 60mm rotary cutter (this bag is thick), seam ripper, and lastly Milliner’s size 7 hand-sewing needles, measuring tape. Matching thread for sewing/piecing the bag and 12 weight matching Aurifil thread for hand-sewing. THIS LIST IS ALSO ON THE LAST PAGE OF THE PATTERN.
Optional Supplies: Tube Turner, quarter inch foot, #10 foot, stiletto, thimble, FHS if your machine is equipped with one.