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Bag Ladies

January 2021
Scout's Honor Pencil Case


 Bag Ladies Club

10 sessions beginning in January
Yearly Fee: $150
Instructor: Ruth Locke

Club members will make a variety of bags from tote bags to project pouches and everything in between. Students will learn finishing tips and tricks for a professional looking finished product This club is designed for anyone who owns a sewing machine from entry level to top of the line. All levels of sewers are welcome.

Anaheim: 1st Saturday 10:00 - 1:00
Anaheim: 3rd Thursday 10:00 - 1:00
Tustin: 3rd Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00
Tustin: 2nd Thursday, 10:00 - 1:00

(No clubs in July or December)
Be sure to bring your machine to all club meetings

January 2021
Scout’s Honor Pencil Case

Our first project out of this fun road trip inspired book will be a cute little pencil case with 3 “patches” on the front. (And on the back if you choose to!) It is the perfect project for fussy cutting your favorite fabrics and awarding yourself some badges. Finished size is about 9”x3.5”, so it is great for pens and pencils or as a bag in your purse or a small on the go sewing bag.

Supply List

Patchwork USA book by Heidi Staples ~ pre-order (You will be using this book more than once in this club)* Fabric kits are available for this project (limited number available) *
3 scraps of 3"focal fabric to be used as centers or 6 scraps if you want badges on each side
6"x 22" of 4 coordinating fabrics that you can decide to use as lining, accents or backing
Twill tape for handle and leather lacing or I will show you how to turn the scraps into these
Terial Magic Spray*
11" or larger zipper *
Wonder Clips *
Warm & Natural batting * (Cut to10" x 10")
Shape-flex Interfacing* (Cut to10" x 10")
Bernina #10D foot or edge stitch foot *
Bernina 57D foot or ¼" foot*
Ruler that will measure 10”x 5” and a ruler that will easily measure 2 ½" square
40 wt Mettler cotton thread that matches your fabric*
Microtex 80/12 sharp needles*
Fabric scissors
Small Iron and Pressing Mat
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Glue Stick

I am suggesting a larger amount of fabric and zipper tape which will make this project easier to make. I will also provide paper piecing patterns that make the badges much easier to construct. You are also free to make the patches the way they are done in the book.

*Available at Mel’s
*Pre-order at Mel's

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