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Creative Sewing Club

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.

      August 2022
       The H Bag


Creative Sewing Club
10 sessions beginning in February
Yearly Fee: $150
Instructor: Ruth Locke

This month will be making the quick and easy Jumbo sized “H Bag” by Orange Dot Quilts. This is a convenient way to carry all your bulky supplies to class. I will have the wooden dowel rods used for the handles for sale in class or you can go to your local hardware store and have the handles cut. I prefer using either a cotton/linen blend or home dec fabrics for the outside of the bag and regular quilter’s cotton for the inside of the bag. If possible, avoid directional fabrics for this project.

Please see the Prep Work below. To complete the project in class, it is important to complete the prep work.

Supply List:

The “H” Bag Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts **

1 1/3 yard Main Fabric

1 1/3 yard Lining Fabric

(2) 17” long 5/8” diameter Dowel Rods

9” x 17 ½” Bag Base (We will discuss options in class.)

Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors*

Schmetz Jeans Needles 90/14 *

40wt Cotton Thread*

12”x18” Olfa Cutting Mat/ Olfa Rotary cutter*

6”x 24” or 8”x 24” and a 6”x 12” Creative Grids Rulers*

Iron/Ironing Mat/Fabric Spray**

Marking Pen of some sort. I used washable fine markers for this project. *

Wonder Clips*

Sewing machine in good working order. Please bring your slide on tray.

Basic Sewing Supplies

ZigZag Plate

Zig Zag Foot/Reverse Pattern Foot*

Edge Foot*

Prep Work for Class:

PreOrder/Purchase your needed supplies in July from Mel’s. From both the main fabric and the lining fabric cut out (2) 24”x 27” panels. You will bring all 4 pieces of fabric to class along with the left over fabric and we will make the cover for the base.

 *Available at Mel’s for Purchase

**Available at Mel’s by Special Order

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