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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.

May - June 2022
"Sew Together Bag"
with "Stretched Geese"


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



In our May Creative Sewing club, we are going to learn about paper piecing by making either the Mini Series “Stretched Geese” block by Giuseppe Ribaudo, or a simpler flying geese block that I have designed. The pattern I designed will be $5, due to me in class. We will then construct and quilt the outside of the “Sew Together Bag” by Sew Demented. In June, we will construct the whole “Sew Together Bag”. Please bring all your supplies for the entire project to club with you in May and June. The patterns are special orders, and we will need then both in May. Paper piecing might seem daunting, but I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. It is a great way to get perfect points.

Supply List:

“Sew Together Bag” by Sew Demented **

“Mini Series, Stretched Geese” by Giuseppe Ribaudo**

⅛ Yard of Fabric for geese*

½ Yard of Fabric for exterior*

1/3 Yard of Fabric for pocket linings*

½ Yard of Fabric for the bindings

½ Yard of Pellon Shape-flex SF101 (Fusible Interfacing) *

FQ of Batting

18” zipper Long Pull Handbag Zipper*

3 - 9” Zippers

Glue Stick

Karen K Buckley Large Scissors*

Schmetz Microtex  80/12 Needles*

Schmetz Jeans  90/14 Needles*

Box of Colored Pencils

Bernina 8 Series Tweezers*

60wt Cotton Thread*

40wt Cotton Thread*

Scotch Tape

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

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

Iron/Ironing Mat/Fabric Spray**

9”x 5” piece of Freezer Paper

9”x 5” Template Plastic


Marking Pen of some sort that can be removed (I prefer chalk).*

Wonder Clips*

Straight Pins*

505 Spray Adhesive*

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

Basic Sewing Supplies

ZigZag Plate

Zig Zag Foot/Reverse Pattern Foot*

Edge Stitch Foot*

¼ “Foot*

Zipper Foot*

*Available at Mel’s

**Special Order at Mel’s

Download Supply List

Prep Work for Class:

For May, please pre-order your patterns and supplies. Bring all your supplies for both months to class in May. We will cut the fabric needed for the paper piecing in class.

 For June, please have all your parts cut out for the bag. (See page 3 of the Sew Together Bag) Bring all of your needed supplies to class. You can iron on your interfacing to the back of the needed parts before class. You must have your exterior completely pieced and quilted before class. After quilting, square up the exterior to 13 ½” long by 9 ¾” wide.

Club Basics

Each month in Creative Sewing Club you will need to bring an assortment of basic sewing supplies. Instead of having to pull supplies from your sewing room, I would highly encourage you to invest in a sewing “Go Bag”-a bag packed and ready with common supplies you will use every month even if that means purchasing duplicate supplies. Below is my suggested list.

Each month you need to bring these supplies.
Wonder Clips*
Straight Pins*
Extra Bobbins
Olfa Cutting Mat 12” x 18”*
Olfa Rotary Cutter*
Smaller Ruler like a 3.5” or 4.5” square Creative Grids Ruler*
6”x 12” Creative Grids Ruler*
Painters Tape
Extra Cotton Thread in 40wt and 50wt*
Schmetz MicroTex Needles 80/12 and 90/14* Schmetz Jeans Needles 80/12 and 90/14*
Ironing Mat
Travel Iron**
Seam Ripper*
Karen Kay Buckley Scissors*
Small Thread snips*
Chaco Liner in White*
Gel Pen in a bright color
Post-It Notes
Fabric Spray*
Anything else that YOU need to sew successfully