Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

with Kristin Link

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Take this free mini-class and learn how to make two cute bags with Kristin Link of Sew,Mama,Sew! Read More…

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  3. Ratings & Reviews
  4. Materials
  5. FAQs

Class Description

Looking for a quick, fun project that won't break the bank or tax your nerves? In this absolutely free mini-class, the founder of the popular website Sew, Mama, Sew! guides you through the process of creating two handy and attractive bags. Even beginning sewists will feel at ease following Kristin Link's precise and simple directions – yet the finished product will look entirely professional. These cute and handy bags will garner praise when you carry them and raves when you gift them – if you can bear to give them away!

Lesson Plan

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0:51

Lesson 1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

  • Learn how to use your free Craftsy mini-class!

4:59

Lesson 2. Introduction

  • Instructor Kristin Link of "Sew Mama, Sew!" introduces herself and shares an overview of the two gorgeous bags you'll make.

17:27

Lesson 3. Reversible Tote Exterior

  • Make the outside pieces of this versatile bag, sew them together, box the bottom and make and attach the handles.

22:14

Lesson 4. Reversible Tote Lining

  • Follow along with Kristin as you make and attach a pocket to the lining, sew the lining and join the lining and exterior. Want the pocket on the outside? Just turn the bag inside-out! It's fully reversible.

15:02

Lesson 5. Zipper Pouch Front

  • Create an adorable zippered pouch that can hold makeup, sewing notions, school supplies and more. Your bag comes to life as you assemble your pieces, then sew the front with a zipper. Kristin's easy zipper technique will make you smile!

13:50

Lesson 6. Zipper Pouch Strap & Body

  • Complete your new zipper pouch as you sew a little strap, attach it and assemble the rest of the bag. You'll have a custom accessory for yourself or to give as a gift. Don't be surprised when all your friends ask you to make them bags, too!

"I wanted to start sewing ... had no time to take a class ... decided to look online ... struck GOLD. This was my first class / project about 8 weeks ago. Now I have done 10 tote bags ... and I am totally hooked. For a beginner, nothing is better that craft / home décor. Kristin Link gives great clear instruction. ... Eight weeks after taking Kristin's class I have taken two other classes and I have made a few skirts, a dress and one blouse. I am a sewing addict. Thank you, Kristin Link and Craftsy!!!"
- Judy Murphy

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  • Downloadable class materials, including cutting diagrams and bag construction guidelines
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