Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack (2h 42m)
Stay hands-free and organized with a backpack you sew yourself.
Join designer Annie Unrein as she guides you step by step through creating a stylish, durable and professional-quality backpack with pockets, zippered compartments, a magnetic flap and more.
Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag (2h 57m)
Don’t take one more trip with a bag you don’t love! Learn how to make a quilted bag that’s perfect for travel with beloved instructor Annie Unrein. In this class, learn step-by-step construction, starting with with how to create sturdy quilted fabric with foam stabilizer that will become the bag’s front, back and side panels. From there, you’ll create reinforced handles and sturdy straps. Next, Annie will teach you how to make slip pockets, mesh pockets, combination slip-and-zip pockets and other variations. With your bag almost ready to construct, Annie will help you add a stabilizer sleeve to the bottom of the bag, install zippers, shape the bag’s edges and bind them beautifully. Then you’ll be ready to join the bag front and back to the side strip, before binding the edges and adding a few last details for a fabulous finish.
Sew Sturdy: Travel Organizers (3h 54m)
Learn the secrets to professional-quality bags as you sew two cute and functional organizers with pattern designer Annie Unrein! Learn how to choose the best batting for quilted components, select a stabilizer for bags with great body, and find out how to sew vinyl and mesh with ease. Then, turn handles, install hardware, and bind edges like a pro. Annie will also share insider tips for installing zippers around curves. You’ll even discover ways to work with zippers by the yard to save yourself money and time. Add polished finishing details and showcase the fruits of your labor – a soft storage binder for sewing supplies, toiletries and beyond, and a travel cosmetic organizer that will keep everything in its place.
Sew Sturdy: The Multitasking Messenger Bag (3h 15m)
Sew a stylish and functional bag that’s perfect for work, school, traveling and more – no quilting required!
Follow along with expert designer Annie Unrein as she guides you to sew a comfortable messenger bag complete with pockets — including a mesh one for your laptop — an adjustable carrying strap, zippers and dividers to keep your things neat and organized. Plus you can customize it for both men and women. Along the way, learn Annie’s trademark techniques for bias binding, handbag zippers, detailing and more.