Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers DVD


Item: W0333R


Get organized with home storage that features the best of both fun style and fabulous functionality! Join expert and designer Annie Unrein as she shows you how to sew organizers for a beautiful, handmade way to keep track of knickknacks, notions and anything else that might fit. Take the fuss out of working with multiple layers using Annie’s tricks for sewing through layered fabric and stabilizer. Then, quilt fabric pieces and combine them with zippers and pockets for sturdy, standing organizers. You’ll also get insider tricks for working with bias binding and learn how to seamlessly join binding for a polished look. Plus, customize your organizers to meet your needs with labels, handles, lids and more!

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Class Sessions

Nesting Baskets: Getting Started (25:56)
Meet expert quilter and designer Annie Unrein as she highlights the skills and projects covered in class. Then start working on a charming set of nesting baskets! Get detailed advice on choosing the best fabrics and stabilizer, and learn Annie’s methods for cutting perfect circles and making sturdy side handles.

Nesting Baskets: Construction (18:23)
Continue working on the nesting basket from Lesson 1 as Annie guides you through the entire process. See how to prepare the side of the basket and attach the handles and label. Then learn Annie’s effective technique for sewing a curved edge. Finish the project by making a lid, and enjoy!

Starting the Catch-All Caddy (16:35)
Build on the skills you’ve learned to make an attractive — and versatile — caddy. Annie offers advice on choosing fabrics, stabilizer and sewing supplies. You’ll also discover a time-saving method for quilting your pieces at home. In addition, Annie previews all the cut pieces you’ll need for the caddy.

Catch-All Caddy: Components (24:24)
Once you’ve cut out the fabric pieces for your caddy, start working on the components. Follow along as Annie demonstrates how to create the stabilizer sleeve for the bottom of the bag. Get step-by-step instruction on making sturdy padded handles and learn how to bind the slip pockets.

Catch-All Caddy: Inner Dividers (17:10)
Learn how to make the caddy’s clever inner dividers with bellows pockets as Annie breaks down the process into easy-to-manage steps. You’ll see a simple method for stitching a faux binding to the top of the bellows. Then, discover Annie’s easy-to-learn technique for marking and stitching the bellows.

Catch-All Caddy: Pockets & Binding (24:48)
Focus on making the bag’s zippered and side pockets. You’ll gain confidence installing a zipper as Annie demonstrates her simple technique. In addition, Annie walks through the steps of positioning and attaching both side pockets. Then learn Annie’s favorite method of cutting bias binding to finish off the raw edges of the caddy.

Catch-All Caddy: Assembly (21:49)
It’s time to assemble your project! Annie shares her technique for positioning and securely attaching both handles. You’ll also get in-depth instruction on attaching the inner dividers and front pockets. Then, learn the best method for assembling the sides of your bag.

Catch-All Caddy: Binding & Finishing (21:06)
Add the finishing touches to your caddy. Learn Annie’s method of attaching bias binding to the raw edges of the bag and creating “grab handles” to add functionality to the caddy. In addition, you’ll get helpful tips and tricks on seamlessly joining your binding for a polished look!

Your Instructor

Annie Unrein
Annie Unrein is an expert quilter, pattern designer and teacher. Her quilts and designs have appeared in publications such as Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Quilt, and Memory Makers magazines. She also created ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable™, a product that adds body, stability and professional finish to purses, bags and home decor.


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