Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 42m
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.
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
Meet Annie and get started by reviewing the various features of your backpack. You’ll get tips on choosing the right fabrics, stabilizer and zippers, as well as on quilting, cutting and labeling your bag pieces.
Handle, Straps & Flap (32:27)
Start your backpack by cutting and joining bias binding strips. Find out how to sew a padded handle, straps and strap tabs, as well as a front flap with a magnetic snap.
Make your backpack super-functional by creating pockets! You’ll learn to make slip pockets for credit cards, a zippered quilted pocket and a zippered mesh pocket.
Zipper Strips & Side Strip (18:49)
Insert the double-slide zipper into your backpack’s zipper strips. Annie shows you how to shape and attach the zipper strip to the side strip to create the side area of your backpack.
Backpack Front & Back (27:27)
In this lesson you’ll complete the front and back panels of your backpack by adding all of your interior and exterior pockets. Then Annie demonstrates how to shape the corners for professional results.
Completing the Backpack (33:40)
End class by assembling the front, back and sides of your backpack. You’ll see how to sew and bind the inner seams using bias binding, and how to properly assemble and adjust your straps. Polish it up by adding zipper pulls.
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 décor.
Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack - Supplies and Pattern
Bonus materials available after purchase
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