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Sew Sturdy: The Multitasking Messenger Bag

$29.99$40.00

Sew a stylish and functional bag that’s perfect for work, school, traveling and more – no quilting required!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including 40 pages of instruction and patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Annie Unrein

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Cutting Fabric, Sealing Edges & Bias Binding
29:39
Meet designer Annie Unrein and start with a tour of your project: a stylish and functional messenger bag. Annie discusses the best fabrics and stabilizer to use, how to layer them and "seal" the edges with stitching, before making custom bias binding.
2. Handles, Straps & Tabs
28:32
3. Pockets & Inner Divider
29:37
4. Bag Flap
27:09
5. Side Strip, Stabilizer Sleeve & Zipper Assembly
19:29
6. Assembling the Front & Back
19:39
7. Attaching Side Strip, Binding & Finishing
42:23

Recommended with this class

  • Fabric (~4 yards of various types for different components)
  • Fusible interface
  • Strapping

Taught by

Annie Unrein
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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