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Two class sessions: Tuesdays, January 16th & 30th , 10am-4pm both days


Holidays are over, time to make something very special for yourself! By popular request, the A Place for Everything bag class is here. This bag is perfect to organize and transport your sewing and other craft items to classes and retreats. Basically a little suitcase, it features two removeable “pages” with multiple zippered vinyl and mesh pockets of varying sizes. It has handles and a removeable shoulder strap.


As designed, this bag is already quite functional. But you may want to spend some effort to really personalize yours. One option, for example, is to use the Running With Scissors pattern bag interior layout as one of your pages to hold tools. Or make a page with smaller vinyl pockets for presser feet. Or make the bag deeper to hold more. One of our students plans to make multiple pages to change out for different class pursuits. Aesthetically, the pattern calls for use of three fabrics. But maybe you want to use more, or one of our colorful webbings for straps, rather than covering with fabric. The possibilities are endless, and it’s very worthwhile to plan.


This is an intermediate bagmaking class and it is advisable that you have previously worked with zippers, mesh, vinyl, bias binding, and thicknesses. The greatest overall challenge of this project is that it involves many steps and good organization.


Ahead of class, thoroughly review the pattern and start planning and making note of what all you would like your bag to hold. In the first class, we will focus on the pages: layouts, cutting out and construction. So it would be helpful to have the Quilted Set A quilted and cut out (pattern p.5), as well as having your bias binding ready to go. Graph paper will be provided to work out personalized page layouts, if you plan on doing that. Homework between classes will be to get everything else cut out, quilted as required and so you are ready to assemble and complete your bag in the second class.


Feel free to contact instructor with questions.


Bring a sack lunch and/or snacks, if you wish.


Instructor: Cyndy White


Supplies to bring to class

-A Place for Everything By Annie pattern and all listed materials. If you purchase one of our kits (we have 2

versions available), each contains the pattern and all you need except the stabilizers. (If you will be doing the Running With Scissors layout for one of your pages, you will also need that pattern). If you personalize your bag, you may need more materials.

-Recommended that you photocopy page 18 of the pattern – labels to cut apart to mark all your pieces.

-Thread to match bag fabrics, you may want several. Polyester or poly-covered cotton is recommended.

-Sewing machine and attachments

-Usual presser foot

-Walking foot for your machine, with guide if it has one

-Quarter inch foot

-Edge stitch foot, if you have one

-Rotary cutter and ruler(s)

-Size 90/14 Topstitching needles (Not universal or ball point tip. The topstitching needle is sharp

 and sturdy to better go through the multiple layers of the bag).

-Basic sewing tools including bobbins, thread snips, seam ripper, straight pins, small ruler or seam gauge,

hand stitching needle

-Wonder Clips

-Stiletto, By Annie’s is highly recommended

-Bodkin or other turning tool

-1/8” double-sided basting tape (especially helpful on this project)

-Fabric shears and small detail scissors

-Sturdy scissors for trimming thick seams and zippers (opt.)

-Chalk marker or removeable fabric marker of your choice

-Notetaking materials

-Pencil and ruler for working out page layouts

-Bias tape maker, size 12mm - 1/2” (opt.)

-Painters tape, 1” width works well, but any size okay (opt.)

-Strongly recommended: ten page protectors stapled together at the sides to corral the numerous pattern


(Anything listed as optional - instructor will have available to use in class)



Instructor Name:
Cyndy White


$ 90.00

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