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TOT23: Tools of the Trade Bag

Carry everything you need in these sturdy organizers.
The front zips open for easy access to rulers, cutting mats, sketchbooks, tools, and supplies. The small portfolio holds a 12"x18" mat, the large holds an 18"x24" mat.

Quilting Services available to quilt 1 1/2 to 4 yards of Main fabric, Soft and Stable and Lining fabrics. 4 yards is enough to make both sizes.
Deadline to have your main, lining and Soft and Stable quilted by Chris is December 6, 2023.

PREWORK: Start your pre-work at least 3 days before the class. All pattern pieces should be quilted. If you are doing your own quilting, follow the instructions on pages 1-3 (Steps A - C.) Keep your quilting simple. Straight or diagonal lines work great. Completion of your bag by the end of Session 2 is determined by you having all your pre-work complete.

This is a 2 session class. 
Session 1: Cut and label all pattern pieces. Cutting suggestions are on pages 16-18.  I suggest you mark all pieces on your fabric before you cut any pieces.  If using directional fabric, double check to ensure the pieces are laid out the way you envisioned your finished piece.  Seal all edges for pieces that have. Soft & Stable between the main and lining fabrics.  (Page 3 "C")  Fuse interfacings, prepare all components from Page 3 - Page 9 Step E.

Session 2: Page 9 Step VII through Page 15 with a completed bag. (That's our goal!)

15% Discount on pattern and materials purchased at Anything Sews for this class!
Time includes 1/2 hour for lunch. Bring a lunch or we can order lunch from Grinders. Mike will pick up lunch and add it to your purchases that day. Third day class will be added if necessary for $15. Date determined by students needing the 3rd class and their schedules.
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Must be comfortable reading sewing directions and terms. 1/4 inch seam, cutting with a ruler and rotary cutter.
Tools of the Trade pattern, all materials listed on the pattern back, including sewing machine in excellent working condition, scissors, seam ripper, extra Top Stitch sewing machine needles, thread to match fabric, cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler (at least 6.5x24 & 15 inch square), smaller rulers are handy to trim small components, individual iron and ironing surface.
Instructor Name:
Chris Brauning
Instructor Bio:
Chris has been sewing for over 60 years. She has been making ByAnnie bags for the past 5 years. All ByAnnie bags on display at Anything Sews were made by Chris. Her professional career includes: Adult Training Director, Training Specialist, Nationally Certified Train-the Trainer.

TOT23: Tools of the Trade Bag

$ 45.00
Instructor Fee