Monday, June 3, 2013

Amy Butler Weekender Bag Class


A few weeks ago, I told you about the Weekender Bag class I would be teaching. The class is completed now, so I thought I’d share a few photos although I forgot to get pictures of all the bags.

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The class was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 2 Saturdays (with a lunch break). I gave out pre-class instructions so everyone had their fabric pieces cut and ready to go when class began. Here’s how I organized the class:

May 25, 2013 Class

  1. Make large main pocket
  2. Make handles
  3. Attach handles to main panels
  4. Attach large pocket and cording to main panels
  5. Make and attach zipper to exterior top panel

June 1, 2013 Class

  1. Make and attach end pockets to exterior top panel
  2. Attach top and exterior panels together
  3. Attach top and bottom panels to main panels
  4. Make and attach lining to exterior of bag
  5. Make false bottom

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Part of the fun for me in teaching this class is seeing all the different fabric choices made for the bags. It opens my eyes to new possibilities.

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Carolyn made her bag to go with another bag she created so as to have a matching set.

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Ruth also teaches sewing at Lynn’s Sewing Center, so she picked up on the bag process very quickly.

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This bag was made by Donna. She came from North Carolina to take the class and immediately put her bag into use on her flight home.

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By demonstrating each step one at a time, we were able to finish their bags by the 3:30 deadline on the second class day. It was a fun class and the best part was seeing each of person succeed in making Amy Butler’s challenging Weekender Bag.

1 comment:

Jill said...

They're all wonderful and look very well made. It's such a lovely bag.