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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 - 18 years old
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Rachael Batliner

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this bag class:

Ever wanted to learn how to design and create your very own handbags, totes & purses? This class will show you how. You'll learn all the design & sewing secrets behind making your own bags with all the pockets, zippers & straps you can dream up!

We'll be making a

  • Zippered cosmetic bag
  • Reversible shopper tote
  • Backpack

Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with, how much work you do at home & the pace that you work.
In this 3 week workshop you'll learn the following:

  • How to construct the bag exterior & lining using different shape variations.
  • How to work with different materials including interfacings, different weights of bag making fabrics, even some faux leather & faux suede.
  • How to add pockets (zippered, open, flaps, etc) where you want them.
  • Techniques for different types of closures (zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro, etc.)
  • Adding straps & handles.

Please note, supplies for this class are not included.

If taking the class at home and you do not live locally, you must purchase supplies 1 week prior to the start date. 

Zippered Cosmetic Bags (2 sizes)

  • 1/2 yard of of lightweight cotton (quilters cotton) for bag outside
  • 1/2 yard of of lightweight cotton (quilters cotton) for bag lining
  • 2 Regular Zippers (not invisible) at least 14” long

Reversible Shopper Tote

  • 3/4 yard of cotton fabric or something similar for bag outside
  • 3/4 yard of cotton fabric or something similar for bag lining
Backpack

  • 1 yard of cotton, denim or upholstery fabric for outside of backpack and straps
  • 18” long zipper (or longer) for backpack
  • 12” long zipper (or longer) for backpack pocket
  • Two 1” wide D-rings
  • Two 1” wide slide buckles

Students taking the class At Home via Live Video Instruction will follow along with the instruction being taught by the instructor on the video. The class will be taught with two camera views, on on the instructor talking and anything done away from the sewing machine. The other camera will be on the sewing machine and action taking place there.

Once you sign up you will receive an email from us regarding your login instructions. You'll also receive access to a password protected personalized web page for the class. This page will include patterns, links to recorded videos of your class so you can re-watch if you choose. It will also include helpful On Demand Videos for an optimal sewing experience at home. Students will of course be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor through the video software while the live instruction is taking place. .


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):


You must sign up for a class either online, in person, or by telephone BEFORE a class to be guaranteed a spot. It's best to sign up at least a few days before the class to ensure your spot, as well as to help us properly plan for the class. Classes fill up frequently. You can always try dropping in on a class, but there may not be room for you in a class and in this case you will be turned away.

M Avery Designs reserves the right to cancel a class that does not have sufficient enrollment. If this happens to a class you are signed up for, you will be notified at least 24 hours before the class starts. You can choose to have the cost of the class refunded or to apply the balance of the class to your account to be used for a future class.

There are no monetary refunds for canceling any adult or children's class or private lesson.

Please let us know as soon as you can if for some reason you have to cancel or reschedule a private sewing lesson or group class. Group classes can be rescheduled only if there is a future occurrence of the class.

Due to the hands-on nature of all our classes & workshop, there is very limited space in all our classes! No shows and last minute cancelations (within 48 hour of the class) cannot reschedule. Here's what you can do: 

If there is another occurrence, you can email us the night before it happens. If that session is not already full, you can attend the next day. However, we will not reserve space for you in a second class, if you miss your first.

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