School starts early at the ABQ Sewing Studio with Voyager and Girlfriends Bag
Our first two bag classes at the ABQ Sewing Studio got off to a great start in mid August. Here’s a photo journal of what happened.
Voyager Bag Class
The first bag sewing class I taught at the new studio was the Voyager Bag.
Girlfriends Bag Class – Perfect for Beginners!
More fun was in store for the three lucky gals making the Girlfriends Bag at our second class at the ABQ Sewing Studio.
I love teaching the Girlfriends Bag because you are guaranteed to get it done over the course of a day-long class. Generally I start most classes at 9 am, we do our cutting and then work through till 4 pm with a short break for lunch and tasty snacks.
There are many ways to teach, and sometimes I make the bag myself along with the class. In this case I demonstrated with what’s called a ‘step out’. That’s a series of partially completed pieces that I have pre-made which show how the bag is put together.
There are lots of little tips I share along the way like how to properly press the bag as you construct it. How to insert magnets, how to do an invisible hand stitch to sew down the final piece binding at the top of the bag, etc.
I always enjoy watching my students as they see the bag emerge from the pieces cut. You know the end is near when you only have a few cut pieces left!
Nice work ladies. Go forth and sew some more!