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Capi's a Bag - Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Bag Making

In this fun class you will learn all the secrets to making handmade bags look "store bought".  We will be making the byAnnie Clam Shell Pouch using faux leather and hardware to learn techniques that can be applied to all bag making patterns.  

Supply List:

Bring your own sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.
Bring 2 bobbins pre-wound in the color to match your fabric choices - 40 wt Aurifil thread works great.
Be sure to have a fresh size 14 needle in your machine. 
Your machine walking foot and zipper foot will be needed to complete this project.
Purchase the byAnnie Clam Up pattern and supplies as listed on the back of the pattern for the XL size pouch with the following suggestions:

  • Use Faux Leather for the Main Fabric to learn new techniques - check out the great selections in our shop of colors and patterns. You can use cotton fabric as listed if you don't want to try vinyl.
  • Lining Fabric should be a quilting cotton weight
  • Coordinating fabric pieces can be cut from the the lining or main fabric scraps, we will discuss your options in class
  • ByAnnies Soft and Stable will not be needed if you use vinyl,
  • Choose a zipper to coordinate with the exterior of the pouch.
  • We will NOT be using the iron-on vinyl laminate in this project.
  • You will need the swivel hook as listed and a 1" D-Ring and purse feet - all these are available in our shop.
  • Rivets will be provided in class to maximize the tips and tricks you will learn. 
We will be cutting everything in class. DO NOT start cutting anything prior to class, but PLEASE DO have all your supplies purchased BEFORE class begins. The shop opens at 10am and the class will start promptly at 10:30am. Invite a friend to join the class for twice the fun!

Contact Capi with Questions:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must be comfortable with your sewing machine operation and have basic sewing skills.
Instructor: Capi Saxton
Instructor Bio: Any questions about this class please contact: Capi Saxton 317-776-4227 or email her at
Abundant tips, tricks and techniques to make professional bags for less than half the price of a designer bag.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.