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The Prairie Girl - Bag Workshop

The “Prairie Girl” Bag Pattern is a cute little shoulder bag that will fit the kitchen sink! There are 12 card slots, plus longer sections for cash and checks in the curved outer zipper pocket. Also in the outer pocket, a pen loop and a little zipper pocket for coins and other items. The main part of the bag is divided into 2 large compartments. If you are looking for a small size shoulder bag that will carry all of the essentials, this is it!

Finished Size: Width - 12 ” (30.5 cm) x Height - 7 1/2” (19 cm) x Depth - 3” (7.5 cm)

Optional Supply Kit availbale includes pattern, stabilizers and hardware.

This workshop is suited for adults (age 15+)

We do have COVID protocol in place at the shop: we have reduced the number of seats available to ensure social distancing and request you bring a mask to wear when necessary.  The workstations and machines will be sanitized before & after each class.

If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.

For most of our classes we ask you to bring a 'basic sewing kit' which usually contains: rotary cutter and/or scissors, small snipping scissors, straight pins & a pin cushion or collector, seam ripper, a spool of neutral 50 wt cotton thread, extra bobbins, notebook & pen/pencil, ruler(s), etc.).

Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details: This is an Intermediate to Advanced Bag making class. Students must be comfortable with zippers, sewing several layers of fabric and interfacings. A good prerequisite is the Necessary Clutch Wallet Workshop
Materials Included: optional kit includes pattern, hardware and stabilizers
Requirements: 3/4 yd./0.75 m Exterior Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, home d?cor cotton, jean, cork, vinyl) 1 1/4 yd./1.25 m Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar weight woven fabric) 3 yd./3 m Fusible Interfacing - Light-medium weight fusible woven interfacing - similar to Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20? wide). 1/2 yd./0.5m Fusible Fleece - Dense needled fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus 1) 16? (40 cm) Zipper for the Exterior Curved Zipper Pocket (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4? wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zipper or zipper by the yard, the zipper will be trimmed to the required length. (2) 14? (35 cm) Zippers for Exterior Top Opening (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4? wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zippers, or zippers by the yard. (1) 7? (18 cm) Zipper for Inside Zipper Pocket (#3 nylon all purpose zipper, 1? wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zipper, or #3 zipper by the yard if preferred 4? (10 cm) Waistband Elastic for pen loop - 3/8? or 1/2? wide (10 mm or 12 mm) (2) 1 1/4? (34 mm) Strap rings (Rectangular Rings, Oval Rings, or D-rings) (1) 1 1/4 ? (34 mm) Rectangular Strap Slider for Adjustable Shoulder Strap
Instructor: Lindsay Nichols
Instructor Bio: Lindsay Nichols is the owner and operator of Purple Door Designs, specializing in creating Purses, Bags, Wallets, clothing and accessories. Having grown up sitting on the floor in her mother's sewing room is how Lindsay's love of fabric and design brought a passion to life in the form of a thriving and successful home based business. What started out as sewing simple bags and wallets very quickly expanded into design and production of fashionable and sturdy accessories sold mostly via her Facebook page and Instagram account. Buying clothing for her tall skinny children became very challenging and accidentally developed into her creating "grow with me" clothing for children and subsequently adult wear. Lindsay prides herself on a primarily "ME MADE" wardrobe from inside to outside. Lindsay buys Canadian fabrics, Shops Canadian and Believes in Local.
optional kit includes pattern, stabilizers and hardware

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