I've been making new bag samples and cutting kits. Here is a bag in the nearly done stage to show as an example. It is a fun and easy bag to make. At least I hope that is what the girls in my class think. These orange handles were cut off an long unused purchased bag and re-purposed.
This is a finished sample bag. I used some of my favorite prints. Here is the front with the strawberry button.
And this is the back. I love that all 12 strips are different. I substituted plether handles for the cloth handles the pattern calls for. They crimp on when the bag is completed. So so easy.The bag lining fabric in this sample is from Flower Sugar II. I always put my personal label in my bags, too with a front and back pocket. One trick I'll pass along about making lining - cut the lining 1/4" smaller than the bag outside, then the lining fits really snugly without a lot of bunching at the bottom or sides.
I've been cutting kits. About half the students in my class opted to make their own kits but some of them wanted kits from Freda's Hive. I hope they like the ones I've made.
Wo00w bad photo. I forgot to photograph before I packaged and I didn't feel like un-packaging everything, sorry.
I like to think each bag has a personality. I have about 11 kits made up so the girls can choose.
Each kit has lining, rick rack, button, 12 strips cut to size and I also have interfacing and batting to take along.
I'm always a little nervous before teaching a class. I like everything to go smoothly, of course. The Panguitch Quilt Walk is a fun yearly retreat. I've been there before. Everyone is so nice.
I'll get to see some of my girl pals there too. Nedra, Emily, Leslie and Norma, Joyce, Bonnie Miles, Brenda & Bonnie, Konda, and maybe Sherri will drop by. Should be really fun. Maybe I'll see some of you there too? Come and say hi to me.