Traverse Bag, Lake Oswego Store, Wednesdays, December 5 & 12, 2-5 pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, Ages 18 and up.
You’ll love making this versatile and compact crossbody bag! The zippered top main compartment and handy back zippered pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provide easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make! You will learn how to install zippers, construct a bag lining, insert piping, create an adjustible strap, and how to edgestitch and topstitch for a professional-looking finished bag.
Supply List: *Please note there are two sizes. Smaller size (in parenthesis)
• Pattern: Traverse Bag by Noodlehead
• 3/4 yard (1/2 yard) Exterior Fabric *recommended cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec
• 3/4 yard (1/2 yard) Interior Fabric *recommended quilting cotton
• 1/2 yard Accent Fabric *recommended quilting cotton
• 2 yards (1-1/2 yards) fusible woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101)
• (2) 3/4”-wide rectangle rings & (1) 3/4”-wide strap slider
• (1) 14” zipper (12” zipper) for top zipper closure
• (1) 8” zipper (6” zipper) for back zippered pocket
• (1) size 24 metal snap
• Mettler Metrosene Plus all-purpose poly thread
• Wash Away Wonder Tape
• Sewline glue pen
• 1 yard 1/8” diamerter cotton cording for piping
• Schmetz denim or mircotex size 14 or 16 needle
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class and pre-wash your fabric. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early, but your fabric might shrink if not pre-washed.
What is an “Advanced Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.