I had two students and Colette also joined us to work on a shop sample.
Joyce and Nancy finished their bags, and Colette almost finished hers. I have to thank Colette for a couple of great ideas …
1. Add fusible interfacing to one of the lining pocket pieces to add more stability to the inside pocket section.
2. To shape the bottom of the bag: After sewing the pocket sectioning seams from “pocket top” to “pocket top”, sew two seams from one side to the other of the 36″ x 21″ bag and lining pieces. The seams should be 3″ apart in the center of the bag and lining pieces.
It was great fun spending the day sewing with the ladies at the shop. I may be teaching the class again sometime in the future and will post when that is scheduled. In the mean time the pattern is for sale as a downloadable file in my Craftsy Shop.