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Have you wanted to branch out into bag making, but were too nervous to start? Sam Hunter is here to guide you through the making of her messenger-style, Chunky Wee Bag. This on-demand class for Chunky Wee Bag is available to take on your own time and your own pace through 19 step-by-step videos. This easy little bag has a compact shape and three on-the-go sizes – 6″, 8″ and 10″. The inside of the Chunky Wee Bag features lots of pockets that you can tailor to custom sizes. The class leads you through easy straight line piecing to make this fun and useful little bag. Are you intimidated with all of the bag hardware out there? The Chunky Wee Bag only needs a bit of Velcro to complete!

Lessons in the Chunky Wee Bag class include what tools are required, as well as how to use the templates for the pattern. You’ll learn about fabric selection, and how to handle directional fabric. Want to add a bit of pizzazz? Add in an accent stripe for your bag! You’ll also learn all about the different types of interfacings required to make a long lasting bag. While fusing, Sam gives you tips for keeping your surface clean.

Sam keeps no secrets as she guides you through the steps of how to make the strap and the optional keyring. You’ll learn all about topstitching, and assembling the inner and outer bags. You’ll also learn how to deal with pressing your Chunky Wee Bag components, before basting together in preparation for assembly. Finally, Sam guides you through the assembly of the inner and outer bags into your final bag. You’ll take that turned bag and give it the professional finish through topstitching. Finally, Sam shows you how to assemble a baseboard in order to have a nice firm bottom of support for your bag.

Materials Needed:

  • Chunky Wee Bag pattern - Included in the purchase of the class!
  • Sewing machine with walking foot
  • Fabrics per size requirement
  • Fusible fleece per size requirement
  • 1/4 yard of canvas for extra strength in the pockets
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Ruler
  • Sewing scissors
  • Pins
  • Chalk or fabric marking pen 
  • Tape
  • Closure:  either hook and loop tape or button and elastic hair tie.  
  • Appliqué pressing sheet is optional for protecting ironing surface
  • Template Plastic recommended or cardboard for making templates
  • Clips are optional