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Colorful Patchwork Bags & Baskets

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Item # 15213010
Instructor : Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield
$39.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Once you learn how to make these bags, you won't want to stop. Popular SewCanShe blogger Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield shares quick and easy techniques that can be used to stitch any size of bag or pouch you wish. These beauties make sought-after gifts, and because they're so simple to make, you won't mind whipping one up for everyone in your life!   Once you learn how to make these bags, you won't want to stop. Popular SewCanShe blogger Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield shares quick and easy techniques that can be used to stitch any size of bag or pouch you wish. These beauties make sought-after gifts, and because they're so simple to make, you won't mind whipping one up for everyone in your life! More
Learn timesaving techniques to make patchwork bags and baskets of almost any size!

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Once you learn how to make these bags, you won't want to stop. Popular SewCanShe blogger Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield shares quick and easy techniques that can be used to stitch any size of bag or pouch you wish. These beauties make sought-after gifts, and because they're so simple to make, you won't mind whipping one up for everyone in your life! 
 Once you learn how to make these bags, you won't want to stop. Popular SewCanShe blogger Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield shares quick and easy techniques that can be used to stitch any size of bag or pouch you wish. These beauties make sought-after gifts, and because they're so simple to make, you won't mind whipping one up for everyone in your life!
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   Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield

Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield is one of the bloggers behind SewCanShe and the co-author of "Just For You: Selfish Sewing Projects from your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers." Her work is also featured in publications such as Stitch Magazine, Quiltmania and One-Yard Wonders.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Fabric, coordinating thread and stabilizers (amounts vary depending on the size of project)
2 . Chopstick
3 . Walking foot (optional)
4 . Zipper foot (strongly recommended)
5 . Cutting mat
6 . Rotary cutter
7 . Acrylic ruler
8 . Seam ripper
9 . Pins
10 . Magnetic snap closure
11 . Zipper 

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Project Planning
00:15:22

Meet Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and learn about the three projects you'll make during class. You'll see how each is customizable, then discover how to create and use gridded interfacing. You'll also get tips for laying out your selected fabric.

Lesson 2 : Easy Patchwork Pieces
00:16:12

Caroline shows you how to fuse patchwork units with speed and accuracy. Then sew, press and trim your units to prepare for project assembly.

Lesson 3 : Patchwork Basket
00:27:24

Learn how to add stability to your projects by choosing the right interfacing every time. Then, sew and shape your piece before adding handles and completing your beautiful basket.

Lesson 4 : Custom Tote Sides
00:26:41

Prepare each part of your tote or pouch by using easily customizable pattern pieces you can make yourself. Caroline shows you how to mark and sew darts for a professional finish. Then, sew and assemble the sides of your bag.

Lesson 5 : Bag Handles & Snaps
00:21:14

Customize the lining of your bag with a pocket and a magnetic snap. Then, stitch handles to the exterior of your bag before finishing it in a few simple steps.

Lesson 6 : Finishing Your Pleated Zipper Pouch
00:22:32

Find out how to prepare a metal zipper with fabric tabs on each end. Caroline shows you how to insert the zipper in your pouch and finish your project with ease.



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