Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way
Learn Joan Hawley's one-zip method for sewing bag zippers to create accessories that stand open when they're unzipped. You'll sew two fun bags and a custom key fob using Joan's included patterns and tips for controlling bias edges, adding fun faux piping, creating boxed corners and more.
As "Lazy Girl," Joan Hawley always finds the easy and fun way to a successful project. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, Joan is also a popular author, teacher, designer and blogger. In addition to her successful pattern line, she has developed her own line of interfacing, Sew Lazy, and designs notions for Clover Needlecraft. Joan is passionate for purses and poodles, loves the thrill of the written word, collecting books, thinking about gardening and occasionally burning a new recipe.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Start by getting to know instructor Joan Hawley and the adorable projects you'll be able to make in this class: whimsical Sweetpea Pods, darling Becca Bags and versatile Fobio key fobs! Next, Joan will reveal the revolutionary one-zip technique you'll apply to your projects, as well as tips for picking the perfect materials for your projects.
Dive into the Sweetpea Pod project, and learn lots of fabulous new sewing tips along the way. Joan will show you how surprisingly easy it is to install the zipper, and shares tips on controlling bias edges. Next, add a gorgeous faux piping effect that looks more complex than it is.
Finish your Sweetpea Pod by carefully aligning your project and zipper pull, keeping everything centered and polished. Along the way, Joan will share construction tips that will help you elevate your sewing skills and achieve a perfectly pressed small project.
Apply your new one-zip prowess to the Becca Bag, which is just as fun in a small or large size! Joan will show you how to determine the best size of project for your zipper (or vice versa), and she'll demonstrate how to install the zipper and add a beautiful decorative flange.
Your Becca Bag is almost complete, but not before you add more beautiful faux piping and functional topstitching to complete the look. Joan will also share her tips for creating a perfectly finished bag, from the zipper to neat and tidy boxed corners you'll love!
Wrap up the class with a lovely little project that can be customized in endless ways. Meet the Fobio, which can hold keys, attach to your Becca Bag, hold a badge as a lanyard and much more! Joan shows you how to do everything from customizing your Fobio with piecing to installing the hardware neatly and efficiently.