New Online Class

By Judith
 on May 31, 2020

We are still very much in lockdown here, so 'teaching' has had to look very different for me.


Aside from my free video tutorials on YouTube, I trialled an online class last month with my ladies - the Causeway Hexie Cushion.


Feedback from the ladies was really positive and I'm looking forward to showing you their results!


Spurred on by their brilliant results and encouragement, I'm making another class available - the Applique Hearts Boxy Bag.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)This class will be available first to my ladies from 8th June, and then to the general public from 6th July.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


As before, the class will consist of 4 weekly YouTube videos, with an optional zoom session at the end of each session (existing class members only).  This is when we check in with each other, talk about any issues, swoon over our progress and fabric choices etc.  and generally stay connected (as best we can!).


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


This boxy bag design is a variation on my original Boxy Bag class I designed and taught way back in 2011!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


I often call it my book bag, because the short handles and sturdy body really lend themselves to carrying heavy books and files, to work, college, church or the library!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


However, I also think it would be a great project bag.  There is a handy divider pocket which could keep a pattern book with lots of room in the main bag for a knitting or crafting project.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


I chose to needleturn my hearts onto the bag, but as you will see in the 'what we cover' section below, I also show you how to machine applique too!


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


So here's what we will cover in this class:


*hand applique (Needleturn)

*machine applique (Satin and blanket stitch)

*suitable materials for the bag


*reinforced divider pocket

*snap fasteners for divider pocket

*making handles

*handbag construction


Many of the materials I have used in this bag are available in my shop.


Applique Hearts Boxy Bag (online class)


So if you need another practical and sturdy bag in your life, or can think of someone who would love one, why not join us on either 8th June or 6th July for some step by step handbag making fun!


Happy sewing!


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