Flight Bag
Advanced | 1 hour 52 min
Sew Bag
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This structured bag offers great opportunities to learn all about bag construction and finishing. Betz walks through every step of the process – from stabilizing each piece of the bag through adding hardware. Along the way you’ll learn how to create pockets, pleats, zipper panels and straps. Ultimately, you’ll create a bag with structure that you can use to transport your essentials in style, and you can apply these sewing fundamentals to many other projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 yard main fabric (Betz uses canvas)
  • 1 yard accent fabric (Betz uses solid linen)
  • 1 yard lining fabric
  • 1 yard fusible fleece
  • 1 yard cotton woven fusible interfacing
  • 16" metal zipper
  • Straight pins
  • Thread to match your main fabric
  • 1 1/2" slider buckle
  • Two 1 1/2" rings
  • Metal twist lock closure
  • Marking pen
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric shears, large and small
  • Pinking shears
  • PDF templates
  • Paint stirrer and chopstick
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
Learn how to:
  • Installing metal zipper
  • Adding full lining
  • Creating slip pocket
  • Adding straps and buckles
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make a flight bag
  • 11 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by expert instructor Betz White
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
219 users recommended this class to a friend
Glenna Chitwood
Great step-by-step instructions - may be a little difficult for a beginner, but honestly, with the steps being so clear, maybe not. I hadn't done a zipper in years, and it turned out great. Love it, and am going to make a couple more for gifts.
March 22
Louise Wylie
great instructions. Just wonder why I needed to purchase a yard of coordinating fabric - 1/2 yard would have been more than enough. very happy with my bag though.
January 17, 2023
Anne Marie Hansel
I feel that she did a great job and it was really nice being able to work with her. I made my bag and am very happy with it. Thanks so much.
January 8, 2023