Intermediate | 58 min
Taught by Joel Dewberry
In this class, Joel and Laurie combine their love of colorful fabric with sewing know-how to make a stunning and sturdy farmer’s market tote bag. Both the interior and exterior of the bag are pieced together with eye-catching fabrics. Laurie walks you through the steps for constructing the bag from the inside out, and covers details like adding fusible interfacing and making pockets. Once the sides of the bag are assembled, she shows you how to add the bottom of the bag and hand-sew the opening closed with a slipstitch. A little decorative top stitching gives the finished bag a polished look.
Learn how to:
  • Apply fusible interfacing
  • Pin and sew curves
  • Hand-sew a slipstitch

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow class on how to sew a tote bag
  • 8 HD video lessons you access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern include - $16 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by designer Joel Dewberry
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
Introduction
00:33
Materials
01:27
Cut Fabric and Begin Construction
02:41
12:39
10:34
Continue Bag Construction
12:35
10:29
Finish Farmers Market Tote
02:45
04:23
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • PDF Pattern
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread snips
  • Seam ripper
  • Sewing machine and thread to match fabric
  • Point turner (or chopstick)
  • Straight pins and pin cushion
  • Hand sewing needle
  • 1/4 yd heavyweight interfacing
  • 1 yd light to mid-weight interfacing
  • 2 1/2 yds of quilting weight fabric (Joel and Laurie chose fabrics from the True Colors fabric line by FreeSpirit)
  • Iron and ironing board
Discussion
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Transcript
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