Kicking off our 2019 Season of Homegrown Workshops

Crossbody Bag

Are you tired of looking for the bag that fits all your unique needs?  Or are you tired of paying top dollar to get that perfect bag?  Well, this workshop is for you!

Join us at the Customized Bag Workshop!

We will show participants how to customize a basic bag pattern with special touches such as custom pockets, adjustable straps, bag hardware, embroidery, applique, and accessories.  We will also talk about the importance of fabric selection and placement.  By the end, we would like you to have a sturdy bag that shows off your personal taste, while being useful enough for real life.

Read on for more details:

Crossbody Bag

Instructors: Amber Brown McFadden and Carol D. Johnston

Date: Saturday February 23, 2018  

Time: 10 AM to 4 PM with an hour break

Location: Best Little Retreat Center

Number of participants: 2 to 8 people

Participants who complete the class will learn how to: Construct a basic bag with structure and lining, attach an adjustable strap to the bag, create pockets based on customized measurements, and insert a magnetic clasp or Velcro closure.

Some pre-workshop homework will be required.  Detailed supply list and instructions will be sent to each participant a couple of weeks prior to the workshop.  But to help you understand what will be involved, here is a preview of what you will bring to the workshop:

Approximately 1 3/4 yards of prewashed and cut fabric for outer bag/bag straps plus 1 1/4 yards bag lining, nylon strap webbing, ½ yard fusible interfacing such as Pellon Shape Flex, 1 package of Annie’s Soft and Stable, bag hardware, and standard sewing supplies.

If you are not an ASG member, for the same price, you can join ASG and pay the member workshop price.  This way you get all the access, retail discounts and other benefits of membership in addition to the workshop! To join click the button and choose TX/PLANO as your chapter affiliation:

Now that 8 people have signed up for the class, we have opened a wait list. If you are interested in taking this class, please sign up and we will contact you if a spot becomes available. Thank you.

Here’s the link to register on our website:

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2 thoughts on “Kicking off our 2019 Season of Homegrown Workshops”

  1. my friend Susan is signed up for this workshop and I would like to join her. We are both new member to American Sewing Guild and look forward to many exciting events.

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