I cut my teeth on my bag making with the Chris W Designs Coco Bag. I have learned so much about sewing great bags from Christine. Her patterns are thorough, clear, concise and, I must admit, a little intimidating the first time you see them. They consist of a ton of pictures and a large number of pages with directions. But...if you follow the directions step by step...before you know it, you have a beautiful, professional looking bag and you will be so proud of your accomplishment.
How would you like to make one of her best bags, Sugar and Spice, with a group of other sewists, getting any help you need along the way? If you are more of a bag expert, join along, too...you could be the help someone else needs.
What do you need to do? Join the Chris W Designs Facebook Page here. It is a closed group so you will need to be accepted. No problem there. Rachel Anaya has been gracious enough to run this sew along and she has some general guidelines on her blog, Tiger In A Tornado here.
I will be blogging throughout this month long project. It begins on Monday, January 12, and ends February 12. Here are some of the Sugar and Spice Bags I have made.
All of them have new homes except one. Time to make more....
Here are some of the general guidelines;
By January 12
Buy the pattern from Chris W Designs pattern store here.
Read over the pattern.
Print the paper pattern pieces.Gather fabric and supplies.
Read the pattern, again.
January 12 - January 19
Cut all of the pattern pieces out of your fabric.
Fuse the interfacing and fleece.
January 19 - February 12