Bag Making Workshop

Bag Making Workshop was a great success. See pictures in gallery.

Were you excited by Kate Yates' lecture at our January meeting? I know I was! Well, Kate was kind enough to agree to facilitate a Bag Making Workshop for our guild. Here are the details.

When: Saturday, April 22nd 10:00 - 3:00

Where: Patch Reef Community Center Boca Raton, FL

What: Noodlehead’s Explorer Tote 

Cost: $12 for small tote and $14 for large tote


You can sign up and pay for the workshop in the store. You will need to choose whether you will be making the Small or Large tote.

You will be responsible for bringing your own (precut) fabric and interfacing. Noodlehead provided suggests as to the types of fabric and interfacing but you are welcome to decide for yourself what to use.

Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

Recommended Fabrics: *Waxed Canvas for contrast bottom. Waxed canvas, cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, home dec for exterior. Medium weight (5-6 oz.) fabric for accent. Quilting cotton for lining.

*If substituting fabric types for contrast bottom, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable recommended).

Size small noted in { }

You bring:

  • 1 yard Exterior Fabric
  • 1 3/4 yard {1 yard} Lining Fabric (includes interior pocket)
  • 1/2 yard Contrast Bottom*
  • ½ yard {¼ yard} Accent Fabric (includes strap/handles)
  • 2 ¼ yards {2 yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)
  • 3/4 yard {½ yard} Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F – 44” wide)
  • 1 yard {½ yard} Fusible Medium-weight Interfacing (Pellon 809 – 44” wide)
  • 24” {20”} purse zipper (for optional recessed zipper closure)
  • Thread
  • Water soluble pen/tailor’s chalk
  • Denim or Microtex needle
  • Pinking shears
  • Turning tool

SFMQG will provide:

  • (2) 1”-wide metal D-rings (large only – for detachable strap)
  • 1 ½”-wide metal strap slider (large only – for detachable strap)
  • (2) 1 ½”-wide metal swivel snaps (large only – for detachable strap)
  • Small Turn Lock (approx. 1-3/8” x 3/4”  is recommended)
  • Seam sealant
  • Ironing stations

I look forward to seeing you all at this exciting workshop! If you have any questions regarding the supplies or pattern please email me at


Andrea ~VP of Events