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Switchback Bag



Tara is teaching all the ins and outs of bag making! This is a 6 hour class covering all the skills needed to begin making your own bags including quilting, using soft & stable, attaching zippers, making & using bias binding, & more. You will construct a Switchback bag as you learn the skills to set you up for success in future bag making classes offered by TQL.

Class participants receive a one time use 10% off discount for notions & materials purchased from TQL for this class. Please mention your class at the register to redeem.

Required Materials:
Switchback pattern
5/8 yard Main Fabric
1/3 yard Block Fabric 1 ( front pocket, flap, bag back)
1/3 yard Block Fabric 2  (front pocket, clap, bag back)
7/8 yard Lining Fabric
7/8 yard Coordinating Fabric ( straps, tabs, zipper strips, bindings, interior gathered pocket)
36 x 39" ByAnnie Soft  Stable
3/4 yard Fusible Interfacing
24" single slide zipper 
30" double slide zipper (need at least 42" of zipper tape & 3 pulls to make front pocket, interior zippered pocket and bag closure)
3 yards 1" polypro strapping
5) 1" D-Rings
2) 1" rectangle rings
2) 1" hooks
2) 1" sliders
3/8  yard fold over elastic, 20mm
Thread to match fabrics for top stitching

In addition to the required material above, each participant should have a sewing machine in good working order, machine needles, rotary cutter, quilting ruler, small fabric scissors, seam ripper, & pins &/or clips. Optional items include mini iron, wool pressing mat, cutting mat, Frixion pen, sewing awl, flatter spray, clapper, & tape measure.

If you do not have a sewing machine you may rent one from the shop for an additional $10. Please contact us at 405-594-7845 at least three days before class to reserve your rental sewing machine.

Lunch not included, you may bring your lunch &/or snacks or leave for a lunch break. Please only bring drinks with closing lids.

Please be advised are unable to refund class fees. However, we do understand that circumstances may arise so we do offer an exchange policy should you need to move your registration to another class. To move your class reservation please email orders@quilt-lady.com or call us at 405-594-7845 at least 2 business days prior to your scheduled class.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Tara Varnell
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.