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Sew Mad Bags

1-2 Day class

Take a break and sew a Sew-Mad Bag. Use your sewing machine decorative stitches to embellish fun random size patches. Then turn your new fabric into a handbag. This is total playtime!
Sewing machine required.

Pattern Fee: Tote Bag Pattern — $8.00, Hobo Bag Pattern — $12.00 (includes hardware)



  • 3-5 fat quarter yards in your favorite colors
  • 2-3 zingers fabrics (accents) These could be quarter yards or scraps
  • A quarter yard (not a fat quarter) for handles
  • A half yard backing fabric This fabric will be covered with other fabrics and never seen. ( I prefer a cotton upholstery weight fabric for stability. )
  • A half yard for lining ( Select a lining fabric or light weight cotton. Colors may match or accent. )


Solid or multi-colored cotton or polyester. Choose both matching and accent colors.


  • 34” x 16” of batting
  • Lace, ribbon, trim, cording for accents
  • Solid or multi-colored perle cotton or thin yarn for accents.
  • Buttons, sequins, purchased appliques
  • Velcro or large snaps for closures

Other Supplies

  • Sewing Machine
  • Size 16 or 18 Sewing Machine Needles
  • Walking foot (optional but very handy)
  • Iron
  • Pressing Surface
  • Press Cloth
  • Extension Cord
  • Basting Spray (optional)
  • Starch
  • Small Paint Brush (optional)
  • Glue Stick (optional)
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • C-thru Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Basic Sewing Kit

20 students maximum, irons for every 3rd student