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bag series: retreat bag by emmaline bags

From Emmaline bags, this pattern is the next level up on a simple zipper pouch, offering a wide base and wide opening which stays open for easy access. Use as a sewing project bag, a knitting bag, a makeup bag, or toiletry bag, the possibilities are endless and we are certain that once you have made it once, you will want to make it again and again!

This pattern is available in two sizes. The approximate finished sizes are Small: Length 8 1/2" Height 5" Width 4", Large: Length 11" Height 6 1/2" Width 7 1/4".

This class is suitable for a beginner who is confident with using a sewing machine. 

Required Materials (Large size requirements in parenthesis):

- The Retreat Bag pattern, downloadable for free when you submit your email address from Emmaline Bags available here (please note the pattern is currently free but may become chargeable at a later date by Emmaline bags)
- 1 FQ (1/2 yd) Exterior fabric (quilting cotton)
- 1/2 yd (3/4 yd) Lining fabric (quilting cotton)
- 1 yd 20" interfacing (we recommend Pellon 911F or SF101)
- 25" x 8" (1/2 yd) Pellon Fusible Fleece Thermolam plus
- (2) Internal wireframes Style A (Style B)
- (1) 16" (22") closed-end nylon zipper
- (1) spool coordinating thread

Required Tools
- Rotary Cutter and Acrylic Ruler OR Fabric scissors
- Pins and/or wonder clips (pins are recommended for garment projects
- seam ripper
- chalk or friction pen
- seam gauge

Ready to go kits are available in store!!

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner who is confident with a sewing machine and has completed Sewing 101 or equivalent level of experience
Instructor: All Instructors

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090