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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" for small size or 1 1/2 yd for large 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), available here
- (1 )22"closed-end nylon zipper
- (1) spool coordinating thread

We have specially curated kits, available here

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

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy

Instructor: Meg Bulthaupt

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Included Materials



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