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bag series: firefly tote

This is a perfect bag available in two sizes. The tote size is perfect for a day trip or work bag and the project size is great for knitting or sewing projects or even as a lunch bag. Both sizes feature a fun drawstring closure and interior slip pocket as well as a handy front pocket with an additional zippered pocket making this tote super functional!!

Approx finished dimensions:
Tote size 10 1/2" wide, 5" deep, 14" tall
Project size 8"wide, 5" deep, 10" tall

Students must come to class with all their materials cut and ready to sew. We are offering a cutting session the night before class for students who want some help, sign up is available here

This class is suitable for confident beginner students who can operate a sewing machine independently

Required Materials (project size requirements in parentheses)

- (1) Firefly tote pattern from noodlehead (available here)
- 5/8 yd [1/2 yd] Exterior fabric - recommended canvas fabric (7-9oz weight) 
- 1 yd [3/4 yd] Lining fabric - quilting cotton 
- 1 yd [5/8 yd] Accent fabric 
- 1 3/4 yd [1 1/8 yd] fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101)  (available here) 
- 1/2 yd [1/2 yd] medium weight fusible interfacing (available here)  OR fusible fleece (available here
- (1) 7" zipper [6" zipper] for front pocket, see here for our selection of zippers
- 1 1/2 yds [1 yd] 1" cotton webbing/ leather handles, both available online or in store.
- (1) spool coordinating thread
- (1) size 14 or 16 denim or microtex needle (optional), available to buy in the shop 
- (4) 8mm (medium) rivets (available here
- 2 1/2 yd [2 yd] twill tape/ribbon/cord (no wider than 3/4") for drawstring closure, all available to buy in the shop. 

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

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: Class is suitable for a confident beginner who can work a sewing machine independently
Instructor: Erin Baginski

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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