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bag series: market bag

One can never have too many tote bags, and we think the Market Bag by Noodlehead will be your next favorite tote in your handmade bag collection. Join our instructor Mandy to make your very own this June! 

Reminiscent of a vintage rattan picnic bag, Noodlehead's Market Bag is a quilted bag that has a classic tote shape you will "tote-ally" love. The bag has a casual, yet sophisticated look and is large enough to carry everything you need. Using muted or bright colors can really change the feel of this bag - muted fabrics give it a more calm, natural look, whereas bright and bold fabrics really make it pop. Using some fabric scraps for your stash pile can be a fun option too!

The Market Bag features a handy zippered compartment inside that secures your keys or spare change. The leather straps add beauty and durability.  This bag is perfect for any outdoor adventure this summer - bring it with you for a picnic in the park with friends, a relaxing day by the pool, or use it as a grocery bag at your next local farmers market outing. It's roomy enough to store larger items, such as a lightweight blanket, towel, or even your laptop and books. The bag's finished dimensions are 23" wide x 12" tall x 7" deep.

During class, students will practice their accurate cutting skills, quilting and patchwork skills, and will learn how to sew a round bottom on a bag. This class is suitable for our intermediate students who have prior quilting experience. Students must be able to confidently thread + operate a sewing machine independently.

We're offering this class as a 4-week morning series or an all-day Saturday class - choose which session works best for you! (Note: if you choose the weekend option, there is a cutting session on Friday, June 21st - this is an opportunity to cut out your fabric under the guidance of your instructor. If you choose the 4-week morning series class, the cutting session will be included in the first class).

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Market Bag by Anna Graham/Noodlehead* see note below
- exterior fabric: 1 yd of quilting cotton
- lining fabric: 1 yd of quilting cotton
- pocket lining: 1 fat eighth of quilting cotton
- fabric strips - a variety of 2-1/2" wide strips of various length (total length of strips need to equal approximately 4 yards)
- 1-3/4 yds of Pellon SF101
- 1/2 yd of Soft & Stable foam stabilizer
5" zipper
- (2) 1" wide x16" long leather straps
- (3) small spools of coordinating all-purpose polyester thread for piecing and quilting (or one large spool)
- medium rivets (optional - for attaching leather handles to bag)

*Pattern NoteThe pattern is included in Anna Graham's (Noodlehead) book "Handmade Style".  Purchasing the book is optional, but if you want to have a pattern to follow along with during class you must purchase the book.  It is available for purchase in our shop.

Required Tools:
rotary cutter
frixion marker
pins and clips

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email, 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 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090