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bag series: gingham tote

In need of a new cross-body bag for the Spring?  This is the one! Join our instructor, Erin for an all-day Saturday class where we'll be making the Gingham Tote by Anna Graham/Noodlehead.

This hardworking tote will be your go-to bag to bring wherever life takes you. The Gingham Tote features a ton of useful pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry, and short leather handles which are a convenient alternative to carrying it cross-body. In addition to the two pockets on the front, there is also a large slip pocket behind the zippered pockets and a large, divided slip pocket inside the fully lined bag.  Finished dimensions of the bag are 14" tall x 14" wide x 3" deep.

During class, students will learn how to sew with zippers, how to install rivets + magnetic snaps, and will work with leather straps. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have prior bag making experience. Students should be able to confidently thread and operate a sewing machine independently.

We are offering a cutting session on Friday, April 5th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM to help students prepare their fabric needed for class. Register your seat for the cutting session here. Students who are unable to attend the cutting session will be responsible for preparing and cutting their fabric on their own prior to the start of class.  If you choose not to attend the cutting session, you will need to arrive for class with all of your materials already cut out.

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Gingham Tote by Anna Graham (Noodlehead)*
- exterior fabric: 3/4 yd of quilting cotton or canvas
- lining fabric: 1/2 yd of quilting cotton
- pocket lining fabric: 1/2 yd of quilting cotton
- exterior pocket + strap fabric: 3/4 yd of quilting cotton
- fusible interfacing: 3 yds of Pellon SF101
- (2) 7" non-separating zippers
1-1/2" adjustable strap slider and (2) 1-1/2" metal rectangles
- 3/4" magnetic snap - available options: goldnickel
- (10) medium rivets (optional) - available options: gold, nickelbrass
- (2) 1"x15" leather straps
wonder tape

*Pattern Note: The 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.  Available for purchase in our shop.

Required Tools:
acrylic ruler and rotary cutter
- fabric scissors

seam ripper
seam gauge
- chalk or frixion marker
pins or clips

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, 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:
Materials Included: No
Requirements: *Pattern Note: The 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. The book is available for purchase in our shop!
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.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090