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The Retreat Bag - Virtual Sewing Class


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This virtual "class" is a video where we'll show you how to make the retreat bag, designed by Janelle MacKay for Emmeline Bags + Patterns.  The retreat bag is a perfect bag for make-up, sewing, or knitting supplies! This bag is to easy to make and holds lots of goodies.  The frame on this bag creates an opening that stays open no matter what, making it both handy and professional looking.  This bag has two size options, a small pouch and large pouch. 

Once you purchase this product, you will receive a PDF download with a link to the video tutorial.

Skill level: confident beginner/intermediate 
+must have rotary cutting experience for cutting; there are no pattern templates given. 

What you'll need for this class: 
  • The free Retreat Bag 2.0 Pattern - you can download it here 
  • Fabric + other materials as outlined below (or purchase one of our kits!)
  • Pins 
  • Clips 
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Seam Ripper 
  • Frixion pen 

Fabric + Material Requirements: 


- 1 fat quarter for the exterior 

- ½ yard for the lining 

- 1 yard of medium weight-fusible interfacing  

- ¼ yd of fusible fleece 

- 16” YKK zipper 

- Style A Internal Wire Frames 


- ½ yard for the exterior

- ¾ yard for the lining 

- 1-1/2” yard of medium weight -fusible interfacing 

- ½ yard of fusible fleece 

- 22” YKK Zipper 

- Style B Internal Wire Frames 


  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090