Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag Class

Our 3rd Craftsy Class!


Don't take one more trip with a bag you don't love!

Learn how to make a quilted bag that's perfect for travel in my third Craftsy class, Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag.

In this class, learn step-by-step construction techniques to make a beautiful travel bag measuring 18½" long x 13¾"H x 8"D.

We'll start with how to create sturdy quilted fabric using ByAnnie's Soft and Stable. This quilted fabric become the bag's front, back and side panels.  

From there, you'll create reinforced handles and sturdy straps.

Next, I will will teach you how to make slip pockets, mesh pockets, combination slip-and-zip pockets and other variations.

With your bag almost ready to put together, I will help you add a stabilizer sleeve to the bottom of the bag, install zippers, shape the bag's edges and bind them beautifully.

Then you'll be ready to join the bag front and back to the side strip, before binding the edges and adding a few last details for a fabulous finish.

Enroll in Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag today, and you’ll save 50% off the already-reasonable class fee!*

*Coupon Details: Get select Craftsy classes from Annie Unrein for 50% off. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires March 12, 2017
To take advantage of the 50% discount, you MUST click on the links from our website. The discount will appear once the class is added to your Shopping Cart.

 

In addition to offering you a discount on the class price, we've also put together Finishing Kits for the Ultimate Travel Bag. Finishing Kits include the necessary zippers, hardware, and miscellaneous supplies for the bag. You can choose from hardware in antique brass or nickel and zippers in lots of fun colors.

To complete the bag, you will also need fabric, ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, and mesh fabric as listed in the Class Materials. We also recommend an acrylic base stabilizer for the base of the bag.

NOTE: This class is perfect for anyone who has already purchased my Carry On! Travel Bag pattern and wants a little help with the project. The Ultimate Travel Bag was inspired by that bag so all the lessons in this class will apply to that pattern as well. Here's what's different between the two patterns:

1. The Carry On! Travel Bag has quilted and fabric pockets on the inside of the bag. The Ultimate Travel Bag uses mesh for those pockets instead. This reduces bulk and enables one to see what is inside each pocket. The slip pockets on the inside of the Ultimate Travel Bag are a little wider so that a gusset can be folded in the pockets on the side so that they can expand a bit more. That feature is not included in the Carry On! Travel Bag.

2. Instructions are included in the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern for adding buttons to the bottom of the bag to reduce wear. That is certainly an option on the Carry On! Travel Bag, but directions are not included in the pattern.

3. The Ultimate Travel Bag includes a handy back strap which allows the bag to be secured to the handles of rolling luggage. Sweet! That feature is not included in the Carry On! Travel Bag.

4. The Ultimate Travel Bag pattern is arranged a bit differently than the Carry On! Travel Bag so steps are done in a slightly different order. Steps are basically the same, though, as are cutting directions and dimensions. 

5. The Carry On! Travel Bag includes instructions for making either 1" or 1.5" straps and handles. Because we feel that the 1.5" handles are more proportionate to this size bag, the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern includes instructions for ONLY the 1.5" straps and handles.


I am a lifetime quilter, and have been designing patterns and teaching since 2000.

I like to create and teach practical and useful projects, with helpful instructions every step of the way—one of the reasons why I’m drawn to the Craftsy platform

My quilts and designs have appeared in publications like Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilt, and Memory Makers magazines, and I also created ByAnnie's Soft and Stable™, a product that adds body, stability and professional finish to purses, bags and home decor.

I can’t wait to connect with you in my third Craftsy class as you add this beautiful and useful travel bag to your sewing repertoire.

Enroll in Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag today, and you’ll save 50% off the already-reasonable class fee!*

*Coupon Details: Get select Craftsy classes from Annie Unrein for 50% off. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires March 12, 2017
To take advantage of the 50% discount, you MUST click on the links from our website. The discount will appear once the class is added to your Shopping Cart.