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Bodobo Big Bag

Learn to make a large tote that is functional and pretty.  It was designed to carry lots of stuff! Sewing stuff, retreat stuff, school stuff, traveling stuff and anything else you can think of.   Pockets on both sides of the inside give it just enough storage for the smaller things, but not enough to interfere with the roominess that is the signature of the Big Bag.

The Big Bag pattern is 6 pages of full color photos and step by step instructions.

The Big Bag pattern DOES NOT include paper templates. Fabric pieces are meant to be cut using a rotary cutter, mat and ruler.

BAG DIMENSIONS: 15.5in Wide x 14in Tall x 6.5in Deep.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate or confident/advanced beginner.

Bodobo Bags Pattern.
Fabric:  If you would like to make your bag like the class sample you will need 1 ¼ yard of the boarder print and ½ yard of the cork.
all others: 1 ⅛ yard of Main fabric (outside panels, pockets and straps), ½ yard of coordinating fabric for the bottom.
1 yard lining fabric,
1 yard soft and stable,
1 ⅓ yard of shape flex,
⅓ yard Fusible Thermolam plus.
1 package of Dritz Large 1 9/16” curtain grommets.
Optional ¼ yard Pel Tex for the bottom of the bag.
Disappearing marking pen.
Your machine in good working order, including foot control and power cord.
Rotary cutter and mat.
Ruler 6x24.
¼ piecing foot,
walking foot,
coordinating thread
basic sewing supplies.(scissors, seam ripper, etc.)

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate or confident/advanced beginner.
Instructor: Suzan Larrimore

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
To adequately prepare for classes and events, we ask that you please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  Your space in class will not be held withhout payment.  Each class has a minimum, and maximum, number of students and may fill, or be cancelled, prior to your payment.

If a
minimum number of students is not met, you will be notified, and your class fees refunded, at least 1 week prior to the class start date.  If you need to cancel cancel, please call the store at least 1 week prior to class for a full refund. No refunds of class or kit fees will be issued for cancellations under 1 week before the class start date. No shows will forfeit class and kit fees.

Upon registration you will be emailed a list of supplies needed for the class. All supplies should be purchased prior to class. Classes typically do not include time to purchase supplies. Unless otherwise noted, all supplies are available at Sew What! Inc.  Students will receive a 10% discount on all supplies listed.

We are diligent about enforcing copyright laws; if a book, pattern or embroidery design is required for a class, each student must purchase their own copy. There are no exceptions.

Students should bring their sewing machine with all of the appropriate parts (including the instruction manual, foot control and power cord). Students must be familiar with the basic operation (i.e. winding a bobbin and threading the machine) of their machine for creative classes, and the machine must be in good working condition. Alternatively, a student may pre-register to rent a sewing machine (when avail;able) for creative classes at a rental rate of $15 per class session.  Students who experiences great difficulty with their sewing machine during class may need to rent a machine.

Please be considerate of others. Do not bring children to class, wear heavy perfume or use cell phones during class. Please be prepared to start class on time.  Our doors typically open 30 minutes prior to your class start time to allow you to set up your sewing space. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.