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Versatile Dresden Tote Bag


Versatile Dresden Tote Bag
Teacher - Karen Pratt, Creamcraft Goods
Technique - Bag Making
Skill Level - Intermediate

Create a classic boxy tote with optional expandable sides. With this bag, you'll learn how to box out corners to create a roomy, useful tote bag, create bag handles, and how to make an optional expandable sides. You'll also learn how to pair up fabric and embellishments together to make a pretty bag! With a pattern and instructions made for this class, we will go step by step on how to create it from start to finish. 

Class Registration: $60


Supplies Needed for Class: 
- Basic Sewing Supplies (straight pins and pin cushion, scissors, seam ripper, fabric marking pen or pencil, small cutting mat (no larger than 12x18), and a rotary cutter)

Fabrics Required by each Student:
- 1 yard of either duck canvas or lightweight canvas such as My Happy Place by Lori Holt Home Décor line (for the body of the bag, bag handles, and inside pocket)
- ½ yard of print fabric (contrasting fabric for the bag handles and top of the bag trim)
- ½ yard of print fabric (for the inside of the bag)
- 1 yard of Pellon SF101 Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing or something similar like Pellon 809 Fusible Stabilizer.
- 1 sheet (10.5 x 13.5 inches) of cross stitch plastic canvas (for the bottom of the bag)
- 2 yards of cotton webbing for removable bag strap
- 1 set metal snap button (example purchased at Hobby Lobby, Sewology brand)
- 2 1-inch Metal D-rings (example purchased at Hobby Lobby, Sewology brand)
- 1 1-inch Metal Adjustable Slider (example purchased at Hobby Lobby, Sewology brand)
- 2 1-inch Metal D-ring swivel hooks (example purchased at Hobby Lobby, Sewology brand)
- 2 sets small Double Metal Cap Rivets (example purchased at Hobby Lobby, Sewology brand)
- 1 5 x 3 piece of leather
- 1 9-inch zipper
- Grommet tool setter 
- Hammer 
- 3 pre-made Dresdens or Hexies (small, medium, and large).

Optional for expandable sides:
- ½ yard of suede or leather cording (cotton cording is okay too)
- 4 cord beads (to secure the ends of the cording)

Thanksgiving Point members receive 10% discount on Class Registration. Member discount does not apply to Kit Fee. Thanksgiving Point does not issue refunds or exchanges for special events. All sales are final.

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