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Retro Weekender Bag with Melissa Mortenson

with Melissa Mortenson

$29.95

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Intermediate Course
Retro Travel Bag

Join us in class to create your own Retro Travel Bag. This bag is great for a weekend away or for kids to use as an overnight bag. It is fully lined, features an exterior zipper, and one large interior pocket. You can even choose from one of 3 handle styles!  Melissa Mortenson will walk you step by step through the bag construction process. In the class she shares some of her favorite sewing tips and tricks along with suggestions for picking out just the right fabric for your bag.

What to Expect 

  • A PDF pattern to download for the class
  • Handbag construction techniques
  • Three handle options
  • Special zipper insertion technique
  • Using grommets and handbag hardware
  • Working with different types of interfacings and stiffeners

Materials List

Fabric:

1 yard of cotton fabric, pattern is suitable for laminated fabrics, cotton fabrics such as quilting weight cotton, light weight home decor fabric. Not suitable for stretch fabric. 

1 yard fabric for bag lining

1/2 yard fabric for inside bag pocket

1/2 yard fabric for outside bag pocket

1/2 yard fabric for view B purse handles

1/4 yard of fabric (or fat quarter) for purse handle tabs if making view A

Interfacing:

1 yard 45” wide Fusible Fleece

1 yard 20” wide Medium Weight interfacing

1 1/2 yards 20” wide Heavyweight fusible interfacing such as Thermoweb Heavyweight Non Woven Interfacing OR Pellon Flex Foam Interfacing.

(note if you are making the bag from laminate fabric purchase sewn in interfacing, not fusible).

Handle Options, pick one:

2 purchased purse handles for view A

OR

2 yards 1’’ wide cotton webbing for sewn view B Handles

OR

1” wide Leather Belt Blank that is at least 48”.  Leather hole punch, 1/2” leather rapid rivets and setting tool, 1 piece of plastic canvas.

Notions:

30” metal zipper

14” metal zipper for outer pocket

2 packages of bias piping

1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape

1/2 yard 1” wide ribbon (if using purchased purse handles)

Sewing Machine Notions:

Teflon Foot, if sewing with laminated/coated fabric.

Cording Foot

Zipper Foot

Walking Foot

Recommended: Micro Tex Needle

Miscellaneous:

Spray Paint (if you want bamboo handles another color)

Basting Spray/ Glue Stick

Piece of interfacing or tissue paper to trace pattern pieces

Fabric Safe Marking Pen

Binding Clips

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Melissa was fabulous and it’s an adorable bag! I’ve been sewing for a long time now, and she taught me some new things so well worth it! However, girls at Riley Blake…. You have got to upgrade the player… The intruputions due to the player was almost unbearable! Ugh! I could hardly get through it….. But orgionally I wanted to watch her put this bag together because I want to teak it to make a pet carrier for my papillon… And I think it will work with a sports mesh on one side and on top. I just have to make it a little wider 😝 It’s so cute I think I will make one just as she has it for me! Thank you Melissa.

    • Thank you for your feedback and your comments. We are working on the buffering issue this week. It will get better. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review.

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Melissa Mortenson

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