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Intermediate - The Poolside Tote

Intermediate - The Poolside Tote

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The Noodlehead Poolside Tote is the perfect tote for anyone who wants to make a roomy tote bag and level up their sewing skills at the same time! This bag is perfect for the pool, beach or picnic. It can fit 3-4 beach towels along with a handful of other items. It has two pocket options, a zippered closure or a slip pocket (or you could do both - one on each side) and a key loop. 

Rather than making fabric handles, we'll use webbing, which will be part of the materials kit. 

This class is over 3 sessions; Tues, June 11th 6pm to review the pattern, get your fabrics and begin cutting out if you'd like (or you can do that part at home) then Tues and Thurs, June 18th & 20th 6-9pm to make the bag. 

Skills you will learn

  • How to sew a zipper pocket to your lined bag
  • How to sew webbing to your bag
  • How to interface and line your bag
  • How to sew an interesting facing detail to the interior of the bag

Skills expected: Advanced beginner sewing skills. If you've made a few simple bags like a tote or our clutch, you're good to go. 

Materials: You'll need to supply your own fabrics for this class but we will provide the webbing for the handles, zippers and interfacing in a materials kit.

Second stitch, located in the back of Topstitch (and opening in May), will have fabric choices you can choose from. You can get fabrics during our first session of class. 

You'll need: 

Requirements based on 44” wide fabric.

  • Exterior fabric 1 1/4 yards mid weight fabric (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)
  • Lining fabric 1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)
  • Accent fabric (Handles, pocket lining) 3/4 yard
  • Accent fabric (facing) 1/2 yard
  • twill tape or ribbon 1” wide 4.5’’ piece
  • Fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20’’ wide) 2 3/4 yards
  • 10” zipper (optional if you want to do the zipper)
  • swivel clasp (1’’) or d-ring (1’’) (optional if you want to do the swivel)

Materials provided: The poolside tote pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing.

Max number of people for class: 6

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