My Retro Travel Bag Sewing Class!

Travel Bag Sewing Pattern


Hey there I’m in Vegas! I’m teaching this week at Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest.  I am so excited that the event is finally here. I’ve been planning out the details of my class all summer.

Part of planning out my class was making a few new Retro Travel bags to use as classroom examples. While I was sewing them I thought of a few new modifications and enhancements.


Little details and things to make it sew up better. Plus a few new options for pockets and handle attachments.  I’ll be re-releasing the bag as a full PDF downloadable pattern this month!  I won’t take down the tutorial but if you’d like some additional options for the pattern or to have it in a format to print you’ll be able to just download it. Easy Peasy.  I’ll let you know when it shows up in my Pattern Shop.



For my class I made the bag out of Pink Chevron with a touch of lime green. I love the way it turned out.  So fun and summery!



So far I’ve had so much fun teaching my class and connecting and meeting some new people! The bag is a lot to make in one sitting, but I’m hoping mostly that all of my students leave learning a few new tips and sewing techniques. I really want them to leave and feel like they learned something not just sat and made a bag for a few hours.


Yesterday I also had the privilege of teaching a lecture on Finding your Signature Style with the girls from Simple Simon and & and Lindsay from the Cottage Mama.  I taught the section on finding creative inspiration and had so much fun researching the topic and pulling together my presentation.

Lindsay brought all of these AMAZING samples with her and I snapped this photo of this happy shadow on the presentation yesterday. I love the silhouette of the clothes!  (FYI, the graphic from my presentation is from Rhonna Designs)


I’ve also had a blast shopping in the GIANT fabric store they brought in and meeting some amazing people!  I’ve got 2 more classes to teach. Wish me luck!

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  1. says

    How exciting to be able to share your craft with other. And if your class is making those bags, they are in for a real treat! It is beautiful! I love the chevron stripe and in pink makes it even more special! Good luck and have fun!

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