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The Compass Bag

  • Bolt Fabric Boutique 4636 Northeast 42nd Avenue, Ste C Portland, OR, 97218 United States (map)


This class meets twice. Saturday October 11th and 12th from 2 pm - 5 pm.

This class is a great introduction to bag-making taught by local artist April Alden. Students will make their very own Compass Bag by Noodlehead. Learn all about finishing details and take your sewing skills up a notch. Leave with your own handmade bag and get excited about making your next one!

In this class students will learn:

  • How to install a zipper

  • Placing rivets

  • Top stitching

  • Strap construction

Supply List:

  • Compass Bag pattern by Noodlehead.

  • Woven fabric in the required yardage for size. Medium-weight woven fabric recommended for the exterior, denim, canvas, or home-dec fabrics. Quilting cotton recommended for lining and accent fabrics. Please pre-wash fabric according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • 8” zipper (6” for small size bag)

  • Matching sew-all poly thread

  • Fusible woven interfacing

  • Hardware: (2) 1” wide D-rings, (2) 1” wide swivel snaps, (1) 1” wide strap slider, magnetic closure, rivets (optional)

*Materials and supplies are NOT included in the price of the class. All materials are available to purchase at Bolt Fabric, either in store or online. Students will receive 10% off of supplies purchased at Bolt Fabric. Please purchase supplies in advance of the class, as it is necessary to pre-wash fabric to manufacturer’s specifications.

** Please note that classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Learn more about this and all our policies here.

Earlier Event: October 10
Sewing with Knits
Later Event: October 15
Beginning Sewing: Make a Work Apron!