You Can Sew Knits - Make a Mini Knapsack
You Can Sew Knits - Make a Mini Knapsack: Jen Stern, jsterndesigns.com
Remote via Zoom - Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn / reinforce basic sewing skills in a 3 hour session, while making this versatile drawstring backpack! That’s right, you do not need a fancy sewing machine or serger to sew knit fabrics! Join Jenn and learn how to get great results using a few basic built-in stitches on your sewing machine. After practicing sewing on a variety of knit fabrics, we’ll explore some cool techniques while making a fun knapsack. The body of the bag is made from a ponte knit that’s stable enough to hold it’s shape. Learn how to use knit binding to finish the top edges of the patch pockets. Then stabilize the bottom edges of the bag with fusible stay tape.
A drawstring closure will keep all your stuff inside. We’ll take advantage of the fact that some knits curl to make a quick, no-sew drawstring!
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create straps just by folding the edges together and securing them with the triple zig-zag. Choose one or two shoulder straps and customize the length so it’s comfortable to tote around.
You’ll leave class with a knit bag that’s ready to take with you on all your errands... Hands Free!! Some pre work is required (link below) to be ready for this 3 hour class.
Please Note: Pre-class Preparation