Bag Making with ByAnnie Founder and Designer Annie Unrein

Sharon Thomson

CLASS: The Ultimate Travel Bag or the Bon Voyage Tote from ByAnnie

DATE: Monday & Tuesday 25th & 26th June

COST:  $240 pp plus pattern & materials includes Meet & Greet Annie session on Monday 23rd July at 5pm on Monday 25th June

Do you know of ‘By Annie’ designs? If you don’t you will soon. Annie’s bags are seen everywhere and made in every sort of amazing fabric. The distinguishing feature of Annies bags is the use of her ‘Soft’n’Stable’ bag wadding and her very own range of bright ‘bag hardy’ interchangeable zips & mesh. Her range also includes hard to find sturdy hardware such as D rings, rectangle spacer units and spring clip sets in nickel or antique brass. Annie’s bag designs are innovative and diverse and the patterns are very popular and easy to understand. We are incredibly lucky in Berry to have the chance to host Annie Unrein so you can all learn to make her best selling Ultimate Travel Bag!  (And a second smaller project if you are fast!) OR the Bon Voyage Tote (And a second smaller project if you are fast!).

We’ve chosen the projects to give you the choice of a useful, large bag with loads of bag construction learning opportunities or a smaller more manageable project with different construction and zip insertion techniques. We imagine that there will be two groups in class, some working on the large Ultimate Travel Bag and some working on the Bon Voyage tote. Each group will see and hear about the techniques the other is employing during the course of the two days so it’s almost like two classes in one. Also if you are speedy, you may of course begin a second smaller project while we have Annie on hand to guide us!

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Annie’s bag designs are innovative and diverse and the patterns are very popular and easy to understand. We are incredibly lucky in Berry to have the chance to host Annie Unrein so you can all learn to make her best selling Ultimate Travel Bag! 

About Annie Unrein

A creative lifetime quilter, Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and ByAnnie.com has been designing patterns and teaching since 2000. Annie is the creator of ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable®, an innovative product she designed to add body, stability and a professional finish to purses, bags, home dec items, and more.

Her quilts and designs have been published in the US publications: Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Quilt, Quilter’s Newsletter, and Memory Makers magazines.

With a focus on practical and useful projects, Annie’s patterns appeal to a sewists of all ages and levels and serve as a great base for classes. Annie’s goal is to write patterns that are easy to understand with complete instructions to guide you every step of the way.

A popular Craftsy instructor, BERNINA Ambassador, and official Superior Threads Educator, Annie has a broad range of information to share from using the proper supplies and equipment to easy techniques that give professional results.

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