Bag Maker's Retreat - November 15-17, 2024

Sew and relax with friends at retreat

November 15th - 17th

Roy E. Estle Library in Dallas Center IA

Friday and Saturday 9 am to whenever and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Join us for a fun retreat where we will focus on bag making! You will have the opportunity to make two bags during the retreat with instruction and demos.

Julie Doy will be teaching us how to make these two bags. Julie and Kristen will also be available to help with any other bags you are working on. Julie will be bringing her rivet press and demo-ing how you can use it to make your bags look very polished!

Come sew with friends!! We have a big room at the library all to ourselves! Each person will have a 6 foot table. There will be shared cutting and pressing stations. If you do not want to make bags, you are not required to make them. You are welcome to work on any of your own projects.

Prep work: Interfacing your bag pieces can take as long as construction.  To make the most of your time, please have the pieces interfaced, quilted (if desired) and cut out.  If you plan on quilting your fabric, cut the pieces an inch larger, quilt and then do the final cutting.   If you have prep questions, please email the shop.

The following meals are included in the price:

Friday - Lunch 

Saturday - Lunch 

Sunday - Hot Brunch

Plus Drinks and Snacks!

What to Bring:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Tools
  • Small washable glue stick
  • Clips
  • Zipper foot
  • Walking foot
  • Projects to work on
  • Small cutting mat
  • Small Iron
  • Power Strip
  • Desk Light
  • Snacks
  • Pillow or Chair pad - the Library chairs are not too comfy

Refunds: These events often sell out, so if you need to cancel, please let us know asap. If you cancel before October 15th, you will receive a refund minus a 5% handing fee. If you cancel after October 15th, we cannot offer a refund. If you have someone to take your place, there is no fee for a friend to take your place. We just ask that you work out any exchange of payment with them and let us know asap.

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