Have you been wanting to learn about bag making? Well, you're in luck, since the Summer of 2015 will be the Summer of Bags for PMQG! In just two weekend classes you can learn to make an Amy Butler Weekender Bag with Kimberly Lumapas, and later in the summer in one weekend class you can learn to make a modified Letty Bag with Sam Hunter! Read on for details on the Weekender workshop, and stay tuned next month for info on the Letty Bag workshop (Sat, July 25th if you want to save the date)!
What: Amy Butler Weekender Bag taught by Kimberly Lumapas
When: Saturday, May 30th from 9 am to 3 pm & Saturday, June 6th from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta, Portland--Oscar Romero Room
Price: $92.50 via Square
Travel in style and make your own Weekender Bag! In this 2 day, 12 hour workshop, we will be making the Amy Butler Weekender Bag. This bag is considered to be the Mt. Everest of bag making by many sewers. While it's not quite that difficult, we will be making a quality piece of luggage that will last you for years to come, while learning many techniques that will aid you in your sewing journey.from amybutlerdesign.com:
Finished Dimensions for the Weekender Travel Bag:
14” wide across the top of the bag and 17” wide across the bottom x 14 1/2” tall
x 7 1/2” deep"
Please note, that in order to finish your bag by the end of the workshop, you will need to come to the first session with all materials pre-cut. A supply list will be sent once you have paid for the workshop.
Techniques taught in workshop:
- Making and inserting piping for a polished look to a bag
- Blind zipper insertion
- Constructing a zippered pocket
About Kimberly Lumapas:
Although Kimberly's grandmother was an amazing seamstress who sewed most of the wardrobes for her seven children, Kimberly's mother was more likely to use an office stapler to repair the hem of a curtain instead of a needle and thread. Thankfully, the sewing gene skipped a generation and Kimberly inherited her grandmother's sewing skills, which she honed in middle school Home Ec class. Kimberly loves to teach and is an instructor at Modern Domestic. She is the current Workshop and Retreat coordinator for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild as well as a past Programs Director for the guild. Keep up with all her stitchy shenanigans on Instagram @perfectionnotincluded
Sign-ups will open below on Monday, April 6th at 10 am. Sign-ups will be open to PMQG members only until May 1st, at which point if the workshop is not sold out then it will open to non members.
After attendees sign up for workshop they will be emailed a confirmation email. When attendees have paid for workshop they will be emailed a class supply list and directions to pre-cut fabrics before class.