Hey there I’；m in Vegas! I’；m teaching this week at Riley Blake’；s Fabric Fest. ？I am so excited that the event is finally here. I’；ve been planning out the details of my class all summer.decorative pillow cases
Part of planning out my class was making a few new Retro Travel bags to use as classroom examples. While I was sewing them I thought of a few new modifications and enhancements.
Little details and things to make it sew up better. Plus a few new options for pockets and handle attachments. ？I’；ll be re-releasing the bag as a full PDF downloadable pattern this month! ？I won’；t take down the tutorial but if you’；d like some additional options for the pattern or to have it in a format to print you’；ll be able to just download it. Easy Peasy. ？I’；ll let you know when it shows up in my Pattern Shop.
For my class I made the bag out of Pink Chevron with a touch of lime green. I love the way it turned out. ？So fun and summery!
So far I’；ve had so much fun teaching my class and connecting and meeting some new people! The bag is a lot to make in one sitting， but I’；m hoping mostly that all of my students leave learning a few new tips and sewing techniques. I really want them to leave and feel like they learned something not just sat and made a bag for a few hours.
Yesterday I also had the privilege of teaching a lecture on Finding your Signature Style with the girls from Simple Simon and &； and Lindsay from the Cottage Mama. ？I taught the section on finding creative inspiration and had so much fun researching the topic and pulling together my presentation.
Lindsay brought all of these AMAZING samples with her and I snapped this photo of this happy shadow on the presentation yesterday. I love the silhouette of the clothes! ？(FYIpersonalised teacher gifts， the graphic from my presentation is from Rhonna Designs)
I’；ve also had a blast shopping in the GIANT fabric store they brought in and meeting some amazing people! ？I’；ve got 2 more classes to teach. Wish me luck!
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