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Alpen Bag

Course Price



3/21/24, 9:45 PM

Class Kit

Pattern is $10 by Center street Quilts

Skill Level


About the Class

These bags are making an awesome comeback… And you can make them show your personality. The Alpen Bag fits around your waist, or crossbody, with easy access to your phone and all the essentials. . Of course, as I often do, I have added my twist of interior pockets for easy organization. The bag itself finishes at 7”W x 4”H x 2 1⁄2”D. Don’t let making bags scare you. We’ll work step by step to make it easy.

Fabric Requirements

3 Fat Quarters
Soft and Stable or Quilt Batting
16” Zipper
1 1/2 yd 1 1/2” wide webbing

Class Supply List

Hardware: 1 1⁄2” Triangle Ring, 1 1⁄2” Strap Slider and 1 1⁄2” Swivel Hook
Sewing machine in good working order (don’t forget the power cord)
Basic sewing supplies
Size 16 machine needle

Alpen Bag


Rochelle Meyer

I grew up sewing with my mom, mainly clothing. I sewed clothing because I had to if I wanted clothes for school. I sewed crafts because I loved to! Interest in crafts led to quilting. As a youth, I made many whole top quilts by tying them. I made my first real quilt for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I designed it around drawings my daughter drew of all the grandchildren. Most of it was made through trial and error, with a little bit of help from books and quilt shops. That was the beginning of my addiction. I continued to make quilts and to teach myself different techniques. As my last of 5 children entered high school, I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I had taught elementary school before and debated on entering that field again, but it didn’t feel right. The opportunity came to work for a quilt shop, and I jumped at it. Discovered at the quilt shop, that I could combine my loves of learning, quilting, and teaching! For the past 10+ years I have had the privilege of sharing my knowledge with others as I have taught machine classes, embroidery classes and piecing classes. I’m a proud wife and mom of 5 kids, all married to awesome spouses and best of all, I have 8 grandchildren that love to sew along with me.
Teaching: Alpen Bag and Stylish Sewing Caddy


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