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Camden Bag

Course Price



3/23/22, 6:00 PM

Class Kit

Pattern: $9.00 (can be purchased from instructor)
Kit: Bottom interfacing, plastic tubing, and handle interfacing. (Price will be determined closer to the retreat)

Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced

About the Class

This is the best possible way to use a jelly roll or any strips that you love to make a sturdy, amazing, handmade bag! No shaping required! Come to class with your strips made into rolls (instruction video will be sent prior to the retreat) and you will be shown how to easily make them into a bag. 3 sizes in the pattern and you will get some extra tips to make it even easier. Once you make one, you will see how easy it is and you will want to make one for everyone!

Camden Bag


Amy Mitchell

I started sewing when I was big enough to reach the pedals on my mother’s Singer sewing machine. I made clothes for my dolls and blankets for my animals. I made my first quilt in 4-H and entered it in the local fair. I was hooked! I have been sewing and crafting for over 40 years. My first love has been sewing, making clothes to wear to school and then sewing professionally, making custom clothing for over 5 years. I then branched out on my own making clothing, wedding dresses, blessing dresses, and anything else that seemed fun and interesting! I love a challenge and learning new things.

I have created and designed for several companies over the years and have had projects published in different magazines. I have been teaching others how to make their own creations and taking classes to learn fun, new techniques for years. I have been having the most fun teaching my 12 year old daughter how to sew and craft and she is one of my favorite students!

My amazing husband, Dwayne and I have been married for 30 years and he is my biggest support and enabler. We have 3 children, two sons 23 (married for almost 2 years now) and 17 and my mini-me who is 12. We love to spend time together camping, hiking, watching football and they don’t complain much when I drag my projects along to keep me busy. I am the Event Coordinator for Sew Simply Stitched and am so excited that you are joining us!
Follow me on Instagram: @5rusticknots and @thequiltedpoppy
Teaching Camden Bag

Fabric Requirements

Sides: Small: 1 1/4 yards or 16– 2 1/2” x 42” strips, Medium: 1 1/2 yards or 20– 2 1/2” x 42” strips, Large: 3 3/4 yards or 37- 2 1/2” x 42” strips
Binding, bottom and handles: 1 yard for all sizes.
Side Interfacing: (Duet Fuse II by Bosal is recommended) Small: 1 yard or 1 roll, Medium: 1 1/4 yards or one 25 yard roll, Large: 2 1/2 yards or three 20 yard rolls or two 25 yard rolls
Bottom Interfacing: Precut Camden Bag bottoms from Bosal, or 1 yard (20” x 36”) double sided fusible stiff interfacing.

Class Supply List

Sewing Machine and coordinating thread
Microtex 90/14 needles
Basic Sewing Kit (seam ripper, measuring tape, scissors, ect.)
rotary cutter, ruler and cutting board
Iron/ ironing table or wool mat
Thimble (This is mandatory, your fingers will thank you!)
Milliner’s needles, size 7 for hand sewing
Giant buttons (2-4) Some will be available in class