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Classmate Bag

Course Price



3/24/22, 9:45 PM


3/25/22, 6:00 PM

Class Kit

Classmate Pattern by Atkinson Designs $10 order from    (I will have some for purchase)

Skill Level

All Skill Levels

About the Class

Size: open 12” x 21”    closed 7”x 12” x 1”
Keep your supplies organized and ready to go to your next sewing retreat. Clear pockets to easily see what you have. I always keep mine 'loaded', so I can grab and go.  It is one less thing to think about when I head to a retreat. "Lots of pockets - fill 'em, fold 'em and go." Learn a few additions I have made that make this bag even better. Cutting instructions will be emailed after sign-up. Don’t let the zippers and vinyl scare you, they are easy to install.
The cutting instructions will be emailed to you after sign-up.  Because you will have everything cutout and labeled for class, you should complete most of your bag during the 3 hour class time.

Classmate 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.

Fabric Requirements

1/2 yd NON-DIRECTIONAL cotton print for outside and some pockets
1/2 yd NON-DIRECTIONAL cotton (lining)
1/2 yd contrast (binding & handle)
2 1/2 yds Shape Flex
12" x 21" Soft & Stable ByAnnie
1/4 yd clear vinyl

Class Supply List

-2 - 14" or larger zippers (goes next to the outside print)
-3/4" clip with D ring  (I will have some for purchase)
-18" of 1/2" or 3/4" velcro non-adhesive    
-Sewing Machine and coordinating thread
-Zipper foot
-Vinyl foot (optional)
-Basic sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, pins, measuring tape, ect.)
Rotary cutter and mat
Ironing station (optional)