Saturday, 4 April 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

7989 Belt Line Rd , #168, Dallas, TX, 75248, United States

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Saturday, 4 April 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Best Little Retreat Center in Texas, 7989 Belt Line Rd , Dallas, TX, 75248, United States.

Let’s Make a Wristlet! 

In this Homegrown Workshop taught by Susan Cimino you will learn both bag making techniques and how to sew on cork/faux leather. 


We will use Janelle MacKay’s pattern (Emmaline Bags), Flora Wristlet with an added interior zipper pocket, slip pocket, and interior 1/2” hook for keys. In this class we will concentrate on using cork fabric or faux leather (vinyl).

Bag Details:

  •  Janelle MacKay’s pattern (Emmaline Bags), Flora Wristlet
  • 11” wide, 6” high, 1” deep
  •  Plus added 
    • interior zipper pocket
    • slip pocket
    • interior 1/2” hook for keys

Class Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 4
  •  Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Location: Best Little Retreat Center in Texas
  • Class Limit: 8 participants
  • Lunch not included – bring you own or grab lunch nearby

You Bring:

  • Flora Wristlet PDF Pattern taped together and ready to use
    • $7.99 purchase from https://emmalinebags.com
    • Make sure scaling is set to “actual size.”  1” x 1” test square is included.
    • Print duplicate of any pattern piece that needs to be cut “on the fold” and tape the 2 pieces together on the center line.
  • Cork or Faux Leather for bag exterior
    • 18”x22”
  • Interior Fabric
    • Fat Quarter Quilting Cotton or similar for lining
    • 8”x8” quilting cotton or similar for interior pocket
  • Fusible Fleece
    • 12”x14”
  • SF 101 Light Fusible Interfacing
    • 8”x8” for interior pocket
  • Zipper
    • 1” wide, non-separating
    • Match to exterior fabric
  • Hardware
    • 1/2” Swivel Snap Hook for Wristlet Strap
    • 1/2” D Ring for Wristlet Strap Connection
    • 1/2” hook for interior
  • Basic Sewing Supplies
    • Sewing machine
    • Upholstery thread (or similar) to match exterior for top stitching
    • Polyester thread to match exterior and lining fabrics
    • Sewing Machine Needles
      • Universal
      • Top Stitching
    • Blind Hem Foot (great for top stitching)
    • Marking pen/chalk
    • Clips - We cannot use pins in cork or vinyl
    • Scissors

If you order any supplies from Emmaline Bags, please keep in mind that delivery may take 8-10 business days. You can find supplies locally from Joann’s or quilt shops such as Not Your Mama’s Quilts (https://www.notyourmamasquiltstore.com). Sallie Tomato (Fox Lake, Wisconsin) is a good online resource (www.sallietomato.com).  More detailed information will be provided to class participants before class. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellations will be refunded less the $5 processing fee until 3/28/20.  After that date, no refunds can be given.

American Sewing Guild


The American Sewing Guild is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.

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