Some of us sew and dream of travel.  Others travel and dream of what we will sew when we return.  Join Mary Anderson and Lori Clark for a day of sewing to get ready for your next travel adventure.  These two ladies have always enjoyed traveling and now both of them have retired husbands so they can indulge more frequently and have come upon some great easy to make accessories that make life easier when away from home.  In one day of sewing we will make a set of 5 travel accessories to help organize and identify your suit case, keep your travel documents and jewelry secure and give those items in your pocket a place to be once you check into your hotel.  They will also bring samples of other helpful items that you can make with just a bit more time.

Lori.jpgPacking cubes are a great way to keep the contents of your suitcase organized.  Lori will lead construction of a zippered packing cube with a mesh window.  The unique seaming method encloses all seams without the need to apply a separate binding.  Instructions will be provided to adjust the size of the cubes so you can make an assortment of sizes to keep all of your travel necessities contained.

Keep your travel documents safe in a passport pouch.  Mary will lead in construction of this easy bag with two zipper pockets and a neck strap.  It also can hold extra cash, credit cards, or other items.  It can have a layer of RFID fabric added to make it safer as well.

Your suitcase will be easy to identify with a bright luggage tag.  These are so quick and easy to make you will make them as gifts.

A change of jewelry can take a daytime look into evening and expand your travel wardrobe yet not require extra clothes.  A draw string jewelry pouch with mesh pockets will keep your baubles safe and organized. 

Our last project will be a fabric tray that packs flat made using the circle attachment on your sewing machine.  This can also be made in a variety of sizes, maybe one for you and one for your traveling companion.

All of these projects can be made with a yard of quilting cotton and a fat quarter of contrast fabric.  Mesh for the packing cube and Mary.jpgjewelry pouch, vinyl for the luggage tag, and batting for the tray will be provided.  A detailed supply and cutting list will be provided on registration. 

What to Bring:  sewing machine in good working condition, basic sewing supplies, one yard quilting cotton and 3/8 yard contrast fabric (or 2 fat quarters), 4 lightweight zippers – two 18” or longer, two 7” or longer, one package double fold narrow bias tape, 1 ½ yards ribbon that compliments your fabric, and thread to match or contrast.

LUNCH – A box lunch is available for $5.  

Please register with PayPal at the right, or print out a registration form and mail it in with payment.