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The Bag Makers Workshop

Zip Around Wallet w/Cell add-on: Video Access Only

Workshop Requirements:

  • Skill level requirement: Intermediate 
  • Sewing machine required: Cylinder arm, flatbed, Janome HD9. or a domestic that can handle 4 layers of quilting cotton and 1 layer of Kraftex.
  • Must have experience with zippers, glue and DST
  • Instructions will include the cell phone add-on and strap
  • All supplies required as mentioned in the supplies list.


 Now, for a limited time only, you can purchase the videos from the Zoom workshop for the Classic Zip Around Wallet (CZAW) with cell phone add-on, featuring Sue Cheek of Maggy55. With your purchase, you will receive everything that was included in the workshop- the pattern, the prep video and access to the Facebook private group. This is where you will find everyone else that will be in the workshop. You can post questions, comments, share your work and even meet the designer herself. There will be instructional videos to help you prepare for this project posted in this private group. This is also where you will find all our vendors exclusive offers, just for you. And if you wish to watch or sew along with the live Zoom group, you can. In real time! It’s just like being there. The only thing that is different is you will not be able to interact with the live group. You will be able to ask questions during the live feed, but those questions may or may not be answered right away. And any questions you might have after the workshop is over, is always welcomed in the private Facebook group and will be answered as soon as possible.

You will have INDEFINITE access to the recordings on our private YouTube channel. The videos are labeled, and time stamped for your convenience. And you can even save them to your own playlist so you can find them easily, over and over again.

This offer will expire on June 1st, 2022

Who is a good fit for this option?

- Anyone that just wants the video for all the great information, tips and tricks offered along the way.

- Anyone who doesn’t really want or need the social aspect of a live workshop.

- Anyone who has enough bag making experience that can watch and learn easily.

- Anyone that just wants to access the information on the videos on their time, whenever it fits in their schedule.

Who is NOT a good fit for this option?

- Anyone that would feel left out because they cannot interact. 

- Anyone that would be really frustrated if their questions are not answered right away.


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About the Bag

Now you can make the Classic Zip Around Wallet, even on your domestic machine!
This workshop will focus on the exclusive use of QUILTING COTTON ONLY in order to help you produce this popular wallet.
We are also adding the cell-phone pouch instructions and you can decide if you want this on your wallet or just as a separate pouch.
The bonus in this workshop is the strap. Finally, you have asked and we are delivering!
This is a 3 day workshop and the price includes life time access to the recordings of this class, membership in the private Facebook group where you can get to know the instructor and the other bag makers joining you in this workshop. You will also receive exclusive vendor discounts, learn from our Demo Darlings and have your name added to the door prize wheel!

About The Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Sue Cheek, and I am the owner and designer of both Maggy55 patterns, and Maggy55 finished handbags.

I have been sewing leather handbags for over 8 years, and have loved every aspect of it. I was a custom drapery designer for many years, and a lot of the design elements that I used in that industry, can be reflected in the details of my finished bags and patterns.

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