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The Bag Makers Workshop

Freddy Bag Workshop - 01/19- 01/21 - VIDEO ACCESS ONLY

Workshop Requirements and Descriptions: 

Refer to the original workshop page for all descriptions and requirements .

Please read ALL details below before purchasing.

  • Skill level requirement: Intermediate-                      What is you skill level?
  • Sewing machine requirement: Flatbed Industrial, Janome HD9 or domestic if able to sew multiple layers confidently 
  • All supplies required as mentioned in the supplies list ( See below)

 With your purchase, you will receive everything that is included in the workshop- the pattern pieces, the prep videos and access to the Facebook private group. This is where you will find everyone else that will be in the workshops. You can post questions, comments, share your work and even meet the instructors. There will be instructional videos to help you prepare for the workshops posted in this private group.  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.

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

Freddy is an icon where Maggy55 patterns are concerned. Everyone loves it, everyone wants to make it.
This version of Freddy takes the hobo-style backpack, and turns it into a gorgeous shoulder bag.
And those pockets! Who doesn't love pockets! The exterior now has double slip pockets to hold your phone, keys, etc with plenty of room to spare. And speaking of pockets, the interior slip pocket is incorporated in the lining for a more refined, sleek look.
This bag is a great everyday bag, plenty of room for all your on-the -go necessities, all while looking stylish.

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 eight 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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