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The Bag Makers Workshop

Maddy Saddle Bag Workshop -Video Access Only

Please read ALL details below before purchasing.

  • Skill level requirement: Intermediate -                      What is you skill level?
  • Sewing machine requirement: Ideal for a cylinder arm or flatbed. Can also be made using the Janome HD9.
  • Must have experience with  Glue and Double Sided Tape
  • All supplies required as mentioned in the supplies list

Now, for a limited time only, you can purchase the videos of the Zoom workshop for the Maddy Saddle Bag, featuring Sue Cheek of Maggy55. With your purchase, you will receive everything that is included in the workshop- the pattern pieces, 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 Aug 10, 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

This perfect sized Saddle Bag has a soft feel with a stylish curved shape and a full front flap that features a decorative braiding. The edges of the flap are finished with a bias binding that has no raw edges. The flap is secured with a magnetic snap and once it is lifted you will find a full pocket underneath to hold those quick to access items like keys or a cell phone. The 31⁄2” wide base gives this bag great depth and provides ample room for all your items. The interior is simple yet functional and has a zippered pocket on the back wall and a 2 sectioned slip pocket on the front wall. The unique strap feature can go from a shoulder strap drop length of 14”, to full crossbody length by simply adjusting the buckles on the side. The shape and extra width on the strap also gives a more comfortable carry while giving you a stylish design. The convenient grab handle at the top makes picking up your bag fast and quick. You will just fall in love with this fabulous bag!!!

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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