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Claire Handbag



Get ready to Stack, Chop and Swap! Stack two fabrics, chop 'em up, then swap the pieces around!
The front and back will be mirror images of each other, with a fun angled center pocket.

Claire and her handles stand up nice and tall, making this open-top tote great for a purse, tote, or project bag.

Features short or medium length fabric handles and 2 outside and 6 inside pockets.

Finished size approx: 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 4"



Requirements: Basic quilting supplies Sewing Machine in good working order Even-feed/walking foot 1/4" foot Size 90/14 sewing machine needle Non-stick pressing sheet or pressing cloth (optional) Iron & Ironing mat (optional) Rotary cutter with new blade Cutting mat Claire Handbag pattern 7 coordinating fat quarters (3 for outside, 4 for inside), or 5 coordinating 1/2 yard cuts 1/2 yard fleece or foam (fusible or sew-in) 45" wide OR 1 yard if 20" wide 1 yard medium/heavy weight fusible interfacing (20" wide)
Instructor: Lorene Fleming
Instructor Bio: Surry County native, Lorene McCann Fleming, started making doll clothes with a needle and thread around 4-5 years old. She started making clothes on her mother's treadle sewing machine at 9-10 years old. As a senior in high school, Lorene even made bridesmaid dresses for her and her sister for a cousin's wedding. Lorene is a retired home economics teacher and has been quilting for 17 years. She has taught several beginning quilting classes and enjoys planning and hosting quilt retreats. While she enjoys making quilts, Lorene often prefers to make bags, wall hangings, and other small projects.
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