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Make the Koda Cross Body Bag with Jan Lyons


Bag making is a lot of fun and especially gratifying when made with your own handwoven fabric!  You will receive a detailed copy of the pattern and Jan will take you from start to finish to complete your one-of-a-kind bag.  There are no pattern pieces, just measurements for this bag, so the prep is straight forward.  Some sewing experience necessary; can be done by a confident beginner.


When:  Saturday, October 19, 2024, 10 AM – 6 PM


Cost: $125.00 plus $10.00 materials fee paid to instructor (check price)

$130.00 plus $10.00 materials fee paid to the instructor (credit card price)

To register to pay by check/cash, email Beth.


Minimum 5 students; maximum 6 students


You will only need to bring your bag exterior fabric and lining fabric (see detailed information below).


These items will be provided in the materials:

  • Pellon SF101 Woven Fusible Interfacing for outer bag and lining
  • Purse hardware: 2 rectangle rings and 1 adjustable slider (nickel or antique brass)
  • Zipper tape: 2 lengths to make two 9-1/4” zippers with pulls
  • Canvas webbing for strap and connector tabs, approx. 60”
  • Fusible fleece (if needed)


Student Materials List

For the bag exterior, you will need a piece of handwoven (or commercial) fabric measuring 12 “x 24”.  It can be in 2 pieces as long as you can create a back and a front each measuring 10-1/2” W by 10-1/4” H. 


You will also need a strip 1-1/4”x 8” for your zipper tabs but this can be of another fabric or your lining fabric if you choose.


For the lining, you will need 1/3 yard of 44” wide fabric.

We will be adding pockets to the interior of the bag and there is one exterior pocket, so have enough lining fabric for these three pieces:

Exterior pocket – 10-1/2” W x 10-1/4”H

Interior front lining panel - 10-1/2” W x 10-1/4”H

Interior back lining panel – 10-1/2” W x 20-1/2”H (this includes the pockets)







Koda Cross Body Bag with Jan Lyons - October

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