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Blue Calla Workshop

We are excited to officially announce our Blue Calla workshop!

Join us for a full day of sewing, Sunday November 13th from 9am-5pm. You'll learn how to create the Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote, with expert instruction from Celine, owner of Blue Calla.

Blue Calla Tumbleweed Toiletry ToteThe Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote is a larger-sized bag, with two separate compartments and two top carry handles, making it perfect for organizing and carrying your toiletries and cosmetics while travelling. It can also be altered for use as a hobby bag or even a lunch bag.

The top zipper compartment has a softer body with a metal frame that allows it to open nice and wide, providing a clear view of the contents. Either a single or double pull zipper can be used for the closure, depending on personal preference.

Under the top compartment is a large train case with a zippered mesh compartment in the lid. The train case is more structured with foam interfacing so that it does not collapse under the weight of the top zipper compartment. A double pull zipper is highly recommended to make the train case easier to open and close.

You will be required to come to class with all pattern fabric and interfacing pieces cut out and attached. You will be provided with a instructions/video on how to do that. You can always come ask us questions at Embellish.


Details

Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2022 / 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Best Western Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, Ballroom A (930 Burnham Street, Cobourg K9A 2X9)

Experience Level: The Tumbleweed is best suited for someone with intermediate bag making skills however can be completed by a confident beginner.

Course fee: $150 (Includes bag pattern, tea/coffee, morning and afternoon snack and lunch)

Optional Supply Kit: $65 (Includes the Interfacing, Notions, and Supplies that are required for this workshop. You will be provided an order form to pick colours and options for these items after you’ve registered and paid

Spaces are limited. Register online, call, or visit us in-store to book your spot today!

REGISTER ONLINE


Supply List

Purchase your supplies from Embellish and save 10%! Discounted kits are available for the required Interfacing, Notions and Supplies listed below.

Fabric

Exterior Fabric:
  • 1/3 yd [0.3 m] quilt weight cotton/canvas (42” / 106 cm wide);
  • 14” W x 12” H [35.6 cm x 30.5 cm] cork/vinyl OR quilt weight cotton/canvas. Note: if not using cork/vinyl please interface with fusible woven interfacing.
Always buy extra fabric if your print is directional!

Lining Fabric:
  • 2/3 yd [0.6 m] quilt weight cotton (42” / 106 cm wide);
Always buy extra fabric if your print is directional!

Supplies & Notions

NOTE: The Interfacing, Notions and Supplies listed below that are required for this workshop can be purchased here as a discounted kit for $65 + HST. You will be provided an order form to pick colours and options for these items after you’ve registered and paid.

Interfacing:
  • 3 yards [2.8 m] fusible woven interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide);
  • 1/2 yd [0.46 m] foam interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide);
  • 1/2 yd [0.46 m] fusible fleece (45” / 114 cm wide);
  • 14” W x 11” H [35.6 cm x 28 cm] firm sew-in interfacing
Notions and Supplies:
  • 14” W x 7” H [35.6 cm x 17.8 cm] mesh;
  • (1) yard 1” wide webbing; you can also use cork/vinyl
  • (1) set of rectangle shaped wire frames (dimensions: 10” X 3 1/2” [25.4 cm x 8.89 cm]) with 90 degree angles;
  • (2) metal zipper ends;
  • (1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER: 30” [76.2 cm] double pull zipper OR 29” [73.7 cm] zipper tape with double pulls (#4.5 or #5);
  • (1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER POCKET: 12” [30.5 cm] zipper or zipper tape
    (dress zipper or handbag zipper will work);
  • (1) ZIPPER COMPARTMENT: 22” [55.9 cm] zipper or zipper tape (#4.5 or #5) (can be single or double pull)

PURCHASE SUPPLY KIT


Tools

You Will Need:
  • Working sewing machine
    (bring all your feet and accessories just in case);
  • Zipper foot for your machine;
  • Extra needles for your machine
    (We recommend Microtex sharp size 14);
  • Good quality polyester thread to work in your machine
    (Embellish carries Wonderfil Polyester and a heavier HomeDec);
  • Bobbins for your machine;
  • Fabric glue or double-sided tape;
  • Sewing needle for hand sewing;
  • Small Ruler;
  • Fabric scissors;
  • ‘Not so good’ scissors for cutting zipper tape
Nice to Have, but Not Necessary:
  • Walking foot for your machine or IDT system;
  • Small cutting mat;
  • Lighter to seal zipper/webbing ends;
  • Small screwdriver

Spaces are limited. Register online, call, or visit us in-store to book your spot today!

Please see our Class Guidelines and Policies before registering.

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