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The Foxtail Crossbody Bag

Class Description

The Foxtail is a small everyday bag, perfect for carrying all your essentials on an outing or while travelling. With a slim profile, this bag can easily be worn under a jacket to keep your belongings extra secure.

3 zippered compartments will keep this efficient bag well organized. The front pocket has a curved opening, adding visual interest to the bag front and is a great spot to store a phone. The main compartment opens at the top, good for holding a wallet or other larger items. The final pocket is the smallest, with an angled side opening. This is the perfect spot to hold keys!

The Foxtail is a fan favourite in the bag making community, and for good reason. Once you make one, you’ll be hooked!

This project is great for a confident beginner. As always, preparation time will be key to ensure all fusing is complete prior to assembly.

Finished size is approximately 13” x 9.5”


Saturday, May 4th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Lunch break from 12:30-1:00pm. Bring your own lunch or enjoy one of the many restaurants and cafes near our new location! We’re happy to provide recommendations!

Please see our Class Guidelines and Policies before registering.


Supply List


  • Sewing Machine in good working condition; bring all your feet, accessories and manual
  • Zipper foot for your machine
  • Extra needles for your machine (we recommend Microtex sharp size 14)
  • Good quality polyester thread to match/coordinate with fabric (we carry Wonderfil Designer Polyester and a heavier HomeDec)
  • Bobbins for your machine; prepped and filled with your thread of choice
  • Fabric scissors, craft scissors, and thread snips or small scissors
  • “Not so good” scissors for cutting zipper tape
  • Sewing needle for hand sewing
  • Fabric glue or double-sided tape
  • Small ruler

Nice to have, but not necessary:

  • Walking foot for your machine or IDT system
  • Small cutting mat
  • Lighter to seal zipper and webbing ends
  • Small screwdriver

Fabric requirements:

  • 0.45m exterior fabric (or 2 fat quarters)
  • 0.45m lining fabric (or 2 fat quarters)
  • 1.8m strap webbing 1.5” (or extra exterior or coordinating fabric)
    *The strap can be made from webbing, fabric, cork, etc

**Please note that directional pattern designs will require more fabric

 Included with the class:

  • Foxtail Crossbody Bag pattern
  • Interfacing & stabilizer kit including
    • 0.9m Fusible woven interfacing (SF101)
    • 0.25m Fusible Thermolam
  • Notions & hardware kit including:
    • 1m zipper tape
    • 3 zipper pulls (circle or rectangle drop)
    • 1 rectangle slider (1.5”)
    • 2 triangle rings (1.5”)
    • 2 swivel snap hooks (1.5”)

**Colour and finish for zipper tape and hardware is up to you! Select from current Embellish stock when you pick up your pattern and other provided pieces.

Please label your supplies! 

All tools, fabric and notions are available at Embellish unless otherwise stated. Take advantage of our helpful and knowledgeable staff to assist in choosing fabrics; we love making recommendations! We are happy to offer a 10% discount on additional class supplies, and a one time 20% discount on rulers, rotary cutters, and cutting mats.

The Foxtail Crossbody pattern, stabilizer kit and hardware kit are required for this class and included in the cost.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Confident beginner
Materials Included: Pattern, Interfacing kit, bag hardware and zippers
Requirements: Exterior fabric & lining fabric 1.8m strap webbing 1.5" (or extra exterior or coordinating fabric) Sewing machines and basic supplies * See description for details
Instructor: Shannon Gardiner
Instructor Bio: Co-Owner, Shannon Gardiner, a Certified Window Design Specialist and BurdaStyle Certified Teacher, has a long history of design passion with experience as a custom closet design specialist, custom bag designer and maker, theatre practitioner and makeup professional. Shannon is also devoted to teaching and assisting customers with their personal sewing projects pertaining to fashion, accessories, and home d?cor.

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