Let's Get Organized - Ditty Bags



Back in the days when America was a seafaring nation, apprentice
sailors made their own ditty bag as part of their apprenticeship.

In the course of making the bag, these apprentices learned all the
sewing skills they would need as a sailor: how to sew flat-felled
seams, installing grommets, and more. And, they had a useful bag
to carry all their tools and personal supplies when they went to sea.

As an apprentice purse-maker, you will learn all the skills needed to
make bags and purses as you make your own Ditty Bag:
Continue to practice quilting fabric with Soft and Stable.

  • Learn to make and attach borders and handles.
  • Learn to attach a single-slide zipper.
  • Learn tips for sewing along curved edges.
  • Learn to make and attach bias binding.

Ditty Bags are perfect for any gender and any age. The pattern
includes three graduated sizes so that you can carry just about
anything and everything.

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Skill Level: Beginning
Instructor: Cynthy Kram
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