My Aotearoa Tote is fairly straightforward if you have a bit of appliqué and quilting experience, but you'll learn a great positive/negative appliqué method and lots of tips on binding and quilting to make the whole thing come together smoothly.
Here's the ad I've written up:
Want to learn how to make your own Aotearoa Tote? I am running a class at Opua Arts so you can learn how. October 12th and 19th (Wednesday mornings), 9am till 12.30pm.
Your own sewing machine and some basic sewing, quilting and appliqué skills required. $60 pp.
This is a project-based class where you will learn the ins and outs of positive/negative appliqué and come away with a funky New Zealand styled tote bag to show off!
This class includes machine quilting and binding, so plenty of tips and tricks are included to help you get great results with these skills.
Different applique designs will be available for the bag sides so you can customise your layout, and a full written pattern is included in the cost.
Students will need to provide their own fabrics and materials. A needs list will be provided on receipt of a deposit of $20.
What I like about this bag is how customisable it is. Students get to pick their own mix and match of patterns. And they can make them simple or trickier depending on how long they want to spend appliqueing.
So, get in touch if you want to make your own eye-catching version of this bag. I'm looking forward to seeing some different colour ways and pattern choices!