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April Sew Days

The sew day for April 2 is cancelled due to COVID-19.  We anticipate that the sew day for April 15 will also be cancelled, but if we are allowed to meet, we will be sure to let you know!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Assuming that sew days resume in May, there are a few date changes to the upcoming summer meetings. Please put these on your calendar. 

Thursday, May 7, 1-6 - as scheduled
Wednesday, May 13, 11-5 - new date

Thursday, June 4, 1-6 - as scheduled
Wednesday, June 17, 11-5 - as scheduled

Wednesday, July 15, 11-5 - as scheduled
Thursday, July 23, 1-6 - new date
Bags for BACA
  • Cut fabric 20" x 44" - leaving selvages on.
  • Press under 2-1/4" on short edges. (Selvage ends - if no selvage, finish with 1/4" seam.)
  • Stitch 1-1/4" from fold on short edges through all layers
  • Place a 22" length of ribbon or cord inside the fold close to stitching. 
  • Stitch again across short edge - along selvage close to edge (or along finished edge) (Fig 1).
  • Secure ribbon at center (Fig 2)
  • Fold bag in half, wrong sides together, stitch both sides, skipping over ribbon casing area. (Fig 2)
  • Draw up ribbons and tie bows on the sides
Finished size is approximately 20" x 20". 

Feel free to use this pattern or any other pattern with a similar finished size.  Another pattern option can be found here.  Please adjust fabric measurements to allow for the correct size bag.
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