New Craftsy Class Giveaway!
Lazies, Get ready to join me for round 2 at Craftsy! My second class will launch soon. To enter the giveaway to win free enrollment in my class, follow the link at the bottom of this post. Here are the scrumptious projects in Zippered Bags With A Twist: The One-Zip Way. We’ll make Sweetpea, Becca and Fobio. With all three projects, I share my Lazy tips, tricks and techniques along the way.
Sweetpea Pods, Becca Bags and Fobio.
The End of Zipper Nightmares!
Have you ever had the zipper pull come off of a project? Did it strike fear into your stitchy heart? I’ve been there, and it’s awful. In my many years of sewing, I’ve know one thing for sure – if the pull comes off, I’m done. Well, by the end of this class, you might just be looking for zippers to cut apart!
Here I am on the set at the end of the two-day shoot! Me with my Girls – hello lovelies!
Zippered Bags With A Twist class enrollment Includes:
The whole class is focused on my One-Zip zipper technique and my easy Pull-On trick to get the zipper pull on. For all three projects, cut the zipper to pieces, install one side flat and straight, then bend and add pulls to finish.
6 high def video lessons totaling 2+ hours of Lazy goodness
Class materials: resources and PDF download instructions for all three projects
Personalized guidance from me for your questions
Opportunity to share pics of your class projects with me and other students
Note: Craftsy will be offering a kit of zips, pulls and key fob hardware. I’ll post info when I have it.
What I Cover In Class
– Becca, Sweetpea and Fobio from start to finish
– The One-Zip and Pull-On zipper/pull techniques
– All my juicy tips and tidbits along the way
– Choose the right presser feet, needle position
– Working with directional fabric
– Control the bias during construction
– Auditioning zipper pull colors
– Manipulate zip for a perfect finish
– Embellish with ribbon
– Adding key fob hardware
– Tips for using double-sided sewable tape
– Adjusting a regular zip for the One-Zip technique
– Boxed corners: identical and different
– See how I assess and manage my work throughout each project
Value of a Class
Not sure about the value of taking a class at Craftsy? Check out what some of my amazing 7,500+ students/classmates have to say about my first class here: Zip It Up class reviews
One of my absolute favorite Becca Bags is this Poker themed bag for holding cards and chips.
You know Sweetpea is sweet. She is the perfect size to hold treats. In the class, I share my tips for working with ripstop nylon for a moisture resistant lining.
Have you made a Bendy Bag? Use the leftover triangles to make two Sweetpeas!
Join me in class and we’ll make Sweetpea together!
I’m a fat quarter pack buyer. I can’t help myself.
I especially love to find a fun theme like these sock monkeys
and then use the collection to make a group of projects that work together.
Enter the Giveaway
Follow the link and enter the giveaway for free enrollment in my Craftsy class: Zippered Bags With A Twist: The One-Zip Way.
My class launches soon. Be sure to enter the giveaway by May 30, 2016. I hope to see you in class!
I’d love to hear from you! Have you taken my first class? Consider adding a review at Craftsy. Will I see you in my new class? I can’t wait!
Do you have a nightmare zipper story to share? We’ll conquer that memory together.
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Been sewing for about 60 years and always hated working with zippers until coming across the Lazy Girl Way of working with them when making up bags, totes, etc., thanks to Joan. Would love to view one of her classes for more of her fantastic tips for working with zippers. At 75yo, never too old to learn new techniques…
I love Sweetpea and they are soooo addictive. Can’t stop making them, like eating M&M’s. Question??? You list Coats & Clark as one of the suggested zippers. I cannot find a source for extra pulls for them. Have even tried to contact them and not received an answer. Do you know of any source?
Hi Marlene, I do not know a source for Coats & Clark extra pulls. Use the zips you have and keep the extra teeth for grab tabs, or sew them into a seam and use them like piping. Also, check out what Terry Atkinson is doing with her newest Wine Bottle Tote bag pattern – she uses zipper teeth as handles – love it!
Loved your Craftsy Class on Bendy,& Run Around. Wonderful and so much fun to sew with you Joan. Thank you. Can’t wait for your upcoming class.
I do not like zippers, always have problems, so I get discouraged with projects that require them. I have to order a lot of supplies for many projects I am involved in on line, those type of zippers for your classes are not available here either.
Have made several of your bags – love the easy way to put in zippers! Start to finish goes so fast! Winning your new Craftsy class would be a dream come true!
I need to try your method!! Love to win the class 🙂 Love all the craftsy classes. It is a great format. Glad the Lazies are in it !!
Just wanted to chime in on purchasing zippers…hope that’s ok (too late now, I guess! ?)
I live YKK zips and purchase them online on etsy. I use a shop called “zipit “. They’re located in Wisconsin…like to shop in the states if I can…and have an amazing assortment of YKK zips and pulls. Personally I think they are the best quality available. Plus if I’m going to spend all that time and money on my project, I don’t want a cheap zipper. These aren’t expensive and come in a bazillion colors!
As far as Joan’s class….adore it! Joan is so thorough and explains everything so well. Can’t go wrong with her classes! So excited for the next one!!! Lazy girl and craftsy are the best!!!
Oh Joan, now that class I would love. Have been meaning to make one of your great projects but need more “know how”. This class I would love to take then I would be sewing up a storm.
Have followed your sewing career since watching you on Kay Woods show.
Your way of presenting a new pattern is the best…very calm and easy to understand. I’ll look to taking your class.
Love your bags. Patterns are always so accurate. Hope I win your new Craftsy class.
I love your bendy bag pattern! You have great directions and it is easy to make and the are great gifts! Great JOB!!!
I really enjoy your class and now you will have another class!
I can not wait to learn new things from your class:)
Thank you for the chance to win your Craftsy class..how fun that would be… I’ve never taken a Craftsy class and this would be one I could really use. Thanks again.
OMG I am so excited – I have been wanting to purchase these patterns and would LOVE to have your personal instructions available too. I took your first class and have made all three projects multiple times now. Definitely an awesome value! Thanks for doing another class, Joan!
Oooooo! Who can resist these delightful little bags! Been sewing forever, but I have anxiety issues when it comes to zippers! I try to avoid them at all costs — but I want to make those adorable bags! Help!
So excited that you are going to have another class (love the first one)!! I purchased the Becca pattern and have made several that I gave as gifts (and a few for me)!!
I have been sewing since I was a child, and I have mastered some fairly complicated techniques, done heirloom sewing, made quilts, even my own wedding dress and a christening gown, so I am NOT afraid of a challenge. But zippers……even though I know HOW to install zippers, I would avoid patterns I really wanted to make because of a zipper. And even if I did decide to go ahead and make something with a zipper, I wouldn’t have a zipper on hand, because I hated zipper. I even signed up for a different class on Craftsy about zipper installation, but it was the same old same old, and didn’t help. So when I saw Joan’s class I was not optimistic, but I thought the Runaround Bag was so cute I wanted to make one. Well…….to make a long story short, I am not only over my fear of zippers, I am sewing with zippers like a fiend, and in a few short months have gone from zip to over 300 beautiful, glorious zippers of all sizes and colors. I can even begin to explain how good this class is. You MUST take it. And start setting aside money to buy zippers. Lots of them. And probably more fabric too. Because the other thing that will happen is that the bags are so cute that you won’t get to keep many of them. So more fabric is going to be a MUST as well.
Love all your bags
This looks like a great class. Thanks for the opportunity.
Thanks for the chance to win a Craftsy class!
I luv these cute zip-bags,haven’t tried them yet,but i’m willing,lol
Love learning from your patterns, you have the best patterns ever! The pictures make it all make sense and I know if I buy one I can make it .
Would love to win this class and learn your technique with zippers! Two questions – is the hardware included in the class; e.g., the fobio hardware? Are the zippers special ones that can only be purchased online or are they your typical zipper that can be purchased at places like Fabircland? Thanks and my fingers are crossed!
Sounds like a very informative class and right up my alley I love purses, totes, and bags of all sorts. I’m always looking for new and easier ways to insert zippers, especially decorative ones.
Joan. Love your wit. You are exceptional. Please let me know when your next class is. I have,been purchasing your patterns since way way bag. Your Lazy Girl name drew me to you. I am a huge fan. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Now can you come up with a great nursing bag for Homecare,RNs? Shannon Finn