Craftsy has offered my readers a chance to win one of my favorite Craftsy classes for free! I had a hard time deciding but ultimately chose the “Tinkertote” bag class. You learn a fun way to incorporate quilt-as-you-go to make tote bags, clutches, wallets, potholders and much more.
I love how easy it is to follow the class, rewind at tricky parts and share your finished project with other students that took the class.
Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from your stash to build out from a single square using a freehanded approach that celebrates the uniqueness of each quilted bag. Whether you prefer straight-line or free-motion quilting, your extemporaneous blocks will blossom as your bag comes to life. Add a simple pocket or follow Tara’s instruction for a painless hidden zipper pocket. Learn how to add material to the bottom of your bag for extra durability and box corners for extra stability. Finish off your quilted bag with a magnetic closure and eye-catching bias binding. Or hand-sew an invisible binding for extra sophistication.