Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Texture Magic Totes Class in Phoenix

Yesterday I presented a Texture Magic Trunk Show, and taught a Texture Magic Totes class at 35th Ave Sew and Vac in Phoenix, Arizona.

Texture Magic Totes is one of the first TM friendly patterns designed by Annie Unrein.
I like teaching this tote as a class because it can be easily sewn in 3 hours, allowing students to go home with a finished project.

One of the fun parts for me is seeing the variety of fabrics used by the students and how each bag turns out so well.
I showed them some of the wonderful threads that can be used by Superior Threads. This student used Razzle Dazzle with Texture Magic.
I love to stand back and let them steam and shrink their own fabrics, and then hear the excitement in their voices as they see the "magic" begin.

A class member brought a bag she had made previously. She had added a pocket on the outside of the bag, embellished with embroidery.

Susan Albrecht is the Texture Magic Rep for Arizona. She worked on a bag along with the other class members.

Even though this was the first time most of the class members had worked with Texture Magic, they still felt comfortable putting their own personalities in their projects. (yea ladies!)
Some added pockets, or batting to the textured parts.

Some enlarged the pattern to make a bigger tote.

When batting is sandwiched in between the Texture Magic and the fabric, it gives it a waffle look.

One student brought a Textured Totes and Accessories she had made. She created her own style with a self designed flap.

The stitching of the Texture Magic was done with a decorative stitch on her machine.

More Razzle Dazzle for the bottom. This would be a good tote to carry our threads.

I thought this was a great fabric combination: cherries on the top and a basket fabric for the Texture Magic on the bottom.

All the students did a wonderful job and were so creative! I am so proud of them for their enthusiasm and willingness to try a new product.


Material Mary said...

great project for the class and they did wonderful!

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Annie said...


Loved seeing the pictures from your class. Great job on those totes, ladies! The addition of the pocket on the outside is a great idea. Now why didn't I think of that?


Cindy said...

Hi Nedra,
I just spent a delightful hour enjoying your blog, it is fun to see all the great things you are doing! You are creating and serving others, things you do so well. I miss you and the fun retreats that I enjoyed so much.
Life is good! Your blog is now on my 'google reader', I love to see what you are creating. I actually finished a quilt. I was so pleased.
Take care,

Live Well With Judi said...

Nedra: Those women did wonderful things! I am so impressed. It makes me want to make this bag again. It seems to change by just changing the fabrics or adding pockets, etc. Sounds like you're having a great time in Phoenix! Hugs

Dawn said...

They are all wonderful!! Your sudents did great...must be a great teacher!!