Learn to sew casings and make a drawstring Backpack

Margaret Smith ✂, Sewing Instructor @ Let's Learn To Sew

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11 Videos (26m)
    • Welcome and Supplies

    • Cutting fabric

    • Finishing your edges

    • Marking casing

    • Forming casing

    • Sewing casing

    • Pin the sides

    • Sewing the sides

    • Running ribbon

    • Sewing the straps down

    • Finishing touches and thank you


About This Class


This class is perfect for all skills levels. This drawstring backpack is quick and easy to make. All the seams are straight but the finished bag is anything but ordinary! 

In this class you will learn:

  • Create a drawstring backpack
  • Form a casing
  • Run ribbon through a casing
  • Measure and mark your fabric
  • Learn how to use a seam gauge
  • Learn how to use the Dritz Easy Hem
  • You will learn how to finish your seams with Pinking shears to avoid fraying 
  • You will learn how to finish your seams with a zig-zag stitch to avoid fraying 

Not only will you come away with your own drawstring backpack, but you will also gain the knowledge and confidence to try more advanced sewing projects that require casings and hems. 

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This would make a great sleepover bag.





Margaret Smith ✂

Sewing Instructor @ Let's Learn To Sew

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Margaret Smith is a professional seamstress and sewing instructor, who loves to teach others how to sew and improve their techniques. Margaret has worked with students from all over the world - students just like YOU who enjoy working with their hands and feel rejuvenated by a relaxing pastime that lets you really show off your creativity!

Margaret has dedicated her life to sewing clothing and teaching others new techniques, and she specializes in helping beginners master difficult techniques with ease.

Margaret's approach to teaching is practical, down-to-earth and encouraging – she loves sewing, and wants you to love it too!

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My online sewing courses can be found at: http://www.classroom.letslearntosew.com