Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics
Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024 - Retreat - Style Maker Fabrics

Bag Making Weekend Retreat - June 2024

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We are excited to offer our first bag-making weekend retreat by popular request! Throughout the 2-1/2 day retreat, our own Michelle will walk you through the ins and outs of bag supplies, design, and construction. Take a closer look at different interfacings and how they change the look and feel of your finished bag, get comfortable with what adjustments you can make to the design and what areas you shouldn’t change, and learn a few tips and tricks to take the stress out of bag making projects and set you up for better success.

Using two of our favorite Noodlehead patterns (a tote and shoulder bag) as our guide, we'll cover various techniques and bag features. These include installing interior and exterior zippers, hidden magnetic snaps, customized interior pockets, finished linings, D-rings and other bag hardware, and more. And if there is time, we’ll make a small matching wallet to go with our new bags!

This is an all-inclusive sewing weekend escape! It includes shared luxury lodging at Makers Hideaway, food + drinks + snacks, and instruction from Michelle. Bring yourself and your sewing machine (if possible), and let us take care of all the cooking and cleaning so you can enjoy a weekend of sewing and time with other sewists! 

To make things even easier, all the supplies needed for the class will be provided when you arrive. We'll be in touch before the retreat to ask about fabric color or design preferences and send you possible options for your unique kit!

Retreat Dates:

Thursday, June 6th thru Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Location: Makers Hideaway retreat center, Stanwood, Washington

  • Roughly one hour North of Seattle.
  • Fifteen minutes from Smokey Point (I-5 exit 206)
  • Convenient from Stanwood or Everett train stations or Everett's Paine Field Airport (PAE). There is also a local shuttle from SeaTac Airport (SEA) if needed.

Registration Includes:

  • 18 hours of bag-making instruction from Michelle Stoffel
  • 3 Nights Accommodations at Makers Hideaway + All Meals, Beverages, and Snacks
  • Complete Bag Making Kit (Fabrics, Patterns, Hardware, etc)
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Exclusive Discount for the Shop to Use During Your Stay
  • Sewing Machines Available to Borrow (Limited number)

Class Patterns: Noodlehead's Pepin ToteRedwood Tote and Yarrow Wristlet

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

After 2 pm | Check-In and Get Settled

8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

5 pm | Happy Hour + Introductions

9:30 am | Intro to Bag Sewing & Start Pepin Tote

9:30 am | Altering a Bag Pattern + Continuing Redwood Tote

9:30 am | Finishing Up + Q&A

6 pm | Dinner

Mid Day | Lunch

Mid Day | Lunch

Mid Day | Lunch

Rest of the Evening | Free Time + Shop Open

Afternoon | Finish Pepin Tote + Start Cutting Redwood Tote

Afternoon | Finish Redwood Tote + State Wristlet

Afternoon | Cleaning Up + Shop Open


6 pm | Dinner

6 pm | Dinner

3 to 4 pm | Check Out

Rest of the Evening | Free Time + Shop Open

Rest of the Evening | Free Time + Shop Open

Other Info:

Have any dietary restrictions? Want to room with a friend? Need transportation from a local train station or airport? We'll do our best to help meet all of your needs. We'll be in contact with each attendee in the weeks leading up to the event to make sure everything is in place for a worry-free weekend!

Instructor Bio:

Michelle, co-founder of Style Maker Fabrics, started her sewing journey as a quilter before branching into bag making and later garment sewing. She still loves sewing a new bag pattern when it is released and trying it out in her everyday life. She also loves making them to share as handmade gifts during the holiday season or for birthdays and special occasions. Michelle is excited to share all the tips and tricks she's picked up over years of bag-making!

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations made on or before 5/17/24, there is a $50 processing fee. For cancellations made after 5/17/24, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.