In the Works: Junior Billie Bag #10

Can you believe I’m up to #10 already? I had already made two Junior Billie Bags when I started teaching the class in 2016. Seven classes, seven more bags. (You can see them all here.)

I make a new bag with each class so I can show the students the individual components of the JBB and how they go together. Then I assemble the bag right along with the students so that I have a finished product the same time they do.

I’m doing the prep work for my eighth class, coming up next week. I have only one of the two front/back panels done so far because I haven’t yet decided what I want to do for the other panel. My focus fabric is a gorgeous floral from the “Unusual Garden” line by Jason Yenter of In the Beginning Fabrics. Here’s a better look at it, along with the fabrics I pulled from my stash for straps and pockets:

My plan this time is to leave the bag unassembled so that I can use it in future classes. My worry is that I’m going to love the components so much I won’t be able to resist sewing it together!




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7 Responses to In the Works: Junior Billie Bag #10

  1. Diane says:

    Oh, go ahead, give in to the temptation – and, for heaven’s sake, ENJOY! 🙂

  2. Reigh Hays says:

    The colors are luscious!

  3. Venita says:

    Dawn, that is a beautiful combination of fabrics!

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  5. Peg says:

    Pretty! Pretty!

  6. Lynda says:

    Your work is always so precise and quite lovely!

  7. Sandy says:

    Oh my gosh, Dawn. I LOVE the fabrics you’ve chosen! You always make the most beautiful things!

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