#PDF-BGB23-New Bionic Gear Bag 2023 Full Pattern & Tutorial PDF
New - for 2023. Our most beloved pattern re-habbed.
The new version will have totally new pictures, etc.
Important: VIPs - Before you download this for free/your price,
CLICK HERE to see an info page.
It won't be on sale on the site until it is published - and that is after we get our copyright back from the U.S. Copyright office.
IN THE MEAN TIME, if you purchase this one, you will get access to the 2014 version.
SUGGESTION: DO NOT burn up your downloads (you get 3 accesses) . COMPARE the date of the document that you are downloading to any that you already have downloaded and printed.
Just know it's in the works. This is a placeholder on the site.
This item is also being shown so that it can be included in pre-sell offers and bundles. If you buy such an item/offer, you will see the "COMING SOON" image be replaced by the actual product image.
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Sorry... I couldn't stop laughing at that one. 😁
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I bet you might be accustomed to just grabbing PDF patterns and then "toughing it out" when you sew, riiiiight?
Well, it's different here. Big time.
Everything you could possibly be looking for is on the home page of Sewing.School . Can't find something, jump on Telegram and ask in the public channel. Someone will come running to help.
There are a few things the tribe of Rock Star Sew-Land SHINE at:
1. We can do anything. Forget that "beginner, intermediate, expert" jargon. I believe that any project can be done with craftsmanship if the right tools are being used for the job -and- the sewist can kick back, relax, and just focus on one seam at a time.
One. Seam. At a time. <--- Who can't do that?
That is all a whole lot easier to accomplish if she can SEE it done first. We're not a PDF site - we're a teaching/community site.
2. Our projects are broken down into bite size pieces. It's easy to take in the information that you need to see... and it's equally simple to skip over a lesson that you may not need to see. This is why we feel we do a great job at teaching for all skill levels. We at least try to do our best for you! ❤️
3. Basics - many videos are available that are extra helpful to newbies.
4. If you stumble, we have amazing help and support! From our Telegram project & chat channels, to our Amazing VIP Membership , and to our well - staffed support desk... nobody can say there isn't help for them. The trick? Reach out before you get frustrated! We want everyone to enjoy your time with us.
5. While we all come together because of sewing, in our tribe, "Sewing is just the excuse that brings us all together." If you give this group a chance, you're likely to meet some mighty amazing people that will become lifetime friends. We truly are here for each other.
6. Relax! Enjoy! There's no judgments. Just support. Doesn't matter your age, experience, skill level... we think it's great you're sewing!
So, if this is your first foray into trying out one of our projects, we hope you will take advantage of the video portions, too! You'll find we have a great time - and there's always room for one more to enjoy the community we have going on while you achieve new levels of enjoyment and craftsmanship in your finished project.
Thanks for looking at this - I hope we meet in our live sessions!
-Sally and her Rock Star Team
If you'd like to get a notification for when Sally is on Zoom, we've made another Telegram channel that will conveniently "ding" you when she's online.
Sally works some mighty whackadoodle hours on some days. If she's at her desk, she can easily put a post in this Telegram channel so you will may get a notification if you're waiting to catch up to her. THIS IS A PRIVATE CHANNEL - with the invitation link only being shared here:
As always, you have the choice to mute out notifications for this channel. It's created for your convenience - but it's up to you to mute/unmute as you desire, obviously.
We currently have three zoom accounts.
The "Community" or "Open Shop" zoom "meeting" number is
720 628 0542
Don't be afraid to pop on!!! We're a friendly bunch.
How to get on:
Just fire up the zoom app on your device, and "join" the "meeting" (zoom jargon! lol) with the number above.
When prompted, join "internet audio" as well as "start video" when you are coming in.
The other two accounts are used when Sewing.School conducts Staycations (check the Events Calendar - they're lots of fun!) . We create one room to be Sally's sewing space, and another is the "crazy room" meant for everyone that is attending that Staycation.
We use Zoom Cloud Meetings for our Virtual Live Events.
On class/event day, we use up to 3 "rooms" to gather.
• Community "Open Shop Front" - general meeting area.
• Sewing Room / Crazy Room (for large, "Staycations" retreat-like events )
• Sally's Sewing Area
Each has its own unique meeting number. These meeting numbers for the day are found in the first "lesson" in your class - please just look in your dashboard on school.sewlikearockstar.com .
Check the Calendar for Zoom details & times we have open to everyone! If you haven't used zoom before, feel free to pop in and practice!
Updated September 2022
Sally got Shingles in fall of 2018. She didn't get a rash, so it went misdiagnosed for about 6 months, causing severe nerve damage in her face.
While it has come and gone a few times, the recurring pain from the damaged nerve in her face this year has been severe and caused most days for her to have too much pain to talk well enough to record videos or go live.
She was doing pretty good for about 5 months - so she lined up fun get togethers on the calendar, and then got clobbered pretty bad in July. As this is being written in September, things have not been good for Sally to work with live groups.
One of the reasons she prefers to talk on zoom - face to face - is so that the other person can see why she may be talking slowly or may all of a sudden not be able to talk at all. If zoom doesn't go up on a given day, it usually means Sally is having a rough day.
A rough day means that sometimes she can't move without the pain being triggered. Her family has taken the dogs out for her, picked up a few groceries, etc when things are extra bad.
So one more support avenue was to add the "Chat with Us" feature on this site. You'll find a button on the bottom right of the page. These messages go straight to Sally's phone (as well as her computer). If she's able and available, she answers your messages immediately.
So until things turn around, we are offering the Class Handouts, Mastery Workshops and the Full Pattern & Tutorial PDFs (after they make it through copyright).
If you bought any bundles that contained other items (like Sew A Longs), you will still get access when they happen or you can reach out to us on the "Chat with Us" link here on this page and we'll make it right with you.
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VIP Pricing (Effective 2022):
Due to the scamdemic and many of our vendors raising their pricing to us (some expenses have doubled), we were forced into making minor changes. If you have a problem with this, please just use our "Chat with Us" feature and we'll try make it right with you.
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