Sew a Backpack
Learn to sew a modern, sturdy backpack!
In this Sunday intensive workshop, we'll walk you through how to sew a fully lined backpack, complete with two pockets and a zip closure. Working from the Making Backpack pattern by Noodlehead, we'll cover:
- Bag construction fundamentals
- How to use interfacing and foam stabilizer to add body and strength to your bag
- How to add handles and adjustable shoulder straps
- How to install a zipper
- How to sew a complete backpack from start to finish!
Fabric and other supplies will be available for purchase in our retail shop at a 10% discount to students. All tools needed to complete this class will be provided and sewing machines will be available courtesy of BERNINA of America.
Skill requirements: This is a confident beginner sewing workshop; you do not need to have any experience sewing bags, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class. (You can register for one of our upcoming Sewing 101 workshops here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: select date above
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Location: Brooklyn Craft Company's NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here's where we're located)
Cost: $125.00 includes bag pattern, 6+ hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or appliqué), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads