GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew a Hip Pack
Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!
Skill level requirement: this is NOT a learn to sew class; you must have sewn in the recent past, and be confident operating a sewing machine independently. See below for more info. If you're a total beginner, check out our Sewing 101 Workshops.
Step up your bag sewing game and make an Open Studios Hip Pack!
This hip pack pattern has lots of pro details including webbing tabs and zipper tabs that give it a super clean look. Available in two sizes! Large fits notebook and water bottle; small is perfect for just your keys, wallet and phone. Wear it slung ‘cross-body or around your hips - either way you’ll be hands free stylin’.
In this workshop, we’ll cover how to:
- Create a lined bag from start to finish
- Make a crossbody/hip strap out of webbing
- Install a zipper, plastic buckle, and strap slider
- Please note: Students can choose to make either the small or large version of this bag. The bag will be lined.
Skill level: This is confident-beginner level workshop. Recent sewing experience is required! While you don't need to be an expert level sewer to take this workshop, this shouldn't be your first or second project. Ideally you have sewn at least a few projects in the recent past and are very comfortable using a sewing machine. Our Sewing 101 workshop (or equivalent experience) is a minimum prerequisite. If you're unsure if you're qualified for this workshop, just shoot us an email summarizing your experience and we'll be happy to chat!
Please note: All students much purchase a Hip Pack PDF pattern from Open Studio. Pattern must be printed and assembled prior to the workshop. At only four pages, it's an easy one to put together, we promise! Fabric, thread, and hardware 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.
Date: select date above
Time: select time above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here's where we're located)
Cost: $95 + materials purchase during class; you will select your choice of fabric & hardware.
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 applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads