Sew a Weekender Bag
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.
Who doesn't love a giant tote? Join us to make the perfect big bag for all your weekend getaways, beach days, you name it!
In just one afternoon we'll walk you through how to sew a sturdy, lined tote bag, complete with two pockets and a zip closure. We'll cover:
- Bag construction fundamentals
- How to create a wide, square bottom for your tote
- How to use interfacing to add body and strength to your bag
- Making a lining for a bag and attaching straps
- Installing a zipper
- Installing a magnetic snap
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 email@example.com.
Date & Time: Select above!
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 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.