GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew Zipper Pouches
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.
Whether you're a sewing newbie or a confident beginner wanting to tackle zipper projects, this class is for you! Our expert instructor will teach you sewing basics while you make two lined zipper pouches: One larger pouch, perfect for makeup or an on-the-go project bag, and a second, smaller pouch, ideal for change, credit cards... you name it! Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Basic intro to a sewing machine, including how to sew a straight seam.
- How to cut fabric accurately
- Pinning and sewing seams
- How to create a lining for each pouch
- How to sew a squared, flat bag bottom
- How to install a zipper
Basic sewing experience and comfort using a sewing machine is required for this workshop! If you think you need a bit of practice before tacking this project, check out our Sewing 101 workshops here. 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!
Fabric, zippers, and thread 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 & Time: select above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here's where we're located)
Cost: $85.00 + supply purchase during class
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