• Sew a Hip Pack
  • Sew a Hip Pack
  • Sew a Hip Pack

Sew a Hip Pack



Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!

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.


Workshop Details

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 fiber artist and educator who grew up on Long Island and is now based in Bronx, NY.  Since receiving a BFA from The Fashion Institute of Technology, Diana has pursued three creative career paths: fashion designer, manufacturer, and sewing educator. Sewing is the common thread among all three.

Most of her days are spent teaching people of all ages how to sew, but Diana finds time to work on soft sculptures, embroideries, and quilts.  Career highlights include teaching over 1000 people how to use a sewing machine, and selling her products to MoMA Design Store.

Find her work on Instagram @wonderthreads and dianarodgers.com


Special Thanks

Thank you to BERNINA for furnishing Brooklyn Craft Company’s sewing machines. Visit BERNINA online at WeAllSew.com.

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