• Zippy Bags
  • Zippy Bags
  • Zippy Bags
  • Zippy Bags
  • Zippy Bags

Zippy Bags



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!  

Please read our policy for in-person workshops here and our Covid-19 policy here. By registering for an in-person workshop, you are agreeing to abide by the safety measures and cancelation policy in place. Thank you for your support as we navigate these changes!


If you're looking to tackle zipper projects, this class is for you! Our expert instructor will teach you handbag sewing basics while you make your own Sallie Tomato Zippy Bag, a cute and practical crossbody bag, perfect for traveling, shopping, and gifting!


We’ll cover how to:

  • Cut fabric accurately
  • Pin and sew seams
  • Create a bag lining 
  • Make a crossbody strap out of fabric
  • Sew exterior zipper pockets
  • Install a zipper, swivel snaps, and strap sliders


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, 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: $85.00 + 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


Special Thanks

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

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