GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew a Weekender Bag
This workshop will take place at our Greenpoint shop. Please read our policy for in-person workshops 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!
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 two evenings 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.
This is a two-evening intensive workshop being held on the following dates:
Tuesday 8/10 and Thursday 8/12, 6:30pm-9:30pm
(students must be available to attend both dates)
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: Two evenings-- see dates above! Please note-- the date you select a the top of the page is the first of two parts for this workshop; Students must be available to attend both sessions.
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.