VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zipper Pouch
Learn to sew a zipper pouch! If you want to tackle zipper sewing + learn handbag construction basics, this virtual workshop is for you.
Our expert instructor will guide you through sewing one lined zipper pouch with a gusseted bottom, perfect for makeup or an on-the-go project bag. You'll also receive info to sew a second, smaller pouch on your own, ideal for change, credit cards you name it!
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- How to cut fabric accurately
- Pinning and sewing seams
- How to create a lining
- How to sew a squared, flat bag bottom
- How to install a zipper
Skill requirements: This is a beginner level sewing workshop, but it is not a learn to sew workshop. You do not need to have any experience sewing bags, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you decide if this class is for you.
Materials + Tools Required
- Medium-weight woven, non-stretchy fabric. 1 yard total is enough to make both pouches (we used two different half-yard cuts of fabric for the pouches shown). Quilting cotton works great, or you could opt for a heavier fabric like canvas for the exterior fabric
- Interfacing (Sof-shape will result in a softer pouch, while Heat n' Bond Craft Interfacing will create a firm, more structured pouch)
- 9" zipper
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- Straight pins
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing machine -- Please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Zipper foot for your sewing machine
- Printer access -- the pattern will be emailed to you ahead of class
- Optional: 6" zipper for smaller pouch (will not be sewn during the workshop)
Date & Time: Select above
Class Length: Approximately 2 hours
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed after you register
Max # of students: 8
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 appliqué), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads