• VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zipper Pouch
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zipper Pouch
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zipper Pouch

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zipper Pouch



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!

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 hello@brooklyncraftcompany.com 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
  • Iron
  • 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)


Workshop Details

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
Cost: $65

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


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