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You took Sewing 101 and asked, "What's next?"  Well, this is it!

In this course, students will build upon the skills learned in Sewing 101 (formerly called the Beginner Workshop), with a focus on bags and pouches.  First we'll make a lined tote bag, then tackle two types of simple zipper pouches.  Skills learned and reinforced include using a rotary cutting system for precise cutting, making lined bags, working with interfacing, installing zippers, and making a boxed bottom.

Students must arrive to class on time, with all materials purchased.  If shopping for materials the day of first class, please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Supplies needed for the Tote Bag:

 - Simple Tote Pattern by Studio M Squared
 - 1/2 yard main fabric for bag exterior
 - 1/3 yard accent fabric for bag bottom
 - 1/2 yard lining fabric
 - 1-3/4 yards Pellon 911ff fusible interfacing
 - 1-1/2 yards of 1-1/2" wide cotton webbing for straps
 - 1 spool of coordinating thread

Supplies needed for Zipper Pouches:

 - Simple Zipper Pouches pattern by Studio M Squared
 - (2) fabrics for each pouch - one exterior, one lining (total of 4 fabrics). Each fabric should be at least 18" x 22" (fat quarter size)
 - 1 yard of medium weight fusible interfacing (we like Pellon 911ff)
 - (2) 9" zippers (preferably long-pull handbag zippers - available in our shop)
 - (1) spool of coordinating thread

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Pre-requisite: Sewing 101 (formerly called the Beginner Workshop) or similar beginner experience
Instructor: Meg Sawyer

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
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  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090