Sewing Workshop #3: Reversible Tote Bag

Join me this Saturday, Oct 10, 2014, at The Uptown Studio, to make a simple reversible cotton tote bag, with the option to extend the straps to a cross body version.  You’ll leave with your finished bag, a pattern to create more at home, as well as refined skills in stitching straight seams, french seams, topstitching and pressing.

Read the details and pay tuition here.

Children with sewing machine experience are welcome, but students aged 13 or under must have an adult present to assist them.

I made this sample tote using an Alexander Henry fabric.  I can’t wait to see the fabrics my students will select.  See you soon!

tote bag

Beginners Sewing Class-Fall 2013 Semester

In September I will begin teaching my first semester of Beginner Sewing Classes.  My friend Stephan, a wonderful dancer and artist, has graciously offered his new “home” to us, The Uptown Studio.  Check them out for lots of affordable dance classes, as well as other art and literature events.  Details for my sewing class can be found below, or by clicking on the “Classes” tab in my menu bar above.

ImagePhoto Courtesy Robert Bredvad

This is a novice level class. Throughout 12 weeks, each 90 minute class will teach you how to operate your machine, sew on different types of materials, attach various closures, and learn to do minor repairs and alterations. Learned skills will be practiced through small projects. Students will be responsible for bringing supplies; lists will be given out 1-2 weeks before the project and will utilize scraps or recycled materials whenever possible.
For each class, students will need: Sewing Machine, new 8′-9″ scissors, thread, bobbin, sewing machine needles, tailors chalk, 18″ clear quilters ruler.  Special supplies (zippers, fabric, etc) for projects will be required throughout the semester.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:30 AM-Noon at the Uptown Studio. The Fall Semester is Sept 14-Dec 7 (no class will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving).
Fee: $15 per class, each month is due in full before the first class of that month.  Enjoy a discounted rate of $165 if semester is paid in advance. PLEASE NOTE: Six pre-paid students are required for this class to make.  If the class is not filled, by Sept 14, any monies paid will be refunded.
Attendance:  Class fees are due in advance, and are non-refundable. Should class be cancelled by the instructor, a make-up class will be offered.