Workshop, Advanced Bag Making, 2 Day In Studio Instruction with completed Tote
I love sewing. I’ve been sewing for decades but the only sewing course I ever took was Home Economics back in grade school.
Fast forward a few years and I have my own textile studio where I get to make the loviest things every day.
I know so many of you would love to learn how to sew. In 2020 I just started hosting in-studio sewing lessons. The one-on-one instructions were so fun to host. I love being able to teach again and see my clients beam with their sewing successes. Sadly, due to the shut-downs I had to stop offering in-person sewing lessons.
I’m so happy to say that now they’re back! Yay!
Note: This course is limited because it sells out fast and uses two studio days for me.
There is only one person per course normally. If you want to book two-three people for this course at the same time please contact me in advance so I can best accommodate your group
Fabrics: This course includes the Linen Canvas and Waxed Canvas and unbleached liner canvas that are selected by you for your project. I offer a wide range of linen canvas and waxed canvas fabrics that you can chose from once you purchase your Advanced Bag Making workshop.
This Advanced Bag Making workshop is an advanced skills workshop. You must have clear advanced sewing skills or have completed my intro to sewing machine basics course.
Location: This Advanced Bag Making skills course is an in-person sewing instruction course that is hosted in my studio, which is on the second floor of my little log cabin, located in Douro-Dummer Ontario. I live in a rural area in cottage country surrounded by trees. I have ample parking and a maintained road to my little cabin in the woods, so it’s quite easy to get to.
Duration: This course is a 4 hour day instruction hosted over two consecutive days. Normally the day runs from 10am-3pm over two days. I build an hour at the end of each day into the course as it always takes a bit longer than 4 hours so I add grace time at the end of each session
When: The days for this instruction is determined by us in a conversation after your purchase. I try as much as possible to be flexible to off the time of day and day of the week that best suits your schedule
Equipment: The course uses a both a domestic sewing machine and my bag making heavy duty industrial sewing machine. I use an electronic Janome C30 as my teaching machine. But I have a Pfaff manual sewing machine for those who prefer learning on a Manual sewing machine
You can bring your own sewing machine to use for the day if you have already purchase one and know that it’s in good running condition and can sew through heavy canvas
What’s Included: Your Advanced Bag Making instruction day includes the fabrics and supplies for the project kit that you chose. In this Make a Tote workshop you will learn how to select the correct weight and substrate of fabrics for your projects, cut your project fabric based on the tote pattern, press your project as you go, laminate fabrics to use for structured sewing. You will learn how to make zippered closures, pockets, covered straps and an adjustable belt strap for your bag. You will also learn how to lay out your project steps to easily complete any project you chose. This course is entirely focused on advanced bag making skills, but these skills can be used for making clothing and homewares.
Please Note! This advances sewing course does provide you with a completed project but you may run out of time making your project depending on your skill level. If you purchase one of my project kits to work through, you may not have completed the kit in the allocated times for this session, but you will have the skills needed to complete a project kit on your at home and I am able to help you through any incomplete project portions through video or messenger if you don not complete your project.
Normally, this workshop focuses on bag making but this is your opportunity to determined by what kind of bags you want to learn to make.
How does it work: you purchase your sewing instruction package. Once your purchase is completed I send an introductory message with my contact info including my phone and social media contact details. Please be sure to add your contact information in your purchase, even if it says it’s optional. Check your junk mail within 48 hours of your purchase just in case your email got misdirected
Are you ready to sew? Just purchase your workshop and you’re on your way!