Workshop, Bag Making, Simple Sturdy Tote, 4 hours in studio instruction with take home project
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 a whole studio day 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
This Make a Tote workshop is an advanced skills workshop. You must have some sewing skills or have completed my intro to sewing machine basics course
Location: This Make a Tote 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: Each course is over one day from 9am-1(ish) or from 1-5pm (ish) it always takes a bit longer than 4 hours so I add grace time at the end of each session
When: The day 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 uses a domestic 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.
What’s Included: Your Make a Tote instruction day includes the fabrics and supplies for the project kit that you chose and worked on for the day. 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 also learn how to lay out your project steps to easily complete any project you chose. This course is entirely focused on 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 this session, but you will have the skills needed to complete a project kit on your at home.
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 details. Please be sure to add your contact information in your purchase, even if it says it’s optional
Are you ready to sew? Just add to cart and you’re on your way!