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Beginning Sewing -- Let's make a Large Tote Bag

OK Beginners!    Here is the class for you!   Come join us and let's make a large tote bag, learn allot in the process and have a great time too.

See the picture of the tote bag -- you can do this!!!  

You come pick your fabric and your supplies to make -- bring a machine to class -- and leave the rest up to us to guide you through this tote bag!

In this class you will learn to:

  • Use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut fabric.  If you prefer, you can use scissors for cutting instead.
  • Sew a basic straight seam.  We will do some practice before beginning to stitch your tote.
  • Create a lined tote bag with an inside pocket.

For class you will need:

  • Basic understanding of how to use your sewing machine.
  • Your sewing machine with a new universal needle (size 80) and thread to match your fabric.
  • Fabric/supplies for the tote:
    • Top of outside of the bag and inside pocket  – 2/3 yard OR 1 fabric panel
    • Bottom of outside of bag – ½ yard
    • Lining – 2/3 yard
    • Fusible fleece (Pellon 987F) – 1 1/3 yard
    • Webbing for handles – 2 yards
    • The pattern is free and will be provided in class.
  • Cutting Tools –
    • Rotary cutter, ruler (if you have them).  Sewing Studio will have some that can be shared.  OR scissors if you want to cut your fabric with scissors. 
    • A small pair of scissors for cutting threads.
  • Frixion fabric marking pen (the ink disappears with heat on MOST fabrics).  We will test on your fabric before marking in a noticeable place.

If you do not have a machine and are very interested in learning this skill and just want to try, call the store and let's talk.

Sign up for this class and if your schedule changes and you must cancel, please call the store.   We will refund your money as a credit on your account here at the store to be used in any way you want.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: You will need a general understanding of how your machine works. The rest will be up to us to help you learn how to create this tote
Instructor: Cheryl Mark
No lunch included. We have a fridge for your use

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • Sewing Studio, LLC
  • (309) 485-1010
  • 216 N. Shiner St.
    Hudson, IL 61748
  • MON-SAT  10:00a - 4:00p
    Closed Sundays & Holidays