learn to Design Your Own Tote in May/June!

i’m teaching another class at my private studio in downtown Kerhonkson, NY!

if you’ve been wanting to learn to sew in a more relaxed, multi-week format, this is the class for you. in our weekly classes, you’ll learn how to use your machine so that you’re comfortable with all sorts of projects going forward.

to register, or if you have any questions, email me at cal@calpatch.com. all classes will require payment in advance (by check or Paypal), and a minimum number of students to run. the exact address will be provided when you register. deadline to register is May 20.

Beginner Sewing: Design Your Own Tote
Tuesdays May 22, 29, June 5 & 12 from 6-8pm
Four 2-hour classes, $160
In this beginner-level class (no previous experience needed), you’ll learn how to sew and make a useful tote bag with a lining and pockets. You’ll be the designer and determine the dimensions of every part of the bag, as well as the style and placement of pockets and straps. We will cover how to use the machine, sewing seams, top-stitching, patch pockets, boxed corners and 4-ply straps. Note: Students must bring their own machine to class.
– Sewing machine
– 1 yard medium-weight cotton or other woven fabric for bag
– 1 yard light- to medium-weight cotton or other fabric for lining
– Thread to match
– Basic sewing kit: scissors, pins & cushion, tape measure, ruler, seam ripper, tailor’s chalk
– Optional: trims or other embellishments.
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i am a maker, designer and teacher, living in the catskills/hudson valley region of new york. i sew, crochet, make patterns, spin, embroider, dye, knit and more...

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