Sewing 101: Tote Bag

Instructor: Tasa Gleason

If you have always wanted to learn to sew but never had the time or opportunity this is the class for you!

Learn how to use your sewing machine by making a tote bag! This bag can be used for anything from carrying your lunch, to toting your sewing supplies to and from your next class. Plus! Our small class size ensures you will get lots of individual attention.

You will learn how to:

+ prepare fabric for sewing

+ layout pattern pieces and cut fabric
+ use pins properly and why it matters
+ understand sewing patterns and sewing related vocabulary
+ sew a straight seam
+ use and care for your sewing tools
+ use an iron when sewing
+ use a sewing machine safely

Required skills: None! Just an interest in sewing.

Kit Options + Class Materials

1.) When you sign up for Sewing Fundamentals 101, select a kit from the four options listed below to meet your needs. The price shown below includes a 15% savings on the tools and materials listed in the kit. We created the kits below with you in mind - whichever kit you choose will make it easy for you to start sewing! Your kit will be ready at the shop when you come to class.

2.) Take a look at the color options of fabric shown in the photos and indicate your desired fabric color in the comments field during check out.

3.) In each case you will still need to bring a few supplies - please read carefully below.

Fabric Only Kit and class - $65.39
This kit includes:
+ 1/2 yard of light cotton canvas
+ 1 1/2 yards of twill tape

What to bring to class: A sewing machine*, thread, fabric scissors, seam ripper, clear 2"x18" ruler, 1 box of glass head pins.

Basic Sewing Kit and class - $82.57

This kit includes:
+ Fabric Only Kit
+ 1 Seam Ripper
+ 1 Clear 2"x18" Ruler
+ 1 box of 200 Glass Head Pins

What to bring to class: A sewing machine*, thread, fabric scissors

Basic Plus Sewing Kit and class - $104.86
This kit includes:
+ Fabric Only Kit
+ everything in the Basic Sewing Kit
+ 1 pair of Fiskars Seamstress Fabric Scissors

What to bring to class: A sewing machine*, thread

Deluxe Sewing Kit and class - $126.21
This kit includes:
+ Fabric Only Kit
+ 1 Seam Ripper
+ 1 Clear 2"x18" Ruler
+ 1 box of 100 Merchant & Mills Glass Headed Pins
+ 1 pair of Gingher Dressmaker Shears with sheath

What to bring to class: A sewing machine*, thread

* Your sewing machine should be in good working condition, otherwise you will need to rent a a machine. If you are unsure if your machine is in good working condition, please feel free to give us a call and a staff member can help you assess. If you need to rent a sewing machine for use during class, please select "yes" in the Sewing Machine Option. $15 will be added to your total for the machine rental.

1 session / 3.5 hours

Class Size:  6 students max. 

Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Tasa holds a certificate in Apparel Design and Merchandising and has been working as a professional apparel designer for over 15 years. She is the technical designer and pattern drafter for Verbs line of sewing patterns and teaches sewing classes at Verb. Tasa makes over 50% of her own, and her familys, wardrobe and hopes that her classes inspire others to create and work with textiles in whatever way fits their lifestyle.

$65.39

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