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These three classes may be taken independently, or consecutively for sewists of any level who want to expand their skills.

TOTES 1: The Basic Tote
October 4, 2020: 10 am - 12:30 pm (1 class) $65 (+ Supplies. Pattern included).

A hand-crafted tote bag will make a lovely holiday gift for your favourite friend. In this 3 hour class, you’ll make a personalized tote bag. You’ll learn to make a sturdy, weight-bearing handle, add a custom pocket for your phone, and practice pressing techniques for a polished result. Bring a fabric from your stash to make your tote bag even more special. Requires 0.7 metre canvas weight material and matching thread.

TOTES 2: The Patchwork box-bag
November 15, 2020:10 am - 12:30 pm (1 class) $65 (Supplies included)

This class is for anyone who can sew a straight line and wants to expand their basic sewing skills, and is especially great for sewists who need a break from sewing masks or knitters who want to become #bicraftual. You’ll charm your knitting pals with a gift-worthy project pouch this Christmas.

In this class you’ll make a custom and cute box-bag out of scrap fabric, we’ll provide scraps, or you may bring your own. A box-bag is perfect for carrying toiletries, craft projects or anything you need to keep organized. In one class, you’ll begin to speak like a sewist as you become fluent in the sewing vocabulary as you practice basting, top-stitching and piecing. You’ll master working with small pieces of fabric and overcome your irrational fear of installing a zipper!

TOTES 3: The Advanced Tote
November 22 and 29, 2020 10 am - 12:30 pm (2 classes) $ 125 (+ Supplies. Pattern, interfacing and zippers included)

This is our equivalent of the tote masterclass for advanced beginner sewists who want to extend their sewing skills and fine-tune a detailed project from a pattern. Over two classes you’ll work from a pattern and learn about the importance of basting your work. We’ll share the tips and tricks to use common downloadable patterns for a new project. The advanced tote requires attaching an oval bottom and interfacing for a unique structure. Plus you’ll have hands-on practice working with multiple layers of fabric as you line your custom bag like a pro. Also: 2 zippers!