Sewing 101: Tote Bag, 8/12


Sewing 101: Tote Bag, 8/12


with Jamie Lau

Sunday August 12th, 10-1

Limit 10 students

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In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the essential skills of sewing: how to use a sewing machine, basic pattern reading, and sewing construction while creating a simple, reversible tote bag. The materials fee includes solid exterior canvas material and webbing for bag straps. *

* Studio has machines for student use. However, you are welcome to bring your own machine as well. Please make sure it is in working condition and let us know you will be bringing your own machine in the NOTES section at checkout. 

Student Supply List:

- 1 yard of medium weight non-stretch cotton fabric for lining (can be a print or solid - get creative!)

- Fabric scissors

- Sewing pins

- Seam ripper

- Tailor’s chalk

- Coordinating 100% polyester thread

Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward looks cut and sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, Jamie has taught fashion and sewing workshops across the country including the Textile Arts Center, Britex Fabrics, and the American Folk Art Museum. Jamie is the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, published in 2012 by Potter Craft (The Crown Publishing Group/Random House, Inc.). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Gathered by Mollie Makes, and the Renegade Craft Fair blog. Learn more about Jamie here.