Bag Designer Sewing Boot Camp

Ever wanted to learn how to design and create your very own handbags, totes & purses? This class will show you how. From sketch to finished bag, you’ll learn all the design & sewing secrets behind making your own bags with all the pockets, zippers & straps you can dream up!

This workshop is taught by the owner of M Avery Designs Sewing Studio who owned and operated a handmade handbag business for over 5 years. She has been designing and creating her own bags since she was a teenager. In this class she’ll share with you all her skills for taking a  bag from a concept in your head to an actual bag that you’ll leave class with.

In this 6 week workshop you’ll learn the following:

  • How to plan and sketch out the design for your dream bag.
  • How to construct the bag exterior & lining using different shape variations.
  • How to work with different materials including interfacings, different weights of bag making fabrics, even some faux leather & faux suede.
  • How to add pockets (zippered, open, flaps, etc) where you want them.
  • Techniques for different types of closures (zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro, etc.)
  • Adding straps & handles.

Small, Personal Classes | There are only 6 spots per session.

All reasonable supplies (3 yards of the fabrics of your choice for exterior & lining, 1 yard interfacing, endless fabric scraps, leather & faux leather scraps, 2 zippers, 1 magnetic snap, endless buttons, velcro, thread, etc) are included with this class. If you need special supplies beyond what is included, you can purchase on your own and bring to class.

Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with, how much work you do at home and in Sew Club & the pace that you work.

The price includes free Sew Club classes during AND one month past your beginner sewing boot camp classes.  Sew Club is a great time to “makeup” anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you’d like.  There are no makeup classes if you miss a session. Cost of Sew Club is normally $20/class.

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There is the option of taking a private lessons to make up a missed class. The rate for a private lesson while you are enrolled in a 6-week class is $40/hour (normally $65/hour).
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