In this class, Raleigh based designer and crafter Vanese Clough will teach you how to make a classic and extremely versatile reversible tote (13”wide x 14”high) while demonstrating basic and fundamental skills necessary to use a sewing machine. Join us!
+Standard sewing machine with all purpose needle
+1 spool all purpose 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend thread. Avoid thread that is labeled for embroidery or upholstery.
+Threaded bobbin (please pre-wind the bobbin)
+1/2 yard fabric A AND 1/2 yard fabric B – Fabric A and B will be the inside and outside of the bag. Remember that it’s reversible, so choose 2 fabrics that are appealing together. Please avoid denim and heavy canvases as these become too thick to sew through without special needles.
+1/2 yard lining fabric (optional) – Lining fabric will be sewn in between Fabric A and Fabric B, however, you won’t see the lining, it just helps give weight to the bag so that it doesn’t feel thin. White flannel, lightweight canvas or a home dec weight fabric is recommended, but it’s also ok to use a scrap fabric for the lining as long as the pattern won’t show through Fabric A or Fabric B.
+Fabric scissors, if you have them.
Pins, a seam ripper, fabric measuring tape and other sewing accessories will be provided.