Reversible Tote and Sewing Basics with Vanese Clough
Thursday, March 20th
6:30pm – 8:30pm


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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.

About the instructors

Vanese is a design principal at Raleigh based multi-disciplinary firm, The Other Edge, specializing in industrial design, marketing, graphic design and product management. Trained as an Interior Designer, her need to design has manifested itself in working with furniture, soft goods, stained glass, as well as interiors and she is excited by creating a concise powerful message for her clients.