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Bag Crafting Unleashed

with Robin Sydow


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August 17, 2024

10:00AM - 3:00PM

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$10 payable to instructor

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Class Description

Let's make a bag with zippers, pockets and hardware! Learn to put in a zipper and work with a bit of leather and cork fabric to create a fun and functional bag. Students will use an instructor-provided pattern for a useful and fun bag, will learn the ins and outs of zipper and hardware installation and how to cut and sew with leather and cork fabrics. You will learn how to access printable patterns, download them and use them for your own bag construction. Students will complete a useful and fun bag to use in class. Materials can be new or repurposed for this class.

Materials List

Exterior Fabric ¾ yard, Lining 1 yard, Fusible woven interfacing (mid weight) 2 ¼ yard, Thread, chalk scissors, rotary tools if you have them, Size 14 or 16 denim needle for machine

Minimum Age

12 and older, 12-15 requires adult supervision

About the Instructor

I began sewing in my teens and eventually turned my skills into a home based design workroom making custom draperies, slipcovers, soft furnishing, pillows for private clients and designers in making custom draperies, slipcovers, soft furnishing, pillows for private clients and designers in New Jersey. The design aspect of creating useful and artistic items from fabrics and leather has held my interest for years. I have been bag maker as both a hobby and profession for years. Slow fashion and making my own clothes is also something that I enjoy and encourage others to participate in. Repurposing and upcycling are skills that I think everyone should practice and I encourage students to find and give new life to older materials reworked into artistic and utilitarian items. I have lived in Floyd with my husband and two dogs for nine years. I enjoy watercolor painting and gardening along with traveling and fly fishing.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.

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