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Sat, Jul 29


Ace Makerspace

IN PERSON: Sew a String Backpack with Nancy Williams

Just in time for back-to-school! Make a stylish lined drawstring string backpack with an inside pocket. If there's a kid in your like who wants to learn to sew, you can sign them up to attend with you and they'll make their own, one size fits all, backpack. Beginner friendly!

This class is SOLD OUT! Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist.
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IN PERSON: Sew a String Backpack with Nancy Williams
IN PERSON: Sew a String Backpack with Nancy Williams

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St #214, Oakland, CA 94608, USA

About the Event

IN PERSON: Class, Saturday, July 29th, 10AM - 3PM PST 

In the well appointed textile studio at Ace Makerspace, Oakland

All materials are provided for this class!!!

This cute and useful string backpack is a beginner friendly project that is so much fun to make! It's great for a trip about town or taking things to school. This backpack is a one size fits all, you can make one for yourself, a friend or your favorite little ones.

Since it's back-to-school, we thought it would be fun to have a class where adults can bring a child if they want to learn to sew together! If you are bringing a child: you both need to sign up for the class, kids need to be at least 10 years old and mature enough to work safely with sewing machines and sharp equipment, and you're responsible for their safety. 

This is a great beginner class, you don't have to bring a child if you just want to sew by yourself.

You will receive a class kit with everything you need to make your backpack.

Nancy will walk you through everything you need to sew a string backpack including:

   ●   threading and operating a sewing machine

   ●   sewing fabric together

   ●   making a pocket

   ●   and everything you need to create your string backpack

This class is geared for adventurous beginning sewers who want a straightforward project. 

Skill level: ✂️

You have seen a sewing machine and are interested in learning how to operate it.

Supplies: We will provide everything you need to make a cute string backpack.

Sewing Machines: If you would like to use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace (we highly recommend this for beginning sewists) please select the Use Ace Machine ticket. If you are comfortable and would like to use your own sewing machine please select the Use My Machine ticket. DO NOT purchase a Use My Machine ticket if you don't have a machine, it isn't working properly or you aren't comfortable operating it. We don't have extra machines you can use. If we have sold out of Use My Machine tickets, and you want to use your own machine, you may purchase a Use Ace Machine ticket. 

About the instructor: 

Nancy Williams has been sewing for longer than she cares to say - clothing for the kids and grands; a few wedding dresses; some tailoring.  She began piecing quilts about 30 years ago and mostly quilting them on her domestic machine.  After renting time on long arm quilting machines and liking it (a lot), she decided to purchase her own. Since then, she has been honing her art and skills on personal quilts, donation quilts and quilts of those she is honored to be trusted with.


This class is being held at the Ace Makerspace located at 6050 Lowell St, #206, Oakland CA 94608. Located where Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville come together and just a short hop from Ashby BART. Ace Makerspace is a nonprofit whose mission is bringing people together to create, learn and solve life’s challenges with an amazing array of tools, technology, and project-based education. All in inclusive spaces, serving everybody in Oakland and beyond. You are required to open a free guest account prior to class.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance (please ask them to set up a guest account at Ace Makerspace).


  • RSVP - Use Ace Machine

    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You can use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace.

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