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Sat, Jan 21


Ace Makerspace

IN PERSON: Sew String Backpacks with Nancy Williams

Make an adorable and stylish lined drawstring string backpack with an inside pocket in your own unique design. This project is a one size fits all backpack suitable for children and adults. Beginner friendly! This class will be held at Ace Makerspace in Oakland.

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 String Backpacks with Nancy Williams
IN PERSON: Sew String Backpacks with Nancy Williams

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

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

About the Event

IN PERSON: Class, Saturday, January 21st, 10AM - 3PM PST 

This cute and useful string backpack is an opportunity to be creative and to use up your fabric leftovers.

This backpack is a one size fits all so, after you make one for yourself, you can make some for your favorite little ones.

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

In this class, you will learn how to:

   ●   cut fabric using a rotary cutter

   ●   sew fabric together to create patchwork

   ●   make a pocket

   ●   construct the backpack

This is a beginner friendly class.

Skill level: ✂️✂️

You have used a sewing machine and maybe have a few projects under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn some piecing and quilting skills.

Supplies: You will receive the supply list once you sign up.

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.

    Sale ended
  • RSVP - Use My Own Machine

    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You need to bring your own sewing machine!

    Sale ended



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