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Sat, Jan 11


Hello Stitch Studio

Learn to Sew 102: The Knot Bag

Make the perfect project bag! While constructing your bag, you will learn advanced techniques that can be applied to garment sewing and future bag-making endeavors. You won't want to stop at just one!

This class is SOLD OUT! Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist.
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Learn to Sew 102: The Knot Bag
Learn to Sew 102: The Knot Bag

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

About the Event

Join instructor Valerie Gibbins to make the Japanese Knot Bag by Indigobird Designs. These reversible bags are perfect for on-the-go projects! While constructing your bag, you will learn advanced techniques that can be applied to garment sewing and future bag-making endeavors. This class will focus on an advanced technique for inserting a lining without turning under the edges, a method that can be applied to any lined sleeveless garment

We will make one small version of the bag in class; the pattern includes 3 sizes for your future use. Make one for yourself in class and then make one for each of your friends!

This class will cover:

  • Understanding how to use a basic pattern
  • How to cut and mark the fabric 
  • Fabric management and working with curved seams
  • Sewing inside seams to reduce turning under raw edges

Skill level:  ✂️✂️ You have a simple project or two under your belt. You already know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you’re ready to learn more advanced basics.

Prerequisite: Any of our Learn to Sew 101 classes or equivalent previous sewing experience.

Supplies: Purchase of the Knot Bag pattern from Indigobird Design is required prior to class. A full supply list will be emailed upon registration.

About the instructor: 

Valerie Gibbins is a native of Oakland and a lifelong sewist. She recently moved back to the Bay Area after attending graduate school in Philadelphia and working as a Textile Designer in North Carolina. Her obsession with fabric and passion for creating with her hands has provided her with knowledge in multiple areas of design: apparel, textiles, and accessories. In addition to her design knowledge, Valerie brings her teaching experience to Hello Stitch, where she hopes to encourage confidence in everyone's creative abilities. 

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are transferable to another class or to studio credit if cancellation is made at least 72 hours before class. If cancellations are made after the 72 hour advance window has passed, we will not be able to issue refunds or studio credits. You can, however transfer the class to a friend. Read all of our studio policies HERE.

Age Policy:

Youth 14 and up may register for adult classes. In order to participate in class, all minors will need a signed parental consent form. If you will not be dropping your student off at the first session of class, please contact us and we will email you a form to fill out and send with your child.

Members use the coupon code IMAMEMBER at checkout to get a 15% off of the class cost. Interested in becoming a member? Find out more HERE!


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