Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag

Esaie Couture Design School

$79 6 seats left
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Sat, Jul 01 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Midwood, Brooklyn
1122 Coney Island Ave
Btwn Avenue H & Foster Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11230
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Class Level: Beginner
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this beginner sewing class:

Get introduced to the basics of sewing, then sew your own tote bag, all in one day!

This project-based, one-time three-hour beginner sewing class teaches you sewing basics and will have you threading a machine, loading a bobbin and sewing straight or curved seams in no time. You'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project. And in three short hours later...you’ll walk out the door with a tote bag made by you in a day (1/2 a day really!)
This is the perfect workshop for all you super busy people who've always wanted to learn to sew, but just can't find the time for a long class. It’s also a great stepping-stone for one of our other class offerings.

Course Outline:
  • Sewing-machine basics
  • Tools and terminology
  • Stitches: Regular stitch, Zig Zag stitch, Back stitch, Top stitch
  • Creating a tunnel
  • Inserting an elastic or drawstring 
  • Hand and machine hemming techniques.
Reusable Tote bag


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
No, but you will have time to catch up with the teacher. The school encourages students to not miss a class if possible, however upon your return to class the teacher will give a new lecture, and after students are doing classwork they will go over the previous missed lesson with you.If you need more time, you'll have the option to book a private lesson with the instructor to further go over what was missed.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?
A: No

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?
A: No

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?
A: Yes

Q: Is this class hands on?
A: Yes

Q: Are the materials provided in the cost of the class? 
A: No, all equipment and sewing supplies are available for use except fabric.

Material you need to bring:
  • 1 yard of cotton or denim fabric for a customized bag
Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
A: Yes, bring a notebook and pen for taking notes.
Cancellations on the part of the student made less than 5 working days of the start of the course, or less than 1 working day of the start of a 1-day class, is non-refundable and vouchers/gift certificates are subject to forfeiture. Cancellations made before that time will incur an administration charge of 25% of the course/class fee.

Course/class participants are expected to turn in all classwork and homework assignments in a timely manner and to the instructors standards, to consistently attend classes, and to arrive on time. If a participant does not arrive on time (or at all) for two consecutive classes, a warning will be issued. And, if a participant does not arrive on time (or at all) for three or more consecutive classes, we reserve the right to dismiss the student with no reduction of fees and no full/partial refund.​


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Reviews of Classes at Esaie Couture Design School

(238 Reviews)
Bogdan Z.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
Wanda is phenomenal. Very clear, very attentive and very funny.

Harriet G.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
Theoretically a zero, because the teacher never showed up or contacted me (after I had travelled an hour to get to Brooklyn), and the school didn't know why. Very frustrating. Caveat emptor.

John G.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
I was late because of the subways being delayed, and I was woefully unprepared for class. I did not bring a fabric, and Wanda, our instructor could not have been more accommodating. I loved this class and would recommend it to anyone.

Cornelia F.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
Daniel was a great instructor. Encouraging and stern when he needed to be. I had not used my sewing machine in 18 years so this was a great refresher course for me. Originally I was skeptical that I would actually finish my tote bag in a three hour period but I did and so did everyone else. I would highly recommend.

Euree C.

Attended: Learn to Sew in a Day: Tote Bag
Daniel was incredible- answered all questions, good pace, gave pointers, and comprehensive. Love that you end the class with a tote bag- make sure to bring your own fabric of choice. He gave pointers to types of machines to buy and trouble shooting with machines as well. Loved the class and will take more!

School: Esaie Couture Design School

Owners and founders Esaie and Wanda Bruno bring 30 years of combined experience in the design and marketing of clothing. Their fierce dedication to excellence guides their company as well as their New York sewing classes.

Wanda, a native of Philadelphia, came to New York with a dream to enter the fashion...

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