Sewing 101: Tote Bag

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Greenpoint

Course Details
$85 4 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Jan 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Next start dates (2)

Greenpoint, Brooklyn
165 Greenpoint Ave
Btwn McGuinness Blvd & Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Students will purchase their choice of fabric during class.
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this sewing class:

For total beginners -- if you've been wanting to learn to sew or you haven't touched a machine in years, this is the class for you! In just one evening we'll walk you through the basics; you'll leave class with a finished, lined tote bag.

Here’s what we’ll cover:
  • Basic intro to a sewing machine, including how to sew a straight seam
  • How to cut fabric accurately
  • Pinning and sewing seams, understanding seam allowance
  • Creating a lining for a bag, and attaching straps
  • Leave class with an understanding of sewing fundamentals, and the knowledge to tackle more sewing projects on your own!
Q: Are Materials Provided and Included in the Cost of the Class?
No, All tools needed to complete this class will be provided and sewing machines will be available courtesy of BERNINA of America. But the Fabric is not included and will be available for purchase in the retail shop at a 10% discount.

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Refund Policy


We do not issue refunds on workshop registrations.

If you register for a workshop and later become unable to attend, we will gladly offer a school credit if you notify us at least 48 hours before the workshop. We are unable to offer credits of any kind, or honor reschedule requests, with less than 48 hours advance notice. 

About Our Policy

Our workshops require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff, and making commitments to pay our instructors -- all based on the number of students who register. When students ask to cancel or reschedule at the last minute, we lose money. As a small business, we are unable to absorb these costs and still keep our class prices low.  

In fairness to all of our customers we are unable to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness or travel. If you are unable to attend a workshop at the last minute, we suggest giving your spot to a friend!

Thank you for understanding!


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
1:00pm - 4:00pm TBD 1 $85
1:00pm - 4:00pm TBD 1 $85
4:00pm - 7:00pm TBD 1 $85

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Question from Mathieu D.
Hi, Can I bring my own fabric? thank you
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mathieu! Yes, you can.
Question from Sophia S.
How appropriate is this class for someone who knows nothing about sewing?
Answer from Billy C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, This class is perfect for someone who is a total beginner when it comes to sewing. They will be teaching you the basics of using a sewing machine and sewing simple seams.

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Craft Company (433)

(433 Reviews)
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
The first time slot I signed up for got cancelled. On my second try, the instructor was an hour late. But luckily her ad hoc substitute was very knowledgeable and gracious and started the class off just fine. I hadn't sewed on a machine in 50 years, and I quickly learned what I had probably been doing wrong all those years ago. The tote bag project was perfect for the time allotted and for the basic skills that were taught, and I'm pretty proud of the finished product. I will definitely sign up for another class soon.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by OLA R. on 10/2/2019
Great teacher, very clear explaining work, patient, easy to talk to, knows what she’s doing. Love, Love class. Will recommend to my friends and family.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Nasiba A. on 7/28/2019
Had a great experience! The instructor was very friendly, patient and informative. I highly recommend it.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Kate F. on 1/18/2019
Diana taught a great class, led us individually when we had questions & every student made really gorgeous totes.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Sandra H. on 12/16/2018
The teacher was great altough she seemed nervous in the beginning and the first couple of minutes seemed unorganized and confusing. The group might have been a little too big. Also, water would have been nice. Anyway, I loved the result and will recommend the course.
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Brooklyn Craft Company

Brooklyn Craft Company is a brick-and-mortar space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn featuring modern craft + DIY classes and events.

Our class offerings include:

  • sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery and all kinds of needlework
  • dyeing, printmaking, paper crafts, glass etching and all kinds of DIY trends...

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