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Sewing 101: Tote Bag

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Greenpoint

Course Details
$85 1 seat left
Start Date:

Fri, Dec 09, 11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn
165 Greenpoint Ave
Btwn McGuinness Blvd & Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11222
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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?

A: 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.

Important Note:

In accordance with current NYC requirements, all students attending in-person workshops at Brooklyn Craft Company will be required to show proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine upon arrival.

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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 Dates (5)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $85
6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $85
6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $85
3:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $85
3:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $85

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Question from Anonymous
Hi, thinking about giving this class as a gift. What is the average cost of materials? Thanks
Question from Pauline T.
Is there a standard bag that we're all making or can we customize (add inner pockets, etc.)?
Answer from Carolyn H. Verified Educator
Hi! Due to time restrictions, everyone will be making the same lined tote bag (pictured above).
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 (520)

(520 Reviews)
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/15/2022
Sewing 101: Tote Bag was a great intro class! I didn’t have any experience with a sewing machine prior to the class, but the instructor was able to give clear directions and the assignment was easy to follow. Highly recommend the class if you want to get a foundational understanding of a sewing machine and a fun tote bag!
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/16/2022
The class was great! I'm impressed with how well the teacher explained the steps. Describing how to thread a sewing machine is not easy and she did it very well. Every person started with almost no knowledge and left with a professional-looking tote bag. Really enjoyed this class and will definitely take another.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/8/2022
Great class! Perfect for beginners. Had no sewing machine experience before and the class was easy to follow.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/8/2022
Great class, taught at a great pace. Really wonderful.
Sewing 101: Tote Bag
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/21/2022
The instructor was super patient and attentive. The machine looked intimidating at first but I felt pretty comfortable after some instruction.
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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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