Waxed Canvas Tote Bag, Thursdays, August 17 and 24, 6-8 pm
Skill Level: Beginner, Ages 18 and up.
With six external pockets and a generously-sized main compartment, this bag is incredibly useful for carrying all kinds of things. It is fully lined, and the waxed-canvas exterior makes for a water-resistant, rugged bag that will last. You’ll learn how to work with heavier fabrics on a sewing machine, how to handle waxed canvas, how to construct a lining, box corners, and how to edgestitch and topstitch for a professional-looking finished product.
• Bag Main fabric (waxed or regular canvas, 52-60” wide): ½ yard
• Bag Bottom fabric (waxed or regular canvas, 52-60” wide): ⅜ yard
• Bag Lining fabric (quilting cotton, 44” wide): ⅝” yard
• Fusible Fleece: ½ yard
• 1.5” wide webbing for straps: 3 ½ yards
• all-purpose polyester thread
• Size 100 Denim needles
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early.
What is a “Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.