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Sew Your Own Project Bag

  • 27 Oct 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
  • 10


Come and create the Grainline Studio Townbag. The bag is a great everyday purse and/or a do-it-all project bag, no matter what your project may be. It has a drawstring closure and interior pockets – designed for corralling tools, patterns, and miscellany plus tote-style handles and external front and back pockets. Techniques involved include reading a pattern, sewing straight seams, topstitching. edge stitching, working with heavy fabrics, and setting rivets. We will assist throughout. It is a beginner-suitable pattern but you will need to have some experience with a sewing machine.

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Mary Sigler and Sam Green (Read Mary and Sam's bio)

Members: $100

Non members: $ 120

Materials fee: $4 (collected at time of workshop)

Materials provided by instructor: Rivets, Rivet setting tools, black cording (you’re welcome to bring your own in a different colour), fray check

Materials students should bring: 

  • The Grainline Studio Townbag pattern: 

  • 1 yard of 8 or 10-oz cotton canvas
  • All-purpose thread - we recommend Gutterman or Mettler
  • 1.5 yards of 1.25 wide webbing for handles
  • If supplying your own, 2.5 yards of 5/32” or 2.3mm cording for the drawstring
  • Heavyweight sewing machine needle
  • Your preferred cutting tools for cutting the pattern out plus scissors for clipping threads
  • Pins or wonder clips
  • Ruler
  • Fabric marking tools i.e. chalk or washable marker
  • A sewing machine - please let us know if you need a machine

Here are a few sites where you can find cotton canvas: Thread, chalk, pins, and machine needles can be purchased through or at Joann’s.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Apply here!

Local Cloth, Inc.

408 Depot Street, #100

Asheville, NC 28801

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