Sewing 201 :: The Pleated Tote

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To join us for this workshop, you must have taken one of our SEWING 102 or an accessories sewing workshop prior to the start date of the class. NO FUNDAMENTAL SEWING WILL BE TAUGHT IN THIS COURSE, SO PLEASE BE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE AN ENTRY-LEVEL MACHINE BEFORE REGISTERING.

NO NEED TO BRING YOUR MACHINE!  In all bee creative workshops, you'll use our Brother sewing machines to complete your wares (we love our Brother RLS590 and XL2600i machines.... Great starter machines for all).  Because this is a project that calls for us to sew through fusible lining, feel free to bring your machine if you're well versed with its use.

We love us a big bag, and we know you do, too.  In this workshop, learn the in's and out's on how to make the perfect carryall in which you're bound to fill with all the essentials of daily life (you know we can't help it, Ladies).  

In this 3 hour workshop, we're going to teach you the fundamentals of how to properly pleat, shape, and secure a large-size tote from a pre-design pattern.  With this knowledge, sky's the limit; you can use the general pattern to make similar tote of all shapes and sizes, on your own.      

While sewing knowledge is a requirement in this class, both advanced-beginner level and advanced sewers are welcome, alike.  Patterns and step-by-step guides will be on-hand, and your instructor will be there to walk you through individual steps if you need advanced guidance.     


  • 3/4 yard fabric (outside of purse)
  • 3/4 yard fabric (lining)

Interfacing, fusible fleece, thread, and purse handles will be provided, as well as all other materials, in the cost of the workshop.  We'll have limited fabric on-hand if needed, as well.  

Sunday, April 23rd - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30th - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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