Our own Krista Hennebury is back to teach her Level Two Tote. Note the workshop will be held at the Danish Luthern Church in Burnaby.
Looking for a sturdy, functional tote for yourself or perhaps a fabulous Christmas gift for friends? Show off your favourite special fabrics in this project. With just a wee bit of pre-class cutting, you’ll leave the workshop with a completed bag! No special tools required; I will bring everything you need to punch your leather straps and install the rivets.
This design grew out of my experience making many, many purses, bags, duffels and totes. I wanted a stylish everyday bag that didn’t have a lot of complicated hardware, closures or too much structure. It is called the Level Two tote for a few reasons: it is the perfect pattern for a sewist looking to up their skills from a very basic bag, it is constructed from two outer fabrics with the bottom ‘level’ suitable for a quick clean and finally, it fits not only your everyday stuff but also a few extra items! The tote features the following:
-a waxed canvas, cork fabric, vinyl/pleather or sew-able leather bottom,
-cotton canvas, upholstery-weight or linen blend upper,
-metal zip pocket,
-interior slip pocket,
-magnetic closure, and
-riveted leather handles.
UPCYCLE OPTION: have you got an old leather or suede skirt or jacket? The bottom level fabric piece is 17”w x 16”h. If you can cut a piece this big, then you’re in business!
Pattern & Notions Kit fee: $35/student. Kit includes leather handles in black or veg-tanned natural, matching leather rivet tabs, 8 rivets and coordinating metal zipper and magnetic closure in nickel or brass coloured metal. Extra hardware kits $25 ea.
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Date: Saturday, November 17
Place: Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, B.C.
Time: 10 am
Cost: $50 for members. In addition to the pattern or notion kit to be purchased from Krista.
The fee is non-refundable.
Non-members can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist. You will be advised after October 15th if space is available.