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Zipper pouches are such a great thing to have or to give as gifts, and you can make them in an almost endless variety of sizes!

These can be for kids to use as pencil pouches at school, your everyday handbag filled with essentials, a travel bag, makeup or toiletries bag, and so much more! You'll also come away with greater knowledge of various fabrics and materials to feel confident when shopping for future projects.

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What You'll Learn

  • Determining size to make
  • Either creating a pattern or cutting to size
  • Putting in a zipper and how to use a zipper foot
  • Pivoting corners
  • Putting in a lining
  • Trimming zippers when needed

Prerequisites

This class is for anyone who already knows how to sew, or the confident beginner who knows how to use a sewing machine and basic sewing techniques.

If you're new to sewing or want a refresher to get you ready for this class, check out the Beginner Basics class, the Intro to Sewing Course or the in-depth Beginner Sewing Program.

Tools & Supplies

You will need:

  • Quilting cotton:
    • 1/2 yard for outer bag
    • 1/2 yard for inner bag (lining)
  • 14" zipper
  • Zipper foot
  • Sewing machine - Please review the tools & supplies list carefully for any machine hardware requirements or contact us with any questions.
  • Sewing kit:
    • Pins or clips
    • Pin cushion (if you're using pins)
    • Scissors
    • Snips
    • Seam ripper
    • Fabric markers or chalk
    • Measuring tape
    • Ruler
    • Cutting mat
    • Rotary cutter
    • Extra sewing machine needles
    • Find links to these common sewing kit items in the shop.
  • All-purpose thread

Remember to pre-wash and dry your fabric before class.

Price

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Private Class

Instructor-led private sewing class scheduled at a time that is best for you.

Number of Students
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Public Class

To provide a personalized experience and accommodate busy schedules I primarily teach private sewing classes and this class does not currently have any public dates available, but you can request it as a private sewing class.
See registration details below.

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Discounts
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Private Classes/Lessons

Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for private classes or personalized lessons so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.

Online Sewing Classes

Not sure if online lessons are right for you?

I developed a unique online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you and show you the actions from multiple cameras as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me to schedule a demo to show you what it's like.

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Duration

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2 hours
One, 2-hour session

About the Instructor

Vanessa has been teaching children and adults for over 20 years. In addition to offering beginner to advanced sewing lessons she is an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College. Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at The Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps.

Vanessa is a full-time designer and seamstress working with clients on a wide variety of custom sewing and product development projects for fashion, wearable tech, decor, accessories and soft goods that keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has detailed knowledge of a wide range of sewing machines that enables her to personalize sewing lessons for the types of machines students are using.

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Most of my sewing classes are taught as private classes, one on one or in groups, that are scheduled when you want.

This class does not currently have any public dates available but you can request it as a private sewing class.

Before confirming private lessons with new students I first schedule a 15-min, no-cost introduction video call to introduce myself, learn more about your sewing goals, answer any questions you have, and demonstrate what the learning experience is like in my virtual lessons. This way you can get to know me too and make sure the experience is right for you or your child before committing to lessons.

Please complete the form below to schedule the call.