Sewing class: learn to sew a simple zipper pouch


Helping makers make with this simple zipper pouch sewing workshop

When you learn how to install a zipper, whole worlds open up. And that's why I designed this class: it's a great project for learning a bunch of sewing fundamentals. When you get familiar with them, creating your own project feels so much more achievable. My clean-up bag dispensers are a good example of what can be done with zippers.

In this hands-on project-based class, students will learn how to:

  • choose a needle and thread for the fabric so that on their next project they'll have a better idea of where to start
  • assemble the pieces to create a lining, which isn't hard but requires some planning ahead so that everything fits in the right place on the final project
  • press seams, giving the final project a crisp, professional look
  • apply interfacing, making the fabric more stable and substantial
  • install a zipper, giving them more opportunities to design and create their own projects that fit around shapes without relying on drawstrings or elastic, and don't leave open holes where things could fall out (like with a button closure)
  • sew straight and even seams so that when the project is turned right side out it looks nice and even
  • stitch along the top side of the fabric (topstitching) so that it doesn't get caught in the zipper

This class is perfect for beginners. The sewing machines and materials are provided with registration. All you need to do is pay for the workshop and show up!

Class details

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
TechShop Chandler
249 E. Chicago St.
Chandler, AZ 85225

Click here to register


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