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  • Zipper Pouch (can be used as Fold-over Clutch or Cosmetic Case or Device Sleeve)

  • Basic sewing-machine operation
  • Tools and terminology
  • Stitches: Regular stitch, Topstitch
  • Zipper Insertion
  • Finishing and Pressing

COURSE DURATION: One-time session, 2 hours

  • Weekdays: Thursdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Weekends: Sundays 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • 1/2 yard of heavy cotton, canvas or denim fabric of choice
  • Matching color thread
  • 8" to 14" REGULAR, plastic zipper (not an invisible zipper. No metal teeth)

All other sewing tools and equipment are available for use.


This is the perfect workshop to use as a stepping​stone for one of our other longer class offerings.
Esaie Couture Design School
1515 Church Ave, Lower Level
(E 16th Street Entrance)
Brooklyn, NY, 11226
"SEW SIMPLE" - Beginner Sewing Workshop
Women, Men, Teens...Learn to sew! In this project-based two-hour beginner sewing class, we'll teach you sewing basics (threading a machine, loading a bobbin, machine control, various machine stitches), even while making the trendiest item out there! You'll make a zippered pouch which can be used as a Fold-Over Clutch, a Kindle/iPad/Device Cover or a stand alone Cosmetic Case. You'll be proud to carry (and show-off) your custom pouch. And, don't worry, you'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project, all in just two hours.
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