I love learning new crafts, perhaps it is old fashioned, but I feel crafting is artistic, creative, and can be a lost art. Now a year ago or maybe more, a colleague told me about the Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge in Vancouver. Of course I do what I normally do, which is ponder, and wonder and not take any action even though the idea of learning how to sew sparked my interest. A year later and a new colleague has finished taking the tote bag class there. WOW!
Did I really procrastinate for over a year? I had looked at their class schedule on their website hundreds of time. Finally, I bit the bullet and decided to take the Spool of Thread Tote Bag class in August. It is a beginner class that reviews the basics of how to thread a sewing machine and make a very cool and chic reversible cotton tote bag.
Spool of Thread made sewing seem easy and fun! And best of all you come out of the class with a finished product, pattern and instructions so you can make it again. Now that is worth the class fee of $40 for a three hour class. There are seven spaces in a class so you there is individualized attention no matter what your sewing level is.
|Spool of Thread Tote Bag #1|
Spool of Thread Class Schedule
Taking this tote bag class did not spark, but ignited my interest in sewing. I dug out our antique sewing machine to make more reversible tote bags. The last time I took a sewing class, I forget how to make what I made in class because I did not try it at home. I did not want this to happen to me again especially since I paid around $70 for the class including around $30 for my supplies of fabric and thread. Of course, you can be more organized and bring your own to keep your cost down. After a year of procrastinating, I did not want to lose my new skill.
This is my first reversible tote bag from the class which I will keep and cherish. But I did not stop with just one.
|Tote Bag #2 - Pears Please|
Tote Bag #2
Here's the second tote bag that I made using fabric that I bought in the states from Joanne's Fabrics. Pears for my friend, Vicky's, September birthday.
|Tote Bag #3 - Pears and Apples|
Tote Bag #3
Another birthday tote bag was for my friend Christen's September birthday.
The Pears and Apples fabric is from Joanne's Fabrics.
I made the tote bag challenge for myself to see how many I will make. There are so many fun cotton fabrics to play with. The idea began because when I was stocking up on fabric at Joann's Fabrics when I was asked me, "How many are you going to make? 100". I replied "Yes!". What was a fun question has turned into a tote bag challenge for myself. Follow me here for the #Totebagchallenge.
Thanks for reading and come back again to see how I am doing with my tote bag challenge!