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SAN FRANCISCO POP-UP! LEARN TO SEW: Portsmith Waxed Canvas Tote Bag

  • WORKSHOPSF 1798 McCallister Ave. San Francisco, CA United States (map)

Level 1 Sewing Class: No prior sewing experience needed. 

Learn to sew this Waxed Canvas + Leather Tote Bag in this 3 hour sewing workshop. Not only will you go home with a tote that you made start-to-finish with your own two hands, you will also learn indispensable bag sewing techniques for handling heavy-weight fabric on a home sewing machine. You will also learn how to attach leather handles with quick-set brads.

If there’s one bag you’ll want to use, it’s this stylish + rugged versatile take on the classic tote. Need an everyday bag with the capacity to carry your essentials plus more around town? Or a rugged tote built to withstand being loaded down with a laptop & school books? Whatever you need, to carry, this tote is a versatile and essential accessory for any lifestyle. Your tote will be made rugged waxed canvas and leather handles with metal brads.


- Sewing with heavyweight fabrics such as 8.25 oz waxed canvas

- Sewing an envelope base

- How to thread a sewing machine properly & trouble-shooting

- Metal hardware attachment

- Sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric

- Attaching a base layer for reinforcement

- Bag construction

Class Fee: $95