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Sewing Workshop: Reusable Bag and Tote

When

4 Dec 2021
12 – 4.30pm

*with a 30min tea break

Where

Studio MG.5
Mercator building

Cost

$120*

*Pricing is inclusive of a morning tea and all materials—designer dead stock fabrics, tools and sewing machines.

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When

4 Dec 2021
12 – 4.30pm

*with a 30min tea break

Where

Studio MG.5
Mercator building

Cost

$120*

*Pricing is inclusive of a morning tea and all materials—designer dead stock fabrics, tools and sewing machines.

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Website

thesystem.com.au

Book Now

Create your own reusable cloth bags!

This workshop led by The System will empower you to create your own reusable cloth bags from basic geometric shapes.

You’ll add pockets, contrast details, handles from a variety of options, and decorations using settings on the domestic sewing machines provided.

For those that are new to a sewing machine, you will also be  taught how a domestic sewing machine works, and given some practice sewing exercises.

The class will teach you about the importance of seam allowances, fabric weights, and the aesthetic decisions needed to realise your own bag designs.

Suitable for absolute beginner sewers as well as those with some experience. The class is designed to allow you to make your bag/s with as much complexity or ease as you desire. Those who are more experienced will take many ideas and skills away.

This class has a maximum of 8 students.

What will be provided?

  • All equipment and materials will be provided such as scissors, snips, and pins. This is included in the cost of the course.
  • A variety of textiles for different purposes and skill levels. The designs we have created for this workshop are modular, and thus we have decided to pre-cut a broad range of selected pieces for you to choose from for your own bag design/s. There will be other textiles to choose from should you wish to advance your bag design beyond our provided matrix of choice.
  • You’re welcome to make 1 – 2 bags, depending on time.
  • You will also be welcome to take a copy of the patterns that we’ve created for this workshop.
  • Most work will be completed on domestic sewing machines which will be provided.
  • If you have your own machine that you are familiar with, you are welcome to bring it along, you may learn more about it through our class. Bear in mind that it could be a distance to walk to and from your car space to the studio.
  • Coffee, black and Japanese green tea will be provided for the tea break

Do I need to bring anything?

  • A notebook and pen to take notes during class.
  • Please bring your own water bottle to help us with our COVID Safe measures.

About The System

The System is a newly launched fashion brand by Convent-based designer and pattern maker Jack Hancock. 

The System aspires to create functional, intelligent clothing that facilitates the realisation of an individual’s authentic expression, and delivers a range of clothing and textile education modalities.

Your safety is our priority

View the Convent’s COVID Safe plans here.