intermediate sewing: zero waste bag making + small goods, 3 weeks

intermediate sewing: zero waste bag making + small goods, 3 weeks

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Textile waste contributes approximately 85% to landfills each year, the equivalent to about 81.5 pounds per person. Zero- waste design is the process eliminating textile and pattern waste during production. In this workshop, attendees will continue to explore zero-waste designs while learning to design and produce their own bag. 

*Please note patch-work will not be covered or demonstrated during this offering. 

This workshop will cover:

  • week 1: zero waste project planning and drafting exercise, skills and techniques to achieve designs, bag-making hardware and application 
  • week 2: small goods and accessories, zip closures, handle installation, cutting layout and assembly
  • week 3: assembly and project completion

Workshop calendar (select a time below)

Session 1: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 6pm-9pm

Session 2:


Skill level + age

Eager, intermediate or confident beginner (previously attended a sewing 101 or 201 workshop, garment construction or bag-making experience, familiarity with hardware and handle installation), and perfect for adults (14+). 

Workshop duration 

Multi-day, approximately 3 hours per week

Materials + supplies

Attendees are responsible for class materials and supplies. Attendees will receive a materials list 2 weeks prior to class. 

Attendees are welcomed to select fabric that was generously donated to our little free seed + dyer's library from the friends of Modest Transitions. 

Additional information

Tuition costs includes workshop materials, handouts, and lecture unless otherwise noted.

Attendees will receive a 10% off discount code that can be used for products available at Modest Transitions and future workshops (excludes community workshops, private consultations, and rentals).

If you encounter any issues with registration or want to be put on a waiting list for a sold-out class, please contact the studio at 267-312-9136.

Class size is limited. For all information regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

Refunds + registration policies 

All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by giving us a call or emailing customer service at In the event of a workshop cancellation due to enrollment, illness, weather, etc., you will receive 72 hours advanced notice and a full refund.

Session Session 1: Tues May 23 - June 6 from 6pm-9pm