Intro To Sewing: Leather + Canvas 'Oberlin' Tote Bag And Machine 101 | Ellie Lum | Skillshare

Intro To Sewing: Leather + Canvas 'Oberlin' Tote Bag And Machine 101

Ellie Lum, Sewing Instructor, Bag Maker, Klum House

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18 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Intro to Sewing: Custom Tote Bag & Machine 101

      2:18
    • 2. Overview of the Bag

      1:04
    • 3. Tools and Materials

      2:37
    • 4. Machine Basics: Overview

      7:25
    • 5. Machine Basics: Understanding Threading + Bobbin

      6:05
    • 6. Machine Basics: Sewing Techniques

      6:35
    • 7. Design Lab

      2:48
    • 8. Pattern Drafting + Cutting Fabric

      6:37
    • 9. Prepping + Ironing

      3:51
    • 10. Sewing the Outside Pockets

      4:53
    • 11. Sewing the Reinforced Base

      3:09
    • 12. Constructing the Zipper Pocket

      5:47
    • 13. Style B: Construct Fabric Handles

      10:16
    • 14. Attaching a Magnetic Snap

      1:56
    • 15. Attaching the Zipper Pocket + Key Clip

      4:06
    • 16. Sewing the Side Seams

      7:21
    • 17. Attaching the Leather Handles

      6:06
    • 18. Conclusion

      1:26
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About This Class

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This class is designed to make sewing fun & easy - no prior sewing experience necessary! During this intro to sewing class you will learn the in’s & out’s of your sewing machine and complete a custom tote bag that you stitched up with your own two hands. This class not only includes step-by-step video lessons, but also a fully comprehensive 56-page downloadable Custom Tote Bag Instructions PDF that breaks down the steps in written + illustrative form. In this class, we will go over machine basics such as threading the machine & bobbin, overview of sewing machine and how it functions, cutting fabric, essential sewing tools, and how to make & use a simple pattern. You will learn how to operate your sewing machine with confidence while you make a custom tote bag. You will walk away with your very own tote bag that YOU MADE from start-to-finish with confidence.

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SKILLS LEARNED

Machine 101

  • Overview of machine knobs + functions
  • How to properly thread your sewing machine
  • How to wind a bobbin
  • Understand machine tension + timing
  • Trouble-shooting machine problems
  • Using various presser feet
  • Changing the needle
  • Sewing with heavyweight fabrics such as 12 oz duck canvas
  • Trouble-shooting techniques
  • Sewing techniques for greater control and stitch accuracy

Custom Tote Bag

  • Overview of design considerations
  • Drafting a pattern
  • How to use a rotary cutter
  • How to properly iron & prepare your fabric for sewing
  • Creating a flat bottom-base for bags
  • How to attach a key clip
  • Metal hardware attachment
  • French seams
  • Sewing through multiple layers of thick fabric
  • Sewing pockets
  • Attaching a base layer for reinforcement
  • Bag construction