The Professional Tote with Denise Reuter
May 23 & 25, 2017 (two sessions)
10:0 am – 1:00 pm
The Professional Tote, designed by Laura Martell for The Creative Thimble (pattern purchase required) will become your go-to bag for all uses: commuting to your job, travel, diaper bag, supplies for art classes, your favorite shopping tote, etc. This is an intermediate-plus sewing level of experience class that requires a heavy-duty sewing machine. You will learn zipper insertion for a number of pockets in the bag, how to make patch and pleated pockets, how to add velcro and magnetic clasps and tips for working with all the bulk. Note that is required that all fabric and interfacing pieces are cut out and fused prior to the first day of class. (Denise will have a sample of all the cut and fused pieces available to view at Artistic Artifacts by May 8.) Download class supply list »
About the Instructor: Denise Reuter began sewing as a child on her grandmothers 1935 Singer treadle sewing machine, working her way up to her mom's Kenmore, and on to her own hot pink White brand machine. She has created everything from quilts to ski jackets, wrap around skirts to prom dresses, draperies and upholstery, machine applique and computerized machine embroidery. She began teaching for Hancock Fabrics in 2003 and spent almost three years as a manager and educator for Bernina Sewing Machine USA. Denise is experienced with virtually every brand of sewing machine and serger and has receiving extensive training from Janome and Bernina sewing machine companies.