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Sewing Basics

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$89.00 - $99.00
Event Schedule:
Session 1: Wednesday, 7/6/21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Session 2: Wednesday, 7/13/21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

In this class we will make a hiker wallet, a smaller zippered pouch that someone hiking the Appalachian Trail might use. These can easily be made to different sizes and out of different materials depending on your intended use. To make our wallets we will need to learn how to use a sewing machine, how to sew some basic stitches, and how to apply a zipper. We will also learn about different technical fabrics and how to progress at making your own gear for hiking, camping, or biking. The hiker wallet that we will make is a solid foundation for bigger projects such as a fanny pack, a crossbody bag or a handlebar bag. If you finish early, I can help you with another project of your choice.

Class Goals:

– Learn the basics of using a sewing machine

– Learn how to make a simple pattern

– Learn different types of stitches used for outdoor gear

– Learn about different fabric and materials used in outdoor gear

Materials Fee:

$10 payable to the instructor at the start of the session. Cash or Venmo both acceptable.

Instructor: Ken Allen


The safety of our community, members, and instructors is our greatest priority. Students must wear a mask that complies with our updated safety policies, regardless of vaccination status. Mask must be a 3-ply surgical mask, KN95 disposable mask, N95 mask, or a tightly woven cloth mask with a filter insert. Students not wearing the appropriate masks will be asked to purchase one from our facility before joining the session.

When you arrive please be sure to:

– Wear an approved safety mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status

– Be aware that this class has capacity limits to ensure your safety

Artisan’s Asylum is closely following the guidelines set by the CDC and Massachusetts regarding COVID-19. We are still requiring mask wearing in public space and classrooms in our facility at this time. Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions you may have.


Artisan’s Asylum, Inc.
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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