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Machine Sewing: Recycled Denim Tote Bag

Saturday, April 27th, 4pm-7pm

Want to machine sew a unique bag?

Come sew your very own denim tote bag —a practical yet charming project that showcases your basic sewing skills. With guidance from your experienced instructor, D’Anne, you will stitch together a unique creation that reflects your personality and style. By the end of this beginner-friendly class, you’ll walk away with your very own recycled denim tote bag. It’s a hands-on experience that’s both educational and enjoyable, setting the stage for future sewing adventures!

We’ll do a quick refresh on the machines, but you’ll want to have fundamental sewing skills under your belt. If you need help getting started, take one of our monthly “Fundamentals” class.

All Supplies are included: Fabric, tools, sewing machines, etc.

Ages: 14+ (no parent needed if consent form is signed)

Location: Meet us in the “Who Gives a Scrap” Classroom. Turn left when you enter the front door and head to the back of the Sales Floor.

Instructor: D’Anne is a lifelong crafter, who started making Barbie doll clothes before she was finally able to join 4-H and start learning sewing at age 9. As a 4-Her, she took all the sewing projects available until she aged out at 19. D’Anne studied at 2 universities in her home state of Idaho before transferring to Colorado State University, after she was engaged, where she earned a Liberal Arts Degree in 1999. She worked at the House of Fabrics/JoAnn’s in Fort Collins for almost 3 years, while she lived there. After graduation, she moved with her husband to Tucson, AZ, where they spent 22 years and had two children.

D’Anne moved with her family back to Colorado in the Spring of 2021 and is very happy to be back. In Colorado Springs, she has joined the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, where she has made a lot of friends and has been learning and sharing knowledge.  D’Anne is an advanced seamstress with experience in almost every aspect of sewing, but is still learning more all the time. She has extensive experience in garment making, including formal gowns, her own wedding dress, which she designed, casual wear and now has been focusing on repurposing thrifted wool. cashmere and silk garments. She also has a lot of experience making bags, including several of her own design, or from patterns which she re-designed or altered.

D’Anne has 40+ years experience as a seamstress and has been an assistant teacher in previous sewing classes. D’Anne is also a vintage sewing machine collector and has ~15 vintage machines which she has done all the work on to clean, troubleshoot and restore, although several of them are still a work in progress. D’Anne lives near Cheyenne Mountain with her husband, two sons, four dogs and three cats.

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