11/30 • DRAWSTRING GIFT BAGS • Beginner Sewing, November 30 (10-12 pm) Saturday

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These drawstring bags are a beautiful project for those who want sustainable gift wrapping. These bags look gorgeous and can be used over and over, gifted and re-gifted continuously. We whipped up all these sample bags in less than two hours, so you'll definitely complete a few yourself in this short class time. One yard of fabric will make 3 to 8 bags, depending on what sizes you make. Once you get the process down, you'll be able to make bags for all your holiday gifts rather quickly. We like mixing it up and using different fabrics that look good together. Join us in creating an extra special handmade holiday this year!

• finishing seams
• creating a drawstring
• sewing box corners

• sewing machine (bring your own or rent ours for $10)
• 1+ yard fabric (any weight woven cotton or linen is recommended)
• 5+ yards sturdy ribbon or trim
• matching thread
• bobbin

TIME • 2 hours

PREREQUISITE • Sewing Machine 101 or equivalent skills (confident with basic sewing machine functions and sewing straight lines)

TEACHER • Denise Thomas is the ultimate home sewer and crafty lady. She's been teaching kids and adults to sew for decades and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Denise was the home economics teacher in Ojai before the program was sadly eliminated from the school district. Take a class with Denise and you'll come away happy, for sure!

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.