Make a Zipper Bag With Your Handwoven Material

About Make a Zipper Bag With Your Handwoven Material

We know you all have containers of leftover handwoven fabric just waiting for some inspiration. Learn how to make useful bags using remnants of handwoven fabric with complementary lining material and a zipper! This is a hands-on virtual workshop.

Along with the instructions and material list that you will receive in advance of the virtual workshop, you will need an iron and sewing machine at the ready. Our goal is to have each of you make one zipper bag together.

This class is limited to 25 students.

Class Materials Needed

Materials needed to make one bag 7” x 7” square:
• 2 pieces of 8 1/2” square handwoven or commercial fabric
• 2 pieces of 8 1/2” square coordinating fabric for the lining of the bag
• 2 pieces of 8 1/2” square fusible interface (optional)
• 7” zipper in a complementary color to the handwoven fabric
• Sewing machine
• Sewing thread and a bobbin for the sewing machine (machine threaded)
• Sewing machine zipper foot (attached)
• Iron, Ironing Board and Ironing Cloth
• Scissors and Straight pins
• Rotary Cutter and cutting pad (Optional but preferred)
• Beads or novelty yarn for zipper pull


Have the items on the material list ready.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level


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Single 2-hour session on Saturday, July 8, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Make a Zipper Bag With Your Handwoven Material
Mary Mandarino

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. This class, and all lessons and classes on Lessonface, are covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Mary Mandarino

Mary Mandarino

Mary Mandarino has a BS from Washington and Jefferson College, and 30+ years of weaving experience. As a member of the Weavers' Guild of Boston she currently serves as the Publicity and Social Media Chair. In the past, she has served as Treasurer, Special Workshop Program Chair, and Morning Workshop Chair.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

Lessonface's mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. Since 2012, we've hosted more than 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons and classes online.

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