Zippered Pouch : Friday August 9, from 11am-3pm

$120.00 CAD

THE WORKROOM PARKDALE : This workshop is scheduled to take place in our new studio at 207 Cowan Avenue, Unit A. We can't wait to welcome you there!

Advance your skillset by sewing a two-compartment, lined and clean finished zippered pouch!
Learn two techniques for installing a zipper: a classic pouch closure and a welt zip pocket.
This class will teach you the basics of accessory construction and offer tips for tidy, professional finishing.

Prerequisite: We recommend our beginner sewing class, Sewing Machine Essentials or equivalent recent experience. Students should know how to thread a sewing machine to take this class.

This sewing class is one 3-hour session.

Instructor : Leo Schlanger


CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.


Skills + Techniques

Through this workshop series you will learn the following skills:

  • Sewing a classic zipper closure
  • Sewing a welt style zipped pocket
    applying interfacing
  • Understanding pattern pieces, grainlines and fabric orientation
  • Using circular markings and notches on patterns
  • Shortening nylon zippers
  • Creating zipper tabs
  • Clean finishing with a lining
  • Boxing out corners
  • Using the supplied pattern piece to add a welt style pocket to any of your future garment or accessory makes!

Handmade Accessories

Handmade accessories are practical, fun to sew and perfect for gifting.

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build skills and confidence, the workroom has a variety of workshops on our roster for you. We carefully select projects and patterns that will foster your creativity and meet you where you're at in your sewing journey.

the workroom studio

Our bright Parkdale Studio is equipped with Bernina sewing machines and sergers, large cutting tables and ironing stations. Students will also learn to use specialty presser feet, essential sewing machine features as required for their class project.

the workroom is an authorized Bernina dealer. If you're looking for your first sewing machine or an upgrade, our workshops are a great opportunity to see why we love the Bernina brand. The quality of these machines, along with the great features and accessories make them a pleasure to sew with.

Students have complimentary access to the sewing studio until completion of their class project.