Beginner Sewing ~ The Super Tote Class

Learn how to sew!  This is the landmark *a happy stitch* class that got so many people addicted to sewing.

beginner super tote

This is a class for the true beginner.  In class, we will familiarize with the sewing machine and will teach the following skills: how to thread the machine; how to prepare fabric, how to cut precisely, making boxed corners; putting in a bag lining; and generally how to work with a sewing machine.  Everyone will make a fully lined tote bag.

This means, you will leave with a beautiful and totally super tote as well as the feeling you can conquer the world!  I provide the machines but you bring your own thread and fabric.  (Note: you will need to attend all classes in order to finish the bag.)


Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies -or- you can purchase supplies from me before class  (Please let me know one week in advance if you plan on buying from me.  A class kit costs $18).

  • 3/4 yard heavy-weight outer fabric
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight interior fabric
  • 1 spool matching thread (preferably Guterman or Mettler brand)
  • optional: the tote bag pattern is available though my etsy site, buy it here.

To register:

click “join this class” to pay on Paypal and reserve your spot in class!  if you would prefer pay by check or in person, send me an email ahappystitch{at}gmail{dot}com.


  • Classes are located at Main Street Highland Park on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, NJ
  • You must bring your own supplies.  Please feel free to email me (ahappystitch[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like me to provide supplies (the cost for a supply kit will be $18)
  • Payment for class guarantees you a spot in the class.
    Payment is accepted via paypal though this website, in person or through the mail.  Email me and I will send you my address if you prefer to pay through the mail.
  • Class takes place from 7:30-9:30pm

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