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REANIMATOR Sewing: Messenger Bag

December 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Echo sew messenger bag

Design and build a simple messenger bag out of upcycled materials!
*prerequisite: know how to use a sewing machine

What you’ll learn:

  • Repair – centered product design theory
  • Techniques for utilizing garbage as a primary material
  • Tips for sewing with natural and synthetic heavy weight materials
  • How to identify and install zipper chain and sliders
  • Processes for designing and installing your own custom bag hardware

Please note:

Participants must already know the basics of sewing! Bring your own machine if you have one (use Jeans needle), or you may use one of MAKE’s. We strongly encourage having taken our Sewing Badge (which is required for members to use MAKE’s sewing shop outside of class). This is not a Badge class.

Material for this UpCycling event are generously donated by Resourceful Santa Fe

Students 16 years of age and up can be unaccompanied; ages 12-15 must have a guardian also enrolled in the class.  Minors must have parental permission and signed waiver (ask us).

About the instructor:

Enoch (Echo) Cincotta designs adventure programming with REANIMATOR in Santa Fe, NM. If you see them biking, singing, or sewing – rest assured they’re doing what they love.  Echo and REANIMATOR host regular events providing efficient and durable textile repairs, specializing in repairing rips and holes in clothing and lightweight outdoor gear. Check out their website for more information.



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