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Sew Own Tote Bag with Seamstress at the Circ Desk!

  • Sat, May 28, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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This event is closed, please email if you are interested in taking maker experiences like this in the future!

  • STUDIO: Garment District | Flexspace
  • LEVEL: Beginner, makers age 14 years old+*
  • INSTRUCTOR: Lara Crews, Seamstress at the Circ Desk

In this maker experience, you will choose and take fabric to create your own tote bag.  You will gain or improve your sewing machine skills with Lara of Seamstress at the Circ Desk!

Using recovered denim and upholstery from local markets, participants will get to choose their fabric combos and make a very handy tote for yourself or a friend!

You will make a 14-in x 22-in x 6-in tote, which  large enough to carry a laptop and other items, or a picnic blanket to your favorite spot for a getaway. Or, Lara's favorite, a great tote to take to the library to get all the books on things you'd like to learn about! 

Sewing machines and other sewing accessories will also be provided.

Lara Crews is the owner and founder of Steamstress at the Circ Desk, LLC. Having spent just over a decade as a children’s librarian in both public and school libraries, Lara learned that the maker side of libraries was her favorite part! Lara learned to sew after becoming a librarian to make her own costumes for storytime - and ended up making stuffed animals for props, totes for books and iPads, and quilts! Taking her love of stories and sewing, Lara wanted to work with the community to take that spark of an idea and turn it into a reality. When Lara is not sewing, she is fluffing a quilt for her elderly cat to lay on or making her own spin on healthy cooking as a culinary school drop-out turned librarian! You can find Lara on IG: @Seamstressatthecircdesk.

*Mixxer requires makers 16 years old be accompanied by an adult. Email with any questions! requires makers under 16 years old be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

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1375 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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