Weekend Workshop with Jess VanDenburgh May 4-5 2024

$290.00 USD
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Sew Whatever Studio - 155 Lincoln Place Court Belleville IL 62221


May 4-5 2024

10 AM - 4 PM (Building will be closing for the last participant by 5 PM)

Hi there!  I'm Jess the designer behind Sew Many Creations.  I've been sewing for what feels like my whole life, thanks to my grandma Alice, and designing patterns for over 13 years.  My patterns are beginner friendly but also perfect for the seasoned bagmaker looking for a place to express themselves through materials and hardware choices.  My obsession with cork has exploded in the past 9 years and I can't wait to share my passion with you!  Teaching will always be my favorite part of my business whether in person or online.  In 2020 I started my YouTube channel and I absolutely adore having another platform to spread my love of education. My classes are full of helpful tips and lots of laughs!  Join me to make not one but TWO fun projects!  

A little bit about me.....I live in upstate NY with my husband and 2 dogs.  We love to travel as a family!  As a born and raised New Yorker I tend to talk fast and often. I enjoy making jewelry and baking in my free time.  I LOVE hugs!

Social media - @Sew Many Creations

Catch her on YouTube Live every Friday at 11am EST

Julia Crossbody (Friday) and the Poppy Wallet (Saturday) both in cork

All kits are precut and prepped for class.  The Julia features cork outside with adjustable handle and WRC (or WPC) inside.  Paper pattern included.  The Poppy cork wallet is all cork with an ID window and 2 optional snaps (coin pouch & snap tab, both optional).  I have the dies for these snaps to use in your presses.  Students can bring a tag/handmade label for each project if they choose but they need nothing else!  Maybe they're favorite/can't live without notions but that's all!


Some basic sewing knowledge is REQUIRED.  I will not be here to teach you to completely sew but I will be there to go over industrial machine basics, etc. 

You do NOT need to know how to use an industrial for this workshop. We will be here to help! 


Please bring your preferred sewing notions & tools. Have a favorite pair of scissors or rotary cutter? Please bring it!  


We provide the machines, a wide variety of thread choices, needles, clips, rulers, thread snips, lighters, screw drivers, glue, duct tape, DST, hole punches, rivet presses, ironing station, heat press station. 

We plan to provide a catered lunch on both days of the class. If you have dietary needs please let us know in the notes of your ticket or in an email. We want to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible within our space. 



We have secured a room block with a rate of $114 a night from Friday-Monday.

The price of the ticket does not include any travel, airfare or rides to and from said locations. These are your responsibility. 

If you have any questions at all before purchasing your ticket please let us know!  


Our goal is to provide a stress-free class space to learn bagmaking. We do not want any students to feel rushed or like they weren't able to get their questions answered. We have worked tirelessly to make sure this is a safe and welcoming space to all who enter. <3 We thank you for your trust and support and cannot wait to see you there!

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