ONSITE: Sew a Beautiful + Sturdy Market Bag

Learn to make a beautiful and sturdy market bag that doubles as a storage basket when the handles are not in use. This market tote has a generous, square, flat bottom that allows you to bring your delicate market purchases home with ease. You'll love this unique design so much that you'll want to make more! And since you will also receive the patterns and knowledge to make more at home, you can! You do not need to have extensive previous sewing experience, but some basic knowledge of using a sewing machine is preferred.

Special Notes

  • Some prior knowledge of sewing basics or previous sewing skills are preferred. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines to use if they like.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Joleen Combs

I have been sewing since I was a child. My very first sewing project was an enormous heart-shaped pillow that my mother taught me to make while I was home with the chicken pox. She continued to teach me the basics as I got older and when I was in college, I took more professional instruction.

My passion in sewing is reverse engineering. I love taking an idea and tweaking it, finding ways to either duplicate an existing item or, in most cases, finding ways to make it better. I love customizing solutions to individual needs. Case in point, my Split-leg Apron class is based on an apron I designed to provide better coverage when I was throwing ceramics here at the studio.

I truly believe that everyone should have at least a basic understanding of sewing and construction and absolutely LOVE teaching these skills to newbies. Personally, I learn best by doing so all my classes are designed to teach basic techniques through finished projects.

When I’m not in the Fiber studio, you can usually find me in the Glass or Ceramics studios. I love VisArts and am thrilled to be a part of the team!

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ONSITE: Sew a Beautiful + Sturdy Market Bag

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Class Details
August 610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Joleen Combs
Level: Beginner to Intermediate