The Collaboratory's 90 Minute, Fashion, Costuming, Up-cycle Sewing & Design Class By hand or by machine, learning to sew & design is fun and easy! In this 90 minute class you will learn the basics of sewing, design and up-cycling, as you design & make a personalized tote bag to take home with you, made from beautiful recycled materials. You will be fully, mentored, supported and kept safe with a passionate, mastered Working Artist, who's aim is to give you the framework and the confidence to go home with some "Serious Fun" skills and practice on your own. We also offer open studio time for further instruction, community and mentoring through your exciting designs. Feel free to bring your own machines, in order for you to practice and become more familiar with your primary tool.