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Come Sew Reversible Totebags at Etsy Labs handmade and vintage goods

Snag your favorite fabric from your stash and get join us for an evening of sewing; this week we’re creating tote bags with Tiny Hearts for Craft Night at the Etsy Labs! Join us for a crafty evening — whether you’re in Brooklyn, or anywhere in the world.

Live far away? Stop by for our weekly Craft Night in our online multi-user chat room, the Virtual Labs, for a live online demo at 5 p.m. ET, or in person at the Etsy Labs in anytime between 4-8 p.m. at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512 in Brooklyn, New York. (Click here to see what time 5 p.m. ET is in your hometown.) Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills and connect with fellow crafters.

This week, on Monday, May 17, we’ll be sewing reversible tote bags with Kim Grassie (that’s her on the left). Kim is a lovely member of Etsy’s customer support team, and is the seamstress behind the Etsy shop, Tiny Hearts. She’ll be sharing a couple simple patterns for sewing your own tote bag. Don’t know how to sew yet? No need to worry, we’ll show you how.

If you have fabric that you would like to use to make your bag, please bring it along. Otherwise, we will have all the supplies on hand that you need to complete the project.







If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:

  • 1/2 yard of solid fabric
  • 1/2 of printed fabric
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Sewing machine

Upcoming Events at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn:
5/24: Open Craft Night
5/31: Craft Night Canceled for Memorial Day
6/06: Church of Craft meeting
6/07: Glass Painting with yevgenia


A snapshot from last week’s stenciling Craft Night with Ed Roth.   

Looking for further sewing inspiration? 

Crocheted Plarn Bag | Shopping Bag How-To | How-Tuesday Projects | Bags and Purses on Etsy

Will we see you on Monday? Let us know in the comments below.