Learn how to sew a customizable tote bag! This class is appropriate for beginning and advanced seamsters, but is designed as a basic introduction to machine sewing. In this class, we well cover basic sewing machine practice (set up, maintenance, and habits) and how to sew basic seams. At the end of the class, attendees will take home a basic tote bag pattern and instructions. Tote bags sewn in this workshop will be filled with care and comfort items for donation to the Patient and Family Resource Center (PFRC) at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. You can learn more about the PFRC here: https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/resources/resource-center/Pages/default.aspx
Janelle Shin considers herself a "compassionate creator" and believes in sharing a love for creativity with others. She has been sewing since she was a teenager, starting with resizing t-shirts and sewing tote bags for her schoolbooks. After high school, she went on to study Psychology at UCSD and during this time, she interned at the Moores Cancer Center in the Patient and Family Resource Center. After completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to study Fashion Design at Palomar College, where she specialized in patternmaking and went on to work as a garment designer and patternmaker for small apparel manufacturers in North County San Diego. Today, she is excited to share her love of sewing and the creative process with others.