Make A Zip-It-Up Bag
Make A Zip-It-Up Bag
Make A Zip-It-Up Bag

Make A Zip-It-Up Bag


Regular price $95.00

Course Fee: $80
Materials: $15 (some materials are student-provided, see Supply Information below)

TIME: 11:00AM - 3:00PM PST
Beginner to Intermediate
Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15-17)
Building 324C, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

Increase your zipper skills and have fun learning how to sew zippers three ways while making a cute and functional bag with teaching artist Evette Allerdings. Choose from a selection of fabrics and colored zippers to mix and match and let's sew a cute three-zippered bag!

Beginners welcome, but experience machine sewing and/or completion of an introductory sewing class is needed. Teen sewers are especially encouraged to come and grow their sewing skills!

$15 materials fee covers the following:

  • Three zippers in assorted fun colors.
  • One yard of fabric.
  • ½ yard of lining.
  • ½ yard fusible fleece.
  • Zip-it-Up bag pattern with instructions.
Students are required to bring the following:
  • Sewing machine with bobbin and a #90 or #100 sewing machine needle.
  • Regular sewing foot for your machine.
  • Zipper foot for your machine.
  • Spool of polyester or cotton 40 or 50 weight thread.
  • Fabric scissors.
  • Pincushion with pins.
  • Hand sewing needle.
  • #2 or soft lead pencil.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

Evette Allerdings is an artist whose primary work is silk paintings, but she also sews, embroiders, beads, quilts, designs, and much more. She was born, raised, and lived in Hawaii for the majority of her life, and moved to Washington in 2018. Evette has a BS degree in Fashion Design and is a multi-award winning costumer. Always searching for the perfect fabric for a costume, Evette ventured into painting on silk in 2015 and found a new passion. She started by attempting to create the design of a vintage kimono, which was inspired by childhood memories of her grandmother dressing Evette up in the most colorful kimonos to celebrate Girl's Day. She still loves color and all her paintings are quite colorful. Evette won first place in the 2D division at the 2021 Silk Painters International Festival for her piece Solace. She also won the People's Choice Honorable Mention Award in 2022 for Goodbye Dad.

See more: Northwind Art exhibits and courses featuring Evette
Artist website: Evette Allerdings

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. Get a membership today!

Don's Pharmacy and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for Northwind Art School students.

If you cannot attend a course for any reason, we can offer you a refund as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel one week or less before the course start date, there will be no refund.

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. Please contact for more information.

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