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Rope Bags & Bowls -- Longmont


Rope Bag Class

  • Clothesline isn't just for hanging laundry anymore!  Create bags, bowls, dog beds and other receptacles with your sewing machine, clothesline, and thread. Join us and learn this technique--it's fun, easy and a form of meditation!

    Here's what you'll need for your first rope bag. All items are available at Maggie's and you will get a 15% discount on all purchases (except for sewing machines) the day of class!
  • Small bag: 200 feet of 3/16" braided premium cotton clothesline. Large bag: 300 feet. We highly recommend the rope you can purchase at Maggie’s. It is soft and easy to work with! Not all clothesline is created equal.
  • Jeans needle size 100/16 OR topstitch needle. Make sure it is sharp!
  • Quality thread of your choice (we used Wonderfil Tutti variegated). At least 1000m.
  • At least two empty bobbins. You'll refill at least 8 times to complete a bag, so if you have more empty bobbins, bring them! We will fill the bobbins before we start sewing.
  • A zigzag sewing machine you're familiar with that's in good working order. 
  • Bring your awl or That Purple Thang or something similar to help guide rope under the presser foot.
  • Scissors and thread snips.
  • Bring your quilting gloves if you want to.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must be comfortable with use of sewing machine.
Requirements: See class description for details and supply list.
Instructor: Maryellen Paton
Instructor Bio: Maryellen has a BA degree in Fashion Design from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. She has been sewing since she was six years old. She has designed and constructed garments, bags, accessories, quilts, and fabric as well as home dec items. She's a terrific teacher with a wicked sense of humor.
Price is for class instruction only. Materials for the class are additional and are available at Maggie's. Students receive a 15% discount on class supplies purchased at Maggie's.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.