Join Swift Industries for a weekend workshop inside the Swift Industries sewing studio. Make your own full-sized frame bag, fitted specifically to your adventure-bicycle (see below for limitations on bicycles).
Friday, July 17th 6pm-8pm Happy Hour Intro to Design and Patterning
Saturday, July 18th 9am to 4pm, Manual Patterning, Fundamentals of Sewing
Sunday, July 19th 9am to 4pm, Assembly
Location: 558 1st Ave South, 2nd Fl Seattle WA 98104
Class Size: 5 Students
Prerequisites: All levels of experience welcome, basic home sewing experience is a plus
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Official Workshop Info
Swift Adventure Co.’s two-day full frame bag making workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of manual patterning, product design, and the essentials of operating an industrial sewing machine. You’ll leave with the confidence to apply your skills to making your personal outdoor gear as well as with problem-solving, design thinking, and hands-on experience that can only enhance your work-life, regardless of the field you’re in.
Bicycle compatibility: Since you are making a frame bag for your own bicycle, having your bicycle at the workshop is necessary. Please note that every bicycle’s geometry is unique, and thus a frame bag is not likely to fit on multiple bicycles–prepare to use it on one bicycle.
For this introductory workshop: no bicycles with frame-integrated suspension. Fully rigid bicycles with a substantial inner triangle is required. If your bicycle’s seat tube or down tube measure 8″ or less, then the frame geometry (does not apply to the head tube measurement) is not ideal for a beginner workshop. Road/touring/cross/gravel bicycles and old-school mountain bikes are highly recommended.
Feeling giddy about your upcoming urban workshop? We are! Here’s what gets Martina inspired:
Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford
Coming from out-of-town? Don’t hesitate to contact us about lodging recommendations and travel logistics, we’re happy to help!
- All materials
- Lunch and Happy Hour
Gear/Supplies You Should Bring
- Your bicycle
- Personal snacks