Repurposed Material Workshop: Jolt Bags

  • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100521NS
  • 5


*Third session of this class has been postponed. An email will be sent to students. ~tt

What do you do with coffee bean bags that can't be recycled? Make a tote bag of course! Did you see these at the 2021 Trashion Show? Using a simple pattern and upholstery scraps of your choosing, make a custom tote bag with pockets and sturdy straps to tote whatever you can think of.

Materials and supplies:

  • Bring your own rinsed out coffee bags or use some from the community.  
  • Upholstery samples and pattern instructions provided. 
  • Bring your own machine or use a BARN sewing machine.


  • Please review our safety protocols before registering. Masks are required. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
  • Skill Level:  Some sewing experience helpful.
  • Ages 14+ Welcome.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

Instructor Bio:

Naomi Spinak has been digging around in the trash bin for quite some time to create new treasures. Creator at one time of a line of organic and scrap-based children's clothing (Free Range Kids), Naomi is a costume designer, fiber artist, dressmaker, and currently Committee Chair for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show. Her work has been featured in the Bainbridge Island Quilt Show; Bainbridge Performing Arts; Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol; the Kirkland Center for the Arts; and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in California. She has a piece in an upcoming issue of the Surface Design Association Journal. She has taught numerous classes at her children's school, Odyssey, on Bainbridge Island, and is excited to expand the offerings of repurposed items into craft for BARN.

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