Summer Youth: Make the Ferris Fanny Pack (Ages 12-16)

  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 10, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI071023AM
  • 6


  • $280 Tuition + $35 Materials Fee
  • $220 Tuition+ $35 Materials Fee

Make a classic, 80s-inspired fanny pack in one of three useful sizes by Sallie Tomato Patterns.

About this Class

This class is for advanced beginners looking to advance their sewing skills by creating a fanny pack.

Students will learn how to:

  • Understand and use sewing patterns
  • Install zippers
  • Work with interfacing
  • Add lining
  • Install buckles
  • Install adjustable straps

The class will begin with a sewing machine orientation. You will learn how to wind bobbins, sew up your workspace, the basics of using a sewing machine, and how to leave your space for the next user. After taking this orientation, you will be added to the list of certified sewing machine users.

After the machine orientation, we will go over how to read and prepare a pattern, best practices for pattern management, how to prepare fabric for sewing, how to find the grainline, and how to cut out the pattern pieces.

After preparing our fabric, we will begin assembling our fanny packs and work on this each day.


  • For students ages 12-16.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 3.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You can register your youth for an optional supervised lunch from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of the class and covers all materials. 


You will make a handmade fanny pack.

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Alex McKeon believes creativity is inherent in us all. She loves helping students tap into their inner artist and learn more about themselves in the process. Whether at the loom or exploring with needle and thread, Alex inspires all who work with her.

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