Sew Your Own Tote Bag Workshop

About the program

Beginner Sewing will teach you the basic fundamentals of sewing with a sewing machine. In this course you will be making a lined tote bag with a handle. This sewing project is designed to improve your level of confidence with the sewing machine and all the sewing tools.

*No experience is required for this course. All materials are provided.

“Beginner Sewing” is a presented in partnership with Workman Arts.

Supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.

Program Details

Course Dates: 

Tuesdays, November 14th to December 5th, 2023

November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5

Course Time: 6-8PM

Location: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 1C4

Who is this course for:

This class is for adults 14+ who are open to learning and love art! All art levels and experience are welcome. Priority is given to people with lived experience with mental illness and/or addiction.


Registration will be open from October 17th to October 31st, at which point accepted registrants will be contacted. Please note there is a limit on participants.

Please note there is a limit on participants. If you require more information or help with this registration, please contact Revital Weiss at

About the Artist: Jen Cho

From an early age, I was captivated by the art of crafting. Watching my mother skillfully create beautiful pieces sparked my curiosity and inspired me to explore various artistic mediums. While delving into sewing during school, I discovered the joy of transforming fabrics into unique and personal creations. These experiences laid the foundation for my lifelong love affair with crafts.

As I honed my creative skills, I also encountered physical challenges. However, crafting served as a sanctuary, providing solace and therapeutic benefits for my mental and emotional well-being. It became a form of self-expression and a means to overcome obstacles, fostering resilience and personal growth. Creative hobbies have profoundly impacted my life, extending far beyond the physical act of making something with my hands. They have become a powerful tool for personal development, boosting my mental and emotional well-being and allowing me to overcome challenges.

I am excited to bring this passion to a role where I can share my expertise and contribute to a creative and vibrant environment. Teaching workshops and guiding individuals through the creative process has been a transformative experience. Seeing their artistic abilities flourish and witnessing their sense of accomplishment is a source of great joy.