Grapevine Sailing Club



Sail Sewing Class



Sail Sewing Class


Grapevine, TX


Hello GSC members,

We have had a few members interested in a sewing class. Charlotte Rider has agreed to host a class for us. We will first walk though how to make a sail bag, how to repair sails, and then get into making more complex projects. 


Class Dates:

Sun. Aug 28th 3:00-6:00pm

Tue. Aug 30th 6:00-9:00pm

Thur. Sept 22nd 6:00-9:00pm


Donations of old sails or gently used line is appreciated!!!


The first session we will start making a tote bag and then getting into making a more complex duffel bag. The cost of supplies to make a bag is covered by the registration fee. 


If you would like to add a liner to the inside of the bag or use your own material you are welcome to do that as well. 


We have a list of supplies we suggest bringing: 
  • Thread V-92 White Polyester UV 40z  (or other heavy-duty)
  • Cutting Matt Amazon Link
  • Sewing Shears or Rotary Cutter
  • Straight Edge Ruler
  • Sewing Machine size 18 Needle
  • Sewing Pins or Clips
  • Pencil 
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Tweezers
  • Iron & Towel
  • Power strip & Cord


You will need to have a sewing machine to make one of the bag. It is recommended to have a heavy-duty sewing machine like a Sailrite or a let least a Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine to sail through sail material. If you would like to use another material any sewing machine will do. 


If you did not make the deadline you can sign up to join the class and pick up the supplies yourself from Sailrite, Joann's or Hobby Lobby.
Round Duffle Bag Kit Includes:
18 ft. Black 2" Polypropylene Webbing
1 10Pk D-Ring Sewable Nylon 1" Black
1 5Pk YKK Snap Hook Swivel & Rotate 2"
2 ft. Black YKK® Continuous Zipper Chain #10
3 ft. Black YKK® Continuous Zipper Chain #5
1 Black YKK® Zipper Slider #10 Metal Single Non-Locking Pull
1 Black YKK® Zipper Slider #5 Metal Single Non-Locking Pull
1 5Pk YKK Adjustable Strap Buckle Black 2"
Seamstick 1/4" Basting Tape for Canvas & Upholstery
1 Coats Extra Strong Nylon Upholstery Thread Black


Sail Sewing Class RSVPs.