Bags We All Make


We’ve all heard of SWAG bags at major events SWAG is an acronym for Stuff We All Get. BWAM Bags We All Make, puts a spin on this as students learn basic sewing skills through bag making. Using responsible decision making, teams of students will follow instructions and work to complete the steps of building a bag in the allotted time. Students must create a bag that consists of 2 seams, 1 hem, 4 grommets, and 2 pieces of rope.  The students will use self management to work a machine and complete the task at hand. Upon completion, students will  generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work to decorate a bag that represents them. If time permits, students will  convey the meaning of their bag to peers.

One workshop session for bag and basic decoration.  Add second session plus planning meeting for screenprinted bag.  Supplies: $3 per bag, $5 per bag if screen printing is included

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Program Details

Program Category
Math | Program | Visual / Design Arts

Appropriate for ages: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: one class
Costs: 1 session program, $85 plus $3/student supplies. 2 session program, $209 plus $5/student supplies (includes planning meeting and 2 sessions with same group of students)


Malissa Long

Malissa Long has helped lead Generation STEAM, is the Textile Lead at MakeICT, and is a current member of The Arts Council of Wichita. She has a variety of sewing experience with both children and adults. She loves to explore the bounds of her sewing machine and has used her sewing machine to create art to wearables with zippers and almost anything you can imagine in between.

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