History Space: Market Wallet Sewing Workshop
An all-purpose and unisex carrying item for those portraying a civilian or militia impression, a market wallet is a rectangular bag with an opening in the center. Whether you’re a novice or experienced sewer, this evening class teaches participants how to sew an 18th century wallet from a precut linen kit. The class includes an introduction to basic hand sewing stitches; participants will leave with a partially completed wallet and the skills needed to complete the project. Space is limited to ten participants; registration required. Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary. $22 class fee includes a precut fabric kit and thread.
Part of the History Space series presented by the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society.