Date - 18/06/2021
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Duration – 3 1/2 hours
This workshop is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before and can confidently thread the machine and bobbin. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available.
**This workshop will be delivered virtually via the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, it is easy to set one up for free (basic package) via their website. On the day of the workshop I would email you the workshop joining instructions. Zoom allows 2 way communication between all participants and myself, allowing questions, feedback, demonstrations and conversation! It’s good fun and a great way to socialise with other people whilst sewing, during this period of lockdown.**
Learn to sew a lined tote bag with internal zipped pocket and magnetic clasp fastening
Come and learn the essential skills of sewing a lined tote bag with several additional features to uplevel your skills.
Key features of the bag:
- Good quality 100% cotton used throughout
- Interfaced outer layer to add structure to the bag
- Internal zipped pocket with contrast lining.
- Magnetic clasp fastening
- Gusset bottom to add room to the bag
You will learn how to:
- Change feet on the machine and use of the zipper foot
- Create an internal zipped pocket
- Sew accurate top stitching
- Apply fusible interfacing
- Make straps for a bag
- Insert a lining into a bag
- Sew gusset corners
- Neatly insert a magnetic clasp fastening
Equipment and materials:
A materials kit will be sent to you following booking, with the following materials included:
All fabric required to make the bag (pre cut into pattern pieces ready to sew – no preparation by yourself needed)
Silver magnetic clasp fastening
A comprehensive, step by step, photographic handout of the project will be sent to you via email after the workshop in order for you to repeat the project again at home.
You will need:
- A sewing machine in working order
- Good quality machine sewing thread
- Zipper foot for your machine
- Basic sewing tools – scissors, tape measure, iron, chalk/marking pen
I have chosen 2 beautiful, complementary fabrics for the bag. They are both 100% cotton, quilting weight fabrics. One will be used for the outer fabric/straps and one for the lining fabric.
Please let me know:
Which fabric you would like for the outer fabric/straps and which you would like for the lining e.g. Aqua/purple for the outer and cream/pink for the lining or vice versa.
Once you have booked and made your choice, please email me at email@example.com. I will let you know if your choice isn’t available.
**Once the supplies have been posted out, there will not be an option for a refund on the class**.
“I absolutely love running this workshop and seeing the fabulous bags people crate! I love my bag I have made and the extra features make it even more useful than a regular tote bag for example, the internal pocket and magnetic clasp. Once you know the principles and techniques, you can custom make other bags to any size, for instance this would make a great beach bag too. I find it so satisfying making tote bags as not only do they look great but it helps to reduce my use of plastic when shopping and therefore helping the environment too! The fabrics I have chosen are absolutely gorgeous – I hope you like them too!”
Bookings are closed for this workshop.
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