Have you been itching to learn some basic sewing skills using a domestic sewing machine? Maybe your own machine is gathering dust at home and you need some help taking the first step? If so, this bag making for beginners workshop is the perfect start to your sewing adventure!
In this three hour sewing workshop, you’ll make a beautiful cotton shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets to take home after. You’ll have the choice of two different fabrics to make your tote bag with and it will be matched with a waterproof wax canvas, cotton lining and strong carry handles. Fancy!
You’ll be given all the materials ready-cut with detailed instructions on how to sew your tote bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, showing you how to thread and use the machine, and construct your bag. Lauren will provide plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for you to use in future projects.
All sewing accessories and machines will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up!
What you’ll learn:
Please note: there are only 6 places on this workshop so book soon to avoid disappointment. Scroll through the photos above to see images of Lauren's workshops and what kind of bag you'll be making.
Age restrictions: 14+
Lauren was an excellent teacher and the bags we created were made from good quality materials. Ev...
Lauren was a delightful tutor. Very patient and just the right level of chat and understanding, a...
Lauren was a friendly, patient teacher and I was amazed I came away with such a great bag. It's a...
Lauren was an excellent teacher and the bags we created were made from good quality materials. Everything was explained well and Lauren was always happy to answer any questions we had.
Lauren was a delightful tutor. Very patient and just the right level of chat and understanding, as I was a beginner. She made me feel very welcome, and I am keen to do more courses with her, and would highly recommend this course.
My friends are very impressed with the gorgeous bag too!
Lauren was a friendly, patient teacher and I was amazed I came away with such a great bag. It's a really fun course, I thoroughly recommend it!
Great class for beginners, nice friendly atmosphere, worth going!
So much fun! Lauren was really patient - due to ADHD I sometimes struggle with following directions but she didn't mind giving me the instructions multiple times, so it felt naturally inclusive. I absolutely love the bag I made and have already had lots of compliments. Will be doing lots more of her classes!
Designer and Maker Lauren Holloway has been running her own slow-fashion handbag and accessory brand since 2013. Lauren specialises in making sustainable bags, purses, laptop cases and toiletry storage, all handcrafted in her Bristol-based studio. She has extensive knowledge and experience in designing patterns and sewing anything from coin purses to backpacks. Lauren offers a range of sewing workshops from beginner to intermediate level, where participants can learn the basics of using a domestic sewing machine, brush up on existing sewing skills or develop new techniques to improve their craft. You’ll leave the workshop with new-found knowledge and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll take home a beautiful handmade bag you can enjoy for years to come.
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