Sew your own wash bag at Prior Shop

Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
16+
Location
Bristol City Centre & Old City
Host available in
Bristol

What you'll do

Want to improve your existing sewing skills and take things to the next level? Oh go on, we love a challenge!

This intermediate wash bag making workshop at Prior Shop is just what you need and is ideal if you've had some general sewing experience in the past but need some guidance to learn new techniques.

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional Japanese design wax canvas washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Fancy!

Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use. (Or gift to a lucky loved one!) You’ll be provided with all materials along with detailed step by step instructions on how to sew your bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, providing plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for future projects. All fabric, interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours. You are also welcome to bring your own outer fabric if you prefer to make your washbag truly unique to you!

You will learn:

  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous wash bag for all your toiletries

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Want to improve your existing sewing skills and take things to the next level? Oh go on, we love a challenge!

This intermediate wash bag making workshop at Prior Shop is just what you need and is ideal if you've had some general sewing experience in the past but need some guidance to learn new techniques.

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional Japanese design wax canvas washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Fancy!

Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use. (Or gift to a lucky loved one!) You’ll be provided with all materials along with detailed step by step instructions on how to sew your bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, providing plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for future projects. All fabric, interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours. You are also welcome to bring your own outer fabric if you prefer to make your washbag truly unique to you!

You will learn:

  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous wash bag for all your toiletries

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your host will be adhering to current Covid measures
  • Masks are advised when moving around if it is busy. The space is very open, you will be as spaced out as possible.

On the day

  • Please let your host know if you would like to bring your own fabric, she recommends 100% cotton, cotton canvas, medium weight linen or wax canvas cotton fabric.
  • If you want contrasting fabric for the outer pockets, bring two choices. Don't use stretchy fabrics like jersey
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early
  • Bring a bottle of water and snacks if required
  • Parking is available nearby Cabot Circus's multi-storey car park

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Lauren Holloway

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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Your host

Lauren Holloway

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.

What people are saying

Lauren is extremely supportive of beginners ! All equipment and materials are of the highest quality. I will definitely book again I learn so much. Thankyou so much a very constructive mornings work. 😁 *****

Lynda Smith, Jul 2022

Excellent workshop

Catherine Hounsome, Apr 2022

Relaxed session. Lots of guidance. Great outcome. Good learning opportunity.

Chantal Marsh, Apr 2022

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

Lauren is extremely supportive of beginners ! All equipment and materials are of the highest quality. I will definitely book again I learn so much. Thankyou so much a very constructive mornings work. 😁 *****

Lynda Smith, Jul 2022

Excellent workshop

Catherine Hounsome, Apr 2022

Relaxed session. Lots of guidance. Great outcome. Good learning opportunity.

Chantal Marsh, Apr 2022
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Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.