Sew your own Washbag at Creative Space

3 hrs

Do you have a bit of sewing knowledge, but want to take things to the next level? Are you afraid of sewing the dreaded zipper and need a little helping hand?

If so, this intermediate wash bag workshop is just the trick! With expert guidance, you'll cover new skills and learn some handy tips and tricks.

In this three-hour experience, you will learn how to make a beautiful and functional canvas wash bag. Your wash bag will be designed with handy outer pockets, waterproof lining and zip closures so you'll get the opportunity to practise a range of sewing techniques!

You'll be taken through everything step-by-step, under the wing of your experienced host who'll ensure you leave with a gorgeous handmade wash bag, which you can keep for yourself or gift to a lucky loved one!

In this experience, you will learn

  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • How to achieve a professional finish

All materials, tools, and accessories will be provided, including the gorgeous Japanese wax fabric that your wash bag will be made from.

However, if you fancy making something totally unique to you then you're welcome to bring a fabric of your choice. Sewing machines will be provided but if you would like to bring your own machine, please let the host know via email after you've booked.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ Creative Space is moving to a new location at 39 High Street, BS16 5HD. If you are booking the JUNE workshop date it will be in the new venue in Staple Hill.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult £50

What people are saying

Zoe Paatz
Mar 2024

I had a lovely time at the sewing workshop. Lauren was an excellent teacher host, and the washbag...

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Jeremy Bonnell
Mar 2024

Lauren is an excellent teacher. I can hardly believe that I was able to make such a complex wash ...

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Kate Clover
Mar 2024

I really enjoyed making my washbag and am so pleased with the result. Lauren is a great teacher w...

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Jan 2024

Not only is Lauren highly creative, she is also very organised; the session was really well paced...

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How to get there


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

Masks are optional but not necessary

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 and bring a bottle of water and snacks if required.

Paid parking is available outside the venue on North Street or there is free parking in the nearby residential streets.

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.

You'll be hosted by

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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