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Bag Making Workshops...

 

So you have a sewing machine, but you thought making 'proper' bags required a heavy duty model and a textiles degree, yes?

 

Absolutely not ... if you have a decent domestic sewing machine and can thread it and sew a straight line, you can make a bag. If you can sew a curved line, then you'll be an expert in no time!

Don't be intimidated - join us and have a go! 

 

 

As a self taught seamstress myself my style is very informal and relaxed. I simply don't know the 'proper' rules but have happily been making it up as I go along since I started sewing seriously a few years ago. And when I say 'seriously' I really don't mean it, sewing is meant to be fun, relaxing and a wonderful way to be creative. 

 

Sewing bags removes all those tricky issues around fitting that you get with dressmaking. Quite simply, bags fit anyone. The results are often gratifyingly speedy and you still get that wonderfully smug moment when you can say to your friends "Oh this bag? I made it myself ..."

 

If you or a group of friends would like me to organise a private workshop just for you, please get in touch via email to hole.house@hotmail.com. 

"Oh this bag? I made it myself..."

Workshop Dates 2019

 

 

May 19th - Messenger Bag at  The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

                       

June 8th - Keswick Clutch Bag at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

 

June 11th - Keswick Clutch at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

June 26th and 27th - Two Day Tote at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

                   

30th June - Plumpton Purse at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

                  

2nd July - Box Clutch Bag  at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

 

22nd and 23rd July - Weave and Stitch - Weave your own fabric with Jan Beadle on day 1 and then stitch it into a wooden frame clutch bag with me on day 2.

                                                                 At The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED 

10th August - Frame Bag - The Makers Mill, Keswick. 

 

31st August and 1st September - Satchel and Purse with Ange from 'Still Indie' at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

 

14th September - Frame Bag at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria. FULLY BOOKED

 

22nd September - Tote Bag at The Makers Mill, Keswick. 

 

5th October - Slouch Bag at The Makers Mill, Keswick. 

12th October - Slouch Bag at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria.

 

2nd November - Wooden Frame Clutch at The Makers Mill, Keswick.

 

12th November - Large Clasp Purse at The Eden Workshop, Plumpton, Cumbria.

   

8th December - Box Clutch Bag at  The Makers Mill, Keswick.

                       

 

If you can't make any of these dates, or they are fully booked, I also teach one to one workshops from my house. I don't have a studio and its nothing fancy! we work at my large dining room table, I have a dog that likes to watch and biscuits are included! Its a lovely informal setting and you get my undivided attention and help, which often makes the bag making experience much simpler. Please have a look at my Stay and Sew page here for more information. You don't have to stay overnight, you can book just for a days tuition. 

 

Places on these workshops should be booked through each venue, just click on the workshop you are interested in to be taken directly to the relevant website. 

 

At the workshop you will be given one of my own bag patterns. This is yours to keep and intended for your own use at home. If you are planning on taking the course to learn how to make bags to sell, I am happy to consider allowing use of this pattern, as long as I am informed first and credit is given on each bag made. Thank you.