SKILL LEVEL: STARTER
Suitable for a beginner or as a refresher project.
You will make a lined tote bag from 4 pieces of fabric. This project is great for learning to follow a seam allowance with lines of straight stitch whilst also learning the simplest technique for lining bags. You will make your own straps & also have time to either add a box bottom to the bag OR decorate with applique OR add a patch pocket. If you would like to do more than one of these finishes please add an hour to the timings below when you make your booking.
The finished bag is approximately 25cm x 38cm, it can be made in portrait or landscape style & you choose the length of your straps.
MATERIALS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING:
None – a choice of fabrics & all other materials will be provided.
TIMING & COST:
- Individual lesson – 3 hrs – £60
- Sew with a friend lesson (2 people) – 3 hrs – £90
- Sewing Get Together (3-4 people) – 3.5 hrs – £42 per person
Bookings are available throughout the week, including evenings & weekends.
GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL SEWING LESSONS
There are sewing machines & all the tools you will need at the studio. You are also very welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.
Other than the requirements mentioned above, all materials will be provided. I have a wide choice of fabric scraps & will supply haberdashery items including cream & black zips, interfacing, piping cord & wadding as required for your chosen project, at no extra cost.
My Sewing Lessons for 1 or 2 people are designed for you to learn the relevant sewing techniques at a pace that is comfortable for you. This does mean that in some cases we may not complete the project in my suggested time frame & you may wish to book an additional lesson or complete the project at home. If you book a series of lessons then we will just carry over projects as & when we need to.
I regard the Sewing Get-Together of 3 to 4 friends as more of a one-off social event, so my focus is on you completing the project within the time that you have booked. This means that I will guide you through each step but will not provide the same one-to-one instruction as with a sewing lesson. I also allow extra time for most projects as they do generally take longer with more people in the room.
Once you’ve picked your project please book your lesson here.