Wed, 09 Mar | Yew Tree Shopping Village

Beginners Bag Making

Join Angela as she guides you through the process of making this casual bag!
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Beginners Bag Making

Time & Location

09 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
Yew Tree Shopping Village, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden B95 6BY, UK

About the Event

Are you new to sewing with a machine and ready for a new challenge, or a more experienced sewer who would like an introduction to the world of bag-making? Join Angela who will guide you through creating the beautiful 'Estrella'; a semi-structured bag with a bit of 'slouch'. Learn how to choose co-ordinating fabrics, pattern placement and the use of interfacings and stabilisers to create a professional looking bag. This beautiful bag can be created on a domestic sewing machine.

Included in your workshop will be a printed pattern and all the materials needed to make the 'Estrella': interfacing and stabiliser, and coordinating thread and fabrics. A selection of fabrics will be available for you to choose from so you can personalise the look of your bag. However, if you have your own fabric you feel is destined to become a bag (quilting cotton, cotton canvas, upholstery weight fabric or even faux leather can all be used with differing interfacings and stabilisers to create the signature structured slouch of this bag) you will need 3/4 yard at 54" wide for the exterior. An iron and board, pins, clips and sellotape will be available on the day for you to use.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day with a light lunch from the Cow Shed Cafe included in the workshop price.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine. You need to be familiar with setting up your machine; threading it, changing the needle and bobbin and sewing straight stitch in both forward and reverse. Your own scissors for cutting both paper and fabric would also be useful.


We reserve the right to cancel workshops at short notice should the minimum required attendees not be reached. Purchased tickets will be transferred to alternate events or refunded should a suitable alternative event not be found.

Full payment required on the purchase of ticket. 50% only refundable on cancellation at any time up to 7 days prior to workshop date. No refund for cancellations within 7 days unless we can fill the space and then a transaction fee of £7 will be taken off the refund.

For cancellations due to Covid restrictions, we will rebook you a slot on another date. Book and pay for your ticket online now or call into the shop to do it in person.

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