Bag Making for Beginners Sewing Workshop

Bag Making for Beginners

Have you been itching to learn some basic sewing skills? If so, this bag making sewing workshop is the perfect start to your sewing journey! In this 3 hour class you’ll make a beautiful, professionally finished shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets and all taught in a relaxed and supportive environment with my expert guidance.
You’ll be given all the materials ready-cut with detailed instructions on how to sew your tote bag. I will guide you through the whole process, showing you how to thread and use the machine and construct your bag. I will also provide plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for you to use in future projects.
You’ll leave the workshop with new-found knowledge, confidence and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll take home a beautiful handmade bag you can enjoy for years to come.
Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up! If you would like to bring your own machine please let us know via email once you have booked.
What you’ll learn:
  • Threading and using a domestic sewing machine
  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Using a rivet press
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Basic bag making techniques.

This sewing workshop is ideal for anyone starting out or who has a little bit of experience but would like some guidance to help build their confidence in basic sewing techniques. If you need that little extra push to dust off your sewing machine then this is the perfect opportunity!

Cost: £55 per person including all materials, sewing machine and sewing kit hire.

Bag making for beginner at prior Shop Bristol

Upcoming workshop dates:

Saturday 20th July, 10am-1pm, Creative Space, Staple Hill

Sunday 15th September, 2-5pm, Creative Space

Bag making for beginners sewing workshop by Lauren Holloway


"Lauren offered plenty of advice and was very knowledgeable and experienced to tutor beginners through step by step clear instruction to make a really good quality bag. I didn't feel at all pressured and Lauren instilled confidence to not only complete the task of making a beautiful bag to keep but continue to use a sewing machine. I can't wait for the next workshop. Great value, very enjoyable. Many thanks for your hard work Lauren for a very well organised well equipped workshop." - Lynda Smith

"Lauren has a very calm and supportive vibe. She answers any questions with a great deal of patience. I did not feel rushed at all which was lovely. The materials she uses are also really high quality so it makes the finished product look so good! I’d wholeheartedly recommend Lauren’s workshops!" - Jo Bloxham

Bag making for beginners sewing workshop testimonial