Introduction to Bag Making - Day Workshop

bag making for beginner workshop

Spend a whole day sewing on my full-day beginners bag making workshop!

Learn how to sew a beautiful cotton and wax canvas shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets along with a small drawstring bag. I will guide you through the whole process, showing you how to thread and use the machine and construct your bags, whilst all taught in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment.

You’ll be given all the materials ready cut with detailed instructions on how to
sew your bags and you'll have the choice of two gorgeous fabrics to make your shoulder bag and drawstring bag out of.

This workshop is a great way to start your sewing journey and you’ll leave with new-found knowledge, confidence and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll take home two beautiful, professionally made items 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 the venue know via email once you have booked with them.

You will learn:

  • Threading and using a domestic sewing machine
  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous shoulder bag and zipped pouch

Upcoming workshop dates:

Saturday 9th September, 10am - 4pm, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester



"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


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