Bag Making

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MAKE A BAG

Make a useful and stylish bag in this beginner’s sewing course. Choose from two different designs – a tote bag or a roll-top rucksack.

In this course, we will walk you through all the steps involved in making your own bag and build your sewing confidence. Learn how to set up and use a sewing machine, follow a simple pattern, add straps, linings, pockets, and hardware

Choose to make your bag either from new fabric (we can advise you what and how much to buy) or upcycled textiles or garments. Suitable items include jeans and curtains.

Gain a strong foundation of sewing skills which you can then apply to future projects. At the end of your course, you will be able to start making for yourself at home or progress onto our Garment Sewing Classes and further build on your skills and confidence.

LEARN:

  • How to set up and use a sewing machine
  • About different type of stitches, threads & fabrics
  • How to sew straight seams and different ways to finish them
  • How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern
  • How to add eyelets/ webbing and straps
  • Adding a lining and pockets

MATERIALS NEEDED:

For the Roll Top Rucksack you will need to bring:

0.5 m of main fabric – Cotton/ Cotton canvas/ waxed canvas or other medium/ heavyweight woven fabric

0.5m of lining fabric – Cotton/ Cotton poplin

For the Tote bag you will need to bring:

0.5 m of main fabric – Cotton/ Cotton canvas/ waxed canvas or other medium/ heavyweight woven fabric

0.5m of contrast fabric for the bag base if you would like

0.5m of lining fabric – Cotton/ Cotton poplin

COURSE LENGTH & TIMES:

1 Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) 10.30am – 3.40pm

SKILL LEVEL:

1 – Suitable for everyone

All classes must be taken consecutively

HOW TO BOOK IN:

You can book in and pay the course fee through this website page using the drop-down menus above.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:

All tutoring, pattern and tool use, and sundries – you will need to bring your own fabric (either new or used for upcycling).

If you would like to bring your own sewing machine to use that’s absolutely fine – just let us know in advance

HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:

Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.

We run waiting lists for cancellation spaces on all of our fully booked courses – to be added to a list please email hello@themakershedbristol.co.uk. Please consider including your telephone number, as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.