1 Day Bag Making Workshop £50

1 Day Bag Making Workshop £50 at the Little Stitchery in Ystradgynlais

COST: £50

Saturday 9th July 2022
Sunday 10th July 2022

TIME: 10am-4pm
The Little Stitchery Sewing Rooms, 6 Commercial Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1HD
Make your own stylish shoulder bag in a day!
This workshop will teach you how to make a flap-over shoulder bag with adjustable strap, magnetic closure and internal pockets, perfect for daily use. You will also have the choice of two sizes.
The straps are made from leather or faux leather belts, attached securely with rivets. The bag maintains its shape with internal wadding using offcuts of quilting wadding or even old fleece throws!
You are welcome to make your bag from all-new fabrics but it’s also fun to use your creativity and re-use existing materials while doing your bit for the planet and sustainable fashion.

Medium weight fabric for the bag (approx. 1m2 – light upholstery fabrics or curtains are ideal – linen or canvas type fabric, or even a nice blanket or woven fabric)
Lightweight fabric for the lining (approx. 1m – old pillowcases or bedding, or cotton blouses / shirts are ideal)
An old fleece throw for the inner wadding (don’t worry if you haven’t got one)
If you’d like a leather strap, a leather (or ‘pleather’) belt is great – between ¾ inch and 1 ½ inch width). There is the option to make a fabric strap if you would prefer.

Rivets and magnetic clasps will be provided as part of the workshop cost.
You will also be able to take away the pattern so you can continue making your own bags for years to come.

Alyson Thomas has always been a secondary school English teacher but her alter-ego is a lifelong, self-taught textile artist. If you can put a needle in it, Alyson will stitch it! One of her passions is bag making. Alyson has been making these bags for many years, using a range of pre-loved fabrics including clothing, curtains, vintage pillowcases and blankets. She has a wealth of experience in exhibiting and selling her work, teaching workshops and running textile art groups. In addition she has been a member of several craft co-operatives, sat on the committee of the Swansea Festival of Stitch and even ran her own craft shop for five years, somehow finding the time to teach teenagers during the week! She is so excited about sharing her passion with you.

Your place is secured with full payment in advance.
Please call 07866475443 or email info@nicolaridddavies.co.uk to book and arrange payment. 

Or please send an enquiry using the form below and we'll get back to you asap.
Payment is non-refundable after 14 days prior to the course start date unless a replacement booking is found.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to be welcoming you to The Little Stitchery Sewing Rooms soon!