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Bag making courses, workshops and classes. Learn how to craft your own bespoke tote, satchel, rucksack, messenger or hand bag!

Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. During this workshop you will learn how to make a professional looking bag or purse, unique to you in your chosen fabric using your own...
Next course on 6th November 2017
5 days Monday to Friday Course dates: Please contact to enquire about course dates as I often create a course around you the student. Many people own a traditional satchel nowadays but do many people own a classic, handmade, hand stitched satchel? Even fewer will own one that they have made themselves. Here is the opportunity to make your own satchel with tuition from a leather worker with over 35 years experience. In my week...
Next course on 7th October 2017
We are delighted to be offering this Sewing Workshop. This workshop is designed for those with little or no sewing experience and will see workshoppers make an oilcloth bag, complete with pockets. You will be guided step-by-step through the making process. There will be a choice of fabric designs to choose from and not only will you go home with your very own bag, you will also be given a pattern to keep so you...
Sewing for the petrified! Clare aims to make you feel more comfortable using the sewing machine and teach you the skills to go on to sew more projects of your own. When Clare first got her sewing machine, she was terrified of using it, had noone to show her and so it stayed in the box, gathering dust. Finally she found a (rare) beginners course and learned how to use the sewing machine. She now...
Start from making stencils with the relevant shapes for your bag. Then after cutting the leather shapes from the stencils you progress on to stitching the pieces together. Once the bag has been made it can be embossed with a design on the front to personalise or decorate the flap.
Next course on 8th December 2017
IDC is running a series of Workers Educational Association (WEA) sessions for those interested in learning craft skills such as sewing, bag making, etc. This WEA course is aimed at those wishing to learn how to make a bag. You will need to sign on to be a WEA student. There will be 12 sessions/classes lasting 2 hours each. Date: Friday, 15 September - 8/12/2017 Time: 12:30 - 2:30pm Tutor: Susan Streeter Price: £90 As...
Half day Wet Felting workshops at Chalk Cottage are run on the first Wednesday of every month. The course runs from 10am til 1pm. Come and learn the art of wetfelting and design and make a unique piece with experienced felter and teacher Kris Marriott. Kris worked with sheep and used their fleece for spinning, so becoming a felt maker seemed the obvious next step! This course will allow you to create a picture or...
Make a felted bag at this one day wet felting workshop with Kris Marriott - absolute beginners welcome. Wet felting is the method by which wool fibres are soaked and then formed into fabric by rubbing and rolling. With Kris you will learn how to lay fibres in alternate directions, build them up in layers and add embellishments such as silks, threads, different fibres and even sparkles. Then discover how the basic form of the...