Gain confidence with how to use your sewing machine whilst making yourself a handy drawstring bag in our latest workshop taught by experienced teacher Cornelia Costeanu. This class is perfect as a progression from our machine sewing for beginners class and also for returners to sewing, who want to revive their sewing knowledge and learn a few new skills too, including how to appliqué and create button holes. During the class you’ll be given a short refresher into the basics before you move on to cutting out your fabric and sewing yourself an appliquéd drawstring bag. Either make the smaller version with velcro strap to use as a machine tidy to store your sewing machine foot and cables, or the larger version is perfect as a handy storage bag for shoes, clothes and toiletries. All materials are included (though do feel free to bring your own fabric too), as are lots of tea, coffee and home made cake, and you’ll leave with your finished bag to impress friends and family with! We can also lend you a sewing machine to use during the class (for a small fee of £10), though we do recommend that you bring your own machine if you have one, to help you to familiarise yourself with it better. Cornelia is a very experienced and well-known instructor, having been teaching sewing to both adults and children for over 10 years. With a degree in interior design, she is passionate about recycling, vintage fashion and is rather addicted to her sewing machines! “fun class with lots of support to remind you of the sewing basics” “such a welcoming, friendly workshop”

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and homemade cake. All materials are provided and a sewing machine can be hired but we do recommend we bring your own if you have one.


3½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Handmade Workshops Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Handmade Workshops was set up by two enthusiastic crafters to bring affordable and accessible workshops to people of all abilities. Always friendly, fun and welcoming.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
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