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Learn to Sew - Zipped Bags


About the Course

Learn how to attach a zip and make a zipped bag with a lining. You will gain a new skill and have two lovely zipped and lined bags that are great for storing your bits and bobs.
Sewing a zip is an essential skill for any sewer to master.
Once you have tried making the bags, you will be able to make lots more in any size you decide, great for project bags, pencil cases, make up bags, keeping you handbag organised and great gifts too!

• You’ll learn how to use a zipper foot
• Top stitch the zip in place
• Add a lining
• Learn how to create two small zipped and lined bags

You must be comfortable threading up a machine unaided and sewing basic seams before attending this class. Ideally you will have already attended my 'Get to know your sewing machine' workshop beforehand.

This online workshop will last for two and half to three hours, with a max of 4 participants

I have over 35 years experience sewing, from learning to sew as a child, progressing to dressmaking, home furnishings (curtains and blinds), accessories, and always to professional standards. I design and make my own patterns, and work as a freelance tutor. I hope you will come along and enjoy my workshops, where I am happy to pass on lots of information and tips.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Live online workshop via Zoom, visual demonstrations and interaction to guide you through the process.

What you will need

sewing machine with zip foot
iron would be useful

Your own fabric and 2 zips (details given on booking), or alternatively for a small charge you can purchase the kit which comes with fabric (cut to size) and zips.


Judi Glover at Sew Make it

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners

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3 hours (10:00am to 12:30pm)

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In-person course
- - #13300

Had a great time doing these lovely workshops, relaxed and informal, learnt loads, and I will be making lots more from now on. Particularly liked the zip bags, they can be used for all sorts of things. Thinking of Christmas pressies ;). Wouldn't hesitate to do more workshops with Judi

In-person course
- - #15451

Simply all it should be. Lovely location, easy access from motorway, small group, very clear instruction from Julie at a pace which suited all, one stage at a time. Judi had time to assist everyone when they needed it. She is a very good tutor. We finished 2 zip bags on the day, most other workshops I've gone to need the work to be finished as home. I will definitely keep an eye out for more workshops.

Response from Sew Make it:

Thank you Di, it was lovely to meet you and Chrissie, your bags were amazing! look forward to seeing you again soon :)

In-person course
- - #20599

Really enjoyed learning in a nice relaxing atmosphere. Judi is a great teacher.

In-person course
- - #20600

I loved the zip bag workshop. I will definitely be making more. Judi is a great teacher!

In-person course
- - #20602

I really enjoyed the calm space and easy to follow instructions.
Can't believe I made 2 bags in just 3 hours!

In-person course
- - #21334

I have SO enjoyed today, thank you.I have learned many new skills and tips and now feel confident to make these projects at home!

In-person course
- - #26340

Excellent workshop, all very clear and well explained

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