Make a leather handled tote bag: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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Make your own Leather Handled Tote Bag - a large, spacious bag with leather handles and an open top with a magnetic snap closure.
Participants will need to bring half a metre of both an outer fabric (heavy weight, curtain fabric is good or perhaps heavy linen) and a lining fabric (quilt weight cotton or cotton lawn) If the outer fabric has a large pattern, a metre would be better to allow for pattern matching. Please also bring matching thread, fabric scissors, pins, ruler and a hand sewing needle also helpful.
Students will each need to bring a sewing machine that is in good working order (we may have some spare- please ask). They must also be able to switch it on and sew a straight line forwards and reverse. For this course we will allow parking or drop off in the Cycle Cafe driveway.
You should also have a zipper for for your machine in addition to a regular foot. Emma can show you how to change the feet if you are not sure! Emma will provide any zips and interfacing plus extra fabric for pockets. If you choose the leather handles (12.00 per set) and a magnetic snap (£2.50) these material cost are payable directly to Emma on the day.
About Emma Redfern . . .anyone who loves textiles, handbags and facebook may already know Emma Redfern's very popular 'Hole House' page from where she sells her wonderfully original, unique and quirky bags. Living just a few miles away from the Cycle Cafe in Cumbria's lovely northern fells we were delighted when she agreed to take some courses here in Greystoke during 2015.
With a background in art history and an interest in the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement, she believes that anyone can produce something beautiful and useful given a little instruction and some inspiring fabric. Emma uses her own patterns, which you will be able to take away with you along with full instructions after the course.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lots of fun and laughter plus some fabulous bag making 'know how' - please bring your own machine and Emma will provide all detailed below for each course . You will need to choose your fabric, though Emma will help you choose something really special. Leather handles and zips are charged at cost - see below for details.
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
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