Sew and make a Tote Bag Ages 8 -16 years Allerthorpe nr Pocklington



If your child would like to learn to sew, this is a great workshop. We show them how to make a wonderful tote bag, with personalised pocket. They will learn how to make seams and hems and how to use a ​sewing machine safely.  No experience required.  Please send your child with a drink/snack (no nuts please). Please note, your child will use a sewing machine in this session (this has been risk assessed with appropriate tools for age).  This is normally a child-only session. Drop off and pick up is at the start and end times given. However, if you feel you child would benefit from support in the session, a supervising adult/parent can be present. Session is run by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered. Please contact us before or immediately after booking if your child has ANY medical information that we need to be aware of, any special learning needs or requirements or any allergies. Please also feel free to contact us with any other information we should be aware of. We also offer a discount for booking multiple sessions* If you book two or more sessions with Thread and Press CIC in a 2 month period you may be entitled to a 10% money back offer. You do not need to do anything to get this discount, we will contact you after booking to let you know how we will apply this. If you do not hear from us, please do feel free to contact us. *Family and subsidised sessions are excluded. We will send a copy of our Terms and Conditions, including our policies when working with children, after booking. If you wish to read these before booking, please contact us and we will send these to you. We will never photograph your child in any of our sessions, without your prior permission, which we would always seek on the day of the session, in-person.

What's included in the price?

Tuition and support All materials, equipment


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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It depends on the session - please read the course listing. As a general rule, courses advertised for ages 8 years + will be a drop off and collect, although we do allow parents to stay if they feel their child would benefit from this. For courses aged 5 - 8 we usually require a parent or adult to stay with the child as this will likely be a family session.

Yes, we have an Online Safety Policy, details of which can be provided on request. Please do get in touch if you would like a copy of this document.

You will be given a Zoom link and passcode when you book. When you click on the link and enter the passcode, you will be added to a waiting room until the session is ready to start. You can access the session with this link. If possible, please change your screen name to your child's first name. If you lose access at any time, just re-join. You may go into a waiting room but will be added back in to the call. You will need a reliable internet connection for uninterrupted access.

Yes, your child needs to be aware of their environment and how that can impact others in the sessions. Children should always be supervised when online. If there is a lot of background noise in your home, you may wish to put your child onto mute. Holly may move your child onto mute if unexpected noise arises, feel free to let you child put their microphone back on if this passes.
Your child should be in a suitable environment for drawing, with a smooth flat worktop to work on. We ask that children turn on the camera to say hello to other children at the start and the end of the session but you may choose to turn your camera off whenever you need to. Please ask your child to turn their camera and microphone off when leaving the room for any reason.
Please do make sure everyone in the home is aware that your child is on a live zoom session. If you lose access to the session at any point, just choose to rejoin when you can. Children can talk about their work and discuss the sessions at any time. These sessions are very friendly and informal.

Yes, other members of the household are free to use the link to join in at home. However, we ask that you do not share the link outside your home.

Online sessions: Yes, age ranges given are for guidance and anyone is welcome to join in. You may find that an older child benefits more from the older children's sessions as it will be tailored more to their skill level. But Holly will always make everyone feel welcome and you will finish with a great outcome.
In-person children's sessions: Unless advertised as a family session, our in-person sessions are for participating children only
In-person adult sessions: We usually have minimum age limits for adult classes - please check the course listing

No, we ask that you do not record sessions on your device.

No, for safeguarding purposes, we never record these sessions


Allerthorpe Village Hall, Allerthorpe, nr. Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 4RW

Booking options

Sew and make a Tote Ba...
09:00 - 12:00
£25.00 See dates
2 children
09:00 - 12:00
£45.00 See dates
3 children
09:00 - 12:00
£67.50 See dates