Vintage Fabric Tote Bag

Duration: 2 nights stay, 1 day course

Price: £225

Run by: Helen Cunningham
at Tiny Homes Holidays


Tiny Homes Holidays
Hillis Gate Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5UB

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About the Course

Learn how to use vintage linens, including hand embroideries and printed tablecloths to upcycle into contemporary, individual, stylish tote bags. The bags are interlined and lined for strength and longevity, so don’t just look great, but are highly practical too. A special memento of your holiday as well as brushing up on your sewing technique …. or even learning a new skill to continue at home.
You will learn;
cutting and combining vintage fabrics
what to look for, and look out for, when buying vintage
where to buy the best of vintage
backing and strengthening vintage fabrics
safe use of equipment – do’s and don’ts
sewing ‘hacks’ – sew like a pro … and tips for sourcing and cleaning vintage fabrics

The workshop takes place on Thursday 29th March

About your tutor Pamela McIntyre

Following her love of fabrics and making clothes as a teenager, Pamela McIntyre began her professional career in the costume department of The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, age 17, where she gained considerable knowledge in the cut & construction of period costume during three years of rep theatre of plays, period & contemporary, pantomime and musicals.

Pamela continued her career at Glyndebourne Opera, Sussex as deputy head of costume for a further 11 years before taking over the role of Head of Costume. During this time, she worked on award winning productions with internationally acclaimed directors, designers and artists. Thereafter followed a freelance career working at prestigious theatres and opera houses in New York and throughout major European cities.

Presently, Pamela is combining her passion for, and knowledge of, textiles, construction and design, together with her love of collecting original pieces of clothing and fabric, and is working with a collection of interior and fashion accessories made from existing materials including embroidered and printed linens. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire others to explore the endless possibilities and discover the joy and satisfaction of creating individual, stylish and imaginative pieces.

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?

What is included;
2 nights accommodation in a Tiny Home (price based on single occupation – please ask for prices if you would like share)
The workshop takes place on Thursday 29th March
Equipment and quality materials (although you are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish)
Refreshments – including a light lunch

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 28th March 2018

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