Make your own Shoulder Bag – 3 hour sewing workshop

Date: 15th March 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn


Have you been itching to learn some basic sewing skills? If so, this bag making sewing workshop is the perfect start to your sewing journey! In this 3 hour class you’ll make a beautiful, professionally finished shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets and all taught in a relaxed and supportive environment with Lauren’s expert guidance. 

You’ll be given all the materials ready-cut with detailed instructions on how to sew your tote bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, showing you how to thread and use the machine and construct your bag. Lauren will also provide plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for you to use in future projects.
You’ll leave the workshop with new-found knowledge, confidence and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll take home a beautiful handmade bag you can enjoy for years to come.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up! If you would like to bring your own machine please let us know via the booking form.

What you’ll learn:

  • Threading and using a domestic sewing machine
  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Using a rivet press
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Basic bag making techniques.

This sewing workshop is ideal for anyone starting out or who has a little bit of experience but would like some guidance to help build their confidence in basic sewing techniques.
If you need that little extra push to dust off your sewing machine then this is the perfect opportunity!
Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE.
Tea & coffee will be provided on arrival and is included in your ticket price.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.