A Sew Together Bag Workshop

Last month I went to my first bag sewing class which I was pretty excited about.  I’ve seen so many sew together bags on social media and really wanted to try one.  After a few weeks of checking out this workshop I quickly snapped up the last spot.  A month after booking I headed down to the Mornington Peninsula to a cute little fabric shop, Treehouse Textiles run by Emma.  If you are ever down there, this is a must on the list and if you’re looking for fab workshops I highly recommend!

With so many fabrics to choose from (this is only a selection of one of the walls),  I somehow narrowed it down to these 3,  some Cotton & Steel and Amy Butler.
I think a lot of people get scared by the 4 zips in this bag.  Don’t be as they are really quite easy.  I had the pleasure of being taught by Kay from Shocking Hocking and loved her tip to use the walking foot to make this bag (including zips).  No need to change machine feet and you really to need it when you start sewing through numerous layers.
We had to speed things up a bit as the bag does take a little while to put together, although I think we all walked out with just the binding to hand stitch which was a pretty good effort.  I used my new green binding clips to hold the binding in place while I added the tabs to the ends of the main zip.
After a little bit of hand stitching my Sew Together Bag was completed.  A great bag pattern, fantastic workshop and a funky new clutch for me.  I’d say the day was a success, thanks Emma and Kay for a great day.

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