In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to construct your very own designer handbag. This workshop will focus more on the actual bag construction, with the emphasis on making it as individual as you are. You will follow a pattern for a medium bag and learn about interlinings, facings and how to put in a magnetic clasp fastening. Your bag will be fully lined with inner pocket, and completed with a gorgeous big bow or large button, if you prefer.
The tutor can provide fabrics, lining, interlining, interfacings and magnetic clasp at the cost of £8 payable on the day, or she can provide just the interlining, interfacing and magnetic clasp for £4, again payable on the day.
Alternatively you can supply all of the requirements from your stash, and this is what you need:
40 x 50cm (16 x 20in.) of medium weight fabric for bag
30 x 40cm (16 x 20in.) of fabric for bow and bow tag (can be in contrasting colour)
40 x 50cm (16 x 20in.) of heavy weight woven interlining for bag
35 x 40cm (14 x 16in.) of medium weight fabric for top and facing (can be in contrasting colour)
12 x 40cm (5 x 16in.) of medium weight fabric for handles
12 x 40cm (5 x 16in.) of medium weight, sew-in interfacing for handles
35 x 40cm (14 x 16in. ) of medium weight, sew-in interfacing for top and facings
40 x 70cm (16 x 27 1/2in.) of lining fabric, including for pocket
6 x 2cm (2 1/2 x 3/4in.) of sew-in heavy weight interfacing for clasp
Large over-size button, if not wanting a large bow.
Sewing threads to match fabric
Extra strong sewing thread in matching colour, to make / attach bow
Pencil / fabric marker
Cancellation with 2 weeks notice – we will refund your payment or offer you a place on a future workshop.
Cancellations within 13 – 8 days of the workshop – we will refund 50% of the payment.
Last-minute cancellations, ie. 7 days or less before a workshop – we’re afraid we cannot refund any payments as from experience we’ve found it impossible to fill places at such short notice.
Full refund for cancellation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.
A requirement list can be found in the previous tab. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of the workshop unless stated. If you purchase your supplies for the workshop at OliVen you will receive 5% discount.
A sewing machine or overlocker can be hired in the shop for £5 a day – subject to availability.