All of our workshops are taught in our workshop space in Nailsea, North Somerset, a short drive from Clevedon, Weston Super Mare, Portishead, Bristol and the Chew Valley.
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Secret Garden Patchwork Tote Bag
July 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm£45
Take your sewing and patchwork skills further with this fun workshop taught by Gill Morgan. Secret Garden is the name of the patchwork block that you’ll make for the front of the bag. The finished size of the bag is approx. 12” x 13”. To take part in this workshop you must be familiar with your sewing machine, able to thread it, wind a bobbin, and change the presser foot. You should also have had a go at simple patchwork before, or have experience in constructing garments or other sewing projects. To book online please use the ticket option below.
Materials for this workshop are not included in the price. The workshop will take approx 4 hours, plus a 30 minute lunch break, possible slightly longer depending on how quickly the group makes progress.
This is what you need to bring with you:
- 2 contrasting fat quarters for the patchwork block (Colour A and B)
- 1 fat quarter for the border (Colour C)
- 2 fat quarters or one large piece about ½ yard for the lining (Colour D)
- Sewing Machine (if you have a 1/4″ foot please bring it, if not the normal straight sewing foot is enough)
- Machine thread
- Basic sewing kit including pins
Gill will provide the correct wadding for the project for a small additional charge on the day.
You will also use a cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting rulers, fabric marker pen, and sewing clips. If you don’t have these Gill will bring hers for you to share, but feel free to bring your own.
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)