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Secret Garden Patchwork Tote Bag

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


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”. The workshop will take approx 4 hours, plus a 30 minute lunch break, possible slightly longer depending on how quickly the group makes progress.

Skills you need to take part in this workshop:

  • You should be a competent machine stitcher, familiar with the basic controls of your sewing machine, and able to resolve any simple problems such as tension and threading.
  • Some experience of basic patchwork such as cutting shapes with a rotary cutter.

Materials for this workshop are not included in the price.

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.


July 19
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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The Blue Room
The Sion, Crown Glass Place
Nailsea, North Somerset BS48 1RB United Kingdom
07456 517086

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)