Date(s) - 25/04/2019 - 16/05/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Make a Messenger Bag and you’ll not only gain a useful and stylish bag but you’ll learn some craft sewing skills too.  The bag has a front flap with magnetic closure, a front pocket, and two inside pockets. One of these inside pockets has a zip to keep your valuables safe. The exposed zip is common in bag-making so it’s a great skill to have.

There are three sizes to choose from: the cute little one, just big enough to take an I-pad mini.  The middle size is 27 x 22.5 x  5cm which is a useful everyday size, and is also a portrait-format.  The large messenger bag dimensions are 28 x 36 x 7 cm and is a landscape-format.  So it’s useful as a laptop bag, easily holding an I-pad, a 15″ MacBook, or a 14″ windows laptop.

Make a Messenger Bag  is an achievable project if you’ve completed one of my Beginners sewing courses. You’ll need to know how to use simple patterns, and you’ll need confident cutting and sewing skills. The techniques you will learn include how to sew zipped pockets, adding a lining and decorative topstitching. Once you’ve made one bag, you’ll understand how to alter the size too so you can make others at home.

The bag doesn’t take much fabric either so it’s useful for using up small quantities of leftovers.  The main body of the bag is made in medium weight denim or cotton drill, while the contrast used for the flaps and pockets can be made from craft cotton. I’ll advise the fabric requirements when you book.

Level: Improvers. (You’ll have completed the 4 or 6-week Beginners Sewing Course)

Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road


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