‘Timeless Tote Bag’


Construct this super smart tote with the fabric of your choice, complete with leather handles and contrasting leather keyring.


Your two days will be full to the brim constructing this fully lined stunning tote bag.  You will be shown step by step how to follow the pattern, complete with internal zip, pocket and feet studs. The bag fully closes so all your treasures will be kept out of sight and is big enough to carry Ipad, purse, phone etc. Participants are asked to provide their own choice of tweed outer fabric (your choice) and lining fabric but all the the hardware and leather straps will be supplied.  I will be in contact with you one month before the date to ask you to confirm what colour leather straps you would prefer so they can be ordered in.  You will also be shown how to create your own contrasting tassel complete with hardware as pictured on the second day.

Dimensions are 13” x 10” x 5”

Picture: Tweed type fabric and Liberty print for the lining.

Additional information


5th and 6th August 2021



Experience Level

Suitable for those comfortable knowing their way round their sewing machine.


Please bring £10 for material contribution. You will be supplied leather handles, all interfacing and foam, bag base, bag feet, tassel key ring caps and leather for tassels.

You need to Bring:

1/2m of exterior fabric (more if pattern matching – up to a 1m) 
1/2m of  cotton/ silk lining
Small piece of contrasting fabric for interior pocket (2 @ 8” square)
1 top zip 14”
1 pocket zip 8”
(zips can be longer, as we can cut them)
Regular sewing bits
Big fabric scissors

Sharp machine needle and spare.

If you have them;

Quilting clips – really useful to hold tweed in place as it’s get quite thick for pins
Small cutting mat, ruler and rotary blade (need these to make tassels)
Lots of ironing is done throughout, so do bring a travelling  iron if you have one.

Numbers kept to a max of 8.


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