Wed, 06 Nov | Opendrawer

Bag Making

Learn to make a variety of bags and improve your machine sewing - with our sewing guru, Barbara Niglio
Booking is Closed
Bag Making

Time & Location

06 Nov 2019, 6:30 pm – 27 Nov 2019, 9:30 pm
Opendrawer, 248 Highfield Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia, Rear of the Hartwell Church of Christ, Enter off Milverton St

About This Workshop

Create beautifully finished bags, learning various sewing skills and techniques in the process. These might be for yourself or, with Christmas just around the corner, handmade gifts for someone special.

In this series of classes, you'll make four different bags, starting with a small box tote, the materials for which will be covered by the materials fee. During the first class, Barbara will provide a detailed materials list, with explanations, for the remaining three weeks. Their may be some variations, depending on your style choices. In weeks 2 to 4 you will be making a clutch, a zippered lined pouch, and an evening or hand bag. There is plenty of room for creativity, whether that be fabric choice, the shape of your bag, or fasteners and embellishments.

The skills you will cover will include: pockets, closure techniques with and without zips, lining, and decoration/embellishments. These can be transferred to other projects, including dressmaking.

For ages 15 and up. BYO sewing machine and spare needles

Dates: Held over four sessions - Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Cost: $310 + $15 materials fee (to be paid to tutor in first class)

What you will learn

• Learn the secrets of professional dressmaking

What you will get

• Four bags. You may need to do some homework between classes.

      o Small box Tote

      o Clutch

      o Zippered, lined pouch

      o Evening or hand bag

What to bring

• For best results, bring your own sewing machine. If you don't have one, please let us know prior to attending.

• Things you might like to use in the construction of your bags. Their suitability can be discussed in session 1.

• Also bring a basic sewing kit - pins, measuring tape, etc.

• Paper/pencil etc

Appropriate for: 

People 15 and over interested in learning how to make a variety of beautifully finished bags

Tutor: Barbara Niglio

Barbara studied fashion and worked for many years as a professional seamstress and dressmaker. She has taught Diploma and Cert III in Fashion Design and Technology at Box Hill TAFE for over a decade. Now, Barbara uses her diverse range of skills to create clothing, jewellery and objects from recycled materials.

  • Bags

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