Sewing Workshop November | Bowler Style Bag

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Sewing Workshop November | Bowler Style Shoulder Bag

All my workshops are local or within a few miles of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.  They are fun and friendly so do come along.

For the Sewing Workshop November we are going to create a Bowler Style Shoulder bag. This handbag uses a variety of skills which makes this course suitable for confident sewing person. A beginner will struggle but I can adapt the pattern if need be. You will need basic knowledge of your machine to attend this workshop.

This shoulder bag is a gorgeous statement bag that your friends won’t believe you have made. It is a perfect size to carry your daily essentials.  An eye-catching shoulder bag to pop over your shoulder when going out. You will learn how to make a zipped  gusset , zipped and slip pockets and make an adjustable shoulder strap. This shoulder bag can be made in vinyl, denim, furnishing fabric or cotton. To give structure you can use foam or wadding. I would advise a good machine and sewing abilities if using vinyl. The feature panel is made with cotton and maybe denim or furnishing fabric for the rest of the bag.

Sewing Workshop November Details:

As with all my classes please bring your own fabrics and sewing notions because we all have loads in our stash pile!! Any specific bag making supplies you can purchase direct from me like metal hardware or foams. Things like irons / ironing board / cutting boards / electrical extension leads I will supply.

Materials will depend on your sewing skills and machine. Use furnishing or cotton fabrics with wadding or foam. I will be able to advise on the wadding/foam once I have seen your machine and fabric choice.

When booking and payment is received, I will send you out full cutting instructions and a detailed needs list a few weeks before the class.

This is my own pattern and I am happy for you to sell any products that you make with it.

Dates in November:   Due to current situation all classes are on hold but please let me know if you would like to be contacted once they resume.

Full Days:

  • Monday 2nd November £20 – Westbury Art Centre
  • Tuesday 17th November £20 – Emberton Sports Pavilion

Half Days:

  • Tuesday 3rd November £10 – Westbury Art Centre
  • Tuesday 10th November £10 – Westbury Art Centre

Where are the workshops:

Emberton Sports Pavilion, Emberton near Milton Keynes MK46 5BW

Westbury Art Centre, Shenley Woods Milton Keynes  MK5 6AA

What to Bring:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Materials
  • lunch on full day workshops.

Have a question?

If you’re interested in a workshop that is fully booked, please still get in touch in the contact form below– we can add you to a reserve list or make sure you’re first to know next time we run the workshop. 




Additional information


full day 2nd November, full day 17th November, half day 3rd November, half day 10th November


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