As part of the new season of workshops at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground, 2016 started with a basic bag-making workshop using Simplicity pattern 2164. I used this pattern myself many times when making bags as Christmas gifts for my patchwork and quilting friends. I was very confident that I could teach this project and set to with enthusiasm.
The class started at 11am and there were two excited students, Helen and Serei. I don’t think that either lady had any great experience of sewing so that excitement was mixed with a certain amount of apprehension.
I am pleased to say that by the end of the day there were two very delighted ladies modelling their hand-made bags!
I hope that Helen and Serei will now go and make more bags and develop their skills with other projects. Maybe I will meet them again on other workshops later in the year.
demonstration bag letterbox zip insertion demonstration