Stuart Hillard Paris Market Bag-making Workshop

Following on from the evening with Stuart, the next day was dedicated to making a version of Stuart’s “Paris Market” Bag.

Prior to the workshop Emma of Franklins, Salisbury had sent out a requirements list and as a big change from my usual soft pastels or bold brights, I purchased a selection of printed cottons from a French General-style range in shades of Taupe and Mushroom. At the time I had thought that the yardages were high but that was before I realised that the finished bag would be a generous size, approximately 19” wide x 18” deep. There would be 4 external pockets plus a large internal zipped pocket. The workshop started at 10am and we worked through until 4pm by which time my bag was almost completed. It was a lovely day, shared with like-minded ladies and I picked up many hints, tips and tricks which I will be able to utilize in my other projects.

Over the weekend I have finished the bag apart from a large covered button which is on order. I am delighted with the bag and feel sure that I will be making some more as gifts. Perhaps I might even make another and visit a market in Paris!

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