Make a Hand Sewn Pouch

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn how to make your own hand sewn, lined pouch or purse!

1.5 hours Class size 3 to 12 label $65 or 4 payments of $16.25 Afterpay

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Have some fun as you learn foundational hand-sewing techniques while you create a cute handcrafted purse or pouch. This is the perfect item to keep your money and keys or precious objects such as your crystals, jewellery or hair accessories.

What you will learn in this live online class will open up a new world of hobby activities to help you stay inspired as you create, make or mend. This is especially perfect for those looking for fun things to do at home this winter.

This class is suited to everyone including absolute beginners, from age nine to adults (please have an adult on hand for children aged from nine to 12). It's perfect as a relaxing craft class or virtual birthday party activity.

In this live online class, you will learn how to hand sew using a running stitch, blanket stitch and how sew on buttons. You will receive a craft box with all the material, buttons, threads and sewing tools needed to create your pouch. You will be taught the hand sewing techniques via live streaming and demonstrations while you make your pouch with your experienced teacher, Fiona. All you will need is a pair of scissors to snip the threads!

Once you have booked in your preferred time, please email Fiona and she will send on details so you can choose the fabric colour for your pouch.

Knowledge Required
No previous sewing skills needed.
What you'll get in your craft box
- Beautiful pure wool blend fabric (by Kvadrat) in your choice of stunning colours
- Lining fabric for your pouch: cut and pressed to size
- Coloured embroidery threads for stitching
- Mix and match fabric covered buttons
- Embroidery needle
- Needle threader
- Pins
- Stitch diagrams
What you'll need
Just yourself and a sharp pair of scissors!
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 9 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Fiona Edmeades
Fiona Edmeades

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Fiona has had a life long intrigue toward the workings behind the objects that populate our everyday lives. This coupled with her creative bent, has led her to turn her maker’s hand to many diverse applications over the years.

Fiona gained her City and Guilds Certificate in traditional upholstery, at the London College of Furniture in 1991. In 2009 Fiona graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School. Fiona works through the medium of sculpture using reclaimed painted metals.

Through Reign of Chairs, Fiona takes on commissioned upholstery work and teaches upholstery classes in Sydney. As 'We Us and Stuff', Fiona works collaboratively with Steve Thomas of Creek Furniture, presenting Upholstery & Furniture rejuvenation workshops in greater NSW as well as Footstool upholstery 'taster' workshops using beautiful footstool frames, hand from recycled timber.

Verified reviews

Rebecca Hoad • May 2020

Great class, easy to follow with instruction and videos to support. Highly recommend for a beginner or someone who has experience sewing. Beautiful materials. Would do the class again, but also have the ability to do go away and make myself. Thank you
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