Sew Your Own Tote

Learn how to sew a lined tote with leather handles - all equipment & fabrics provided

4.5 hours 1 to 4 label $199 - $249 (Earlybird price of $199 applies if you book into a public session 7+ days ahead)


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly. You are always welcome to gift this class.

Sydney Creative are proud to offer this unique 4-5 hour Beach Bag making workshop at our studio in Redfern. This is a great class for those who have some knowledge of sewing. Our class is limited to four students, ensuring you will have the right balance of personal attention throughout.

- Learn how to mark and cut and interface your material
- Choose from a wide variety of gorgeous fabrics, coloured linings and leather straps
- You will be taught some essential sewing skills such as installing a pocket, topstitching, concealing raw edges, creating boxed corners and more
- Create a lining for your bag
- Finish off by learning how to hand sew an invisible stitch
- Sew a lining for your bag
- Learn how to assemble and sew the pieces
- Finish off by adding real leather straps

- A complete 4-5 hour sewing session, taught by a qualified textile designer
- Complimentary herbal tea and water
- Full use of our tools and machinery to make your beach bag - no need to bring your own sewing machine, just use ours!
- Your Choice of high-quality materials
- Exclusive access to our website where you can view sewing tutorials, download PDF handouts and more
- A beautiful tote bag to show off to your family and friends

All machinery, tools and equipment are included. You do not need to have a sewing machine for this class, we provide all sewing machines and tools. ​All fabrics are included however if you wish to bring in your own, please contact us first.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Add-ons available for this class

Sewing Refresher ($30)

Essential Cutting Tools Starter Pack (inc cutting mat, rotary cutter, blade, acetate ruler) RRP $160 ($99)

You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge Required
Previous sewing knowledge is essential. You are required to know how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine independently. If you need a refresher on how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin, please add the 30 minute refresher to your booking and arrive 30 minutes early to have a practice run before the class starts.

107 - 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Sydney Creative
Sydney Creative

BA (hons) in Textile Design. Mixed media artist and lover of all things creative.

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Sydney Creative was launched in 2019 by Textile Designer Sophie Parry.

Creativity is, and always has been, the driving force in Sophie's life. From an early age she would always swap the dolls and toys for a pen and notepad. She never minded being left to her own devices while her parents needed to go shopping. With a colouring-in book to hand Sophie happily sat quietly either scribbling away or patiently filling in each tiny hole in the fabric of her red tights – the latter much to their frustration.

Sophie's creativity and passion for art led to an interest in fabrics, sewing and textiles. It was at university where Sophie found her feet in the textiles profession, developing the skills and techniques that would guide her on her own journey in textile design. During this time, Sophie won several awards for her textile work and was chosen to exhibit her final third year project at the prestigious New Designers exhibition in London.

Upon graduating, Sophie left her hometown in Wales to experience different cultures around the world. She settled in Sydney and decided to launch her Handmade Baby Boutique brand Scribble & Sew. In 2018 Sophie introduced sewing workshops through Scribble & Sew and later re-branded as Sydney Creative.

Sydney Creative currently offer unique and flexible sewing workshops for busy Sydneysiders. Sophie understands that not everyone has a full day to spend learning how to sew, which is why she launched the Introduction To Sewing workshop. In the future, Sophie plans to offer more creative workshops such as painting, punch needling and social sewing.

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• Mar 2020

This was a fabulous class! Sophie was knowledgeable and extremely helpful from the refresher to the technical aspects of sewing the bag! I learned a lot, and got a beautiful bag out of it too. Highly recommend! ????????

Textiles workshop review by Christine Jurzenski
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