Sustainable Sewing Class: Calico Shopping Bags

How to make eco-friendly, reusable calico shopping bags with embroidery

2.5 hours 1 to 3 (public classes), 3 to 4 label $81 or 4 payments of $20.25 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in WA. 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.

In taking care of our planet every bit counts! We all can choose to reuse and reduce plastic production.

This set of three reusable calico grocery bags are fun to make and you can choose what embroidery you wish to have on them. These produce bags could be a very thoughtful eco-friendly gift for someone you know who would love and appreciate it!

During the class you will:
- Cut fabric ready for sewing
- Thread and set up sewing machine for beginners
- Learn basic sewing machine stitching
- Fabric pressing and steaming

Key details of the shopping bags:
- The bag size options: two small (27cm x 30cm), and one medium (30cm x 33cm).
- Variety of embroidery labels option.
- Made from eco-friendly completely biodegradable calico material which also known for its durability and intended for repeated use.

Calico fabric and threads all provided for the workshop. At the end of the class, everyone will get a set of three calico shopping bags to take home. This workshop includes all materials needed to complete your set of three grocery bags. Sewing machines and all tools to use are also provided.

This class is for beginners who love sewing or wishes to learn. I offer this workshop for adults and kids age from 10 years old and up. It runs for two to two and a half hours and is limited to four participants.

Booking is essential. Tickets are now on sale and numbers are strictly limited. Book your ticket today and enjoy a new experience of making your own Shopping bags.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Subiaco Train Station within walking distance. Plenty of parking around. Parking with first hour free just on the parallel street behind our building on Rowland Street or Baker Road

Photography of your progress and sharing on social media are encouraged!

Knowledge Required
Beginner level, no previous experience with sewing required. Suitable for adults and kids.
What you'll get
At the end of this class everyone will get to keep your own handmade by you set of reusable eco-friendly shopping bags
What to bring
Bottle of water. All material is provided for workshop. Bring nothing but a good mood, big smile and desire to learn.

Studio Thimbles - 113 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA

Your teacher
Olga Abbott
Olga Abbott
(Studio Thimbles)

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My name is Olga, I am founder of Studio Thimbles where I combine my 2 greatest passions – sewing and connecting with people through teaching and creating together! I have more than 20000 hours of sewing under my belt. With such experience now I teach kids and adults beginner’s sewing skills, magic of creating for yourself from raw piece of fabric.
Sewing for me is about taking time out for myself, leaving busy routine behind me. As I am sewing and creating, I’ll bring awareness to the present moment that's grounding and peaceful. Sewing is like a meditation and a therapy for me. I have passion for teaching and passing on every bit of my knowledge, my tips and secrets. Come join me for beginner sewing workshop and an amazing experience!
My studio is in Subiaco on Rokeby road and just minutes walk from train station.


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