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Sewing – Make a Fabric Bag for Life – UXPKAA18

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – make your own ‘bag for life’!
Start Date Sat 13 Nov 2021
Days 1
Time 09:30 - 16:00
CampusAireville Campus
Fee £50 *


During this one-day course, you will learn how to create a bag for life, for shopping or other uses. Utilising old clothes and existing fabric, you will learn planning techniques, as well cutting skills and how to make handles. Be the envy of your family and friends with your homemade creation to use time and time again.


“We were given a choice of bags to make and I can’t believe I made it with the Tutor’s help; it wasn’t as tricky as I thought it would be and now I use my bag all the time!”


Equipment Info

  • You will need enough old scraps of fabric and fents (or clothes – old jeans and thick shirts are ideal) to cover a shopper style bag, plus handles. This is roughly 150cm by 80cm. You will also need colour co-ordinated thread for this project.
  • Basic sewing skills and how to use a sewing machine are desirable, although not essential. This course is suitable for beginners who wish to improve. You may wish to bring your own sewing resources to the course (i.e. your own shears etc).
  • Please remember to bring a packed lunch with you and a travel cup (with a lid) for tea/coffee. Tea and coffee supplies will be provided on the day.


* You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, visit Fees and Funding for further information

Part-time courses are term time only. See our term dates for further information.
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