Free motion embroidered cosmetic bag workshop with Jo Hill
Jo is well known for her beautiful fabric art work inspired by the British
countryside, and on this course she will teach you how to create a
uniquely embroidered bag. By the end of the day you will have created a
lined, zipped cosmetic bag featuring a design of your choice that you can then use for cosmetics, pens and pencils or anything you fancy! A perfect gift for yourself or a special someone!
About the course
You will be making a bag similar to the one in the photograph with flowers on the front and a sweet little bee on the reverse. Jo will be on hand to
guide you through the design process and to offer suggestions for
colours, design and placement. If you would like to bring your own design ideas, please do so! You will spend some time practising and then
launch into the finished bag design fairly quickly. After lunch you'll make
up your finished pieces into a bag.You'll learn how to line the bag, insert a zip (experience of inserting a zip is useful but not essential as Jo will teach
you her technique anyway), create your own personalised hand-stitched
label and how to create a professional look for your cosmetic bag.
What to bring
Please bring your sewing machine, general sewing kit, sharp scissors and an embroidery hoop measuring 7" or 8" in diameter and 1cm deep.
You will also need to have a sewing machine where the feed dogs
can be lowered to enable free-motion stitching, as well as a darning/embroidery foot for your machine, and a zipper foot too.
All fabrics and components will be supplied but feel free to bring your
own thin fabrics if you have a particular colour scheme in mind.
Thin fabrics include cottons such as patchwork and quilting fabrics or
shirt material. If you want to bring your own design ideas please do so.
If you don't have a sewing machine, you are welcome to rent one for
£5.00. Please let us know when you book onto the workshop if you
would like to do this.
A general sewing kit comprises spare bobbins, spare needles (machine
and hand sewing), threads, small scissors for cutting thread, pins and a
Skills needed This workshop is an intermediate workshop and is suitable for those who have already done some sewing, and who also have some free-motion embroidery experience.
The date is Wednesday 2nd October
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm.
Cost: £55 (includes all materials)
Please note there are no refunds for class bookings, unless the class is
full and we are able to fill your space from the waiting list, or the class is
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