Make a Lined Weekend Holdall Bag & Zip-up Pouch!

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Make a Lined Weekend Holdall Bag & Zip-up Pouch!

Begins: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Ends: Wednesday 11 December 2019

Session: 2


Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm

Level: Used A Machine Once or Twice

Maximum Class Size: 6

If you have completed our Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 1 or if you can already use a sewing machine but want to develop your skills further, then this bag making workshop might be the perfect next step for you!

During this two part workshop you will learn how to make a fully lined zip-up pencil case/make up bag as well as this stylish holdall bag ideal for the gym, a weekend away, the kids stuff or showing off at the beach! The bag is also fully lined with inside pockets, reinforced strap handles and a piped edge.

Level: This is a Beginner Plus class, you must have used a sewing machine before and should have already made a simple sewn project (bunting, envelope cushion, tote bag, hemming etc.)

You will learn the following techniques:

  • Lap plans and transferring markings

  • How to make piping

  • How to make a patch pocket

  • Insert a channel zip

  • Insert a lining

  • General sewing and making up skills

  • Materials: All tools, machinery and notions are provided but you will need to bring the following:

    1 m of main fabric (we advise a heavier weight fabric - such as our suggestions above)  
    1 m of lining fabric (any medium weigh cotton or poplin would work)
    3 m of cotton strap webbing
    3.5 m of bias binding
    3.5 of size 2 piping cord
    x1 51cm zip

    Booking a class entitles you to 10% off all fabric and materials in the Ray Stitch store, where our staff will be happy to help with your choice.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion and after completing she immediately started a career in the fashion industry after she graduated working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from independent designers to high street suppliers. After having children, she successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently Moyna has been teaching sewing in different schools around London and has been with us now for over 6 years! She is pleased to be combining her years of teaching experience with her extensive knowledge in clothing to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.

    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.

    Jess R has been sewing for several decades having taught herself on an old hand-turned Singer machine, she learned how to make clothes by taking apart old garments, making patterns from them and re making them. Jess has more recently done formal training in men's tailoring at CityLit and in producing digital drafts of her hand drawn patterns at London College of Fashion. Her current sewing passions range from made-to-measure men's shirts to baby clothes and quilts and she's also designing a range of sewing patterns. Jess loves to pass on her sewing and pattern making knowledge to others by teaching our fledging students.