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Made To Sew – The Weekend Bag

The Weekend Bag

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


The perfect introductory class for those looking to learn bag making. Over the course of 6 hours we will share tips and techniques on how to quilt fabric, introduce a zipper, create an zip fastened interior pocket and a detachable body strap.

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Somerset - Sun 08th Oct & Sun 15th Oct 16:30 - 19:30

Product Description

Learn the basics of bag construction while making your very own quilted weekend bag. Learn tips and techniques for quilting fabric, sewing zippers and working with hardware.

  • Bag construction
  • Quilting
  • Introducing a zipper
  • Creating an inside zipped pocket
  • Reinforcement techniques
  • Working with hardware

Level: It is necessary to have previous sewing experience on the sewing machine, such as threading the machine and sewing in a straight line. Why not try our Learn To Sew – Basics class if you would like to brush up on these skills.

Materials: Please provide approximately 1 metre of fabric (lightweight upholstery) for the exterior and 1 metre for the lining (minimum 44″ (112cm) wide), 1 metre of wadding, a 26″ (68cm) standard zip and an 8″ (22cm) standard zip. Coordinating Gutermann Sew-All Polyester Thread (250m), 5 metres of webbing 1.5″ (4cm) wide, 2 metal D rings 1.5″ (4cm) wide and 2 metal lobster clasps 1.5″ (4cm) wide.

Please inform us in advance should you wish to use one of our sewing machines during the class.

Teacher: Aneka Truman

Class Length: 6 Hours

Number in Class: 6

Price: £75 (includes cost of pattern)

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Somerset – Sun 08th Oct & Sun 15th Oct 16:30 – 19:30

5 reviews for The Weekend Bag

  1. 5 out of 5


    Another fantastic class! After honing my skills, I wanted to attempt something a bit more complex and this was the class for me – I’ve produced a bag that I’m really proud of and Aneka was such a supportive teacher throughout. I had to take some of the work home (as I was a bit behind in the first class) but the instructions were so clear, it was easy to catch up. Thoroughly recommend this and any of Aneka’s classes.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have ended up with a very professional looking bag, Aneka you have done another wonderful job of talking me through a range of skills and techniques so I feel confident to have a go by myself. This is the 6th class,in a few short months, I have completed and I think that speaks volumes. I love these classes:)

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This has been a great success! My bag is being taken to Dartmoor next weekend as I’m so proud of it!
    Although I didn’t manage to finish the bag on the 2nd night (due to being an idiot & sewing my lining to my lining….), Aneka had given me enough confidence & clear instruction to be able to complete it at home easily.
    Yet another great class, Aneka is a wonderful teacher & I feel very privileged to have been taught by her. Nothing is ever too much trouble & she doesn’t mind explaining things again and again if you haven’t grasped it (or listened) the first time. I’ve only been sewing for 4 months & Aneka has made me love it!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Loved this course. I have never managed to work out how to sew bags before but Anneka explains everything so well it all became clear. I have gone on to make another weekend bag at home which has been greatly admired.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Great course and learnt so much. Thank you so much for your patience and guidance during the lessons. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you.

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