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Simple Bag making (Crafts)

Course Level: 

College Certificate

Overview of the course: 

Lorna King, has taught for many years in Further Education, with families, and in one to one sessions. She enjoys helping people to create, develop confidence and skills using textiles, hand and machine stitch, rag rugs, knitting, papers, paint, folding, manipulating and much more. She now has the pleasure of teaching workshops for East Durham College where you will all be able to take home a personal piece of work that you have designed and made.
Her workshops aim to be creative and fun. Beginners, intermediate and confident abilities, all are welcome. A lot of her personal work is made with recycled materials and objects but you may use your own personal stash!
A favourite for many is sewing machine skills where you will learn how to use your own machine, maintenance, all the stitches and feet that you may never have tried before creating a range of stitch samples for reference. These can then be further developed into fashion items, children’s clothes, toys, soft furnishings, home accessories, textile accessories and art textiles.

Entry requirements: 

No entry requirements


Recycle denim, curtains, fabrics to create your own unique bags. Create a basic bag. It can be embellished with applique, buttons, ribbons, padded to use as a workbag. Make your own handles or use bought ones. Make them small or large with as many pockets as you require. Add key ring tag or wallet for your mobile or glasses. They could be lined or not, washable or not the choice will be yours.
Requirements for this workshop include:
own choice of fabrics, I will help you prepare used fabrics prior to making the bag. Threads, embellishments if you wish to decorate your bag. Your own sewing machine and booklet, cutting out scissors, seam ripper, pins, spare machine needles and hand sewing needles.

How is the course assessed?: 

No assessment

Length of the course: 

1 day 10am to 3pm


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

Saturday 8th September 2018

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Jun 2018 12:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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