Beginner Taster Sewing Session: Drawstring Bag or Tote Bag

Test out a new hobby in our beginners sewing course!

Class Tiled 700

Want to dip your toe in the sewing pool but not sure whether you want to commit to a full class yet? Then our taster beginner sewing course is for you!

Learn how to sew in just three hours whilst making yourself a lovely drawstring bag or tote bag – perfect to use as a laundry bag as well as for your gym kit, travelling and keeping things nice and tidy.

This is a beginner sewing course so no sewing experience at all is required. We will teach you how to select the right material for your project, how cut and pin fabric, thread a machine, sew in a straight line keeping to the seam allowance, and how to finish the inside of your bag to stop it from fraying. You will leave with a finished bag!

We will provide you with fabric and materials so you don’t need to bring anything with you.

Tea and treats will be provided to help the sewing process along!

If you fall in love with sewing you can then move onto our full-length beginners sewing course Intro to Sewing and learn to build your skills: make a cushion cover, zipped make-up bag and a pair of super cute pyjama bottoms.


  • Absolute beginner
  • Have never used a sewing machine before
  • Have never pinned or cut fabric

Class length: 3 hours

Materials required: none, all provided

Max in a class: 8

TeacherLayla Totah, Ellie McDonald, Kate Underwood

Price: £50

For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

Islington Dates:

Session: Tuesday 10th December, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

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