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Lined Tote Bag
Friday 23 July

Friday 23 July 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Lined Tote Bag with Leather Handles

Lined Tote Bag with Leather HandlesFabulous, practical, stylish and unique!
Learn the basics of tote bag making, including box corners and an internal pocket. And then, once you have a handle (sorry for the pun) on the techniques, play around with the proportions to create bags to suit you and your needs!

This project is perfect for creating gifts… and it is a great stash buster too! Piece together your leftover fabric scraps or garments that you no longer wear to create bags that are kind to the planet!

Tutor: Julie Hillier

Lined Tote Bag with Leather HandlesSkill level: This workshop is a perfect next step after our Learn to Sew Workshop. If you haven’t completed our Learn to Sew Workshop, you’ll need to have basic sewing machine skills:

  • Able to sew seams maintaining a consistent seam allowance
  • Able to back stitch
  • Able to pin fabric pieces together after aligning fabric edges

Length: Approx 3 hours

Sustainability: Please remember the health of the planet when choosing fabric for your projects. You can make responsible choices by:

  • Lined Tote Bag with Leather HandlesUsing fabric from your stash or fabric left over from other projects
  • Recycling fabric
  • Selecting natural fibres that can biodegrade over time.


  • Tote bag kit*
  • Use of sewing machines
  • Pattern
  • Step-by-step written instructions

*There will be a variety of pre-prepared kits to choose from at the workshop. The kits will contain:

  • Quality cotton canvas/linen fabric for the outer
  • Quilting weight cotton fabric for the lining and pocket
  • Thread
  • A choice of handles (kangaroo leather or cotton webbing)

Please bring:

  • Sewing notions – scissors, tape measure, pins, quick unpick

In this workshop learn how to:

  • How to attach an internal pocket
  • How to create box corners
  • How to attach bag handles
  • How to stitch multiple layers of fabric
  • The benefits of a Walking Foot
  • How to under stitch

What you take home:

  • Your finished tote
  • Great bag making skills


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Friday 23 July 2021
6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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