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Zip Purse
Saturday 6 March

Saturday 6 March 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Zip Purse

Project BagCan you ever have too many beautiful purses? These purses can be used for so many things….as a purse when you just need the bare essentials to duck to the shops, storing jewellery or other small items when you travel, as a craft bag for a creative project, holding some baby essentials or medications and or as a great gift bag that eliminates single use wrapping paper!!

This workshop will be held in our studio, and due to COVID restrictions we have restricted the number of attendees. We will also ask you to observe our COVID-safe guidelines.

In this workshop I’ll be sharing all my purse making secrets! I have developed over years of sewing and they will help you complete your own stunning projects.There are lots of great skills that will be covered in this workshop as well as the simple calculations to make a bag whatever size you like.

Make a tassel

Make a tassel

Tutor: Julie Hillier

Skill level: Must be familiar with the use of a sewing machine

Length: 3.5 hours


  • A selection of scrap fabric for trims
  • Use of our sewing machines
  • Scrap leather and threads to make zipper embellishments
  • Wadding to give your purse structure and body!

Please bring:

  • Any fabric** you might like to incorporate into your project bag – 0.3m for the outside and 0.3m for the lining
  • A 20cm (plastic or metal, not invisible) zip
  • Matching thread

**Please consider bringing fabric you already have or recycling/upcycling some fabric

In this workshop learn how to:

  • Cut from the pattern
  • Attach wadding to your fabric
  • Making zip tabs
  • Inserting the zip
  • Attaching the lining
  • Stitch the bag including making box corners if required
  • Create a tassel or leather pull for the zip

What you get to take home:

  • Your pattern
  • Your finished purse(approx. 25cm wide x 18cm high)
  • Notes to help you make more purses
  • Confidence to tackle more sewing projects


Interested in the next workshop?

If this workshop is full or the listed date is unsuitable for you, please check our newsletter for advanced notice of our next available workshop, or you can send me an email to arrange a private lesson for a time that suits you.

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Saturday 6 March 2021
9:30 am - 1:00 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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