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Zip Purse or Foldover Zippered Clutch
Saturday 15 April 2023

Saturday 15 April 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Zip Purse

Fold over zippered clutch

Jump into purse making with this easy session!

You’ll learn the basics of creating zippered purses – stitching zips, working with wadding, adding a lining, creating a box corner. There are lots of great sewing skills to learn in this workshop…skills that can be transferred to other projects…..skills that can build your confidence!!!

Imagine tailoring your own zip purses….perfect for storing all sorts of items. Or creating a clutch to coordinate with your outfits! Or making them as gifts for friends!

Bag inside

Tutor: Lauren Weier

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

Length: 3.5 hours


  • Leather or threads to create the zip pull.
  • Wadding to give your purse structure and body!

Fold over zippered clutch

Please bring:

  • For the outer: Enough fabric to cut two outer panels that are 33cm H x 26cm W.  This fabric should be made of natural fibres (cotton, linen, cotton/linen blend) and about the weight of a light to medium denim.
  • For the lining: Enough fabric to cut two outer panels that are 33cm H x 26cm W. This fabric should be cotton and reasonably light, about the weight of quilting material.
  • 20cm zip (not invisible)
  • Matching thread

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

Zip purse with tassle

In this workshop learn how to:

  • Cut from the pattern
  • Attach wadding to your fabric
  • Make zip tabs
  • Insert the zip
  • Attach the lining
  • Stitch the bag
  • Create a leather pull for the zip
  • Make a tassel

What you get to take home:

  • Your pattern
  • Your finished purse or clutch
  • Notes to help you make more purses or clutchesFold over zippered clutch
  • Confidence to tackle more sewing projects


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Saturday 15 April 2023
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lauren Weier
0434 238 998‬


Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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