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Wed, 23 Aug


Preloved Studio @ Canons House

Project Preloved: Learn to Sew a Tote Bag

Learn from local quilter, Michele Webster, as she guides you on how to sew a Tote Bag from upcycled materials in this free community workshop.

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Project Preloved: Learn to Sew a Tote Bag
Project Preloved: Learn to Sew a Tote Bag

Time & Location

23 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

Preloved Studio @ Canons House, 19 Madeira Rd, Mitcham CR4 4HD, UK


About the event

Join us at our new Preloved Studio for a free community workshop in our latest instalment of Project Preloved. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own Tote Bag using the Morsbag pattern design. This craft project reduces textiles waste by using donated preloved fabrics, such as bed linens, that are often not accepted by charity shops. Not only that, but by creating fabric Tote Bags we remove the need for plastic carrier bags in our community and make some new sewing friends along the way! 

You will be shown how to:

  • use quilting rulers
  • assemble the Tote Bag
  • sew the Tote Bag using a sewing machine. 

And of course, you can take your finished Tote Bag away with you to show off to your friends and family! 

Meet your workshop facilitator: Michele Webster

Michele's creative journey started out as therapy approximately eight years ago. During that time, she joined the New Malden Quilters Association and learnt the basics. As her interest and confidence developed, she started exploring, experimenting, attending  workshops, practicing and now shares her knowledge and skill through teaching.  She is completing the two-year Master Quilter Diploma run by The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles.

"I am an enthusiast, passionate about my hobby, energetic, eager and willing to share ideas, skill and knowledge whilst piecing quilts and sewing new friendships for the future.

"What I love about sewing, is how anyone can do it – it's food for the soul!"

Visit Michele's website to see her beautiful quilting work.

Important Information for Workshop Attendees:

This event is for adults only (18+). Sadly, we do not have the facilities to accommodate children during this workshop.

Please arrive at the Preloved Studio in Canons House 5 minutes before the start of the workshop.

No previous sewing experience is needed. 

Tools and equipment needed for the workshop are provided by the Preloved Studio.

Fabrics will be provided, but if you have any old, worn out bed sheets that you particularly love and want to use, feel free to bring them. Please clean and iron the fabrics before hand. 

Thank you to The Little A.R.K for organisation this wonderful workshop. 

Project Preloved workshops are made possible with the support of the Merton Giving Renewal Fund and The National Lottery.

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