Shopping Bag - Beginner's Sewing Class

Sewer's Delight


Learn sewing and cutting basics while making up this handy fold-away shopping bag - a FREE pattern that you can download from Bluprint HERE.

This is an excellent beginner's sewing class to designed to build confidence as a beginner sewer, with Mavis taking you through all of the steps that not only make up this shopping bag pattern, but also reinforce your development of lots of fundamental beginner's sewing skills.

Skill Level: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS but all confidence levels will love making up this versatile project and are welcome to class

Fabrics etc that you'll need...

This pattern needs quality 100% cotton patchwork fabrics.

You can book this class with a full kit ready to use for an additional $13

  • 1 of 17.5” W x 36”L - Exterior Fabric (kit piece: 45cm x width)
  • 2 of 4”W x 20”L - Fabric for Handles (kit piece:15cm x width)
  • 1 of 7.5" W x 25”L - Fabric for Pouch (kit piece: 20cm x width
  • 1 of Kam Snap Set (kit ref: 1 snap set)


  • 1 of 1.5”W x 8”L - Fabric for Swivel Clasp Strip (in kit - kit piece: 5cm x width)
  • 1 of Swivel Clasp ( approx.. 1.5” long) (in kit)

Tools you'll need...

If you would like written instructions to refer to during class, please print yours prior to class (will come with pattern download). Can't print them from home? Bring your downloaded files into store on a USB and we'll print them in colour for you for $1 per page or 40c per page black and white.

  • Sewing machine and all its normal accessories
  • RASANT construction thread in a colour to match body fabrics
  • RASANT construction thread in a colour to match pouch fabric
  • Bobbins to suit your machine
  • New universal 80/12 needle
  • Sharp snipping scissors
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Quick unpick
  • Good pins (good pins are so much easier to use)

And if you have it...

  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler

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