Level 3 - Beginner Dressmaker

Create you own Luskentyre Bag

Are you proficient with a sewing machine? Ready to embark on a new project? Our Luskentyre bag-making workshop in our Sewing Studio is just what you need to find inspiration and hone your skills!

Class Options:
One Day Sewing Class: Saturday, 8th June 2024, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Two Evening Sewing Sessions: Monday, 1st July, and Monday, 8th July 2024, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (must attend both evenings).

Craft your very own Luskentyre Bag, an exclusive pattern created by G&Gs very own, Lauren! This stylish and practical shoulder bag boasts a spacious, fully lined interior and optional drawstring closure, making it ideal for beach days, pool outings, or picnics in the park.

🛍️ Workshop Benefits:
- Comprehensive Kit: Receive over £40 worth of materials, including the pattern, notions, and exclusive access to a YouTube tutorial by Lauren.
- Expert Instruction: Learn from our experienced tutor Dee, who will guide you through each step with precision and care.
- Inspiration and Creativity: Expand your sewing repertoire and discover new possibilities with this exciting project.

Additional Information
Contact Us:
If the class appears fully booked, please email us at [email protected]. Occasionally, our website may show full availability due to a glitch, which we are working to resolve.

Running Time
6 hours

About this workshop

The Luskyntyre bag has two external pockets which are perfect for quick access items, so you know exactly where your sunglasses are when the sun appears! An optional zip can be added to one of the pockets to help keep important items safe. The pockets sit between the straps, which are stitched directly onto the outer fabric, making them super strong. The base of the bag is also reinforced with specialist sturdy buckram interfacing, giving a defined base.

The Luskentyre bag is full of clever details and is a great showcase for bold fabrics.

Luskentyre, named after the beautiful beach on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, was designed with the beach in mind but has plenty of other uses if you don't have a beach trip planned soon. It's perfect for a weekend getaway, for taking your projects to your sewing class, or simply for carrying your shopping!

IMPORTANT - Please note that you will need to cut out your fabric pieces at home BEFORE attending the workshop.

This means you can focus on the construction of the bag in your workshop. You will need to collect your Luskentyre Bag Pattern print out and dot and cross pattern paper from the store, or arrange to have it posted to you (our flat rate shipping rate is £3.95). Alternatively, you can use the pattern dimensions in the pdf instruction booklet that can be emailed to you and then use your own pattern paper or draw directly onto your fabric at home to cut everything out.

Help and support can be offered by calling a member of the team on 0121 449 8419 or emailing [email protected]

Further Information

  • How to sew an external patch pocket with an optional zip
  • How to make internal utility style pockets
  • How to assemble a fully lined bag with optional drawstring closure
  • How to stabilise the base of a bag with specialist sturdy buckram interfacing
  • How to use webbing to create bag handles

Level 3 - Beginner Dressmaker

Please click here to read the descriptions of these levels to ensure it is suited to you.

  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other full priced fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Pattern and bag supplies worth £40!!
    • Your own copy of the Luskentyre Bag instructions printed in colour - these can be emailed, collected from store or posted to you (for an additional postage charge) prior to the course in order to create your bag templates and cut out your fabric
    • 90cm length of 122cm wide dot and cross pattern paper to make your pattern with
    • All bag supplies needed (except main fabric, lining fabric and threads - see 'You will need to bring' section.
      • Buckram interfacing for bottom of bag
      • Woven cotton fusible interfacing
      • 40mm webbing (in ecru colour)
      • 4mm drawstring cord (in ecru colour)
      • 13cm brass zip (beige)
  • Use of all machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit one of the lovely local cafes)
  • Following the workshop you will receive access to Lauren's exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions for future reference. The video has 45 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation. You will also receive the PDF digital file for the Luskentyre Bag instruction booklet.
  • 0.7m Outer Fabric (140cm wide): medium to heavy weight fabrics such as cotton canvas, drill, waxed cotton or jacquard
  • 1m Lining Fabric (112cm wide): medium weight cotton fabric, such as quilting cotton or cotton poplin, or use nylon ripstop for a waterproof lining.
  • 1 or 2 reels of Gutermann sew-all thread to match webbing and main fabric
  • Please note that you will need to cut out your fabric pieces at home BEFORE attending the workshop. This means you can focus on the construction of the bag in your workshop.

Dee Cain

Dee has always had a keen interest in sewing and at the age of 9 she was taught to sew by her mum.As a teenager, Dee used her sewing skills to make fashionable schools skirts for herself and her friends.

After secondary education Dee knew that she wanted her career to be sewing related so studied for industry qualifications and worked in many areas of clothing production.

Having chosen to become a sewing tutor in 2017, Dee is keen to embed good sewing practices into beginners so that their work is always of a high standard and they can be proud of their sewing skills.

Dates & Times

  • 9:30am £125
  • Learn to sew a Luskentyre Bag £125
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