Patchwork Cosmetic Purse Workshop

Well it’s been a little while since I’ve posted due to holidays etc, but my sewing workshops in conjunction with Manor Farm Tea Shoppe at Bleasby, Nottinghamshire  have been going really well, so much so that they are fully booked until Christmas, which is fabulous! I’m so pleased to have met so many like minded people all potty about fabric, sewing, buttons etc and being able to share and pass on skills,

This got me thinking about next year’s sewing workshops and I’ve now put together a schedule which I hope you like and may encourage you to come along and have a go. Beginners are very welcome! Before I list all the dates and projects for next year I would like to share all the lovely makes from my last sewing workshop which was making patchwork cosmetics purses. You will see from the photographs the very professional finish that has been achieved with covered zip ends, perfectly sewn in zips, lovely shaping from interfacing and wadding, beautifully lined, embellished and ribbon zip pulls.

Sarah's Patchwork Cosmetics Purse

This is Sarah’s cosmetic purse so very neatly pieced from various printed linens and prettily embellished with buttons.

Glenys' Cosmetic Purse

This is Glenys’ cosmetic purse and at the start of the day when I showed her what we were going to make said ‘I don’t think I’m going to manage to make one of those being a newcomer to machine sewing’. I reassured her that she would indeed have a lovely item to take home at the end of the day and this is the result, simply lovely and a real professional finish with wooden bead embellishment.

Liz's Patchwork Cosmetic Purse

Sarah, Liz and Pammie

Liz’s cosmetic purse is a mixture of plain linen and very sophisticated cotton prints which had a crisp finish, and a fabulous beaded zip pull!

Pam's Cosmetic Purse

Maddi's Patchwork Cosmetics PursePam and Maddi selected these printed linens for their  purses and ‘fussy cut’ the woodland fabric to feature owls on the front, which are bang on trend.

Pauline opted to use her fabulous machine embroidery on her patchwork cosmetic purse giving the project a completely different look.

Pauline's Cosmetic Purse

Trish has used some very subtle checks,  liberty lawn and shot cotton to create her lovely purse.

Trish's Cosmetic Purse
IGlenys, Trish and Maddi

Fabulous results and a fabulous day ladies! Thank-you

To find out more about our sewing workshops please click here and this will take you to the list of workshops dates for next year. So if you are a sewing fanatic or complete beginner, and would enjoy a day making a lovely item with like minded people, enjoy a quality lunch and good tuition, it would be great to see you there!

Happy Sewing