Monthly Archives: February 2017

Luxury Lined Tote Sewing School Tutorial

We had great fun at our luxury tote sewing class here in Witney last week.

These lovely bags were all made in an evening and look great!  Emma (top left bag) has only been sewing for a week and half!

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The pattern for the bag can be downloaded for free from here our blog if you fancy making your own:
http://blog.printstopolkadots.co.uk/?p=135270

The fabrics used include: Riley Blake’s Ardently Austin, Dashwood Studio’s Secret Garden and Riley Blake’s Owl and Co .  We also used alot of interfacing to get that crisp yet cuddly look and keep the bags structured even when not in use, you can buy the interfacing as a kit at printstopolkadots.co.uk – click here!

You can find out more about our sewing school here.

Clutch Bag Sewing School Workshop

January and February have been soooo busy and as a result the blog has been neglected 🙁

Over the next few days we plan to share lots of images of items we have been making at out Sewing School here in Witney to celebrate the wonderful sewers we have met and inspire you all to get your sewing machines out and try something new.

First up – clutch bags with hidden zip up pockets.

Three lovely and talented ladies each made a clutch in an evening.  Mastering edgestitching and inserting pockets where the pocket is invisible and you only see the zip.

We are definitely going to run this one again, and if you aren’t local, look out for the sewing school project kit and pattern, both of which are coming soon 🙂

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Fabrics used above are Riley Blake’s Little Flyers and Dashwood Studio’s Street Life (with a Kona Bahama Blue lining) – all available in store.

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Fabrics used are Art Gallery’s Lace and Dashwood Studio’s Bloom Daisies – both available in store.

If you are wondering how we got the super luxury finish – the secret is the interfacing – S320 on the inside for a crisp and stiff finish, and H640 on the outside for a plush padded feel.