Bag Making - Learn to Sew a Crosstown Crescent Bag



Sunday 28th January 2024

10am - 5pm 

32 Bocking Street, London, E8 3FP

The workshop will take place in our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.


In this one day class, you will make the must have bag of the last year! The Crosstown Crescent bag by Graco Makes can be worn cross body or over one shoulder, and then unique shape means that you can fit in everything you need! During the class you will learn the basics of bag construction, including making pockets, adding zips and adjustable straps. With these skills you will be able to create your own dream bag! 


You will learn:

+ Basics for bag construction
+ How to create interior bag pockets 
+ How to make and attach an adjustable strap  
+ How to insert a zip into a bag
+ How to create a lined bag for a neat finish

This is a practical class and you will leave with your new bag!


This class is suitable for confident beginners, who know how to use a sewing machine, but might be trying bag making for the first time.


+ Use of our Pfaff Ambition 635 sewing machines in the classes. If you'd like to learn on your own machine then please do bring it along - please let us know the model in advance and bring your manual with you.
+ All tools and equipment
+  A copy of the Crosstown Crescent bag pattern + instructions
+ Drinks and sweet treats to keep you going throughout the class.


+ 0.5m of main fabric: this can be any woven fabric, a bottom weight fabric will give you a more structured bag, or you could choose a lighter weight fabric for a softer bag. Thick fabrics such as heavy denim or canvas aren’t recommended for the class, as they will require more time and patience for top stitching through all the layers!

+ 0.5m of lining fabric: a lightweight woven fabric, such as quilting cotton, is recommended 

+ 2m of bias tape, this can either be store brought, or if you want it to match your fabric, we ask that you make this ahead of the class. This should be ¼” wide when double folded

+ One 15”/38cm zipper, a #5 size zipper is recommended. You can bring a longer zipper and trim it to size. 

+ One 8”/20cm zipper, a size #3 or #5 is recommended.

+ 120cm of 1.5”/38mm wide webbing for the strap. 

+ a 1.5”/38mm wide tri-glide slide adjuster. We recommend testing your adjuster or the webbing ahead of the class to make sure it grips the strap properly.


32 Bocking Street, London, E8 3FP
The workshop will take place in our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market. We have a dedicated workshop room at the back where you can sew in peace and still see the hustle and bustle of the shop. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.


"Loved it! Big thank you to Ellie and Charlotte, they were amazing. I am now hunting for a sewing machine!" 


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Payment plans are available!  Please email for more information.

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