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    Make a Tote Bag and Zipped Pouch

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    Nest Knitting

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    About this workshop

    Whether you are well on your way to mastering your sewing machine and want to practice your skills with an expert, or are new to the wonderful world of sewing, join this one day workshop to learn how to make a stunning tote bag and a zipped purse.

    In this class

    Sewers of all ability are welcome to join this workshop, although it is primarily a beginner's class. All materials will be provided for the students by Nest.

    In this class, students will learn how to use a sewing machine to make a handy tote bag and master all the techniques required to make a zip by creating a zipped, lined pouch. This might be used for as a make up bag or a pencil case- it is up to you!

    Expert sewer Genevieve West will walk you through all the best tips, tricks and secrets of the trade as you achieve stunning results in this highly creative class.

    Now you can

    • Show off your new unique tote bag to friends and family
    • Use the techniques learnt during the class to further your craft and progress as a sewer
    • Teach others what you now know!


    Students will be able to walk away with their very own handmade tote bag and zipped purse.

    Fun fact

    When we think of the word "handbag", we usually think of a fashionable purse used to by women to store personal items. However, when the term was originally coined in the early 1900s, it was used to describe men's briefcases.

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    Genevieve West took over as the owner of Nest in January 2015, and has since made it her mission to inspire a sense of creativity in others through her workshops. Gen has been sewing and knitting since the age of eight, and throughout her extensive and impressive career, has always incorporated this creative license into her work, whatever it may be.

    Something that Gen is staunchly passionate about is passing on her love of art and creative flair to younger generations. She has now been able to combine her love of sewing, crochet, knitting and teaching and is delighted to have been able to buy the shop where she was once herself a regular customer.

    At Nest, students are provided with a range of wonderful and hands on courses in knitting, felting, crocheting and sewing in their fabulous shop in North London. With a strong emphasis on the beauty and of handmade items, Nest pass on a love of all things handcrafted through their sociable and affable workshops. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro, you will be warmly welcome to any of Nest’s numerous and diverse courses, where you will be able to hone in your skills and further your craft under the Nest team's expert guidance.

    Anyone over the age of seven is welcomed into Nest’s beautifully lit workshop to take part in one of the many courses on offer. Choose between a mixture of five-week courses and one off workshops, as you discover your genius with Nest!


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