Three session class
Combine improving and perfecting your sewing skills with doing something practical and make a fully lined backpack from scratch.
In this course
You don't need to be a sewing professional for this class, but some experience on the sewing machine is required
Backpacks are so in right now. Everyone has one. Either you want one, or you know someone who does. Why not get your head down for three hours and create one? Make this Cooper bag by Colette Patterns and you, or whoever you want to gift this thoughtful present to, will have both a unique and stylish backpack!
What will you learn?
- how to follow a commercial, stylish pattern, cutting your pieces professionally
- how to sew inside & outside lined pockets, edge stitch, add those hardware kits with countless other sewing techniques, to get that bag that's going to set you apart
If you want to learn how to make & finish a bag to a completely professional standard, this course has your name on it. Coming home from this course, you'll be creating your own styled bags, even following or amending a commercial pattern, if you so wish.
This Cooper Bag comes in 3 forms from one basic body:
- a messenger bag
- a backpack
- or a satchel
These bags are highly durable and can be made with a range of durable fabrics; duck canvas, waxed canvas, twill, and heavy ticking.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, The Old School Club
A creative club to learn skills, make unique creations and feel inspired.
The Old School Club is a welcoming creative hub, based in Battersea, South West London. The founder, Inma Goodhew, is part-time mother of two children, part-time creative visionary. Growing up in an environment where everything was handmade, personalised and familiar, her inventive upbringing lead to a passion for sharing her skills with others. Yet Inma hit a frustrating block, where, on maternity leave, she wanted to take some creative classes but there was nowhere in London aimed at parents with children. so Inma formed a sewing club and hired babysitters to look after the babies whilst the mums were learning and making. This started to grow into something much bigger, much quicker than Inma could imagine; from a network of young mothers to a devoted community, breeding creativity.
Inma found that making things for herself, her family and her home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she know. Having done it all her life, she now uses her broad range of skills and styles to advise her clients on everything, from colours & patterns, to fabrics and furniture styling. Her true expertise lies in teaching beginners and keen crafters how to sew, paint, style furniture, upcycle, master embroidery and nail DIY projects. Her classes are always informative, bespoke, friendly, but most importantly, great fun.
Inma appreciates that, as a mother of two, mums need their down time and it comes in no better form than getting creative and being social with other mums. Inma is rightly proud of her bold career u-turn, transforming her profession from a senior IT role, to doing something she was truly passionate about - teaching, making and sharing with other creatives her entrepreneurial journey.
- Just a stones throw away from Clapham Junction Station.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.