What you will do
3 hour workshop
The Costermonger bag is the essential market tote designed as a backpack. That’s two in one and that’s our jam!
This is an ideal class for those quite new to sewing, but who want to make something practical with some proper cool gear.
In this small group workshop you will learn how to follow a paper pattern and how to read pattern markings. You will work with hardware, and leather your straps if you choose.
This workshop includes: Merchant & Mills Costermonger pattern. Hardware and leather for straps. Machine threads Herbal Tea/coffee
You will need to bring your own fabric. You will need to feel confident with using a sewing machine. Stitching straight lines is all that is needed for this project.
And then of course you get to take your cool AF bag home! And, then you can walk away with a brand new bag on your back!
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Make Town
Make Town is a textiles & craft studio of sorts. Accessible to adults, children, men and whanau to enjoy together side by side. A local hive of buzzing creativity, focused on inspiring and guiding you through your personal journey of making whatever that happens to be.
Make Town have lots of events and workshops up our sleeves. We have amazing guest tutors and experienced makers wanting to share their passion for making across all textile based disciplines. Discover and learn something new with us, alongside tutors who are patient, encouraging and kind. Who have time to listen and watch your techniques as you work. Gentle advice, top tips and know how, so you continue your making adventure.
Book a workshop that floats your boat, pop in and brush up on a skill you once knew or purchase some sweet products and equipment from the haberdashery in store and online. Whether you are an absolute craft newbie or a seasoned sewing pro, Make Town has got ya x
Brooke Dennis has recently departed from The London Loom, which she co-ran for the the past 2 years to establish this new and exciting craft venture. Brooke has experience in many disciplines of craft, specialising in garment construction, weaving and individual teaching practices, especially with children. She is sofa king excited for this next chapter and can't wait to meet you.
What do I bring: Fabric for your bag. You will need 1 mt of fabric, without nap (a directional print). Suggested fabrics: medium/heavyweight fabric like cotton drill, denim or duck canvas. Flick us an email if you need any help with this. If you would like to use a cotton webbing instead of leather for your straps, please purchase 2 mts at 25mm wide. That’s it, we got the rest sorted for ya x
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.