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Sat, 30 Jan


Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 30 January 2021: Online Workshop (Denim Zippy Pouch)

Judith Hollies hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop where you get to make her fab Denim Zippy Pouch!…

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Saturday 30 January 2021: Online Workshop (Denim Zippy Pouch)
Saturday 30 January 2021: Online Workshop (Denim Zippy Pouch)

Time & Location

30 Jan 2021, 16:00 – 19:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Judith Hollies - Saturday 30 January 2021 - 4.00pm to 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop: Denim Zippy Pouch

The lovely, warm and hugely engaging/talented Judith Hollies kicks-off her 2021 'Monkies' campaign with this fabulous Denim Zippy Pouch workshop; you can choose whether to make Pouch A or Pouch B subject to your skill level (see below)!


Judith has been teaching patchwork & quilting for over 13 years. Many of her patterns and designs have been featured in quilting publications and she is particularly passionate about repurposing textiles and working with denim to make quilts, bags, cushions and, in this case, her fab zippy pouches!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

At this workshop you will learn:

  • How to prep and repurpose denim
  • Best interfacings to use
  • How to set up your sewing machine (needles & thread) for sewing denim
  • The ‘Quilt As You Go’ quilting technique
  • Zippy pouch construction, including covered zipper tabs, inserting a metal zipper and pouch lining

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner – has confident use of their sewing machine (including attaching walking foot) and how to measure and cut fabric using a rotary cutter & ruler:-

  • Pouch A is easier to make - quilted onto thinner interfacing and less detailed
  • Pouch B is slightly harder to make – quilted onto thicker foam stabiliser & more detailed with denim characteristics

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Available to purchase at

  • Several pairs of non-stretch denim items e.g. jeans, skirts, shirts (a variety of colours is best). Pay particular attention to interesting sections of the jeans e.g. seams, pockets, worn sections, feature stitching, labels, tabs & loops etc., especially if making Pouch B
  • Fat quarter* of cotton lining fabric or cotton shirt (not denim weight)
  • 8” metal (or nylon) closed ended zipper*
  • Co-ordinating Polyester thread (standard weight)
  • Button to decorate (optional)
  • Ribbon or fine leather cord – Zipper pull (optional)
  • Embroidery Thread for Boro Stitching (I used Aurifil Wool 12wt) Optional
  • Pouch A – ¼ metre Heavy Sew-in Interfacing (Vlieseline S13)* & 1/4 metre Light Woven Fusible Interfacing (Vlieseline G710)*
  • Pouch B – ¼ metre Legacy Flex Foam*

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Rotary Cutter, ruler and mat
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Sewing machine
  • Walking Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Hand sewing needle (for Boro stitching)
  • Needles*: 90/14 Jeans Needle, 100/16 Jeans Needle, 80/12 Standard Needle
  • 505 Basting Spray*

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A printable List of Materials & Workshop Prep is available via the following link:-

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Workshop Prep - please cut-out in advance:-

  • From Lining Fabric 2 x (10” x 6”) & 2 x (1.5” x 4”)
  • From Heavy Sew-In Interfacing/Flex Foam 2 x (11” x 7”)
  • From Light Woven Fusible Interfacing (Pouch A) 2 x (10” x 6”)
  • Pre-wash & iron denim. It would be helpful to have a few pieces of denim cut into small pieces e.g. 2” square to strips 1.5” – 3” wide. Also cut off any tabs, loops, labels, pockets, feature sections you would like to include (Pouch B).

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

IMPORTANT - Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing potential for lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19 outbreaks & subsequent Government-imposed restrictions to people movement and business operation, we advise everyone to please book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.


  • Online Workshop: Zippy Pouch

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