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Wed, 30 Sept


Online Interactive Workshop

Wednesday 30 September 2020: Online Workshop (Tote Bag)

Lisa Lam hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop which will see you walking away with a wonderfully glam Tote Bag!…

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Wednesday 30 September 2020: Online Workshop (Tote Bag)
Wednesday 30 September 2020: Online Workshop (Tote Bag)

Time & Location

30 Sept 2020, 18:00 – 21:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Lisa Lam - Thursday 30 September 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Colour Block Tote Bag

Join the lovely Lisa Lam to learn how to make this on-trend Colour Block Tote (Shoulder) Bag that will beautifully showcase your best fabrics. Have fun experimenting with practical faux leather or choose to use your favourite fabrics. Try your hand at making eye-catching eyelet handles or stitch on your straps. This is a fun and versatile bag: make it your way! No pattern or templates required for either bag option, instead we will send you cutting instructions in advance of the class. Whichever options you chose, Lisa will show you how easy it is to make this fabulously stylish and practical tote!

Techniques covered in this online interactive workshops are as follows:-:

  • Working with faux leather
  • Using interfacing and fleece
  • Installing eyelets
  • Installing magnetic fasteners
  • Making an envelope style bag base

Materials and hardware you will need for this online interactive workshop are as follows - fabrics are dependent on the option you choose. There are 2 options:-

Option 1

  • * 0.5m PU fabric for base
  • 0.5m light-med weight canvas (such as for bag top band

* The PU needs to be purchased from my shop because I can guarantee that the PU from my shop is easy to sew with on home sewing machines. I cannot vouch for PU purchased elsewhere.

Option 2

  • 0.5m light-med weight canvas (such as for base
  • 0.5m light-med weight canvas (such as for bag top band

Materials needed for both bag options are as follows:-

  • 1m quilt weight fabric for lining
  • 1m Vilene Fusible fleece (H640)
  • 1m Vilene med weight fusible non woven interfacing F220/304
  • 1 x 14mm magnetic snap for lining pocket
  • 1 x 18mm magnetic snap for bag fastener
  • 1 x 26cm x 33cm stiff plastic canvas for bag base stiffener
  • 1 x 14mm wide eyelet kit (colour to suite top band of bag) – optional if you want tied-on bag straps

Lisa has created a special CraftyMonkies web page at her shop, so you can buy all the materials you need (apart from fabric, but you probably have that one sorted!) in one location:​-

Equipment you will need for this Online Interactive Workshop is as follows:-

Rotary cutter

Cutting mat

Quilt ruler


Pressing cloth (a clean tea cloth will work)

Sewing clips and pins

Seam ripper

Hand needle and thread to match the bag base


Walking machine foot (highly recommended)

Disappearing fabric marker


Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Ticket price is based on ONE person attending this workshop.


  • Online Workshop: Tote Bag

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Lisa Lam on Wednesday 30th September 2020 (6.00pm-9.00pm BST)

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