Make a Tote Bag using Recycled Fabrics

Ref: C3680252

Make your own custom designed recycled fabric tote bag. Learn the skills needed to select fabric, use and lay a pattern, cut out fabric and sew your very own reusable bag with your choice of handles and with the option of adding an additional pocket with our very own ‘Boomerang Bags’ logo. These planet-friendly eco-alternative to plastic free bags are super useful for when you are out shopping or to make and give as a unique gift bag for birthdays and seasonal occasions for loved ones. They are super simple to make and once you get started you might not be able to stop! As part of this course you will learn principles of Slow Fashion and how we can do our bit to help. Ideally you will need to be able to sew using a machine to a basic level. You can bring your own fabric to use or use ours as provided. You are welcome to bring and use your own sewing machine. Sewing machines, fabric, tote bag pattern, tape measure and fabric scissors will be provided by us at the venue.

Course aim

To make a recycled fabric shopping tote bag whilst learning some of the principles of Slow Fashion. We make our boomerang bags with used fabric and sew together using simple methods. Understand how to customise tote bags to give as gifts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss fabric sustainability and how to follow main principles of Slow Fashion
  • Demonstrate how to pick fabric suitable for use, plan/design, cut pattern and fabric and sew a recycled fabric tote bag
  • Know and demonstrate how to customise recycled fabric tote bags suitable for gifts

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You can choose to bring a range of your own fabric to use to make these bags or we can provide a selection to choose from. Your own sewing machine's are welcome if you so wish to bring and use. Bags can be hand sewn. You will need: * Motivation and an intention to help save the planet

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Make a Tote Bag using Recycled Fabrics

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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