Bag Boot Camp!

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Do you want to give your bag making skills a kick up the gusset? Can you get to the south of the Peak District from the 18th to the 22nd March for a lovely countryside retreat away from work, demanding offspring and spouses, housework, the general mundanity of everyday life (day tickets also available)?

Honestly I am gutted I can’t go, I’ll be living the Canadian dream by the time Sew Brit Bag Camp rolls around, and it wouldn’t have been very far for me to travel to either. Bummer. However, I would still like to share this with my readers because it is being hosted by two people I really like – Samantha of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H fame and Katy of The Littlest Thistle, with some teaching help flown in from Germany in the shape of Liz from Moments.

This is an awesome team. Katy of course ran the Finish Along for a year and is something I regularly participate in still. She also has written lots of bag projects for magazines such as Quilt Now and is generally very well known in UK- and further abroad – quilty circles. Samantha and I created a clutch pattern together and is the creator of the Companion Carpet Bag pattern that has been all over my blog lately, plus lots more great patterns. She’s one of the six designers that contribute to the Bag of the Month club and one of the two sisters behind Patterns to Print.

They will be running bag making workshops to cater for crafters/sewers/sewists from absolute beginner to advanced improvers covering hardware installation and construction techniques such as making different types of straps. Everyone will be working on the same exclusive overnight bag pattern (shown at the top of this post) but modified to make it accessible for different skill levels. The retreat also provides meals, lovely cottage accommodation, access to tennis courts, refreshments throughout the day, discounted bag supplies and no retreat would be complete without a goody bag!

Prices start at £175 per person for day passes, with standard residential stays for three nights priced at £295. You can pay in three instalments if that is easier for you, and they will be debited at the same time each month for three months for the balance to be paid in full.

Get your tickets now before they sell out HERE!!!

Full details available HERE

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