4 hour Waxed Cotton T-Base Taster Course £60

4 hour Waxed Cotton T-Base Taster Course £60


Waxed Cotton T-Base Tote

What you can expect from your course:
Come and learn how to make this gorgeous waxed cotton t-base tote. It’s a really handy size, perfect to fit all your daily essentials. Everyone who makes one of these in our classes uses it straight away and loves them! Really handy size and has a nice sturdy base to keep the shape of the bag.
Whats included in the course
Waxed cotton = ½ metre
Heavy weight iron on fusing = 5cm x 80cm strip 
Leatherboard base x 1
2cm x 65cm leather straps x 2 
Magnetic clasp x 1
Rivet x 8

Key Skills learned in this course
*How to prep pieces of fabric
*How to make a patch pocket
*How to attach a magnetic clasp
*How to assemble a shopper bag in stages
*How to secure the leatherboard base
*How to attach the leather handle with rivets
Length 40cm x Height 30cm x Width 15cm

When you arrive all of the components for your bag will be cut and ready to be assembled. No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera and notepad to document your project. 

What you have to choose

We have 5 colour options for the waxed cotton either: Black, Olive, Chestnut, Dark brown &  Navy.  Then 3 metal hardware colours: gold, silver or antique brass. 


You have the option to work with domestic or industrial sewing machines. We are very lucky to be sponsored by Tysew Sewing Machines and we have a number of different machines all fitted with servo motors which are ‘slow speed motors’ so they are really easy to use and beginner friendly. 

It is totally possible to make this bag on a domestic sewing machine so if you are more comfortable using one of those it’s no problem at all! 

In our studio we have:

One flatbed lockstitch

Two flatbed walking feet

Two walking foot needle feed cylinder arm

Skiving machine

Rivet press

Eyelet press

Popper press

4 Janome domestic sewing machines


Previous students work
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery.

Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-17:30 weekdays and weekends. 
We now have a max capacity of 4 students. We have a large open plan 6m x 6m space that is very easy to have everyone social distanced apart. All machines have been set up 2m apart and demonstrations will be given to all students one at a time. I will wear a mask for close contact teaching and it is compulsory for students to wear them for the duration of the course. 

Once you have viewed the timetable and decided which date(s) you would like to attend please click “add to cart” on the course page. During the checkout please write in the dates. 

On the day:
We will have a half an hour lunch break together so please bring lunch and snacks. Before Covid 19 I used to provide lunch and snacks but for now I have been advised for people to bring their own, which I am sad about as I loved providing this.  Coffee / tea will also be provided but if you would rather bring your own then, of course, are more than welcome. 
Unit 7, Suite1, 44 Chartwell Road Lancing Business Centre, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UE. Once you have booked the course you will receive an email with driving directions and public transport info. There is limited FREE parking on site and we are around 10 mins walk from Lancing train station.