Classes - What to Bring (Requirements List) - Blocked Carry All Bag

Requirements List - Blocked Carry All Bag


  • Sewing Machine (clean and in good working order)
  • The Instruction Book
  • Spare Machine Bobbins (must be the correct ones for your machine)
  • All the feet and accessories that came with the machine including the zipper foot and a walking foot if you have one
  • Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 90
  • Cutting out scissors or rotary cutter
  • Paper scissors
  • Small Pair of scissors with small pointed tip or Unpicker/Seam Ripper
  • Tape measure or quilting ruler (inches)
  • Fading Marker Pen or Tailors Chalk and/or a sharpened pencil
  • Sewing clips and pins
  • Pen, pencil and a ruler

Fabric & Hardware Requirements: 

  • Fabric
    • 20cm for the top panel; 30cm for the middle and 30cm for the bottom (we used linen but you could use canvas - if you use quilting cotton you will need to interface it)
    • 80cm quilting cotton or similar for the lining
  • 80cm foam stabiliser such as headliner
  • 2m of 40mm wide webbing tape (or it will be possible to make your own straps with an additional 25cm of non directional fabric).
  • Magnetic clasp (optional)
  • 9” zip (optional for the zipped purse if time permits)
  • Matching thread.

    All Machine Sewing Classes

    We do not provide sewing machines for classes as we believe that you will learn more from using your own machine. If your machine is too heavy to lift; let us know before the class and we can make exception by prior arrangement.

    We can help you to get your sewing machine from your car to the workshop space upstairs if you pull up outside the shop on the double yellow lines to drop it off. Then you can go and park in the car park behind.

    Lunch Breaks

    If your class goes over lunchtime you can either:

    • Bring your lunch with you
    • Pre-order your lunch from the lovely cafe opposite the shop (The Commute).

    Our classes generally only break for a maximum 30 minutes so there isn't really time to go out and buy lunch during the day.

    We have tea and coffee available all day free of charge. In classes less than 3 hours we ask that you come early and make a drink before we start.