A great course to improve & perfect your sewing skills. We will make a fully lined backpack (Cooper bag by Colette Patterns) where you will learn how to follow a commercial pattern, cut your pieces, sew inside and outside lined pockets, edge stitch, add hardware kits and many sewing techniques.  

This is the perfect class if you would like to learn how to make and finish a bag to a professional standard. After this class you should be able to create your own styled bags by following or amending a commercial pattern. 


The Cooper bag by Colette Patterns gives you three different bags from one basic body: messenger bag, backpack, and satchel.

These highly durable bags can be made in a range of sturdy fabrics such as duck canvas, waxed canvas, twill, and heavy ticking.


If you are a very beginner, we recommend you take one of our Learn To Sew classes before taking this class. 


Please allow £15 - £25 for the fabric and the hardware required for the bag. We have a beautiful selection of fabrics here for you to buy: waxed canvas, chambray, hessian, heavy cottons, waterproof lining & tickings or you can bring your own fabric.


Materials Required:

1 m of main fabric.

1 m of contrast fabric.

1 m of lining fabric.


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