As you know, I'm just learning to use a sewing machine, so when I saw a 'beginner's patchwork bag' workshop, I thought it would be perfect for me to gain some experience. I must admit, when I saw the picture of the bag we were going to make in 6 hours, I did start to worry, but reassured myself that the class was for beginners. Of course, what I didn't twig until I got there, was that it was a class for beginners to patchwork, rather than beginner sewers and that the other 3 ladies on the workshop had years of sewing experience - oops! I worked almost non stop for 7 hours (we were able to stay until we had all finished) and apart from the frequent "can you please help me?" I didn't utter a word, because I didn't have time! Anyway, with the endless help and patience of Sue, the tutor, I went home with a finished, fully lined bag, which I am immensely proud of!
Guest Designer Jennifer Haggerty
2 hours ago