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Sew A Drawstring Backpack

Tuesday 23 January @ 10am - 12pm | ages 8+

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sew A Drawstring Backpack holiday workshop Auckland

Sew A Drawstring Backpack is a children’s sewing workshop. Once they’ve made their backpack, there will be no need to carry a bag, they can just wear it and be hands free! These bags are a current craze, they’re not too big, super comfortable and carry all the essentials or extras. The Drawstring Backpack is ideal for carrying dance gear, gym gear, swimming gear or just the right size to carry snacks and a drink. In this Sew a drawstring backpack workshop kids will get started exploring the first steps to sewing and they will finish the session with a usable machined drawstring backpack.

Gracie Mathews is the best tutor to teach your child, she oozes enthusiasm for everything textile. In addition to teaching and travelling New Zealand for a fabric supplier she has her own business offering a variety of costume and sewing services including hire, manufacture, costume and sewing experience packages and continues to share her personal costume and textile collection through symposiums, events and exhibitions.


Who is this workshop designed for?

This sewing workshop is for all children who want to give sewing a go!
Children must be aged 8+ years old. Please do not register children under the age of 8 in this class.


What to bring?

All art related materials are included in the fee.
Children can bring a water bottle and snacks.



Marina L. (January 2023)
My kids attended the Uxbridge Sew a Tote Bag Holiday Programme class – and they loved it! They came home very proud of their beautiful creations. Also, they instantly put their new sewing skills to good use by making back packs and tote bags for their soft toys. Hours of fun! Thanks so much, Gracie Matthews! I’m hoping to send the kids to more of your classes in future.

Brydie C. (January 2023)
My daughter loves these classes! It’s her holiday programme go to!


January 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One-off Workshop


Studio 2
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
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(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

Gracie Matthews

Gracie Matthews

Originally a graduate of Fashion Technology in 1984, Gracie Matthews spent a number of years freelancing in the entertainment industry before managing her own costume hire business in Sydney. For nearly 18 years Gracie continued working in theatre and film while the hire business received numerous business awards including ‘Business of the Year’ for 2005. In 2010 she and New Zealand partner, Nigel Wild sold up their busy Sydney lives and moved to the beautiful rural district of the Clevedon…