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Sewing 2: Drawstring Backpack with pockets

Wednesday 19 April @ 10am - 12pm | ages 8+

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sew a Drawstring Backpack workshop

Sew a Drawstring backpack in this children’s beginner sewing workshop. Once you’ve made your backpack, there will be no need to carry a bag, you 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 extra’s. The Drawstring Backpack is ideal for carrying dance gear, gym gear, swimming gear or just the right size to carry snacks and a drink.

This workshop is for those who have attended previously. It will teach children how to make a drawstring bag with pockets.  They will learn the next tricky step by step techniques and processes needed in sewing. Participants will be shown how to join several pieces of fabric together in a very neat manner and learn easy tips and tricks to the bag adding a cute patch pocket to hold their extra’s. Your child will leave feeling inspired and proud after making their own useful bag.

In this workshop we will provide everything needed along with funky fabrics to choose from. An easy project for an absolute beginner to sewing.

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.


Suitable for 8+ years.


April 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Studio 2
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(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…

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