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Messenger Bag Sewing Workshop | Chichester Sewing Courses




The Almost Square Bag is a practical messenger style bag that can be made in a variety of fabrics to reflect your style. You can make it plain and cool or colourful and fun! In this workshop you will be guided through cutting your fabric from the pattern, interfacing, inserting zippers and pocket bags, sewing patch pockets, installing the metal hardware, lining the bag, etc. You will learn a lot of tips and tricks you can then use in your future projects. Included in the price of the workshop is a copy of the bag pattern with instructions, which you will receive on the day.

About your Teacher:

Dhurata Davies is a dressmaking pattern designer, sewing tutor and maker of all things fabric and fibre. She has been sewing and designing women's and children's clothing since she was very young and has always loved giving function and purpose to a piece of fabric (or a ball of yarn)! She designs and makes unique but simple and practical everyday items that are meant to be enjoyed for much longer than the latest fashion. True to her nature, her classes are very informal and fun with plenty of sewing tips and tricks from a lifetime of experience.

Class Size:

Maximum class size of 6.


Suitable for intermediate and those with more sewing experience.


  • 50cm of medium weight woven fabric for the exterior
  • 50cm of medium weight woven fabric for the lining
  • 40cm of light weight fabric for the zipped pocket liners
  • 1m of medium weight woven interfacing (preferably Vilene G700)
  • 2 x 20cm zips
  • 1 x magnetic bag clasp/snap
  • 1.5m of 3.5cm-4cm wide webbing
  • 2 x 4cm rectangular metal rings
  • 1 x 4cm rectangular metal slider
  • matching thread (or contrasting if you prefer)

All of the items on the list above can be purchased in Clothkits or please do feel free to bring your own fabric from your stash!

Course Duration:

1 full day.


Workshops are held in our colourful and cosy studio, above the shop. There is lots of space to spread out and a separate chill out area to have a break. The shop is located in central Chichester, about a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station. The closest car park is The Cattle Market.

Clothkits Ltd, 16 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JG

Tel: 01243 533180

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FREE delivery on all orders within the UK over £45!

Standard Delivery UK – £3.95

Express Delivery UK – £10.95

Next day delivery for orders placed before 1pm Monday – Thursday. Orders received on Friday before 1pm will arrive with you on Monday.  Orders placed over the weekend will be sent on Monday to arrive on Tuesday.  Please bear in mind that we do not open on Bank Holidays. This service is trackable, and will require a signature.

Europe – £7.25

Royal Mail International Standard Shipping – 5 – 14 working days depending on the location. For urgent European orders please contact us first. Not trackable.

Rest of the World

Small Parcels Less than 0.49kg £9 (approx 1 or 2 kits)
Medium Parcels 0.5 to 0.99kg £15
Large Parcels 1 to 1.99kg £30
Heavy Parcels 2kg + £65+

Royal Mail International Standard Shipping – 5 – 14 working days depending on the location. For urgent International orders please contact us first. Not trackable.

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Sewing Machine Delivery

Sewing machine delivery is FREE within the UK, excluding Highlands and Islands.
The courier surcharge is approximately £25.
Unfortunately we do not ship sewing machines internationally.

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