A fun-filled day was had by all and we used the Singer Sewing Machines to make gorgeous tote bags
There was a full house of 20 readers at Woman’s Weekly HQ at the Blue Fin Building in Southwark, London.
The group had mixed abilities and some participants began the day with trepidation, but all ended it with new found confidence and a virtually completed lined tote bag.
Jane Bolsover, author of Sewing Machine Basics, hosted the workshop.
Jane says, ‘Days like these are very rewarding, I am passionate about sewing and love teaching people how to create things themselves, and with the very capable help of sewing experts Linda MacDonald and Thelma Judge, everyone achieved a very high standard and no one felt left out.
‘One reader emailed to say that the day had been all she had hoped for and more, so you can’t get better than that!’
Woman’s Weekly Head of Marketing Mary Bird adds: ‘I love meeting readers and when I popped in at lunchtime, people just didn’t want to stop to eat because they were so engrossed in stitching the bag.
‘A couple of the readers had never used a sewing machine before and found the Singer 3221 as easy to use as those with more experience.
‘The day looked fun and I wish I had booked a place myself!’
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