Strike The Pose!


By Judith on April 20, 2012
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I’ve been working on a handbag for my ‘Kids Workshop’ in July.

This is when kids (from the age of 10 upwards) can come along with an adult, and spend the day sewing and creating something for themselves.

In many ways, children are easier to teach than adults, because they don’t come with the same fear of the machine (or rotary cutters for that matter – eeek!), or the creative inhibitions and perfectionisms that adults often seem to acquire as they grow up!

The challenge I have with all 1 day workshops is designing something that can be made in 1 day!  The additional challenge for this particular workshop, is to design something that young ‘hip ‘n happenin’ kids will want to make!

My Slouch bag is one of the easiest & most versatile bag patterns to make.  I’ve made lots of adult versions of these and regularly use one myself as my ‘everyday bag’. 

They are roomy and comfortable to ‘wear’. So I thought I’d try this one out on the kids in July!

Let me introduce you to the Ab Fab Hollies Agency Models!

The options are:

1. Keep it plain and simple (suitable for a beginner)

2. Add outer pockets (intermediate)

3. Patchwork your bag with favourite scraps (advanced)

With Boxed Corners

Without Boxed Corners

4. The mini version:

So what do you think?  Would your ‘young person’ be interested in making one of these for themselves for the summer?