Chelsea Bag Workshop

Chelsea is a generous size bag measuring 30 cm (12”) high and 40 cm (16”) wide. It features a double closure at the top; a hook and ring at the sides and a flap with a twist lock for a secure stylish bag, unhook the side panels and the bag expands to a handy large tote.

The bag is made with foam interfacing which helps it to sit up and hold its shape, it also has a wide base with bag feet to keep the bag clean. On the inside there are 3 slip pockets, a secure zipper pocket and a pocket for a room temperature water bottle.


In this workshop you’ll learn Monica’s special tips, techniques and advice on bag making such as:

How to sew with foam interfacing.

Bag construction with a curved side panel.

How to attach a twist lock and bag feet.

An easy way to make an internal zipper pocket.


After you book in you will receive a PDF document with more details. Full kits as well as hardware and interfacing kits are available which will be outlined in the document.

The pattern will be emailed to you in the last week of July as you will need to have you bag cut out and ready to sew at the workshop.

Full kit ($ 88.00 plus $14.00 postage)

Hardware and interfacing kit ($ 41.00 plus $ 14.00 postage)

Hardware only kit: ($ 14.00, collected on the day)

The Chelsea Bag Workshop