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The UK Bag Makers Sew-ciety Retreat

Unleash your creativity and join me for a fun-filled weekend at The UK Bag Makers Retreat. Hosted by Me Made Makes, this three-day sewing retreat is perfect for aspiring bag makers. You'll meet new friends, learn new techniques, and create a unique bag that you'll be proud to show off. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Create and connect with other bag makers at our North East bag makers retreat.

Spring 2024 - 15-17th March 2024 - Fully Booked.

There will be no retreat dates in 2025, this is to allow me dedicate some time to other projects, watch this space for 2026!!!!

Looking for a fun and exciting experience that allows you to focus on sewing and learning new skills? Join me for a weekend of sewing at The UK Bag Makers Sew-Ciety Retreat ! The 3-day sewing retreat is the perfect opportunity to learn new techniques and create something truly unique. Plus, you'll have the chance to make new friends who share your passion for sewing and bag making. We are currently taking a break from organising retreats but keep checking back for future dates

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What are the terms and conditions of The UK Bag Makers Sew-ciety sewing retreat?

A booking fee of £60 per person needs to be paid at time of booking to secure your space. The remaining balance needs to be paid at least 6 weeks prior to the retreat date. This can be broken down into instalments over the remaining time to pay and invoices sent over to you.

Cancellations with less than 6 weeks to the retreat date, are strictly no refunds. You may transfer your space to another person, this will need to be arranged between you and the person transferring too and the details emailed confirming the new attendees details. Shared room booking would need the agreement of the other person sharing before a transfer can be confirmed.

Any cancellations made 6 weeks before the retreat date will be refunded minus any Booking fees and PayPal fees.

In the unlikely event that the retreat has to be cancelled due to the venue or because I can't attend any money paid will be refunded in full.

Where is The Bag Makers Sew-ciety sewing retreat held?

The UK Bag Makers Sew-ciety retreat is held at Little Haven Hotel, River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1LH. There is free parking at hotel and there is also a metro station not far which has links to the local train station and airport.

What do I need to bring with me to the bag makers retreat?

Attendees will need to bring with them;

  • Sewing machine, including foot pedal and power cord and any aids you need for your sewing machine.

  • Their favourite sewing and cutting tools  (I will have a cutting station set up with rotary cutters and scissors too as well as a pressing station with a heat press and irons. )

  • Fabric, interfacing, hardware and threads for your projects.

  • It is useful to have a cushion for the chair to make sitting at the machine more comfortable (hotel chairs can be low), an extension cord, a light that attaches to your machine.

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What the Me Made Makes community have to say about the bag makers retreat.

'Thank you to everyone for a great weekend, but especially Deb and Andy for organising and sharing their knowledge with us.' - Elaine B

'Just wanted to thank Deb once again for organising this wonderful retreat and to you all for making it so enjoyable' - Fiona C

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