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Hosted by Jessica Corlett

Panel Airs: Monday, May 31st, 11:15 AM PDT / 2:15 PM EDT 

You requested this workshop and we delivered! Join Jessica Corlett for a fun and chatty workshop and learn how to turn a stuffed friend into a bag. This is an easy all-abilities craft activity. There is a small amount of sewing involved which can be done by hand or by sewing machine.


Warning: Plushies will be dissected.

Jessica is a full time Arts & Events professional with a career background in UK film & television and costume. She runs the Otome Sewing Bee - a Facebook group hosting J-fashion and pretty vintage sewing and craft events. She lives in London, UK with 2 Norwegian forest cats. She thinks scones should be cream first followed by jam!

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Supply List:

  • A soft toy victim

  • Fabric for the lining of your bag

  • A closure for the bag, such as a zipper, hook and loop tape, or snap fasteners

  • Needle and thread (or a sewing machine)

  • Scissors (Both a big and small pair would be useful)

  • Something to make into a bag handle or strap, such as chain, ribbon, an old leather belt, interfacing, wadding (UK)/batting (US) (if you want to make a squishy handle)  

  • Optional outfit/accessories for your toy 

  • Optional but useful - an unpicker (UK)/seam ripper (US)

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