Sewing and dressmaking  workshops and one to one tuition with professional designer Sarah Culleton.


Personalised Postcard Purse Workshop


Saturday 17th November 2018

10.00am - 1.00pm

Allison Turner Designs

26 Derby Rd, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1PD

Inspired by Sarah’s signature style you will make a beautiful personalised postcard purse with a beautiful co-ordinating lining and zip fastening.

For the front and back of the purse you can choose one of 3 vintage postcard designs which will be personalised with your name and message. On the back you’ll add a personal message to make it truly special. Your lovely finished purse will make the perfect, unique gift for your friends and family for all manner of occasions, birthdays, Christmas’s, anniversaries or just to say thank you to someone special. Maybe even just a nice little treat for yourself!

Sarah will give you expert tuition and tips on every stage of the making process and by the end of the session you will have a beautiful finished purse and will have learnt how to:

• Layout and pin simple pattern pieces
• Stitch even seams
• Add structure to a purse
• Insert a zip
• Create a full lining
• Finish to a professional standard

This workshop is designed for everyone from confident beginners (it is best if you have used a sewing machine before, although not completely necessary*)  to those wishing to advance their sewing skills and learn professional techniques in a warm, friendly, supportive environment, giving you the inspiration and skills to work confidently on your own future projects.

And if you’re one of those people who have a bit of a zip phobia, this workshop will help you overcome your fears forever!

All materials and equipment will be provided  and you will be using Sarah’s shiny new Singer sewing machines, but you are welcome to bring along your own sewing machine if you would feel more comfortable using it.

On booking your place, Sarah will require your message to incorporate into your chosen design, before printing it onto fabric ready for you to use in the workshop.

*Contact Sarah at if you have any questions about your abilities or anything else about the workshop. She’ll be happy to help!