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A Hippo Hobo Workshop

Hi everyone!

Last weekend I held a Hippo Hobo workshop…and it was fabulous!!! As you may already know, I am a qualified secondary school teacher and I stopped teaching when I was pregnant with T in 2011. Last year teaching the Pimp Your Panic Clutch Class and teaching at BFR really showed me just how much I have missed the classroom since becoming a stay-at-home mum!

Because I love teaching my patterns (and bag making in general) so much, I’m hopeful to offer some more classes in the near future, so if you are interested in coming to a workshop, please contact me so I can keep you informed of up coming classes.

Also, if you know of a quilt/sewing shop who is looking for a teacher, to teach bag making skills and is located in Australia, fell free to give them my contact details (emma@emkiedesigns.com) so we can talk 😉

The lovely ladies who attended the workshop said at the end of the class that they had all had a fabulous time!  In fact 3 ladies who attended had never sewn a bag before!  You would never have guessed that from the final Hippo’s produced 🙂

During the workshop I walked participants through making their own Hippo Hobo’s.  We even went over some tips and tricks that aren’t include in the pattern – sneaky!

I think there are a few things that you can really benefit from when attending an in person workshop, whether your an experienced bag maker or a newbie who has only just caught the bug 😉

  • meeting like minded individuals that share your passions
  • learning tips and tricks from the other attendees as well as the teacher
  • confidence – this is the BIG ONE!  Especially if you have never made a bag before. In fact, most attendees who may have never made a bag before walk out of the class filled with confidence and the belief that they can and will make more bags – this is one of my favourite things to see 🙂

Everyone said they had learnt a lot and were extremely happy to walk away with their Hippo Hobo’s.

I love how each fabric chosen can change the look of this bag! Have you made a Hippo Hobo lately?  I’d love to see it!  So please feel free to share them with me via FB, IG, or T 🙂 If you want to use the tags #hippohobo, #hippohobobag or #patternsbyemkie that would be awesome too!

I would love to stay in touch with you, so please feel free to sign up for my newsletter here.

Happy Sewing!


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