Railroad Bag

Railroad Bag from Purl Soho

Level: Improver

Classes needed: 2-4

Which Stitch Classes to attend: Complete this project in our weekly Sewing & Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!


Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric 

  • 70cm of Denim or other fabric i.e.. stripe canvas (is enough for outer bag and pocket - could use the reverse for the pocket)
  • 2.75m length of cotton webbing 3cm(ish) wide  
  • OPTIONAL: 2m of 1" wide Bias Tape  (this is for covering the raw seams inside - you could zig zag or overlock them instead)
  • A 100m spool of thread matching the bias tape colour 
  • A 100m spool of thread matching the webbing colour
  • A denim sewing machine needle (available in most haberdashery shops including Fabric Land in Brighton. We also have them for use in class)
  • 75p cash to buy paper to create your pattern
  • 50p for a bobbin if using our machines and what to keep the leftover thread
Email us HERE with any pre-class questions