BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop
BeeKeeper Custom Workshop

BeeKeeper Custom Workshop


"Thanks for a great workshop BeeKeeper Parade, so much fun watching Luis & Ziggy design their custom bags." - Ali 

*** We will email you to request your preferred workshop date and session time***

You will have access to our supply of beautiful fabrics but you may also bring in your own, in the past people have brought I clothing to Upcycle, some with sentimental value and beautiful stories, making some of the most precious items or gifts ❤️. 

The $60 dollars listed here is the customisation workshop fee only. Part of this fee is to help off-set freight costs. On the day, you may choose which item you would like to customise and may pay on the day. Below is the  price-list dependent on which product you choose. 


Carry-All: $219 plus custom fee

Weekender Large: $189 

plus custom fee

Weekender Medium: $169 

plus custom fee

Royal Backpack: $139 

plus custom fee

Mini-Royal: $109 

plus custom fee

Classic Shirt Backpack: 


plus custom fee

Classic Handbag: $99 

plus custom fee

Lunar Handbag: $89 

plus custom fee

Shoulder Bag: $79 

plus custom fee

Purse or Bumbag: $59 

plus custom fee

Tote bag and Makeup Bags: $40 

plus custom fee

Other product lines will also be available.

* For discounted pricing if you intend to make more than 5 items, please contact us at 

***We will email you to confirm the day and time of the workshop you would like to book into.

Session dates/times available are generally below: 

Sessions dates will be available from Friday 27th and will go until Feb 12th (We may extend dates later). 

Session times are everyday: 10.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm.


* We are flexible with session times so please let us know.

Here is some more general things to know about the workshop: 

  • There is no sewing involved in this workshop. You will learn the different pattern pieces required and how we construct our bags. You will understand where each pattern piece fits into the construction of the bag and may choose which type of fabric goes where. Or if you are happy with your one fabric you may decide what part of the pattern should feature more prominently. 
  • You will have access to over 300kg of designer fabrics from our supply. So you don't need t ok bring you own if you don't have any.
  • You may also bring your own fabrics  or clothing you wish to up-cycle or use. You may bring some and choose to mix fabrics together. 

Here the fabrics required for each product:

  • Weekender: 2mtrs square
  • Royal Backpack: 1.2mtrs square
  • Mini-Royal Backpack: 80cm square
  • Smaller items: 70cm square to be safe :)
  • We have had past participants bring in kimonos, jackets, shirts, pants, dresses and t-shirts to up-cycle. 
  • Almost anything is suitable to use, however, we don’t recommend any silk, lace or very thin materials. The thicker the fabric, the more robust and strong. If you have a thin fabric we can add structure to it by adding interfacing to it. 
  • We have had children participate with their parents or guardian. It is a fun activity to do together. 
  • One of the funnest parts of customising your bags is mixing and matching different colours, textures and fabrics to your bag.
  • Expect to draw on fabric with chalk. Choose which bit goes where and create a one-of-kind piece. And cutting the fabric too! And having lots of fun. 
  • You can make an all black bag if you like. It doesn't have to be multicoloured or anything. It's for you to customise into something you would like. 
  • Once your pattern fabric pieces has been chosen, drawn and carefully cut, we will send to our production house in Cambodia. To be sewn and put together. It will return, ready to be picked up or posted to you Feb 28th 2023.
  • It usually takes 2hours to complete the bigger items. The smaller items can be much quicker to complete.
  • Workshops will be held at our Pop-Up Shop at 174 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3,000. Next door to Vodafone on the corner of Bourke Street and Swanston Street. 

This is going to be a fun and awesome experience! We thank you so much for your support. You will also be helping reduce waste, create ethical employment for people in Cambodia and contribute to providing access to quality education for kids living in rural Cambodia. 

We hope this list answers all your questions. But it you have more please email at this address:

We will happily answer :) Happy Customising! x