Sewing Workshops

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Piped Cushion with Zip - £35 Fri, 02/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:00

Learn two fantastic techniques that will improve your sewing skills and take a simple cushion to the next step. 

Firstly you will cut out your cushion panels for a 40cm x 40cm (16" x 16") cushion cover before moving onto making the matching piping, using piping cord and your cushion fabric. We will show you have to create the piping strip, insert the piping cord and advise on what machine foot to use.

You will then move onto inserting the zip, using the best technique to do this with piping. 

Once the zip is inserted you will sew the remaining cushion cover and finish to a neat standard. 

You will need to provide 3/4m of light to medium upholstery fabric, matching thread and a 14" zip. 

Tea, coffee, cake and piping cord included.

 

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Drawstring Backpack - £12.50 Sat, 30/09/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Drawstring Backpack

This everyday backpack is great for PE kits, swimming gear or dance/gymnastic clothing. The main part of this session will be spent decorating the front with applique and pocket before creating the drawstring casing and backpack fastening.

Suitable for children age 7+ with some sewing machine experience.

All materials, a drink and snack are included.

Please phone or email in advanced to book a place for your child as places are limited.  

As usual each activity runs for two consecutive weeks making it a fortnightly club if your child would like to come regularly.

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Tue, 04/07/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

This workshop is aimed at beginners and students who would like to return to sewing.

Each student can bring along an easy dressmaking pattern for a skirt, or dress to work through during these 3 sessions.

We will be on hand to advise and guide you through any techniques and stages you may need help with, eg inserting a zip, sleeves, hem or neckline.

Suggested patterns;

Pattern brand

Pattern Number

Garment

Burda

6721

Dress

Burda

6723

Skirt

Burda

6836

Skirt

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2314

Skirt

Simplicity

1609

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

 

Other patterns of your choice can also be used. Please make us aware when booking.

We are happy to advise you on how much fabric and materials you will need.

Please note you may not fully complete your garment over the 3 sessions. Sessions on Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th July.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Machine Applique and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35 Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

We have combined our two most popular workshops into one 3 hour class. This allows you to sample both techniques as well as learn twice as much.

The first half of the workshop will be focusing on machine appliqué.

You will learn how to:

-          Transfer your image onto fabric

-          Choose the right stitch and size for the project

-          Experiment with letters and motifs

You will then move onto Freehand Machine Embroidery after a tea break!!

You will be shown how to set up your machine for this technique by lowering the feed dogs and changing the tension.

You will then practice some common stitches used for this technique and learn when to use them.

Once you are confident you will then create your own picture using calico and a selection of fabric, felt and metallic threads.

All materials, tea, coffee and cake are all included.

 

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Halloween Tutu - £12.50 Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Halloween Tutu

For Halloween this year we will be making a witches tutu. Using lots of netting, each child will create their own skirt to add to their Halloween costume.

Happy trick or treating!

Suitable for children age 7+ with some sewing machine experience.

All materials, a drink and snack are included.

Please phone or email in advanced to book a place for your child as places are limited.  

As usual each activity runs for two consecutive weeks making it a fortnightly club if your child would like to come regularly.

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - No Club Today Sat, 23/09/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

There will be no sewing club today due to our annual holiday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sewing club will return on Saturday 30th September at 10am.

 

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Summer Bunting - £12.50 Sat, 08/07/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Summer Bunting

In today’s session each child will make a double sided 2m strip of bunting using a selection of bold and colourful spot, stripe and plain fabrics. This bunting will be ideal to put in the garden for a summer bbq or party.

Suitable for children age 7+ with some sewing machine experience.

All materials, a drink and snack are included.

Please phone or email in advanced to book a place for your child as places are limited.  

As usual each activity runs for two consecutive weeks making it a fortnightly club if your child would like to come regularly.

Summer Dress - £50 Fri, 30/06/2017 - 10:00 to 13:30

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make a lovely summer dress using New Look pattern 6447. Other patterns can be used; we recommend you choose an easy or simple pattern to get it made in the 2 sessions. Please inform us on booking.

This dress is aimed at students with some experience of dressmaking.

We will be on hand to advise and guide you through the many techniques and stages this pattern has.

You will learn how to:

-         Cut out a pattern

-         Identify pattern symbols

-         Transfer pattern markings

-         Finish seams to a professional standard

-         Insert an invisible zip

-         Insert a lining

Sessions on 30th June and 7th July.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Please bring your own fabric, zip, lining and interfacing. We are happy to advise how much is required before booking.

May Half Term Holiday Children's Sewing Club - £12.50 per session Tue, 30/05/2017 - 10:30 to Fri, 02/06/2017 - 15:30

During the May half term holiday we have daily children's workshops to make the following: Closed Bank holiday Monday.

Tuesday 30th May

Wednesday 31st May

Thursday 1st June

Friday 2nd June

10.30am-12pm

10.30am-12pm

10.30am-12pm

10.30am-12pm

Dog or cat cushion with toy

Owl door stop

Animal apron

           Patchwork fox cushion

2pm-3.30pm

2pm-3.30pm

2pm-3.30pm

 

2pm-3.30pm

 

Pug shoulder bag

Animal applique tote bag

Guinea Pig cuddly toy

       Animal notebook cover

       and pencilcase 

 
 
Each session is 1 hour 30 minutes. £12.50 per child Includes all materials, drink and snack. Booking essential. Suitable for children 6+. Up to 8 children per session

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Wed, 28/06/2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

A two hour session introducing you to the uses and features of a sewing machine.

You will learn basic skills such as:

-      Threading a machine

-      Inserting a bobbin

-      Winding a bobbin

-      Knowing what tension and stitches to use for different fabrics

You will be shown how to create a neat seam, hem and perfect corners.

You will be shown how to change the machine foot and learn when to use different feet for a variety of techniques.  

We will also cover how to sew a buttonhole and experiment with machine applique.

This course is aimed at students who have not yet bought a sewing machine but would like to take up a new hobby, as well as those who need a refresher course to get them started.

Tea, coffee and cake included

 

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