Sewing Workshops

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Saturday Morning Children's Sewing Club - Tunic Dress - £12.50 Sat, 03/06/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Using a commercial dressmaking pattern suitable for girls age 7 -12 years old each child will make a tunic dress using two co-ordinating fabrics. They will learn how to finish necklines and armholes to a professional standard and create a hem.

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 Children's Sewing Club - Tunic Dress - £12.50 Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Using a commercial dressmaking pattern suitable for girls age 7 -12 years old each child will make a tunic dress using two co-ordinating fabrics. They will learn how to finish necklines and armholes to a professional standard and create a hem.

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 - Drawstring Backpack - £12.50 Sat, 07/10/2017 - 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.

Patchwork Quilt - (3 sessions) - £60 Wed, 28/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Create your own mini quilt using patchwork techniques.

Week 1 – you will be shown how to;

-           Cut fabric using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat

-          Sew a straight seam

-          Press a seam

-          Match seams

-          Create your design using squares

Week 2 – Once you have finalised your design you will spend this session adding a boarder and quilting on top of your patchwork. 

Week 3 – In this session you will sew your front, back and wadding panels together, before adding a bias binding edge to finish your quilt.

This is a great workshop for beginners or for people who want to improve their skills. The finished quilt is ideal for a new arrival, lap quilt or children’s play mat.

You will need to bring a 5 fat quarters in your chosen colours and patterns to the first session. You will need a backing fabric, wadding and bias binding for sessions 2 and 3. The measurements you will need can be discussed in session 1.

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Sessions on Wednesday 28th June, 5th and 12th July.

Dressmaking - Children's Clothing - (3 sessions) £60 Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

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

Dressmaking can seem very daunting to beginners, however making children’s clothing seems more approachable and achievable. Plus you get to share what you have made with your children or grandchildren.  

Each student can bring along an easy child’s dressmaking pattern for a dress, skirt, shorts or trousers 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.

You will learn how to:

-         Cut out a pattern

-         Identify pattern symbols

-         Transfer pattern markings

-         Finish seams to a professional standard

-         Insert a zip or buttonhole fastening if required

Suggested Patterns

Pattern Brand

Pattern Number

Garment

New Look

6504

Girls dress

New Look

6578

Toddlers dress

Simplicity

2290

Girls and boys pyjamas

Burda

9652

Toddlers jumpsuit

Burda

9418

Tunic dress

Burda

9441

Child’s shorts and trousers

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.

Sessions on Tuesday 6th, 13th and 20th June.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Summer Bunting - £12.50 Sat, 15/07/2017 - 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.

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Halloween Tutu - £12.50 Sat, 21/10/2017 - 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.

Roman Blind - £60 Tue, 20/06/2017 - 10:30 to 15:30

Learn how to make  a Roman Blind that can instantly change the look and feel of any room in your home.

In this workshop you will make a sample 60cm Roman Blind using all the techniques required to get a professional finish. You will be provided with a basic blind kit and instructions on how to construct your blind before going home with your sample blind to use as a reference.

A 60cm blind kit, tea, coffee and cake. Please bring your lunch or you can buy a sandwich or panini from our cafe menu.

You will need to bring:

1m of furnishing fabric

1m of calico or curtain lining

Machine thread to match your fabric.

Please note sewing machine experience is needed for this workshop.

 

Patchwork Quilt - (3 sessions) - £60 Wed, 07/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Create your own mini quilt using patchwork techniques.

Week 1 – you will be shown how to;

-           Cut fabric using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat

-          Sew a straight seam

-          Press a seam

-          Match seams

-          Create your design using squares

Week 2 – Once you have finalised your design you will spend this session adding a boarder and quilting on top of your patchwork. 

Week 3 – In this session you will sew your front, back and wadding panels together, before adding a bias binding edge to finish your quilt.

This is a great workshop for beginners or for people who want to improve their skills. The finished quilt is ideal for a new arrival, lap quilt or children’s play mat.

You will need to bring a 5 fat quarters in your chosen colours and patterns to the first session. You will need a backing fabric, wadding and bias binding for sessions 2 and 3. The measurements you will need can be discussed in session 1.

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Sessions on Wednesday 7th, 14th and 21st June.

Memory Blanket - £35 Thu, 15/06/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

Turn your babies’ clothes into a beautiful memory blanket. A lovely item to hang on a wall, put at the end of a bed or something special to treasure.

Over this 4 hour workshop you will make a small blanket using  basic patchwork techniques. Some sewing machine experience is advised.

You will need to bring a minimum of 20 items of your child’s clothing. It can be a mixture of stretchy fabric and cottons.

You will also need 1m of cotton backing fabric and 1m of a medium weight wadding. 

Tea, coffee and cake are included. Please bring your lunch or you can order a sandwich or panini from our cafe menu.

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