Sewing Workshops

Title Date
Patchwork Quilt - £60 (3 sessions) Wed, 06/06/2018 - 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 6th, 13th and 20th June.

 

 

Patchwork Quilt - £60 (3 sessions) Mon, 14/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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 Monday 14th, 21st May. Monday 28th is Bank holiday therefore closed. Session 3 is on Monday 4th June.

 

 

Summer Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Wed, 25/04/2018 - 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. A summer dress is a lovely project to start with. Fingers crossed we will have a warm summer for you to wear it.

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

New Look 6095 Dress
New Look 6340 Dress
New Look 6889 Dress
New Look 6393 Dress

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique 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 Wednesday 25th April, 2nd and 9th May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Summer Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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. A summer dress is a lovely project to start with. Fingers crossed we will have a warm summer for you to wear it.

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

New Look 6095 Dress
New Look 6340 Dress
New Look 6889 Dress
New Look 6393 Dress

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique 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 Wednesday 9th, 16th and 23rd May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Fri, 04/05/2018 - 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

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique 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 Friday 4th, 11th and 18th May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique 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 Thursday 19th and 26th April and 3rd May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Thu, 14/06/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

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 and patchwork techniques.

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

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Tue, 22/05/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

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 and patchwork techniques.

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

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Thu, 24/05/2018 - 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 and patchwork techniques.

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

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

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 and patchwork techniques.

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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