Sewing Workshops

Title Date
Memory Blanket - £35 Sat, 01/07/2017 - 13:00 to 17:00

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.

Craft Accessories - £50 (2 sessions) Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make their own craft accessories. Suggested projects could be a piped cushion, lined tote bag, sewing room, kitchen, gadget or car accessories or even a dog coat.

Suggested patterns

Pattern brand

Pattern number

Product

Simplicity

1929

Cushions

Simplicity

1214

Children’s room organisers

Simplicity

1480

Cushions

Simplicity

1681

Baby accessories

Burda

8125

Kitchen accessories

Burda

7119

Travel bag

Other patterns may be used. Please make us aware of what you have chosen on booking.

Sessions on 6th and 13th June.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Please bring all your own materials eg fabric, zip, interfacing, bias binding. We are happy to advise how much is required before booking.

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Mon, 19/06/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

This workshop is great at learning how to personalise your projects.

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 Monday 19th, 26th June and 3rd July.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Craft Accessories - £50 (2 sessions) Thu, 01/06/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make their own craft accessories. Suggested projects could be a piped cushion, lined tote bag, sewing room, kitchen, gadget or car accessories or even a dog coat.

Suggested patterns

Pattern brand

Pattern number

Product

Simplicity

1929

Cushions

Simplicity

1214

Children’s room organisers

Simplicity

1480

Cushions

Simplicity

1681

Baby accessories

Burda

8125

Kitchen accessories

Burda

7119

Travel bag

Other patterns may be used. Please make us aware of what you have chosen on booking.

Sessions on 1st and 8th June.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Please bring all your own materials eg fabric, zip, interfacing, bias binding. We are happy to advise how much is required before booking.

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Thu, 27/04/2017 - 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

 

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 27th April, 4th and 11th May.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Memory Blanket - £35 Fri, 26/05/2017 - 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.

  

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Fri, 09/06/2017 - 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 Friday 9th, 16th and 23rd June.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Dressmaking - Children's Clothing - (3 sessions) £60 Thu, 29/06/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

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 Thursday 29th June, 6th and 13th July.

Limited to 3 students per class.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Machine Applique and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35 Tue, 27/06/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

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.

 

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35 Wed, 14/06/2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

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.

 

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