Sewing Workshops

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

Today we will be making a handy noticeboard to display photos, social activities or your school timetable. Using fabric, ribbon and decorative stitches each child will create their own design before attaching the finished creation to a canvas backing. All ready to hang on the wall at home.

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.

Machine Applique and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35 Tue, 03/10/2017 - 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 - Drawstring Backpack - £12.50 Sat, 14/10/2017 - 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.

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35 Mon, 04/12/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

This is a great workshop to increase your sewing skills. We will show you how to make a lovely piped cushion cover using piping cord and bias binding. To give it a professional finish we will show you how to insert a zip fastening.

You will need to bring half a metre of your chosen fabric (preferably light to medium cotton) and 2m of 1” wide cotton bias binding.

Piping cord is included.

Suitable for students with some sewing experience.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

 

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Thu, 28/09/2017 - 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.

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

 

Pyjama Shorts or Trousers - £35 Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

This is a great workshop for students who would like to try dressmaking without being too daunting. We will show you how to read a commercial pattern, pattern cut, transfer pattern markings and sew your garment together.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a pair of comfy pj bottoms.

You will need to bring 2.5m of fabric (preferably a light to medium weight cotton).

For all our dressmaking courses it is advised to wash and iron fabric before the workshop.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35 Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

This is a great workshop to increase your sewing skills. We will show you how to make a lovely piped cushion cover using piping cord and bias binding. To give it a professional finish we will show you how to insert a zip fastening.

You will need to bring half a metre of your chosen fabric (preferably light to medium cotton) and 2m of 1” wide cotton bias binding.

Piping cord is included.

Suitable for students with some sewing experience.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

Christmas Wreath - £35 Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

One of our festive Christmas workshops to get you in the Christmas spirit.

In this workshop you will make your own patchwork Christmas wreath. We will show you how to read a commercial pattern, pattern cut and construct your product.

You will need to bring 5 fat quarters of Christmas fabric or equivalent. Toy stuffing is provided.

Suitable for beginners.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

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.

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35 Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

This is a great workshop to increase your sewing skills. We will show you how to make a lovely piped cushion cover using piping cord and bias binding. To give it a professional finish we will show you how to insert a zip fastening.

You will need to bring half a metre of your chosen fabric (preferably light to medium cotton) and 2m of 1” wide cotton bias binding.

Piping cord is included.

Suitable for students with some sewing experience.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

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