Sewing Workshops

Title Date
Machine Appliqué and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35 Wed, 29/11/2017 - 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.

 

Christmas Wreath - £35 Wed, 13/12/2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

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.

An Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25 Tue, 12/12/2017 - 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

 

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Fabric picture wall hanging - £12.50 Sat, 06/01/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

Fabric picture wall hanging

In our first session of the new year, each child will create their own fabric picture to display on the wall. The picture will be a mixture of applique and patchwork using colourful fabrics and trims. It will be finished with curtain tabs to hang on the wall.

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.  

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Fabric picture wall hanging - £12.50 Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

Fabric picture wall hanging

For our first project of the new year, each child will create their own fabric picture to display on the wall. The picture will be a mixture of applique and patchwork using colourful fabrics and trims. It will be finished with curtain tabs to hang on the wall.

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.

Christmas Wreath - £35 Tue, 05/12/2017 - 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 - Letter Cushions - £12.50 Sat, 20/01/2018 - 10:00 to Sat, 20/10/2018 - 11:30

Letter Cushions

Today's project is to make two cushions in the shape of your initials. Each cushion can be decorated with ribbon and buttons before stuffing.

Please provide us with your childs initials when bookings.

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.

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Ric Rac Skirt - £12.50 Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

Ric Rac Skirt

Today's project is to turn a plain skirt into a showstopping piece. Using a variety of colours and different sized ric rac each child will decorate a plain piece of fabric then make it into an elasticated skirt.

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.

 

Pages

View our workshops

Workshops for children
Craft Workshops
Sewing Workshops