Needlepoint Cafe

Saturday Morning Children's Sewing Club - Quilted Bag - £12.50

Each child will make their own quilted party bag with metal clasp. They will learn how to quilt a design onto fabric and wadding before sewing their bag together. To make the bag extra special it will be finished off with a glue in metal clasp.

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.  

Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Christmas Advent Calendar - £35

Make your own fabric advent calendar to treasure year after year. 

Using a Makower fabric panel you will cut out and sew each numbered pocket to the printed panel, before adding a backing fabric and thin wadding to finish. 

This workshop is aimed at students with some sewing experience as there is a lot to do in the 3 hour session. 

You will need to provide a Christmas advent panel available from the Remnant House and backing fabric. 

We will provide thin wadding, tea, coffee and cake. 

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 18:00 to 21:00

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25

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.  

Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35

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.

 

 

Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

Bunting for any occasion - £25

A fun and relaxed workshop to create a lovely row of traditional bunting.

You will learn how to:

-          Cut out a pattern

-          Sew a neat seam

-          Cut curves, corners, points to create a professional finish

-          Apply a bias binding or tape

This is a great workshop for beginners or people wanting to get back into sewing, plus bunting makes a great decoration for any special event – Weddings, christenings, birthdays, summer BBQs, Christmas etc.

Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:00

Piped Cushion with Zip - £35

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. 

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Christmas Bunting - £25

Decorate your home this festive season with some beautiful bunting. Once you have chosen your fabrics, you will cut out a number of triangles ready to sew before attaching them to some bias binding. By the end of the session you should have made 2-2.5m of bunting. 

A selection of Christmas fabric along with bias binding, tea, coffee and cake is provided. 

Please feel free to bring your own fabric if you prefer. 

Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30 to 13:00

Pyjama Shorts or Trousers - £25

This workshop is great for beginners or students wanting to refresh their skills. You will make a lovely pair of pyjama shorts or trousers, a great comfy item perfect for the winter months. Plus a great Christmas present! 

You will learn how to:

-          Cut out a pattern

-          Choose the right size

-          Make a casing

-          Insert elastic

-          Stitch a hem

There are two lengths to choose from, pyjama shorts or full length trousers in sizes XS, S, M, L. 

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:00

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25

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.

Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:30 to 12:30

Pyjama Shorts or Trousers - £25

This workshop is great for beginners or students wanting to refresh their skills. You will make a lovely pair of pyjama shorts or trousers, a great comfy item perfect for the winter months. Plus a great Christmas present! 

You will learn how to:

-          Cut out a pattern

-          Choose the right size

-          Make a casing

-          Insert elastic

-          Stitch a hem

There are two lengths to choose from, pyjama shorts or full length trousers in sizes XS, S, M, L. 

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:30 to 13:00

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