Sewing

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: 
Friday, June 2, 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, April 27, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:00

Machine Applique and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35

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!!

Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Drawstring Backpack - £12.50

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.  

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

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions)

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

Date: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Machine Applique and Freehand Machine Embroidery - £35

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!!

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Halloween Tutu - £12.50

Halloween Tutu

For Halloween this year we will be making a witches tutu. Using lots of netting, each child will create their own skirt to add to their Halloween costume.

Happy trick or treating!

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.

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Noticeboard - £12.50

Back to school so it’s time to get organised. 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.  

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Summer Bunting - £12.50

Summer Bunting

In today’s session each child will make a double sided 2m strip of bunting using a selection of bold and colourful spot, stripe and plain fabrics. This bunting will be ideal to put in the garden for a summer bbq or party.

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, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Summer Dress - £50

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make a lovely summer dress using New Look pattern 6447. Other patterns can be used; we recommend you choose an easy or simple pattern to get it made in the 2 sessions. Please inform us on booking.

This dress is aimed at students with some experience of dressmaking.

We will be on hand to advise and guide you through the many techniques and stages this pattern has.

You will learn how to:

-         Cut out a pattern

-         Identify pattern symbols

-         Transfer pattern markings

Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:30

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