Sewing

Tote Bags - £30

Are you sick of using plastic shopping bag?, then why not make a bag for life.

In this workshop you will make two tote bags, learning different techniques on both bags.

The first tote is a simple book bag. You will learn how to make bag handles and insert a lining.

The second tote has boxed corners and an outside pocket.

Lining fabric is provided. You will need to bring 3/4m of cotton fabric for each bag.

Tea, coffee and cake are provided.

This workshop is ideal for beginners.

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 18:00 to Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 21:00

Christmas Stocking - £35

Make that special someone a beautiful Christmas stocking they can treasure year after year.

Using a selection of Christmas fabrics you can choose to;

-         Patchwork a stocking panel – sewing different sized pieces of fabric together before cutting your stocking shape.

Or

-         Decorate your stocking panel with an appliqué design or child’s name.

Once the outer layer has been decorated you will then sew a lining before sandwiching the layers between a thin wadding.

This workshop is suitable for people with some sewing machine experience.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:30 to 13:30

Bunting - £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: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 18:00 to 21:00

Bunting - £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: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:30 to 12:30

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: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30 to 12:30

Patchwork Quilt - (3 sessions) - £60

Create your own mini quilt using patchwork techniques.

Week 1 – you will be shown how to;

-           Cut fabric using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat

-          Sew a straight seam

-          Press a seam

-          Match seams

-          Create your design using squares

Week 2 – Once you have finalised your design you will spend this session adding a boarder and quilting on top of your patchwork. 

Date: 
Friday, September 29, 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, May 18, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

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

Come an make this fully lined shoulder bag with strap, pocket and popper fastening in a colourful medium weight fabric. Each child will learn how to sew darts, insert a lining, add a pocket and create handles.

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, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Bag for Life - £25

Now we have to pay 5p per plastic bag, why not learn how to make a large fully lined shopping bag that can roll up and fit in your handbag until needed.

 

This is a great workshop for beginners as well as students wanting to refresh their skills.

 

You will learn how to:

 

-          Cut out a pattern using a template

 

-          Insert a lining

 

-          Make bag handles

 

-          Create box corners

 

-          Neaten seams

 

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:00

PJ Trousers or Shorts - £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 (loungewear), a great comfy item perfect for all year round.

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: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:00

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