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: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Dressmaking - Children's Clothing - (3 sessions) £60

This workshop is aimed at beginners and students who would like to return to sewing.

Dressmaking can seem very daunting to beginners, however making children’s clothing seems more approachable and achievable. Plus you get to share what you have made with your children or grandchildren.  

Each student can bring along an easy child’s dressmaking pattern for a dress, skirt, shorts or trousers to work through during these 3 sessions.

Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

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: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

Knickers - £25

Come and have a go at making your own knickers, perfect for Valentine's Day. They can be sexy, frilly, pretty or casual all you need to do is have fun.

You will learn how to:

- cut out fabric using a pattern

- Insert a gusset

- Attach a stretchy elastic

- Add embellishments

This is ideal for beginners or students who would like to refresh their skills. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required. 

Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - No Club Today

There will be no sewing club today due to our annual holiday. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sewing club will return on Saturday 30th September at 10am.

Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

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: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

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, August 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Craft Accessories - £50 (2 sessions)

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make their own craft accessories. Suggested projects could be a piped cushion, lined tote bag, sewing room, kitchen, gadget or car accessories or even a dog coat.

Suggested patterns

Pattern brand

Pattern number

Product

Simplicity

1929

Cushions

Simplicity

1214

Children’s room organisers

Simplicity

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

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: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Memory Blanket - £35

Turn your babies’ clothes into a beautiful memory blanket. A lovely item to hang on a wall, put at the end of a bed or something special to treasure.

Over this 4 hour workshop you will make a small blanket using  basic patchwork techniques. Some sewing machine experience is advised.

You will need to bring a minimum of 20 items of your child’s clothing. It can be a mixture of stretchy fabric and cottons.

You will also need 1m of cotton backing fabric and 1m of a medium weight wadding. 

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:00

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