Sewing

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, September 28, 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 cutting, sewing and matching your pieces together.

Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 18:00 to Monday, November 23, 2015 - 21:00

Pencil Pleat Curtain - £60

In this workshop you learn the techniques needed to make your own pencil pleat curtains. This is a great skill to have as you can transform your whole home in the fabrics you love.

In this workshop you will make a small sized curtain as a example for you to keep and refer to when you start your main curtains.

You will go away with instructions on how to plan and make a curtain for any size window.

You will need to bring:

-          1m of furnishing fabric for your curtain (non stretchy)

-          1m of curtain lining fabric

 

Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:30 to 15:30

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: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

Saturday Morning Children's Sewing Club - Tunic Dress - £12.50

Using a commercial dressmaking pattern suitable for girls age 7 -12 years old each child will make a tunic dress using two co-ordinating fabrics. They will learn how to finish necklines and armholes to a professional standard and create a hem.

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, June 3, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Saturday Morning Children's Sewing Club - 3/4 Length PJ Bottoms - £12.50

In our first children's sewing club session of the year we will be making some comfy 3/4 length PJ bottoms. Learn how to make an elastic waistband, hem trouser legs and add applique embellishment to a matching vest top. A lovely sleepwear set for the cold winter months.

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, January 14, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Saturday Morning Children's Sewing Club - 3/4 Length PJ Bottoms - £12.50

In our first children's sewing club session of the year we will be making some comfy 3/4 length PJ bottoms. Learn how to make an elastic waistband, hem trouser legs and add applique embellishment to a matching vest top. A lovely sleepwear set for the cold winter months.

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, January 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Mother and Daughter Class - PJ Bottoms - £30

Following on from the success of our other Mother and Daughter sessions over the Summer holidays we are introducing a new project for you both to enjoy and make.

Each of you will make a pair of PJ bottoms either in a short or trouser length.

You will learn how to;

-  cut out a pattern

- create a casing

- insert an elastic waistband

- finish seams

- hem trouser legs

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Each person will need to bring their own fabric. Suggested fabric types and amount needed will be given on booking.

Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:30

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: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:30

Mini Patchwork Quilt - £60 (3 sessions)

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: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:30 to 13:30

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