Sewing Workshops

Title Date
Mother and Daughter cushion or tote bag - £35 Sat, 16/06/2018 - 13:00 to 16:00

Join us on our Mother and daughter workshop, to make a lovely tote bag or cushion cover each. A great way to spend some quality time together as well as improve your sewing and creative skills.  

We will show you how;

  • Pattern cut
  • Insert a lining (bag)
  • Insert a zip (cushion)
  • Finish edges.

You will need to bring per project.

Tote Bag

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for outer bag and handle
  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for lining
  • Matching thread

Cushion

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton
  • 1 30cm closed zip
  • Matching thread

Tea, coffee and cake included

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Thu, 07/06/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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

Burda

6723

Skirt

Burda

6836

Skirt

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2314

Skirt

Simplicity

1609

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique Skirt

Other patterns of your choice can also be used. Please make us aware when booking.

We are happy to advise you on how much fabric and materials you will need.

Please note you may not fully complete your garment over the 3 sessions. Sessions on Thursday 7th, 14th and 21st June.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

 

Cushion Cover or Tote Bag - £35 Tue, 05/06/2018 - 10:30 to 13:30

This is a great workshop for beginners or students who would like to return to sewing, however not sure what to make.

You can choose to make either a fully lined tote bag or a 40cm x 40cm cushion cover with zip.

We will show you how to;

  • Pattern cut
  • Insert a lining (bag)
  • Insert a zip (cushion)
  • Finish edges

Two great projects that you will want to make over and over again for presents.

You will need to bring;

Tote Bag

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for outer bag and handle
  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for lining
  • Matching thread

Cushion

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton
  • 1 x 30cm closed zip
  • Matching thread

Tea, coffee and cake included

Cushion Cover or Tote Bag - £35 Thu, 17/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

This is a great workshop for beginners or students who would like to return to sewing, however not sure what to make.

You can choose to make either a fully lined tote bag or a 40cm x 40cm cushion cover with zip.

We will show you how to;

  • Pattern cut
  • Insert a lining (bag)
  • Insert a zip (cushion)
  • Finish edges

Two great projects that you will want to make over and over again for presents.

You will need to bring;

Tote Bag

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for outer bag and handle
  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton fabric for lining
  • Matching thread

Cushion

  • 1/2m of light to medium weight cotton
  • 1 x 30cm closed zip
  • Matching thread

Tea, coffee and cake included

PJ Bottoms - £35 Fri, 08/06/2018 - 10:30 to 13:30

This is a great workshop for students who would like to try dressmaking without being too daunting. We will show you how to read a commercial pattern, pattern cut, transfer pattern markings and sew your garment together.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a pair of comfy pj bottoms.

You will need to bring 2.5m of fabric (preferably a light to medium weight cotton).

For all our dressmaking courses it is advised to wash and iron fabric before the workshop.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

PJ Bottoms - £35 Thu, 31/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

This is a great workshop for students who would like to try dressmaking without being too daunting. We will show you how to read a commercial pattern, pattern cut, transfer pattern markings and sew your garment together.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a pair of comfy pj bottoms.

You will need to bring 2.5m of fabric (preferably a light to medium weight cotton).

For all our dressmaking courses it is advised to wash and iron fabric before the workshop.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Patchwork Quilt - £60 (3 sessions) Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:30 to 13:30

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. 

Week 3 – In this session you will sew your front, back and wadding panels together, before adding a bias binding edge to finish your quilt.

This is a great workshop for beginners or for people who want to improve their skills. The finished quilt is ideal for a new arrival, lap quilt or children’s play mat.

You will need to bring a 5 fat quarters in your chosen colours and patterns to the first session. You will need a backing fabric, wadding and bias binding for sessions 2 and 3. The measurements you will need can be discussed in session 1.

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Sessions on Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th June.

 

 

Patchwork Quilt - £60 (3 sessions) Mon, 14/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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. 

Week 3 – In this session you will sew your front, back and wadding panels together, before adding a bias binding edge to finish your quilt.

This is a great workshop for beginners or for people who want to improve their skills. The finished quilt is ideal for a new arrival, lap quilt or children’s play mat.

You will need to bring a 5 fat quarters in your chosen colours and patterns to the first session. You will need a backing fabric, wadding and bias binding for sessions 2 and 3. The measurements you will need can be discussed in session 1.

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Sessions on Monday 14th, 21st May. Monday 28th is Bank holiday therefore closed. Session 3 is on Monday 4th June.

 

 

Summer Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00

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. A summer dress is a lovely project to start with. Fingers crossed we will have a warm summer for you to wear it.

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

New Look 6095 Dress
New Look 6340 Dress
New Look 6889 Dress
New Look 6393 Dress

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique Skirt

Other patterns of your choice can also be used. Please make us aware when booking.

We are happy to advise you on how much fabric and materials you will need.

Please note you may not fully complete your garment over the 3 sessions. Sessions on Wednesday 9th, 16th and 23rd May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

Beginner's Dressmaking - £60 (3 sessions) Fri, 04/05/2018 - 10:30 to 13:30

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

Burda

6723

Skirt

Burda

6836

Skirt

New Look

6899

Skirt

New Look

6145

Dress

Simplicity

2314

Skirt

Simplicity

1609

Dress

Simplicity

2906

Skirt

Simplicity

4236

Skirt

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore
Tilly and the Buttons Dominique Skirt

Other patterns of your choice can also be used. Please make us aware when booking.

We are happy to advise you on how much fabric and materials you will need.

Please note you may not fully complete your garment over the 3 sessions. Sessions on Friday 4th, 11th and 18th May.

Tea, coffee and cake included.

 

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