Events

Teens with Machines club – June Aprons

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 12+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.30-12.30am with tutor Fromemaid.

Each month will be a new project to work on covering all machine skills.

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £20 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £50 (please call the shop to book with this offer)

 

Make Baby bloomers/shorts

How cute are these? Join Anna and learn how to make the cutest little bloomers for baby.

Basic machine skills needed

Bring your own fabric

 

Make a Summer cape

Dressmaker Anna Vickery takes you through the step to make this lovely Cape in a day. The lined cape with button fastening is perfect for popping over your shoulders on a cool evening when you don’t want to take a coat.

 

 

basic machine skills needed

 

“Prom Queen’ Boned Sweetheart Bodice

Learn how to make a strapless boned sweetheart bodice. Fastens with a zip at the back.

Good workshop for 1st attempt at using boning and could then be adapted to make into a dress or add straps.

all materials included

suitable for ages 14+

machine experience necessary

Make a Merchant & Mills dress in a day!

Yes you heard it right, make a dress in a day, using the wonderful Merchant and Mills patterns.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. which one do you fancy making?

Price includes the pattern but not the fabric. You can purchase in store (don’t forget to get those loyalty card stamps) or bring your own.

This class is designed for those who are familiar with dressmaking and confident sewers

Teens with Machines club 11+

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.30-12.30am with tutor Fromemaid.

Each month will be a new project to work on covering all machine skills.

Starting with basic machine skills in the first 3 sessions.

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £20 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £50 (please call the shop to book with this offer)

May session – flat bottom zip pouches

Beginners Dressmaking with paper patterns

Popular 6 week evening class, working at your own pace in a small group make a garment from a paper pattern.

Bring along your choice of paper pattern and material (we’re happy to advise and don’t forget to collect loyalty card stamps on materials purchased.) Suitable for beginners and progressing dressmakers.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. Get to know the rest of your group and learn from what they are doing too – previous items made on evening classes include day and evening dresses, childrenswear, pyjamas, skirts, bags, mens shirts, waistcoats and jackets – what do you fancy making?

 

Runs 6-8pm on tuesdays from 1st May  to 5th June  2018

 

Make a Kimono top

Join dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery and make a Kimono style top

 

Price includes all materials,  use of machines and refreshments

Mastering Zips & Buttonholes

Why is everyone scared of inserting concealed zips and sewing machine buttonholes?!

Set aside a couple of hours to practice these sewing essentials and leave with your own samples of the techniques and clear photographic notes to refer to.

You’re welcome to bring your own machine, please check you have buttonhole and double sided/adjustable zip feet attachments. Workshop suitable for beginners or those needing a refresher class.

 

basic sewing machine skills required

 

 

NEW – ‘Reverse’ Pattern Cutting

Join Anna for the exciting new workshop. Reverse pattern cutting.

 

Got an old favourite? Make a pattern from your favourite top.

Have you got a favourite top thats seen better days? something such that has a nice fit that you have been trying to recreate? This is the class for you…

Learn how to make a paper pattern from an existing garment- find out about shape and symmetry, learn how to transfer seam lines/details and mark seam allowances, notched and hems.

Get advice about suitable fabrics and the order to put the garment together, maybe even start a ‘toile’ (mock up) if minor alterations have been made.

Price includes: 1 pack of pattern paper

10% off materials purchases on the day

 

NOTE::

  • due to time and space, please don’t bring anything too large or complex. If in doubt bring more than 1 item.
  • Be aware in some cases the garment may need to be taken apart.
  • Copied garments should not be re-produced for commercial purposes.