Events

Make a Kimono top

Join dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery and make a Kimono style top

 

Price includes materials,  use of machines and refreshments

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

Make Baby bloomers

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

 

Teens with Machines club – journals

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)

 

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 16th January   to 20th February  2018

Make a winter 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

 

How to use Stretch fabrics

Join dressmaker Anna Vickery for an masterclass in working with stretch fabrics.

This 2 hour class will allow you to feel happy working tricky fabrics such as jersey

*Part of the Dressmaking masterclass series starting 2 jan 2018

Bring your own fabrics

basic sewing machine skill required

Hems & Finishing touches

Time to finish off those half done projects! A crash course in seams, hems and edge finishes, bring a notebook…

This short class starts with a ‘show and tell’ of samples and discussion of when and where to use them and then allows you the opportunity to practice some of the techniques.

Includes French seams, Bias binding, Blind and invisible hems, Rolled and Pin hems, hems on stretch fabrics, jeans hems and more. Hand and machine sewing.

Suitable for beginners, those needing a refresher and students.

materials not included

basic sewing machine skills required

**Part of the Dressmaking master class series beginning on 2 jan 2018

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

 

**part of the Dressmaking master class series starting 2 January 2018

How to use a paper pattern

Dressmaker Anna Vickery will show you how to work with a paper pattern. During the 2 hours you will learn markings, techniques, cutting and placing.

**part of the Dressmaking Masterclass Series starting 2nd January 2018

basic machine skills necessary