Events

Make a Merchant & Mills dress in 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

 

Teen Machine club Special offer – 3 sessions

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10-1pm with tutor Fromemaid.

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

basic machine skills required

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £25 or special offer of 3 sessions for £60

 

Teen Machine club -January

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10-1pm with tutor Fromemaid.

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

basic machine skills required

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £25 or special offer of 3 sessions for £60

 

Beginners Dressmaking 6 week evening course

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 15th January  2019

 

‘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.

make Pyjama shorts

Make a pair of unisex pyjama shorts suitable for adults or teens

Workshop includes all materials, suitable for beginners.

Learn to make a pair pyjama shorts  with an elasticated waist, designed to be worn with a plain t shirt or vest – techniques include laying out a paper pattern, cutting out, machine sewing, french seams and hems.

includes materials

 

Dressmaking Master class – Working with 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

 

basic sewing machine skill required

Dressmaking Help! 1-1 session

Stuck with a pattern? struggling with fitting? How about a 1-1 with Anna. Spend 2 hours (or more) sorting out those tricky dressmaking problems. Or if you never used a paper pattern before and want some advice and techniques a 1-1 will give you that personal attention.

Suitable for beginners and progressing dressmakers.

Get that christmas dress finished for the big day!

Bring a friend £45 each

Teens with Machines club – Guest Tutor

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.

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)

 

Dec  club will be run by guest tutor dressmaker Anna Vickery.

 

£20 per session all materials included

please contact the shop for more information on future sessions