Events

Teens with Machines club – Guest Tutor

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)

August club will be run by guest tutor dressmaker Anna Vickery. Anna will be making tablet/gadget cases with the group

please contact the shop for more information on future sessions

 

NEW *** Dressmaking Summer School

New Course –  Summer school with Anna

3 Tuesday Sessions in August

14/8 – 21/8- 28/8

Working at your own pace in a small group make a garment with Annas help. 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 10-2pm on tuesdays from 14/8 t0 28/8 2018

 

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 31 July to 4th Sept 2018

 

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 starting 3/7/18

 

basic sewing machine skill required

Teens with Machines club – Guest Tutor

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)

July  club will be run by guest tutor dressmaker Anna Vickery. Anna will be making slippers with the group

please contact the shop for more information on future sessions

 

Dressmaking master class – 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 3/7/18

Master class- 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.

£25 per person

all materials included

basic sewing machine skills required

 

Part of the master class series book all 4 for £90

3rd July – paper patterns

10th July – zips and button holes

17th July – Hems and finishing touches

24th July – working with stretch fabrics

Master Class – 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 3rd July 2018

basic machine skills necessary

 

Master Class – Dressmaking

Back again for the summer season is this great masterclass series with Anna Vickery

This 4 session  class is aimed at perfecting your skills.

session 1 –  3 July  2018- Using Paper Patterns 6-8pm

session 2 – 10 July 2018 – Zips and Buttonholes 6-8pm

session 3 – 17 July 2018 – Hems and finishing touches 6-8pm

session 4 – 24 July 2018  – using stretch fabrics 6-8pm

Each session is 2 hours

£90 for all 4 session

( or you can book one session at £25)

basic machine skills necessary

Sew a little Dungaree Dress (age 1-5 years)

Join Anna to make a dungaree style dress  age 1-5

all materials included

please be able to thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line.

Take home a finished dress and the skills to go on and make more – techniques covered include using a paper pattern, bias binding and inserting a concealed zip.