Events

NEW – Free Motion Embroidery Club 26/8/18

Free-motion Embroidery is the skill of using your sewing machine to draw. It is used for decorating and embellishing your sewing projects and can be very addictive. You’ve been warned!

This is the 3rd of the new monthly club

Angela says come with an ‘open mind’. You will develop a skill every  month. Angela will teach at the beginning of the class and then its up to you to push and experiment with the skill.

  • Threads and some materials included.
  • Please make sure you leave a contact number where you can easily be reached so Angela can let you know what is needed before club.
  • Project briefs can be available for those who would like.

In this session you will be using dissolvable film/materials and how to manipulate them – you will need to bring a range of plain cottons and shear fabric

Note::

you must have completed the beginners workshop before you can join any future club sessions 

£30 for 3 hours or

Book 3 club sessions for £80  saving £10

 

Teach me to sew

A class designed for complete beginners – if you’ve just acquired a new sewing machine and want to learn more about it, or if you would start sewing from the very beginning then this class is for you. You will learn to wind a bobbin, thread and how to set up your machine ready for sewing. You will go through a series of exercises to gain confidence and to perfect your skills before making a simple tote bag. All materials are included in this class.

Freemotion Quilting Class

Join Quilt tutor Kelly as she guides you through the crazy world of free motion embroidery quilting and try out some basic designs

all materials included

*It would be a Good idea to bring your own machine and a darning foot if you have one! please check that the feed dogs can be lowered on the machine**

Quilted cushion covers

Join Kelly as she takes you step by step through how to make a quilted patchwork cushion cover to create something unique for your home or to give as a gift.

Basic machine skills needed

all materials included

 

 

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

Get the most from your Overlocker ( 1-1 session)

Overlocker machines are designed for sewing stretch/knit fabrics, but are also great for getting neat and professional looking edge finishes in home dressmaking/sewing.

Have an overlocker you haven’t got to grips with or thinking of investing in an overlocker? Look no further…

1-1 class covers threading your overlocker, settings, functions and troubleshooting. Practice and take home a set of samples of what your machine can do and learn a few tricks along the way.

Includes 3 and 4 thread overlocking, use of the differential feed, rolled hems, flatlocking and more.

Evening 1-1 classes available, email us.

Get the most from your Overlocker (private tuition)

Overlocker machines are designed for sewing stretch/knit fabrics, but are also great for getting neat and professional looking edge finishes in home dressmaking/sewing.

Have an overlocker you haven’t got to grips with or thinking of investing in an overlocker? Look no further…

1-1 class covers threading your overlocker, settings, functions and troubleshooting. Practice and take home a set of samples of what your machine can do and learn a few tricks along the way.

Includes 3 and 4 thread overlocking, use of the differential feed, rolled hems, flatlocking and more.

Evening 1-1 classes available, email us.

 

 

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

Make Baby leggings

Join dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery and learn how to work with stretch jersey fabric and make a cute pair of baby leggings. Anna will show you how to sew jersey with a traditional sewing machine and an overlocker.

All materials included

 

master class in patchwork and quilting

Join Kelly for a 3 week masterclass in patchwork and quilting. During this class you will cover the following:

session 1 14/7/18 – cutting and piecing patchwork   10.30-12.30pm

session 2 14/7/18- straight line quilting  2-4pmpm

session 3 11/8/18 -quilt binding 10.30-12.30pm

each class can also be booked separately