Events

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 22nd August

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 22nd August 2017

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.

materials not included

basic sewing machine skills required

 

**part of the Dressmaking master class series starting 22nd August 2017

Dressmakers master class

New this season is this great masterclass series with Anna Vickery

This 4 week evening class is aimed at perfecting your skills.

week 1 –  22nd August – Using Paper Patterns

week 2 – 29th August – Zips and Buttonholes

week 3 – 5th September – Hems and finishing touches

week 4 – 12th September  – using stretch fabrics

Each session is from 6-8pm

£60 for all 4 session

( or you can book one session at £20)

*Materials not included

basic machine skills necessary

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 envelop cushion cover. All materials are included in this class.

Make a drawstring patchwork bag

Summer is coming, off to the beach, on a picnic, day trip? What you need is a fab and fun drawstring bag made of beautiful patchwork fabric. Join Kelly to learn the craft of patchwork and turn it into a large drawstring bag. A Great gift idea

Materials not included. List of materials will be given upon booking.

basic sewing machine skills required

 

Make a Peg bag

Summer is coming, time to dry that washing on the line. What you need is a fab and fun peg bag made of beautiful millie moon fabric.

make a peg bag and take it home. Great gift idea

all materials included

basic sewing machine skills required

 

Making a cross-backed Apron

Join Becki for this new design cross backed apron making workshop. These aprons are lovely to make as well as being useful. Made from 100% cotton, they are very practical. A handy pocket on the front shows techniques for adding patch pockets on garments. A simple project for those who are just starting out or those who want to make  a lovely gift

All fabrics included.

 

basic sewing machine skills needed

Make a little Girls sundress or T-shirt

Make a sundress, for a little girl age 1-5,  Or maybe a little t shirt

materials not 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

Get the most from your Overlocker ( private tuition) PM class

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.