Events

Teach me…A continuation – making envelop cushion covers

If you have already done the beginners ‘teach me to sew’ with Angela and you are comfortable with your machine then this intermediate level class is the “next step’ for you.

During this class Angela will take you through the trickier aspects of sewing with a machine all materials included just bring a cushion pad 40 x 40 cm

(intermediate level class – must have done the beginners teach me and have machine experience)

 

Intermediate Hand Embroidery

This intermediate class is great for those who love hand embroidery and would like to have a go at something unusual and creative, using their current skills in hand embroidery. Tutor Paula will take you through the different stitches, to create different styles and patterns. A great class for those wishing  to personalise their projects.

All materials and refreshments included.

 

Dressmaking skills sessions – Reverse Pattern Cutting, Make a pattern from your favourite top!

 

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

**Part of the SKILL SESSIONS £25 each or 4 for £90

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.

Quilting Master Class- English Paper Piecing

Love Patchwork and Quilting but would like to learn a new skill. How about trying a bit of  traditional hand quilting.

Using the English paper piecing method Kelly will guide you though this traditional technique.

learn the basics, from cutting, to basting and joining.

All materials included

 

Part of the quilting master class sessions

£25 each or book 3 for £60

Quilting Master Class -Raw Edge Applique

Join Kelly and learn all about raw edge machine applique, great effect to add your quilts or other makes.

have a go at constructing a basic design

all materials included

Part of the quilting master class sessions

£25 each or £60 for 3

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.

MORE Day time and Evening 1-1 classes available, email us for availability

 

 

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.

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

make leggings in either a size 6-9 months or 12-18months

Teach me to sew, learn the basics of machine sewing

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.

 

Dressmaking Skill session – 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 skill share sessions

basic sewing machine skill required

book one for £25 or book 4 for £90