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August 2017
£20.00

Mastering Zips & Buttonholes

29 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

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September 2017
£50.00

Get the most from your Overlocker (private tuition)

5 September @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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,…

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£20.00

Hems & Finishing touches

5 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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,…

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£40.00

Making a cross-backed Apron

8 September @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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

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£40.00

NEW Make a Kimono top

12 September @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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New workshop alert! Join dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery and make a Kimono style top Bring your own materials Price includes use of machines and refreshments

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£20.00

How to use Stretch fabrics

12 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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

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£40.00

Make an Autumn cape

26 September @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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Dressmaker Anna Vickery takes you through the step to make this lovely Cape in a day. The lined cape with button fastening is perfect for popping over your shoulders on a cool evening when you don't want to take a coat.   Bring you own fabrics basic machine skills needed  

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£120.00

Beginners Dressmaking with paper patterns

26 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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…

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October 2017
£60.00

Sew a little Girls pinafore dress

3 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Make a pinafore dress, for a little girl 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.

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£90.00

Make a Merchant & Mills dress in a day!

8 October @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Frome Store, 24-25 Catherine Hil
Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY United Kingdom
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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

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