Sewing Workshops

An Introduction to Machine Sewing

A beginners workshop where we look at machine sewing basics and create a simple project for you to take home. You can bring your own machine to become more familiar with it, or use one of ours. All materials will be included.

Make a Zippered Make Up Bag

  

A follow on from our Introduction to Machine Sewing workshop where we will create a make up bag with boxed corners. You will learn to insert a zipper, how to add lining, create corners as well as using various stitching methods to create a beautiful bag to take home. You can bring your own machine to become more familiar with it, or use one of ours. Basic sewing skills are needed for this class. All materials will be included.

Make an Envelope Cushion

A follow on from our Introduction to Machine Sewing workshop where we will create an envelope cushion cover.   We will use straight line stitching as well as zig-zag stitching to finish off your seams. You can bring your own machine to become more familiar with it, or use one of ours.  All materials will be included.

Make a Clutch Bag

What a great way to create a unique clutch to match your latest outfit! Perfect for carrying your lipstick and cash for a great night out. You will need to have a little experience of using a sewing machine (being able to sew in a straight line) – if you are not there yet you can brush up your skills with our Beginners Sewing course coming soon.

Materials Included:

Metal snap frame and interfacing. We will have a supply of recyclable fabric which you are welcome to use. However, if you wish to bring your own fabric to match an outfit you will need two pieces of cotton fabric measuring approximately 42cm wide x 38cm high for the outer part of the bag and the same quantity and measurement for the lining of the bag. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Sew Your Own Pyjama Bottoms

Want to make some comfy PJs with a pattern you've chosen?  You can make a lovely pair of PJ slouch pants either for yourself or someone else while learning a variety of sewing techniques.

You do need to know how to use a sewing machine or have completed our Introduction to Machine Sewing.  Please confirm by email prior to the class what size of pyjamas you wish to make i.e. for yourself, a child etc...  Pattern size 8-18.

In the session we will cover:

Taking measurements, reading the pattern, cutting out the fabric using a pattern, hemming and inserting elastic.

You will need to bring with you:

2.5m of 115cm wide or 2m of 140cm wide soft breathable fabric (cotton or fleece), 1m of matching ribbon / draw string and 1m of 1inch wide elastic.

Crochet and Craft Workshops

Crochet Taster

In a relaxed environment we will show you how to get started. You will learn simple crochet techniques including three basic crochet stitches to help you complete a Granny Square.

The price includes yarn, crochet hook and simple instructions of techniques covered in the workshop.

Follow on Crochet

Now that you have perfected the Granny Square and have lots of them we will show  you how to put them all together. We will cover two methods to join the squares together as well as two decorative edging techniques.

You will need to bring with you 8 completed Granny Squares, each approximately 10cm square. We will provide yarn, however, if you have a colour scheme that you are working to feel free to bring along a matching yarn. We will provide you with instructions on all stitches covered in the class to take home.Maximum class size 4.

During the first session we will discuss fabric and other requirements.

Make a Drum Lampshade

As one of our most popular workshops, you will learn how to make a 30cm drum lampshade which you will be able to take home to hang from the ceiling or place it on a lamp-stand.

Once you have learnt these skills you will want to create new lighting throughout your home. Suitable for complete beginners; No sewing required. All materials included.

Additional kits are available to purchase at the workshop.

Create a Crochet Basket

Crochet basket t-shirt yarn

Learn to crochet a T-Shirt Yarn Basket which will be great for storing your crochet notions in!  Once you have tried this you'll be hooked!  All materials provided and you get to take a lovely basket home with you.  Great for a gift or just keep for yourself!


Basic crochet skills (making a granny square) useful but not essential.

Courses

Beginners Sewing - Sewing Techniques

During this interactive course you will be learn the basic principles of dressmaking including measuring, understanding pattern cutting, choosing fabric and haberdashery before completing your own project. Basic machine skills required. Machines are provided or you can bring your own machine to practise with.  You will need to purchase fabric but not needed until the second session.


Hurry as we already have people confirmed on this course!  Maximum class size: 4

Beginners' Sewing – Making a Dress

This is a 5 session course in which we will use the dress pattern above to guide you through all the skills and techniques you need to create a lovely dress. We will cover measuring, pinning and cutting out. You will also learn to work with zips and interfacing as well as create darts and armholes. We provide machine, but if you have one of your own you'd like to practice with please bring that along.

Maximum class size 4.

During the first session we will discuss fabric and other requirements.

Spring Beginners Crochet Course

Week 1

Starting points - foundation chains, magic circle. Learning and practising key stitches including, doubles, trebles, half trebles

Week 2

Granny squares, learning and practising a selection of grannies

Week 3

Embellishments - Hearts and flowers

Week 4

Finishing off and edging your work - learning and practising some finishing and edging techniques

Beginners' Sewing – Making a Kimono

This is a four week beginners course.  You will need to have attended our Introduction to Machine Sewing  course or be familiar with threading up machine and basic stitches.

In the first session we will cover, measuring yourself, reading the pattern, what fabric to choose and cutting out your pattern.

In sessions two and three we will cover how to pin and cut out fabric then go on to look at the differences between seams and hemming.  We will start to construct our Kimono.

In the final week will combine all the skills covered to complete your fabulous Kimono.

You can bring your own machine to become more familiar with it, or use one of ours.