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Adult workshops

We run workshops for a minimum of 4 people so if you and a group of friends wish to get together and want to nail this sewing lark then call us to arrange a date and you can even choose the project and agenda.

On our workshops we supply a machine and any equipment you may need and refreshments.  We do not sell you fabric so you can find your own bargains and we can advise on that so you get value for money!

To secure a place please book and pay in advance, payment details on request.

 

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Get to know your sewing machine  

Tuesday 18th September  7.30pm - 9.30pm £20.00

Saturday 4th November   1.30pm - 3.30pm £20.00

 

If you were lucky enough to get a machine as a gift or are a bit stuck on what your machine can do, we’ll start with the basics, threading up, winding the bobbin, then we will take you through different hemming techniques, button holes, stitching curves and corners, professional finishing and what you need in your sewing basket giving you the confidence to go it alone!  Bring your own machine (and its manual) or use one of ours.

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Japanese style wrap round linen apron

Saturday 30th September    1.30pm - 4pm         £30.00

These aprons look gorgeous and are ideal for any artist, gardener or for anyone who wants a practical apron that is practical, with deep pockets and is comfortable to wear.

You will need about 1.5m of medium weight linen or cotton.

 

 

Learn to cut a commercial pattern out and understand a dress pattern                            Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm - 9.30pm £20.00

Bring along a simple dress pattern (top or skirt?) and the required fabric and I'll help you with sizing, laying out the pattern and cutting and marking the fabric. Then all you'll have to do is sew it up at home!

 

 

 

Saturday 14th October 1.30pm - 5.30pm £45.00                  

Make some comfy pyjama bottoms in the fabric that you choose and be proud wearing your own creation even if it is only when curled up on the sofa.  A useful intro in the techniques involved in making trousers, lots of cross over techniques will be covered including lots of handy dress-making tips.  Advice on what fabric you should buy will be given.

 

 

 

 

Girl's pullover tunic with patch pockets  

Saturday 21st October  1.30pm - 5.30pm £45.00    

With gorgeous patch pockets and a bow on the low v-back, this is such a versatile pattern and can be made for any season, you just pull it over your little one's head.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get to know your sewing machine  

Tuesday 19th September  7.30pm - 9.30pm £20.00

Saturday 4th November   1.30pm - 3.30pm £20.00

If you were lucky enough to get a machine as a gift or are a bit stuck on what your machine can do, we’ll start with the basics, threading up, winding the bobbin, then we will take you through different hemming techniques, button holes, stitching curves and corners, professional finishing and what you need in your sewing basket giving you the confidence to go it alone!  Bring your own machine (and its manual) or use one of ours.

Granny square crochet    

Tuesday 17th October  7.30pm - 9.30pm       £20.00

Intro into the world of crochet starting with the very versatile square which like a piece of patchwork can grow organically into any thing you like, cushion cover, lap blanket or shoulder bag.  Mix and match your odd balls of yarn.  Please bring some yarn of your own but you can mix and match with ours and size 5 hook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fancy pants knickers & cute boxer shorts for him or her!

Saturday 18th November 1.30pm - 4pm £25.00

Make your own pair of lucky undies!  Bring along half a metre of your favourite lawn cotton fabric to make the knickers and a metre for the shorts and we'll show you how to rustle up some special underwear to give you renewed confidence and luck!  

Ideal for a giggle with a group of friends...and can make awesome Christmas gifts!  We can supply the stretch lace and you'll learn how to sew elastic, cut out a paper pattern, sew a fly front or mock fly front (for the girls!) and do french seams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Appliqué & free machine embroidery

Tuesday 28th November    7.30pm - 9.30pm      £20.00

Learn how to "draw" with your sewing machine.  We will cut out our appliqué design out of pre-prepared fabric and then with the sewing machine, sew over the top with the free embroidery foot.   As well as learning this new technique we will be making Christmas themed designs that can be used as cards, framed as a picture or sewn onto something else as decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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