View from the Horsebridge workroom...
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.
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Make friends with a sewing machine!
10am - 12.30pm £25.00pp or £40.00 per 2 people (invite a friend!)
We've run many of these over the years and they're a great way of dispelling any scary myths about using a lovely sewing machine and it really gives you the confidence to have a go on your own and make those things you really want to make.
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.
If we have time we'll go over how to understand a paper pattern and of course you can ask our experienced industry-trained tutor any query or problem you may have!
Yummy refreshments provided!
Japanese style wrap round linen apron
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 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!
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
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.
Granny square crochet
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.
Fancy pants knickers & cute boxer shorts for him or her!
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.
Appliqué & free machine embroidery
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.
Make a gorgeous wraparound arty apron with deep pockets
Tuesday 20th November 7.30pm - 9.30pm £25.00
Get to know your overlocker – lots of tips and tricks to get the best out of your useful machine
Tuesday 27th November 7.30pm - 9.30pm £22.50
Learn to do free-motion embroidery and draw a festive scene with a sewing machine
Tuesday 11th December 7.30pm - 9.30pm £22.50
These are 3 of our most popular workshops and to book, payment must be in advance to secure a place so if you are interested please let us know.