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Learn to Sew

Machine Sewing for Beginners

Let's get you going on your new sewing machine or use one of ours!

Learn how to wind the bobbin and thread your machine correctly.

Practice stitching and see what your machine is capable of!

Create a fabric bucket to take home with you.

Suitable for adults and children aged over 10 years.

Bring your machine, thread, cable, foot pedal and instruction book

If you don’t have a machine - you are welcome to use one of ours!

 

Starts On:
Saturday April 11, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 11, 2020
12:00 PM
£25.00
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A - Learn to Sew - Cushion

Learn to Sew

This workshop will give you confidence to use a sewing machine and make other simple items. you may bring your own machine or use one of ours.

You'll learn how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin and practice stitching.

You will then measure and cut your fabric & create the cushion outer, finishing off with button holes too!

Aimed at complete beginners; no prior sewing experience necessary.

A 3 hour workshop with  a selection of workshop fabrics included  and cushion pad!.

Starts On:
Saturday February 01, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 01, 2020
1:00 PM
£40.00
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Foot Spa Bag

Create this wonderful bag using a pattern and at the same time learn about the various feet on your machine.

You will insert a zip & create piping using the zipper foot, create a buttonhole and decorative stitches.

Learn how to use interfacings and create perfect seams and topstitching.

You will need 2 half metres of cotton fabric (not included but 10% workshop discount will apply)

Interfacing, pattern, thread and zip inlcuded

You may also use one of our machines if preferred.

Starts On:
Friday June 26, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 26, 2020
5:00 PM
£45.00
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Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Do you need help with a project?

Dressmaking, Homemaking, Alterations or Quilting?

Or would you like to start something new and need some help and encouragement?

Our tutor will guide you in whatever you want to make or finish.

3 hours of tutor time to help you get started - all sewing abilities

The use of our studio sewing and overlocking machines are available but you will need to bring your project.

Starts On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
5:00 PM
£35.00
This event is fully booked

Unlocking Overlocking

 

A 3-hour class for you to gain knowledge on your own overlocker. Start off by learning how to thread your machine and adjusting tension.

Learn about adjusting stitch length and diferential feed.

Our tutor will guide you through a series of samples to help you master your overlocker including rolled hem & 3 and 4 thread overlocking.

Your overlocker must be in working order

Please bring with you your overlocker, power lead & foot pedal, instruction book and tool kit (tweezers, needle threader etc)

We have 3 overlockers that can be used on the day and will eed to be reserved.

Starts On:
Friday May 01, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 01, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
This event is fully booked

Janome Club

Do you own a Janome Sewing Machine and want to ensure you're using it properly?

You will need to bring a project you are working on and receive machine support from our team.

This workshop is FREE for a year if you purchase a Janome or Elna machine from us.

Or even just bring some scrap fabric and practice the stitches within your machine.

Please Note: Our team will not be able to help you with your projects (eg dressmaking or quilting) but they will be able to help you get the most out of your machine.

Starts On:
Wednesday February 05, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 05, 2020
4:00 PM
£10.00
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Brother Club

Do you own a Brother sewing Machine?

If so, this is the class for you to learn how to use it and get the most from it, the class is FREE for a year if you purchased your machine from us - please contact us to book you a space.

You must bring your own machine  to this class along with a project you are working on and your sewing basket.

Starts On:
Wednesday May 20, 2020
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday May 20, 2020
7:00 PM
£10.00
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Make Clothes

Jersey Wrap Dress

This lovely full wrap dress is flattering for any figure

Using the pattern provided and using knit fabric, cut and sew under the guidance of our wonderful tutor.

This class is not for the complete beginner but is a follow on from one of our other dressmaking classes, including sewing with stretch, simple top, a-line skirt or sloppy top.

You will need approx 3 metres of 150cm wide fabric, 30cm of medium weight interfacing and matching thread.

There is no need to bring your sewing machine unless you would like to.

Please Note - the wrap dress can also be made and achieved during the Dressmaking Day class (so if fully booked - try there!)

Starts On:
Saturday July 11, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 11, 2020
4:30 PM
£80.00
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Tilly & The Buttons Dressmaking

Choose your Tilly and The Buttons pattern (included in the fee):

Coco - a lovely swing dress with sleeves and a knit fabric.

Bettine - an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress.

Cleo - super trendy dungaree dress using denim, needle cord or linen

Stevie - A comfortable throw over your head dress (with optional bow tie back)

Romy - A knit dress with a cute tie back

Indigo - A simple dress with gathers

Our fabulous tutor will guide you all the way - course fee includes the pattern for you to use time and time again. You will need around 2 - 3 metres of  fabric,  all of which will be available to purchase in the shop with a 10% workshop discount!!

Starts On:
Saturday May 16, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 16, 2020
4:30 PM
£78.00
This event is fully booked

Sewing with Stretch

Have you tried sewing with stretch fabric? We will show you how to get great results using an ordinary sewing machine. The pattern suits all shapes and sizes and has a variety of options including neckline, length and sleeves.

The class includes tuition, use of our sewing machines (or bring your own if you prefer) and the pattern.

You will need up to 2 metres of knit fabric, we alsways have a nicew selection of which a 10% workshop discount will apply.

Starts On:
Friday April 24, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 24, 2020
6:00 PM
£65.00
This event is fully booked

Dress Making Day

Suitable for all levels of Sewists, but not the complete beginner (you must be able to use a sewing machine!).

Bring your pattern (we can help you decide) and our tutor will help guide you through all the techniques.

Make a Wrap Dress, Skirt, Shift Dress, Trousers - the choice is yours!

You are sure of help and encouragement throughout the day.

Depending on your project - you may not finish your garment

Starts On:
Saturday May 02, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 02, 2020
4:30 PM
£70.00
This event is fully booked

Copy that Garment!

This is a perfect class for keen dressmakers wanting to extend their theoretical knowledge.

In this workshop you will learn how to trace your garment onto pattern paper for accuracy. Add darts, seam allowances, markings and notches.

Depending on the complexity of garment you are copying, you may get a chance to cut out your pattern on to fabrci

Please bring with you the garment for copying, dressmaker tools such as french curve (if you have one), marking tools etc, notebook and pencil.

 

Starts On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
1:00 PM
£40.00
This event is fully booked

ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH!

Inserting Zips will no longer be a struggle once youve attended this workshop.

Our tutor will guide you and you will practice inserting the following zips:

Central, Fly, Lap, Concealed, Central, Exposed

A fun informative all-inclusive session

Starts On:
Saturday June 27, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday June 27, 2020
5:00 PM
£45.00
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Unlocking Overlocking

 

A 3-hour class for you to gain knowledge on your own overlocker. Start off by learning how to thread your machine and adjusting tension.

Learn about adjusting stitch length and diferential feed.

Our tutor will guide you through a series of samples to help you master your overlocker including rolled hem & 3 and 4 thread overlocking.

Your overlocker must be in working order

Please bring with you your overlocker, power lead & foot pedal, instruction book and tool kit (tweezers, needle threader etc)

We have 3 overlockers that can be used on the day and will eed to be reserved.

Starts On:
Friday May 01, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 01, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
This event is fully booked

Patch & Quilt

Sampler Quilt Day Course

Our tutor Sharon will guide you through a variety of skills to produce a sampler quilt. You will learn a variety of techniques for cutting and block piecing in a fun, relaxed way,

You will learn both traditional and modern quilt blocks

Please bring 6 Fat Quarters in your chosen colour palette so you can make a start on your heirloom quilt.

Starts On:
Saturday July 04, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 04, 2020
4:30 PM
£70.00
This event is fully booked

Quilt in a day

Using a pre-cut 5-inch charm pack, you will piece together the squares and learn the importance of precise seam allowances in this first step to quilting. Once pieced together, you will then learn about batting and backing the quilt, then simple quilting effects using the sewing machine. We will then show you how to finish off your quilt with binding. You will leave with the basic skills of quilting, a lovely finished quilt (knees or cot).

Starts On:
Saturday April 04, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 04, 2020
4:30 PM
£70.00
This event is fully booked

Patchwork & Quilting Skills

 This short course will help you gain confidence and skills in the following:

Choosing fabrics to create your finished table mat.

Using a rotary cutter to precisely cut the block shapes

Piecing the fabrics together to create the block design

Adding a border  and create a quilt 'sandwich' and stitch together

Practicing free quilting

Cutting  binding strips and complete the mat with binding

An all inclusive workshop - everything included

Starts On:
Wednesday February 12, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 12, 2020
5:00 PM
£55.00
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Free Machine Embroidery for beginners

Once you have learnt how to set up your machine for free motion embroidery you will then let your creative juices flow in this fun class.

You will practice a variety of techniques and create lots of samples to take home with you.

You may bring your own machine or use one of ours. If bringing your own you will need a free machine foot (darning foot). 

Everything else is included

Starts On:
Friday May 22, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 22, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
This event is fully booked

Complete Machine Quilting

Learn lots of ways to quilt using a Sewing Machine and different feet & threads to create some amazing effects.

You will learn traditional Stitch in the ditch, decorative machine stitching, echo quilting and free machine quitling

Use variagted and metallic threads to add detail and build confidence in personalising your quilting with the help of our knowledgeable tutor.

Starts On:
Friday June 05, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 05, 2020
4:00 PM
£42.00
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Homemaker

Pleather Zipped Bag

Learn how to work with Pleather and make this fabulous zipped bag complete with zip, lining and topstitching.

Finish it off with a handmade tassel too!

All inclusive - no need to bring anything!

Starts On:
Saturday August 08, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 08, 2020
1:00 PM
£40.00
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Creative Lampshade

Create a 30cm Drum Lampshade to hang from the ceiling or placve on a lampstand.

Suitable for complete beginners. No sewing required. 

Class includes the Drum lampshade kit and you will need approx 40cm of lightweight fabric, cotton is ideal 

A 2- hour workshop

 

Starts On:
Friday April 17, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 17, 2020
4:00 PM
£38.00
This event is fully booked

Free Machine Embroidery for beginners

Once you have learnt how to set up your machine for free motion embroidery you will then let your creative juices flow in this fun class.

You will practice a variety of techniques and create lots of samples to take home with you.

You may bring your own machine or use one of ours. If bringing your own you will need a free machine foot (darning foot). 

Everything else is included

Starts On:
Friday May 22, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 22, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
This event is fully booked

Creative

Machine Embroidery Club

A monthly session for anyone with a Janome or Brother embroidery machine (please contact us if you have any other models as we may be able to accomodate you).

We will help you learn about your machine, threads, stabilisers etc

You will need to bring your machine with you.

We do have a couple of embroidery machines for you to use - but these MUST be booked in advance.

You will also need stabilisers, threads, bobbin thread etc (all of which is available in the shop if you need to replenish your stock!)

All levels welcome - this is a fun session run by our knowledgable crew.

Starts On:
Thursday May 28, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday May 28, 2020
4:30 PM
£25.00
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Introduction to needle felting

Learn the basics of Needle Felting in this 2 hour class.

You will learn about different felting wool and tools along with creating basic shapes and attaching shapes to shapes to create a small item.

A fun, all inclusive session

Starts On:
Friday February 28, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday February 28, 2020
12:00 PM
£26.00
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Creative Lampshade

Create a 30cm Drum Lampshade to hang from the ceiling or placve on a lampstand.

Suitable for complete beginners. No sewing required. 

Class includes the Drum lampshade kit and you will need approx 40cm of lightweight fabric, cotton is ideal 

A 2- hour workshop

 

Starts On:
Friday April 17, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 17, 2020
4:00 PM
£38.00
This event is fully booked

Kids & Teens

Sew Skillful - After-school

A monthly sewing session for children aged from 8 years

No experience necessary as we will work with each child at their own level.

Workshop fees include  all materials/ fabrics etc.

Learn the following during Spring/Summer Term 2020

 1 - Machine skills - thread machine, practice straight stitch, make drawstring bag

2 - Applique skills - cutting, using bondaweb and iron, sewing around curves, sew button and ribbon., make book cover

3 - Zips - Change sewing machine feet, cut out fabric, insert zipper, attach lining, create a zipped bag

 

Starts On:
Wednesday June 03, 2020
4:30 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday June 03, 2020
6:00 PM
£15.00
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Learn to Knit

 

Would you like to learn how to knit? Suitable for adults and children aged from 8 years.

This is a small group session and we will show you how to knit  plain garter stitch and then help you with tension and consitancy. You will then take the knitting home to continue and hopefully then book a follow on session.

Once your confidence grows, and during another session we will work with you to help you cast on/off and create a purl stitch.

Or perhaps you already know the basics but would like a little refresher - our wonderfully patient tutor is on-hand to assist you.

Once booked we will contact you regarding your yarn choice as our tutor will need to prepare the casting on for your first session (the yarn and knitting needles are extra and will cost approx £5)

 

Starts On:
Tuesday February 25, 2020
3:45 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 25, 2020
5:00 PM
£10.00
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Kids (8 +) - Patchwork Cushion

Get to know how to use the sewing machine with a driving test before creating a beautiful Patchwork Cushion using a selection of pre-cut squares

Learn about sewing straight lines and the importance of seam allowances, quilt the patchwork together with fancy machine stitches & complete the cushion with an envelope cushion back.

An all-inclusive class.

Starts On:
Thursday April 09, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday April 09, 2020
4:00 PM
£28.00
This event is fully booked

Applique Cushion

 

Suitable for children (8+) who have used a sewing machine.

After practicing sewing on the machine and completing a test drive, children will have an opportunity to 'get creative' and design their own cushion front using a selection of pre-printed designs.

The designs will be traced on to bondaweb and then fused to fabric before cutting out and fusing on to the cushion front.

The design is then sewn around to secure.

Backing fabric is then attached before stuffing with a cushion pad.

An all inclusive class

Starts On:
Friday April 17, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday April 17, 2020
12:00 PM
£28.00
This event is fully booked

Kids Messenger Bag

Suitable for beginners and improvers, no machine sewing experience necessary.

After a short sewing machine driving test, you will cut the pattern pieces & sew together to create your bag.

Includes fabric, strap webbing, clasp, thread and use of our Janome sewing machines.

Starts On:
Tuesday April 14, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 14, 2020
4:00 PM
£26.00
This event is fully booked

If you cant find what you’re looking for or would like to be on the waiting list for a sold out class – let us know here

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Learn new skills, gain confidence and have fun.

If you’re wanting to release your creativity, but don’t know where to start,  we are certain to have a workshop that is perfect for you. Home crafts, garment making and patchwork & quilting, our small classes ensure that individual needs are met.

The studios, including access to the sewing machines, overlockers, and cutting tables can be hired for £10 by the hour when available (no tuition and users must be competent) .

We also offer 1:1 tuition at a cost of £40 per hour.A 1:2 tuition session is £50 per hour and 1:3 is £60 per hour

Experience our workshops as an individual or as a group of friends for fun or a special occasion and event; we make every birthday, anniversary, retreat day and hen party, very special and memorable. If you want something bespoke to you – just ask – we aim to please!

We offer Kids and Teens sewing and craft clubs – look at the workshop tab for more details.

Workshop Bookings – Terms and Conditions

Unfortunately due to the nature of our classes and the limited spaces, classes are non-refundable and there are no catch-up opportunities for missed sessions. Please check your diary carefully  before you book a class.

Workshop bookings require payment in full.

Bookings online require full payment via Paypal, you do not need a Paypal account to use this service.

Alternatively bookings can be made in the shop with payment via cash or card or over the phone.

Gift Voucher bookings can be made by emailing: info@sewcreative.org.uk and stating the date and time of workshop required and the Gift Voucher number and value.

Workshop Cancellation – by our Creative Customers

If you have to cancel your workshop please notify Sew Creative as soon as possible by telephone: 01730 858020, then please confirm in writing by emailing us at info@sewcreative.org.uk

Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we cancel (see below)

You may however transfer your workshop fee / deposit (subject to a £5 administration charge) to another of our workshops as long as we have 14 days notice. Alternatively, you may arrange to send an acquaintance in your place.

We do understand that sometimes you might have to cancel at late notice and we will do our best to re-fill you place by re-listing on our website, checking a waiting list, promoting late availability on our Social media pages and attempt to resell your space. If your space sells we will inform you by email after the class runs.

No refunds are given to those who fail to attend a workshop in full or in part or give at least 14 days notice to request a transfer.

Workshop Cancellation – by Sew Creative

We will endeavour to run every published workshop, however there may be times, due to impracticalities, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances that we will cancel the workshop. In these instances you may transfer to any other workshops available. All payments received will be carried over to a new booking or a full refund offered.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at short notice. In this event you will be notified as soon as possible via telephone and/or email.