Shirring is a magical technique that shrinks a piece of fabric and transforms it into something stretchy. In this class you will set up the machine, cut the fabric to the correct size, create a narrow topstitched hem & straps and learn all the techniques required to create you own shirred top or dress with […]
Perfect for children aged from 8 years No previous experience necessary Get to know how to use the sewing machine with a 'driving test' first before choosing your fabric squares and practice sewing straight lines and learn the importance of seam allowances. Add wadding and quilt the layers together using decorative stitches to make the […]
Learn the basics of Sashiko embroidery, which means little stabs in Japanese. Create lovely patterns with a running stitch. Join our tutor Helen as she shows you how to get the best Sashiko results, with lots of examples, encouragement and support. Practice your stitching and then trace your chosen design onto cotton to fuse onto […]
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS and Information to help you enjoy your workshop with us:
Lavant Street – restricted to 30 mins only, perfect to drop your machine off if you’re bringing your own. Disabled Blue Badge holders – unlimited parking.
Nearest Car Park – Swan Street Car Park, GU32 3DF – walk through the alleyway by Salon 16 to Lavant Street.
Saturday Parking – use the railway station car park as it is cheaper if parking all day!
Tea, coffee, water, biscuits etc available throughout your workshop
We have a separate lunch area for you to take a proper break during full day classes. Please feel free to bring your own lunch or we will place an order for you from Madeline’s Deli – this really is a treat and something for everyone!
Machines and Equipment:
We have everything available for you to use, unless separately specified for you to bring your own overlocker etc. Please feel free to bring your own sewing box if preferred.
Thread is available, unless a specific colour is needed, in which case we suggest you purchase one from our shop.
You will be offered a 10% discount on all fabric purchased during your workshop so its a good time to stock up for your next project.
We use lovely Janome sewing machines which are easy to use, have a speed control and thread cutter function. We have various other machines for you to use on request too, such as wide arm computerised machines for you to test out and enjoy whilst on your workshop
Our aim is for you to learn skills and have fun whilst in our workshops. It is important that you feel comfortable to work at your own pace, please be advised that occasionally you may not completely finish your project but we will always support you with advise and instructions to complete what you started.