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Learn to Sew

Learn to Machine Sew

A - Learn to Machine Sew

An Introduction for complete beginners, anyone with a new sewing machine or a refresher for your existing machine.

learn how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, change the stitches and complete a simple project during this fun session.

Suitable for all abilities

You do not have to own a machine - you may use ours!

A 2 hour inclusive workshop

Starts On:
Wednesday March 27, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday March 27, 2019
3:00 PM
£25.00
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Best Foot Forward - NEW for 2019

Best Foot Forward

A great class to learn about the different feet on your machine and give you more confidence in your sewing.

Including:

  • Walking Foot
  • Satin Stitch Foot
  • Overedge Foot
  • Blind Hem Foot
  • Darning Foot (free motion foot)
  • Zipper Foot
  • Button Hole Foot
  • 1/4" Foot
  • Stitch in the Ditch Foot

Plese bring your machine and feet - or if you would like to borrow ours, please let us know!

Starts On:
Wednesday February 06, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 06, 2019
5:00 PM
£45.00
This event has now passed

Hand Embroidered Brooch

Hand Embroidered Brooch

Join our fabulous tutor Sarah who will show you how to create some lovely embroidery techniques.

You will use various embroidery stitches to create a floral brooch - plenty of designs to choose from and then add beads to embellish.

Everything is included - just release your creativity!

You will then turn your design into a brooch complete with a felt backing and brooch pin

Starts On:
Thursday March 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday March 21, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
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Sew What! (ever you like!)

Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Need some help with a project? Dressmaking, Homemaking, Quilting? Or would you like to start something new? Our tutor will guide you and inspire you in whatever you want to make or finish. 3 hours of dedicated tuition - any sewing abilities

Projects could include:

Piped and zipped cushion

Applique Cushion

Practice free machine embroidery

Gain sewing machine skills - create a buttonhole, insert a zip

Mend or alter some garments

Get started on a dressmaking or quilt  pattern

Starts On:
Wednesday May 22, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday May 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£35.00
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Unlocking Overlocking

Unlocking Overlocking

A 3 hour class for you to get to gain knowledge on your own overlocker

Start  off by learning how to thread your machine and adjusting tension 

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, tool kit and any accessories and preferably your instruction booklet.

If you dont own an overlocker we have 2 workroom ones that may be used - please advise at the time of booking!

Starts On:
Friday May 03, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 03, 2019
4:00 PM
£40.00
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Zippy Bag

Zippy Bag

Starts On:
Wednesday April 17, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 17, 2019
8:00 PM
£26.00
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Janome Club

Janome Club

A monthly 'sew-cial' and support group for anyone with a Janome or Elna machine

You must bring your machine & your own project to this session

There is no tuition but plenty of assistance to help you get the most from your machine.

If you've purchased a machine from us - the sessions are free for a year  and a 50% reduction thereafter- please ask for the booking discount codes.

Starts On:
Wednesday March 06, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday March 06, 2019
4:00 PM
£10.00
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Make Clothes

Dressmaking Course - Evening

Dressmaking Course - Evening

 Learn to sew over this 3 week course.

Perfect for any all levels, you will learn many dressmaking techniques, whether you're an absolute beginner or enhancing your skills as a confident sewer.

Our tutor will work with your ability and you are sure of  personal help and encouragemnt.

You will need a pattern (we will help you to find the perfect one for your ability), maybe a skirt, dress or trousers, your sewing basket and fabric (we offer 10% discount on your workshop fabrics too!)

Starts On:
Friday March 08, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 22, 2019
9:00 PM
£100.00
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Dressmaking Course - Day

Dress Making Course - Day

Learn to Sew over 3  weeks  - This is perfect for any ability, you will learn many dressmaking techniques, whether you're an absolute beginner or enhancing your skills as a confident sewer. The tutor will work with your ability, and you are sure of personal help and encouragement. You will need to bring a pattern (Skirt, Shift Dress, trousers), your sewing basket and your Chosen Fabric  ( we offer you a 10% workshop discount) and any trimmings.

Starts On:
Thursday February 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday March 14, 2019
1:00 PM
£100.00
This event is fully booked

Dress Making Day

Dress Making Day Course

Not for the complete beginner

Bring your own pattern and gain help and advice from our tutor to help you through any 'tricky' bits, or if you're halfway through a project and need support to finish then this is a perfect day course for you.

Fee includes tuition and use of our Elna sewing machines and overlockers.

Starts On:
Saturday March 16, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 16, 2019
4:30 PM
£65.00
This event is fully booked

Wrap Dress - New for 2019

Wrap Dress - NEW for 2019

What a treat we have for you...

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.

Starts On:
Saturday March 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 02, 2019
4:30 PM
£75.00
This event is fully booked

Sewing with Stretch

Cat B - 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 inlcuding neckline, length and sleeves.

The class includes tuition, use of our Elna sewing machines (or bring your own if you prefer) and the pattern  - all you need is up to 2m of stretch fabric of which we always have a good selection in stock (10% workshop discount applies).

Starts On:
Saturday March 09, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 09, 2019
3:00 PM
£65.00
This event is fully booked

Tilly & The Buttons Dressmaking

Cat B - 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)

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 April 06, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 06, 2019
4:30 PM
£75.00
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Full Bust Adjustment with Wendy Gardiner

Top with Full Bust Adjustment

Join Sewing Geru, author and tutor Wendy Gardiner  for this new class

You will learn how to do a full bust adjustment (FBA) on a pattern

Once the principals of FBA are leaarned they can be applied to most patterns.

You will learn:

How and what to measure, checking differences on pattern and determine if a FBA is required

Determine bust point and how to adjust this to suit personal body shape

The do a FBA on the pattern tissue

Tissue fit and adjust as necessary

Cut out and sew pattern

Included - pattern and use of our workshop machines

You will need up to 2m cotton fabric - we have plenty and offer you a 10% workshop discount

Starts On:
Saturday June 15, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday June 15, 2019
4:30 PM
£80.00
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Quick and Easy Stretch Top

Quick & Easy Stretch Top

This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to sew using stretch jersey fabric.

Not for the complete beginner.

 Cut out the simple top  using stretch fabric and the studio pattern (provided)

Sew together using a sewing machine and use the overlocker to finish the seams. 

You will need up to 1.5m of jersey fabric - we have plenty of choice of plains and patterned stretch and a 10% workshop discount too!

Starts On:
Friday August 09, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday August 09, 2019
5:00 PM
£49.00
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The Sewist Bag

The Sewist Bag

This workshop will assist budding dressmakers enhance their skills and knowledge and instead of leaving with loads of samples you will never look at again you will make a super bag!

Our tutor will guide you through the minefield of pattern terminology, you will cut out your pattern and cover tricky techniques such as inserting a curved seam,  top stitching, using interfacing, inserting a zip and creating buttonholes.

An all inclusive class - just bring your creativity and enthusiasm

Starts On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
4:30 PM
£42.00
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Copy That Garment - make a pattern

Copy that Garment!

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

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

Included: Tuition, pattern paper.

Please bring: Enthusiasm, pencil, note book, french curve (if you have one!).

You may get a chance to cut out your pattern on to fabric depending on the complexity of the garment you are copying

Starts On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
1:00 PM
£40.00
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ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH

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 May 04, 2019
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday May 04, 2019
4:30 PM
£42.00
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Unlocking Overlocking

Unlocking Overlocking

A 3 hour class for you to get to gain knowledge on your own overlocker

Start  off by learning how to thread your machine and adjusting tension 

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, tool kit and any accessories and preferably your instruction booklet.

If you dont own an overlocker we have 2 workroom ones that may be used - please advise at the time of booking!

Starts On:
Friday May 03, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday May 03, 2019
4:00 PM
£40.00
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Patch & Quilt

Patchwork Block Making - NEW 2019

Patchwork Block Making

Learn the techniques to make a variety of patchwork blocks using templates, rotary cutting and assembly of shapes.

This is an ideal class to set you on the path to create your own sampler quilt.

The blocks will include tecniques such as piecing, applique and quilting

The class includes your practice fabric for a variety of blocks

Starts On:
Friday March 08, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 08, 2019
4:00 PM
£38.00
This event is fully booked

Patchwork & Quilting Day

Patchwork & Quilting Day

A great day class for learning the basics of patchwork and quilting.

The workshop is inspired by the 1718 Coverlet and gives plenty of scope for accurate creation of a variety of blocks

Using the rotary cutter, ruler and board will aid precision cutting.

Learn about precise piecing, and create blocks using freezer paper and applique.

You will also learn about sashing & borders &  quilting & binding.

This workshop is ideal for those who have a basic knowledge of patchwork & quilting, or perhaps have previously attended our quilt in a day workshop.

You will need 4 fat quarters with co-ordinating designs including one plain fabric

Starts On:
Saturday September 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 21, 2019
4:30 PM
£65.00
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Charming Patchwork Bag

Charming Patchwork Bag

This class is suitable for anyone who can use a sewing machine and has made a couple of simple items such as a cushion cover or bag.

You will cut your pattern pieces of stabiliser and lining fabrics.

Using a charm pack of ready cut 5" squares you will arange on to foam stabiliser and stitch together using bias binding tape, being careful to sew precisely to ensure the bag stitches together.

You will then create bag handles and a lining, create boxed corners and add a magnetic clasp.

You will need:

1 x 42 squares Charm pack

1 m Foam Stabiliser

9m of 16mm Bias Tape in co-ordinating colour

1m of co-ordinating lining fabric

1 Magnetic Clasp

Starts On:
Tuesday February 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 26, 2019
2:00 PM
£45.00
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Strip Quilt in a Day - NEW for 2019

Strip Quilt in a Day

Ooooooh how we love this design!!

Using strips of fabric , clever sewing and cutting you will create a fabulous lap quilt all in one day!

You will learn how to piece your fabric accurately and then use the rotary cutter and ruler to create these clever blocks.

You will then piece together all your blocks and learn how to add a border.

You will finish off the patchwork with batting (wadding) and backing and then simply quilt to finish before you take home to admire!

Fee includes tuition, batting and backing.

You will need a pack of pre-cut fabric strips in your colour choice, we recommend a plain a pattern, a spot and a stripe fabric.  This is approx £16 depending on your choice of fabrics.

Starts On:
Wednesday September 04, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday September 04, 2019
4:30 PM
£75.00
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Make a gorgeous quilt in a day!

B - Quilt in a day

Using a pre-cut 5 inch charm pack (54 pieces) , 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) and a desire to do another one!! A 6.5 hour workshop (half hour for lunch) - you will need a 5inch pre-cut charm pack (54 x 5"squares). We will happily create a charm pack to your personal specification - please ask for details. All other materials included - threads, batting, backing fabric. Please note: It is not possible to make a larger quilt during this session.

Starts On:
Friday March 01, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday March 01, 2019
4:30 PM
£70.00
This event is fully booked

Creative Free Motion Embroidery

B - Creative Free Motion Embroidery

Creative free Motion Embroidery

A follow on workshop for those who have basic knowledge of using a sewing machne, once you've practiced this wonderfully creative technique, you will be hooked.

We will guide you all the way - drop those feed dogs, relax your shoulders and you'll be off on a creative journey of discovery.

Practice free wrtiting, adding applique/ crayon/ fabric prints, vermacelli squiggles and so much more.

Not for the complete beginner!

Starts On:
Friday March 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 15, 2019
5:00 PM
£40.00
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Complete Machine Quilting

Complete Machine Quilting

Learn lots of different ways to quilt using a sewing machine.

Start off by using simple stitches and effects using varigated threads whilst practicing accuracy.

You will learn: Traditional stitch in the ditch, echo quilting and free-machine quilting, using metallic threads and build confidence in creating personalised quilting patterns.

A fun, all inclusive class, just bring your enthusasm and creativity. You do not need to bring your own machine  but you are welcome to if you prefer.

Starts On:
Wednesday March 20, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday March 20, 2019
4:00 PM
£42.00
This event is fully booked

Homemaker

Funky Wallet

Funky Wallet

Not for the beginner!

In this workshop you will make this wonderful wallet purse.

Our tutor Emma will guide you all the way whilst you cut and fold your fabric to create card slots, insert a zip for your loose coins and if time allows you will make a strap.

You will need 2 x Long Quarters of your chosen cotton fabric (10% workshop discount applies), everything else in included, craft interfacing, magnetic button, zip and metal purse corners

Once you've made one, you'll be making loads for gifts!

Starts On:
Saturday February 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 23, 2019
2:00 PM
£48.00
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Charming Patchwork Bag

Charming Patchwork Bag

This class is suitable for anyone who can use a sewing machine and has made a couple of simple items such as a cushion cover or bag.

You will cut your pattern pieces of stabiliser and lining fabrics.

Using a charm pack of ready cut 5" squares you will arange on to foam stabiliser and stitch together using bias binding tape, being careful to sew precisely to ensure the bag stitches together.

You will then create bag handles and a lining, create boxed corners and add a magnetic clasp.

You will need:

1 x 42 squares Charm pack

1 m Foam Stabiliser

9m of 16mm Bias Tape in co-ordinating colour

1m of co-ordinating lining fabric

1 Magnetic Clasp

Starts On:
Tuesday February 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 26, 2019
2:00 PM
£45.00
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Sew What! (ever you like!)

Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Need some help with a project? Dressmaking, Homemaking, Quilting? Or would you like to start something new? Our tutor will guide you and inspire you in whatever you want to make or finish. 3 hours of dedicated tuition - any sewing abilities

Projects could include:

Piped and zipped cushion

Applique Cushion

Practice free machine embroidery

Gain sewing machine skills - create a buttonhole, insert a zip

Mend or alter some garments

Get started on a dressmaking or quilt  pattern

Starts On:
Wednesday May 22, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday May 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£35.00
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Creative Lampshade

Creative Lampshade

Starts On:
Friday April 05, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday April 05, 2019
12:00 PM
£36.00
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Drawstring Bucket Bag

Drawstring Bucket Bag

Suitable for anyone who can use a sewing machine and sew a straight line!

Using set dimensions you will cut out your fabric pieces.

Our tutor will guide you all the way to create an internal lining with drawstings and external pockets.

A great bag for all your projects and makes a super gift too!

You will need:

2 x 35cm of contrasting/ complemetary fabrics (a 10% workshop discount applies)

35cm of medium interfacing

2 metres of cord

Starts On:
Saturday September 29, 2018
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday September 29, 2018
4:30 PM
£35.00
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Zippy Bag

Zippy Bag

Starts On:
Wednesday April 17, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 17, 2019
8:00 PM
£26.00
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The Sewist Bag

The Sewist Bag

This workshop will assist budding dressmakers enhance their skills and knowledge and instead of leaving with loads of samples you will never look at again you will make a super bag!

Our tutor will guide you through the minefield of pattern terminology, you will cut out your pattern and cover tricky techniques such as inserting a curved seam,  top stitching, using interfacing, inserting a zip and creating buttonholes.

An all inclusive class - just bring your creativity and enthusiasm

Starts On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday June 22, 2019
4:30 PM
£42.00
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Creative Textiles Day Retreat - September

Creative Textiles Retreat

Join us for another day of creativity at the Lone Barn in Catherington

Accommodation available with preferencial rates - see The Lone Barn  and delicious food and beverages are included and served all day!

Start the day with a stroll in the beautiful  gardens (or further afield)  to collect ideas and inspiration or get stuck right in to block  printing or cutting your own lino, creating your very own textile designs.

Use your printed designs to add texture with creative stitching or applique designs, practice free machining and use various threads to create your own unique piece of textile art.

Our specially selected tutors will help to inspire you and introduce you to some new tecniques too. 

Find the cosy corner and make needle felted creatures - we will show you how.

The day is yours to release your creativity -  print - sew - felt

Your creative textile can be made in to a cushion or a lampshade (lampshade kits and cushion pads extra) - we will have everything on hand to ensure your creative juices dont stop flowing!

Included in the £125 day rate:

Lino cutting equipment, textile paints etc

Calico  for practice and main designs

Threads, embellishments, bondaweb, creative interfacings and use of sewing machines 

Felting wool and equipment

All food and beverages

If you'd like to spend the day sewing - we suggest you bring your own machine.

Once booked we will send you confirmation and payment methods  - full payment is due by 6 weeks before the event .

Please Note - Sew Creative Gift Vouchers CANNOT be used as payment for this retreat

Cancellation Terms :

With more than 6 weeks to go until the event: You must confirm via email if you are unable to attend (and receive a confirmation email from us), we will offer you a refund minus 10% admin fee

With less than 6 weeks to go until the event: You must confirm via email  if you are unfortunately unable to attend (and receive a confirmation email from us) - refunds will not be given unless we are able to refill your place.

In the unlikely event that we are unable to secure our minimum numbers, or we have to cancel the event due to illness etc t - we will refund your money paid in full.

Starts On:
Sunday September 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Sunday September 22, 2019
5:00 PM
£125.00
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Creative

Hand Embroidered Brooch

Hand Embroidered Brooch

Join our fabulous tutor Sarah who will show you how to create some lovely embroidery techniques.

You will use various embroidery stitches to create a floral brooch - plenty of designs to choose from and then add beads to embellish.

Everything is included - just release your creativity!

You will then turn your design into a brooch complete with a felt backing and brooch pin

Starts On:
Thursday March 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday March 21, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
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Introduction to Needle felting

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 March 15, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday March 15, 2019
12:00 PM
£26.00
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Knitting Surgery

Knitting Surgery

This session is a mixed ability class and is perfect for the complete beginner or anyone wanting to enhance their knitting skills. 

Compete beginner ? We will teach you the basics of knitting & get you started. We will lend you some needles and give you some practice yarn.

Wanting to learn new skills? Bring along your knitting and our tutor will work with you. Whether you'd like to improve your knitting, or need help with a pattern, or wish to learn new stitches and techniques.

Starts On:
Wednesday April 24, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 24, 2019
3:00 PM
£22.00
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Beginner Crochet

Beginner Crochet

Join our fabulous tutor and textile artist Sarah for this beginners crochet class.

Sarah will show you how to hold the hook and create double and treble stitches and work in rows (keeping shape), with perhaps some colour change too!

Yarn is provided along with a crochet hook for you to keep.

After you've mastered the basics - why not book on to our Granny Squares class? 

Starts On:
Monday April 29, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday April 29, 2019
8:30 PM
£30.00
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Crochet - Granny Squares

Crochet - Granny Square

Having attended the beginners crochet class - you are now ready to create a granny square.

Alternatively you must be able to hold a crochet hook, create chain stitches and be kable to create double and treble crochet stitches.

Our wonderful tutor Sarah will show you how to create a magic circle to start off your granny square.

You will also learn how to colour change and make improvements to your stitches and tension.

You will need to bring a size 4 crochet hook - all practice yarn will be provided.

Starts On:
Tuesday March 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday March 12, 2019
3:30 PM
£30.00
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Creative Lampshades

Creative Lampshade

Starts On:
Friday April 05, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday April 05, 2019
12:00 PM
£36.00
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Creative Textiles Retreat - September 2019

Creative Textiles Retreat

Join us for another day of creativity at the Lone Barn in Catherington

Accommodation available with preferencial rates - see The Lone Barn  and delicious food and beverages are included and served all day!

Start the day with a stroll in the beautiful  gardens (or further afield)  to collect ideas and inspiration or get stuck right in to block  printing or cutting your own lino, creating your very own textile designs.

Use your printed designs to add texture with creative stitching or applique designs, practice free machining and use various threads to create your own unique piece of textile art.

Our specially selected tutors will help to inspire you and introduce you to some new tecniques too. 

Find the cosy corner and make needle felted creatures - we will show you how.

The day is yours to release your creativity -  print - sew - felt

Your creative textile can be made in to a cushion or a lampshade (lampshade kits and cushion pads extra) - we will have everything on hand to ensure your creative juices dont stop flowing!

Included in the £125 day rate:

Lino cutting equipment, textile paints etc

Calico  for practice and main designs

Threads, embellishments, bondaweb, creative interfacings and use of sewing machines 

Felting wool and equipment

All food and beverages

If you'd like to spend the day sewing - we suggest you bring your own machine.

Once booked we will send you confirmation and payment methods  - full payment is due by 6 weeks before the event .

Please Note - Sew Creative Gift Vouchers CANNOT be used as payment for this retreat

Cancellation Terms :

With more than 6 weeks to go until the event: You must confirm via email if you are unable to attend (and receive a confirmation email from us), we will offer you a refund minus 10% admin fee

With less than 6 weeks to go until the event: You must confirm via email  if you are unfortunately unable to attend (and receive a confirmation email from us) - refunds will not be given unless we are able to refill your place.

In the unlikely event that we are unable to secure our minimum numbers, or we have to cancel the event due to illness etc t - we will refund your money paid in full.

Starts On:
Sunday September 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Sunday September 22, 2019
5:00 PM
£125.00
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Kids & Teens

February Half term - Zipped pencil Case

Zipped Pencil Case

Learn how you make a lovely lined zipped bag/ pencil case

Choose your fabric from our studio stash and learn how to insert the zip, then sew together with guidance from our tutor.

Children must have used a sewing machine before and be able to sew a straight line.

A fully inclusive workshop with a selection of fabrics from our studio stash!

Starts On:
Friday February 22, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday February 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£25.00
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Crafty Kids - February half term

Crafty Kids

Join us for a fun creative session of feltmaking and other textile crafts.

Experiment with felt, colour and stitch.

All children aged from 7 years welcome.

Everything included

Starts On:
Wednesday February 20, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 20, 2019
3:30 PM
£12.00
This event is fully booked

February Half term - Patchwork Cushion

Kids (8 +) - Creative 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

Suitable for all ages from 8 years

Includes all fabric and a cushion pad

No previous experience required

Starts On:
Tuesday February 19, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 19, 2019
12:00 PM
£28.00
This event is fully booked

1st step in dressmaking - Skirt

Kids Skirt

Aged from 8 years...

A first step into dressmaking although not for the complete beginner, children must have used a sewing machine and be able to sew a straight line. 

Using a studio pattern, you will cut out your skirt pieces and then learning about seam allowances you will sew the seams, create a channel for the elastic and turn up the hem.

You wil need up to 1.5m of cotton fabric (not included - although a 10% workshop discount will apply).

Starts On:
Saturday May 04, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 04, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
5left

Kids Messenger Bag

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 Elna sewing machines.

Starts On:
Friday April 12, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 12, 2019
4:00 PM
£26.00
6left

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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.

Workshops are Categorised A for absolute beginner, B for basic skills or C for confident sewer/ crafter.

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.