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Learn to Sew

Sew Saturday - Tutor Challenge

Sew Saturday - Tutor Challenge

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Saturday October 06, 2018
1:00 PM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
2:00 PM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
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Unicorn Bag - Kids - Sew Saturday

Unicorn Bag - Sew Saturday

A great craft project for children aged from 5 years

Drop in anytime between 9.30 and 11 am and sit and create a unicorn bag

This is a mainly sticking activity with a small amount of sewing the pom poms on.

All elements are ready cut out and pom poms are prepared.

Help is at hand!

Starts On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
9:30 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
11:00 AM
Unicorn Bag - Sew Saturday
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Saturday October 06, 2018
9:30 AM
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Sew Saturday - Storage bucket

Sew Saturday - Storage Bucket

Make a fab little storage bucket in this fun sewing session, perfect for anyone wanting to try machine sewing

The session will also be held at the Festival Hall during the Town Mayor’s Charity Event - Creative Family Fun

There is no charge however we are asking for donations to the Mayor’s charity  - Homestart Butser

The session starts at 10 - if you are late your space may be offered to someone else so please arrive on time!

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Saturday October 06, 2018
9:30 AM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
10:30 AM
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Sew Saturday - Patchwork Pot Holder

Sew Saturday - Pot Holder

This fun session is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the basics of Machine Patchwork.

Make a lovely potholder with insulated wadding.

There is no charge for this session, however we are asking for donations to the Town Mayor's Charity - Home Start Butser.

This session is also being held with the Sew Cretaive Team during the Creative Fun Charity Event at the Festival Hall - get there early and reserve your space.

The session will start promplty at 11.30 - please arrive on time otherwise your place will be offered to someone else

Starts On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
10:45 AM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
11:45 AM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
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Sew Saturday - Fabric Gift Bag

Sew Saturday - Fabric Gift Bag

TThis fun session is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to Machine Sew

Make a lovely fabric gift bag

There is no charge for this session but we are asking for donations to the Town Mayor's Charity - Home Start Butser

This session is also being held with the Sew Creative Crew during the Creative Family Fun event at the Festival Hall - get there early to reserve your space

The session will start promptly at 2.30pm - please arrive on time otherwise your space will be offered to someone else.

Starts On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
2:30 PM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
3:30 PM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
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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 30cm of contrasting/ complemetary fabrics (a 10% workshop discount applies)

30cm 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
Drawstring Bucket Bag
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Saturday September 29, 2018
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Saturday September 29, 2018
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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:
Friday November 09, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 09, 2018
4:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Friday November 09, 2018
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Friday November 09, 2018
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Friday December 07, 2018
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Friday December 07, 2018
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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 October 24, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 24, 2018
3:00 PM
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Saturday December 01, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday December 01, 2018
12:00 PM
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Saturday January 26, 2019
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Saturday January 26, 2019
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Zippy bag

Zippy Bag

Zippy Bag 

A class for all abilities - learn how to insert a zip in a NEW way!!

You will need to bring 2 fat quarters of your choice - everything else s included

Starts On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
8:00 PM
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
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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 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 October 19, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 19, 2018
4:00 PM
Unlocking Overlocking
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Friday October 19, 2018
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Friday October 19, 2018
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Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Janome Day

Janome Day

Join us for a fab session with Janome Jayne

Jayne has a mountain of all knowledge when it comes to Janome and Elna machines

Enjoy a social session and learn more about your machine and much much more as Jayne demonstrates using some different and unusual feet and attachments.

You will need to bring your Janome or Elna sewing machine to this session - a small project is included for you to practice the various stitches your machine has to offer!

Starts On:
Wednesday October 03, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 03, 2018
1:30 PM
Janome Day
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Starts On:
Wednesday October 03, 2018
10:00 AM
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Wednesday October 03, 2018
1:30 PM
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Make Clothes

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 November 03, 2018
10:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday November 03, 2018
4:30 PM
Dress Making Day Course
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Starts On:
Saturday November 03, 2018
10:00 PM
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Saturday November 03, 2018
4:30 PM
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Dressmaking Course

Dress Making Course

Learn to Sew over 3 (or 4) weeks  - This is perfect for any ability, you will learn many dressmaking techniques, from absolute beginner or enhance your skills as a confident crafter. 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 and any trimmings.

Starts On:
Friday September 14, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday September 28, 2018
1:00 PM
Dress Making Course
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Starts On:
Friday September 14, 2018
10:00 AM
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Friday September 28, 2018
1:00 PM
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Starts On:
Wednesday October 17, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 31, 2018
9:00 PM
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Quick and Easy Stretch Top

Jersey 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:
Saturday October 13, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday October 13, 2018
5:00 PM
Jersey Top
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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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:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
3:00 PM
Cat B - Sewing with Stretch
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
10:00 AM
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Saturday November 24, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday November 24, 2018
3:00 PM
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Saturday February 09, 2019
10:00 AM
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Saturday February 09, 2019
3:00 PM
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Wednesday March 13, 2019
10:00 AM
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Wednesday March 13, 2019
3:00 PM
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The Jean Genie

The Jean Genie - New!

Working with our very own 'Jean Genius' (AKA Adam), he will guide you in the knowledge to create the perfect 'blue jeans'.

Aimed at confident sewers, you will learn the tricky techniques for making jeans (or trousers) including: 

  • Creating the perfect fly & zip insertion
  • Front, back & coin pockets
  • Professional finish Topstitching
  • Waistband & Belt Loops & inserting rivets.

The morning session will concentrate on the iconic fly construction and topstitching.

In the afternoon you can work on as many of the techniques as you can manage.

The course fee includes the sample pattern, denim fabric, topstitching thread and jeans needle and the Jean Genie worksbook covering all the techniques. 

Starts On:
Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 20, 2018
4:30 PM
The Jean Genie - New!
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Starts On:
Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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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 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 October 19, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 19, 2018
4:00 PM
Unlocking Overlocking
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Coat Making with Confidence

Coat Making with Confidence

This class is perfect for Confident sewers who would like to extend their skills.

The pattern (included) uses soft tailoring techniques,  is lined, has princess seams and a variety of neckline options including collar, no collar or hood.

As this is a 1 day session, we would encourage you to come prepared with the fabric cut out and ready to progress with the making up and to therefore make the most use of 'tutor time' to help you complete by the end of the session.

We will help you with measuring etc when you collect your pattern prior to the class, we also have a selection of suitable wool blends and faux wool fabrics which of course come with a 10% workshop discount  (if you are unable to visit beforehand, we can also send you the pattern if prefered).

Starts On:
Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 17, 2018
5:00 PM
Coat Making with Confidence
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Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday November 17, 2018
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Make a Jacket - 2 week Course

Jacket Making - 2 wk course

Starts On:
Friday February 08, 2019
1:00 PM
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Friday February 15, 2019
6:00 PM
Jacket Making - 2 wk course
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Starts On:
Friday February 08, 2019
1:00 PM
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Friday February 15, 2019
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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 October 13, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 13, 2018
1:00 PM
ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH!
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Saturday February 02, 2019
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Saturday February 02, 2019
4:30 PM
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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 September 29, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 29, 2018
1:00 PM
Copy that Garment!
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Saturday September 29, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 29, 2018
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Saturday February 02, 2019
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Saturday February 02, 2019
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Patch & Quilt

Wallhanging & Garland with Textile Artist Julia Gahagan

Wallhanging & Garland - Julia Gahagan

Returning for another creative session is our guest tutor - Julia Gahagan

Julia is a textile artist specialising in miniature quilts.

Join us for a fun day of sewing and to get you in the Christmas mood !

You will be making a Wall hanging and decorative garland with Julias own Angels and Cherubs designs.

We will inform you nearer the time regarding what to bring.

Fabrics are available to purchase on the day with a 10% workshop discount.

Find out more about Julia here:  www.homegrowntextiles.co.uk

Starts On:
Saturday October 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 27, 2018
4:30 PM
Wallhanging & Garland - Julia Gahagan
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Saturday October 27, 2018
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Patchwork & Quilting Day - Inspired by the 1718 Coverlet - NEW!

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 alternative blocks using freezer paper and applique.

You will also learn about sashing & borders  before adding batting, backing &  then quilting & binding your sample.

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.

An inclusive workshop - no need to bring anything.

Starts On:
Saturday February 16, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 16, 2019
4:30 PM
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Saturday February 16, 2019
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Saturday February 16, 2019
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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 29, 2019
1:00 AM
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Friday March 29, 2019
4:00 PM
Patchwork Block Making
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Friday March 29, 2019
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Friday March 29, 2019
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Christmas Table Runner

Christmas Table Runner

Cat B - Christmas Table Runner Make a lovely Christmas table runner which you can enjoy year after year! Using the tutors design you will learn about precise patchwork & piecing to create your table runner top. You will then learn about batting (wadding) and backing and binding the runner, along with quilting techniques. Depending on your own ability and quitting experience (or desire on quilting technique) , you may or may not completely finish the runner but you will be given instructions on how to complete. The workshop includes  fabrics , wadding, plain backing and threads - bring yourself and your creativity!!

Starts On:
Wednesday November 14, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 14, 2018
5:00 PM
Christmas Table Runner
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Wednesday November 14, 2018
1:00 PM
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Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Saturday December 01, 2018
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Saturday December 01, 2018
5:00 PM
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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:
Saturday September 22, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 22, 2018
4:30 PM
B - Quilt in a day
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Saturday September 22, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 22, 2018
4:30 PM
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Friday November 16, 2018
10:00 AM
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Friday November 16, 2018
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Saturday January 19, 2019
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Saturday January 19, 2019
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Friday March 01, 2019
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Saturday April 27, 2019
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Saturday April 27, 2019
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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:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
4:00 PM
B - Creative Free Motion Embroidery
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Starts On:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
4:00 PM
Starts On:
Saturday January 26, 2019
1:00 PM
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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:
Friday October 12, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 12, 2018
4:00 PM
Complete Machine Quilting
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Starts On:
Friday October 12, 2018
1:00 PM
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Friday October 12, 2018
4:00 PM
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Wednesday March 20, 2019
1:00 PM
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Wednesday March 20, 2019
4:00 PM
Complete Machine Quilting
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Oriental Garden Quilt 3 wk Course

Patchwork and Quilting Course

B - Patchwork and Quilting Course - Oriental Garden This course will take you through all the stages of patchwork to create an Oriental Garden style Quilt. Skills learned wil be tranferable for all future patchworking.

You will use templates & the rotary cutter and master accurate sewing techniques. The design progresses through the various stages and you will need 4 fat quarters of your colour choice to start (not included). We will help to assist you in your fabric selection, depending on your anticipated finished size.

The quilt top will not be completed but will set you up with all the skills and knowledge to create you own unique fabulous materpeice! Of course, we are always available to assist you between and after your course.

Course fee includes tuition and use of our Elna machines.

Starts On:
Friday March 08, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 22, 2019
4:30 PM
Patchwork and Quilting Course
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Starts On:
Friday March 08, 2019
1:00 PM
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Friday March 22, 2019
4:30 PM
£120.00
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Homemaker

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 30cm of contrasting/ complemetary fabrics (a 10% workshop discount applies)

30cm 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
Drawstring Bucket Bag
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Starts On:
Saturday September 29, 2018
1:30 PM
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Saturday September 29, 2018
4:30 PM
Drawstring Bucket Bag
Saturday September 29, 2018,1:30 PM
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Wallhanging and garland with Textile Artist Julia Gahagan

Wallhanging & Garland - Julia Gahagan

Returning for another creative session is our guest tutor - Julia Gahagan

Julia is a textile artist specialising in miniature quilts.

Join us for a fun day of sewing and to get you in the Christmas mood !

You will be making a Wall hanging and decorative garland with Julias own Angels and Cherubs designs.

We will inform you nearer the time regarding what to bring.

Fabrics are available to purchase on the day with a 10% workshop discount.

Find out more about Julia here:  www.homegrowntextiles.co.uk

Starts On:
Saturday October 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 27, 2018
4:30 PM
Wallhanging & Garland - Julia Gahagan
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Starts On:
Saturday October 27, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday October 27, 2018
4:30 PM
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Funky Wallet

Funky Wallet

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:
Friday October 26, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 26, 2018
5:00 PM
Funky Wallet
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Starts On:
Friday October 26, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 26, 2018
5:00 PM
Starts On:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 21, 2018
9:00 PM
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Christmas Tree Skirt & other Decs

Christmas Tree Skirt & Other Decs

Get into the Christmas spirit and make some lovely items for your home.

A Tree Skirt, Stockings, Wreath or decorations - the choice is yours.

The McCalls Pattern is included in the price of this class and you can make any or as many of the items as you like.

Suitable for all abilities.

You will need fabric (10% workshop discount applies) and any other notions such as wadding and stuffing.

Our tutor will guide you all the way in your chosen project.

Starts On:
Friday November 30, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 30, 2018
5:00 PM
Christmas Tree Skirt & Other Decs
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Starts On:
Friday November 30, 2018
1:00 PM
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Friday November 30, 2018
5:00 PM
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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:
Friday November 09, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 09, 2018
4:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Starts On:
Friday November 09, 2018
1:00 PM
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Friday November 09, 2018
4:00 PM
Starts On:
Friday December 07, 2018
1:00 PM
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Friday December 07, 2018
4:00 PM
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Zippy Bag

Zippy Bag

Zippy Bag 

A class for all abilities - learn how to insert a zip in a NEW way!!

You will need to bring 2 fat quarters of your choice - everything else s included

Starts On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
8:00 PM
Zippy Bag
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Starts On:
Wednesday October 10, 2018
6:00 PM
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
8:00 PM
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Creative

Beginner Crochet - Wk1

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.

This is the first week of a 3 week course:

Wk 1 - Learn the basics of crochet

Wk 2 - Improve the basic skills you already have and create a granny square (or two!)

Wk 3 - Learn how to read a pattern to create a crochet item

Book wk 1 and 2 and ask for a 20% discount code for wk 3

Starts On:
Monday September 24, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday September 24, 2018
8:30 PM
Beginner Crochet
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Monday September 24, 2018
6:00 PM
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Monday September 24, 2018
8:30 PM
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Monday October 01, 2018
6:00 PM
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Monday October 01, 2018
8:30 PM
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Tuesday February 05, 2019
1:00 PM
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Tuesday February 05, 2019
3:30 PM
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Monday February 11, 2019
6:00 PM
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Monday February 11, 2019
8:30 PM
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Crochet - Granny Squares - Wk 2

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 crochet hook - all practice yarn will be provided.

This is Wk 2 of our Crochet course

Wk 3 will take your knowledge further by introducing you to reading crochet patterns and creating an item.

Book Wk 1 and 2 and ask for a 20% discount code for Wk 3

Starts On:
Monday October 08, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday October 08, 2018
8:30 PM
Crochet - Granny Square
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Starts On:
Monday October 08, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday October 08, 2018
8:30 PM
Starts On:
Monday February 18, 2019
6:00 PM
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Monday February 18, 2019
8:30 PM
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Crochet - Read a Pattern - Wk 3

Crochet - read a pattern

This is the final week of our 3 week course.

You must be able to crochet to attend this class.

Our tutor Sarah will intruce you to crochet patterns and terminology and you will create an item of your choice from the patterns we've selected - all will give you the skills to continue your crochet journey.

You must bring a crochet hook - all practice yarn will be provided.

Please ask for a 20% discount code if you've already booked and paid for Wk1 and Wk2 or our crochet course.

Starts On:
Monday October 15, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday October 15, 2018
8:30 PM
Crochet - read a pattern
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Starts On:
Monday October 15, 2018
6:00 PM
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Monday October 15, 2018
8:30 PM
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Tuesday March 05, 2019
1:00 PM
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Tuesday March 05, 2019
3:30 PM
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Creative Lampshades

Creative Lampshade

A - Creative Lampshade A 30cm diameter shade frame to hang from the ceiling or place on a lamp-stand. Suitable for complete beginners; No sewing required. Includes the 30cm drum lampshade kit, you will need approx 40cm of lightweight fabric - cotton is ideal. A 2 hour workshop

Starts On:
Friday October 19, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday October 19, 2018
12:00 PM
Creative Lampshade
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Starts On:
Friday October 19, 2018
10:00 AM
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Friday October 19, 2018
12:00 PM
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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:
Wednesday October 24, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 24, 2018
4:00 PM
Introduction to needle felting
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Starts On:
Wednesday October 24, 2018
2:00 PM
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
4:00 PM
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Kids & Teens

Unicorn Bag - Craft Activity - 5 years +

Unicorn Bag - Sew Saturday

A great craft project for children aged from 5 years

Drop in anytime between 9.30 and 11 am and sit and create a unicorn bag

This is a mainly sticking activity with a small amount of sewing the pom poms on.

All elements are ready cut out and pom poms are prepared.

Help is at hand!

Starts On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
9:30 AM
Ends On:
Saturday October 06, 2018
11:00 AM
Unicorn Bag - Sew Saturday
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Saturday October 06, 2018
9:30 AM
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Saturday October 06, 2018
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October Half term - 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 sew together the ready cut pattern pieces to create your bag.

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

Starts On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
1:00 PM
Kids Messenger Bag
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Starts On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
11:00 AM
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
1:00 PM
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October Half term - Patchwork Cushion

Kids (8 +) - Creative Cushion

Starts On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
4:00 PM
Kids (8 +) - Creative Cushion
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Starts On:
Tuesday October 23, 2018
2:00 PM
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
4:00 PM
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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.