ZOOM WORKSHOPS

ZOOM Sewing Patterns Unwrapped

Suitable for budding dressmakers...

Learning to read and work with printed sewing patterns can be a daunting prospect, so join us on this Zoom class whilst we help you get to grips with the terminology.

We suggest you have a dressmaking pattern (Simplicity, Vogue, New Look, Burda, Tilly and the Buttons etc)  with you as this may help put everything in to perspective.

Clare will demonstrate how to measure yourself to ensure you find the correct pattern size for you and discuss the various pattern terms to help you feel at ease and gain an understanding.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions specific to your own pattern.

Please note: this is not a practical class, you will be learning not doing!!

 

Starts On:
Saturday February 27, 2021
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday February 27, 2021
3:30 PM
£12.00
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Sew Social with Clare

Join Clare from the comfort of your armchair for a regular 'all-things-stitchy' chat with other like-minded crafty peeps.

Perhaps you're in need of some inspiration, or stuck on a project, or just need some social interaction during these strange times.

Clare has a wealth of knowledge from dressmaking, quilting, hand-stitching, knitting, crochet, general crafting and sew-much-more.

One of our regular tutors and mother of 2 little ones Clare has been hosting our Zoom workshops and enjoys a little bit of 'Me Time' when the family is fed and the kids are in bed - sure we can all relate to that - you are guarenteed a warm welcome! 

Once booked we will contact you with payment details and send you a Zoom link - Enjoy!

Starts On:
Tuesday March 02, 2021
8:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday March 02, 2021
9:00 PM
£7.00
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ZOOM - DRESSMAKING SKILLS BAG

Join Clare on this Zoom Sew-along Dressmaking Skills workshop where you will make a bag.

You will need:

2 x Fat Quarters of cotton fabric 

25cm fusible interfacing

12" plastic zip (not metal)

We will send you the pattern prior to the class.

 

The Skills you will learn include:

Sewing a curved seam, using interfacing, dressmaking terms such as notches, inserting a zip and with these skills you will make a lovely bag.

Please register your interest and we will contact you for your address, once payment has been made we will send you a zoom link via email (if you've not used zoom before, don't worry, it is quite straight forward and we will help if needed).

We are sure it will be a fun session and a chance to enjoy a workshop in the comfort of your own home with some social interaction.

You will need a sewing machine for this workshop and have basic knowledge of how to use it.

A zipper foot

You will also need scissors, pins etc

You will be required to cut your fabric and fuse the interfacing prior to the workshop.

 

Starts On:
Saturday March 06, 2021
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday March 06, 2021
4:00 PM
£18.00
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Zoom Squares and Strips Quilt in a Day

This class is split in two with zoom tutorial and sew-along from 10am to 12 noon

12 noon - 2pm carry on piecing your blocks (and have a bit of lunch)

2pm - 4.30pm - zoom tutorial resumes to go to next stage

You will need 40 x 5-inch squares and 12 x 2.5" strips.

You will piece together the squares & strips to make a block and learn the importance of precise seam allowances in this first step to quilting.

Once the blocks are pieced together, you will then learn about sashing batting and backing the quilt.

We will then demonstrate how to finish off your quilt with binding. 

Depending on your level of sewing confidence, you may not complete the quilt during this session but we will provide videos for you to complete in your own time and are always happy to talk through with you at a later date to help you finish.

The quilt size is approx 1m square

You will need:

40 x 5" squares - brights, pastels, neutral, baby (approx price £14)

14 x strips - plain (approx £10)

1.2m x 1.2m wadding (approx (£10)

1.2m Backing (approx £12)

We will happily cut everything ready for you and help you chose fabrics, just let us know what you would like!

Starts On:
Saturday March 20, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 20, 2021
4:00 PM
£45.00
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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:
Friday March 20, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday March 20, 2020
12:00 PM
£28.00
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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:
Friday March 19, 2021
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 19, 2021
4:00 PM
£42.00
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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 March 27, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 27, 2020
5:00 PM
£52.00
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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:
Friday March 05, 2021
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 05, 2021
4:00 PM
£40.00
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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:
Saturday March 28, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 28, 2020
1:00 PM
£45.00
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Zippy Bag

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

You will need  2 (or 3) x Fat Quarters of your choice (10% discount applies)

Zip and wadding included in fee

Starts On:
Friday October 16, 2020
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 16, 2020
8:00 PM
£30.00
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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. Email us to book your FREE place.

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 January 13, 2021
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday January 13, 2021
4:00 PM
£12.00
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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
£12.00
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Make Clothes

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 March 06, 2021
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday March 06, 2021
4:00 PM
£48.00
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Overlocker Leggings

Make a pair of leggings - any age, any size using just an overlocker.

Not for the very beginner - you must have used an overlocker before and be able to thread it confidently.

You will need a pattern, or a pair of leggings to make a pattern from and suitable stretch fabric - we can advise 

Please bring your own overlocker - we have a limited amount to use if you do not currently own one - please let us know if you would like to use one of ours.

This is a perfect follow on class to the Unlocking Overlocking workshop.

 

 

Starts On:
Saturday March 27, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 27, 2021
1:00 PM
£40.00
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Sunday Dressmaking 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:
Sunday March 21, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Sunday March 21, 2021
4:30 PM
£75.00
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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:
Saturday March 28, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 28, 2020
1:00 PM
£45.00
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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 February 22, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 22, 2020
4:30 PM
£75.00
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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:
Saturday March 13, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 13, 2021
3:00 PM
£70.00
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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
£45.00
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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 February 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 29, 2020
4:30 PM
£75.00
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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 March 20, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 20, 2021
4:30 PM
£75.00
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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:
Saturday March 27, 2021
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday March 27, 2021
4:30 PM
£45.00
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Homemaker

Shisha Embroidery

Learn the basics of Shisha  (mirror-work) embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors to fabric. 

Join our tutor Helen as she shows you how to attach the mirror to felt with stitching.

One the mirror is attached, practice  other embroidery stitches in this 'hands on' class and turn this little ethnic piece into a scissor keep or book mark or whatever takes your fancy!

An all inclusive class - felt, mirror, threads - no need to bring anything!

 

Starts On:
Tuesday February 09, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 09, 2021
1:00 PM
£40.00
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Pleather Zipped Bag

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

If time allows - Finish it off with a handmade tassel too!

All inclusive - no need to bring anything!

Starts On:
Saturday March 28, 2020
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday March 28, 2020
4:30 PM
£45.00
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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 (included)

 

Starts On:
Tuesday August 06, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 06, 2019
3:00 PM
£55.00
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Zippy Bag

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

You will need  2 (or 3) x Fat Quarters of your choice (10% discount applies)

Zip and wadding included in fee

Starts On:
Friday October 16, 2020
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 16, 2020
8:00 PM
£30.00
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Sew Sew-cial

No tuition - just a social sew.

Bring along your own projects and sew with other like-minded people!

Sewing machines and equipment available for your use, so no need to bring anything other than what you're working on.

£10 cash due on the day - PLEASE let us know in good time if you are not able to attend so we can re-advertise your space.

Suitable for all levels of sewists

Starts On:
Monday October 05, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Monday October 05, 2020
12:30 PM
£10.00
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Creative Lampshade

Create a 30cm Drum Lampshade to hang from the ceiling or place 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
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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:
Saturday March 27, 2021
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday March 27, 2021
4:30 PM
£45.00
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Creative

Shisha Embroidery

Learn the basics of Shisha  (mirror-work) embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors to fabric. 

Join our tutor Helen as she shows you how to attach the mirror to felt with stitching.

One the mirror is attached, practice  other embroidery stitches in this 'hands on' class and turn this little ethnic piece into a scissor keep or book mark or whatever takes your fancy!

An all inclusive class - felt, mirror, threads - no need to bring anything!

 

Starts On:
Tuesday February 09, 2021
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday February 09, 2021
1:00 PM
£40.00
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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 March 05, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday March 05, 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
£30.00
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Creative Lampshade

Create a 30cm Drum Lampshade to hang from the ceiling or place 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
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Kids & Teens

Patchwork Cushion - Kids

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:
Tuesday August 04, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 04, 2020
12:00 PM
£30.00
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Kids - Creative Tote Bag

Suitable for children aged from 8 years.

We start off with a 'driving test' to gain knowledge of using the  sewing machines.

Then using Bondaweb you will create a simple design to stick and then sew on to your bag front.

After sewing up the seams, handles will be added.

A fun, all inclusive session - suitable for all

Starts On:
Tuesday April 10, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 10, 2018
4:00 PM
£26.00
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Applique Cushion -Kids

 

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
£30.00
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Zipped Pencil Case

Not suitable for the complete beginner

In this class the children will quilt layers of fabric before sewing on a zip and piecing together to create a small lined zipped bag to use as a pencil case or whatever they fancy!

Choice of fabrics, wadding and zip is included

Full instruction & an practice session will be given on the sewing machines first.

 

Starts On:
Friday August 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday August 30, 2019
12:00 PM
£26.00
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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

DURING COVID:

Online workshop bookings are made without prior payment, We will contact you within 28 days of the class to confirm your space and take payment. Once payment has been made normal cancellation terms & conditions apply.

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.