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Learn to Sew

Brother Showcase

Brother Showcase

Lovely Rachel from Brother will be with us at Sew Creative to help you discover all of our Brother Sewing Machines, Embroidery Machines and Overlockers

Rachel has a mountain of knowledge when it comes to the whole Brother range and she will be demonstrating the wonderful new Stellaire Embroidery Machine

Sew a little something on one of our BrotherMachines.

Enjoy a social session and much much more

Pop in or stay for the whole session - Booking essential!

Starts On:
Wednesday October 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 30, 2019
1:00 PM
Free
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Learn to Machine Sew

A - Learn to Machine Sew

This is a perfect beginners class for anyone wanting to learn how to use a sewing machine.

You may have a machine that you dont know how to use, in which case bring it along and learn how!

Or you may use one of our machines to discover the joys of sewing with a machine

You will learn how to wind a bobbin, how to thread the machine, learn about tension and create basic stitches.

You will make a small project and everything is included.

Starts On:
Saturday January 25, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday January 25, 2020
12:00 PM
£25.00
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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 (including the Armistice Poppy) 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 October 31, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday October 31, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
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Zippy Bag

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:
Wednesday November 20, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 20, 2019
8:00 PM
£26.00
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Sew with Jo

Sew with Jo

This is a beginner or confident beginner class for anyone wanting to start on their sewing journey.

Maybe you're stuck with a project & dont know how to get started, Jo will help.

Simple starter projects include:

Sewing with panels

Applique or patchwork cushion

Zipped or drawstring bag

Learn how to use your machine

or anything else - please feel free to chat through with one of our team members on 01730 858020 or email jo direct here

Starts On:
Wednesday November 27, 2019
4:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 27, 2019
6:30 PM
£30.00
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Christmas Sewing

Christmas Sewing

Get in to the Christmas Spirit and enjoy 3 hours of Creative Christmas sewing - sutable for all.

You can make from the following:

Advent Calendar from a panel

Advent Bunting 

Gift Bags for Christmas gifts

and sew much more!

You will need panel, backing fabric and wadding - depending on what you are making - we can advise and you will receive 10% discount on all fabrics purchased for your class.

We will provide tuition and guidance and use of our sewing machines in our lovely studio.

Starts On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
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Sew What! (ever you like!)

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 November 22, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 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 December 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday December 13, 2019
4:00 PM
£40.00
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Best Foot Forward

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 January 22, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday January 22, 2020
5:00 PM
£45.00
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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:
Thursday October 24, 2019
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday October 24, 2019
7:00 PM
£10.00
This event is fully booked

Brother Club

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 October 30, 2019
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday October 30, 2019
7:00 PM
£50.00
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Make Clothes

Tokyo Top - New!

Tokyo Top

The Tokyo Top is easy to wear with its back dip boxy style inspired by Japanese clothing.

Learn some lovely dressmaking skills including:

Pattern Cutting

Cutting on bias

French or double stitched seams

Inserting neck band

Topstitching

Finishing detail

The pattern is included and you will need 2 metres of lightweight fabric such as Denim Chambray or lightweight denim, Cotton or Cotton Lawn

Starts On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
3:00 PM
£60.00
This event is fully booked

Pleats, Curves and Concealed Zip - NEW!

Pleats, Curves & Concealed Zip

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 guest tutor Kai will guide you through the minefield of pattern terminology, you will cut out your pattern and cover tricky techniques such as creating pleats, inserting a curved seam,  using interfacing, inserting a  concealed zip and creating boxed corners.

An all inclusive class - just bring your creativity and enthusiasm

Starts On:
Monday December 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Monday December 02, 2019
1:00 PM
£45.00
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Sewing with Stretch

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 November 16, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
3:00 PM
£65.00
This event is fully booked

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:
Friday November 08, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 08, 2019
4:00 PM
£42.00
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NEW - Soxy Socks! (3 sessions)

Soxy Socks!

 A social knit class suitable for anyone who knows the basics of knitting (can knit and purl) but would like to try something different.

WARNING - Sock knitting is very addictive!

This class is over 3  x 2 hour short social sessions

Session 1:

Go through the pattern (included)

Casting on

Knit and Natter (help as required)

Homework: Get to heel flap

Session 2 - INTENSE SOCKING!!:

A more complex session starting with the heel flap, gusset and heel turn contruction

Homework: Get to toes/ foot length

Session 3:

Toe Shaping

Kitchener Stitch

Finishing off

Homework: Make another sock!

We welcome our guest tutor Sue to this is an all inclusive class.

Whats incuded in your Sox in a Box:

Head over Heels sock yarn - choice of colours

Sock Pattern

Symphonie Circular Knitting needle

Symphonie Double ended pins x 6

Starts On:
Saturday November 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
12:00 PM
£75.00
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Dress Making Day

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
£70.00
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Copy That Garment - make a pattern

Copy that Garment!

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

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

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

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

Starts On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
1:00 PM
£40.00
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Tilly & The Buttons Dressmaking

Tilly & The Buttons Dressmaking

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

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

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

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

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

Romy - A knit dress with a cute tie back

Indigo - A simple dress with gathers

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

Starts On:
Saturday May 23, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 23, 2020
4:30 PM
£78.00
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Patch & Quilt

Make a gorgeous quilt in a day!

Quilt in a day

Using 54 pre-cut 5-inch squares, 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).

You will need a charm pack which we are happy to help you design and then cut for you - this usually costs around £16 depending on your choice of fabrics.

Everything else is included - plain backing fabric of your choice, wadding and binding and use of our studio sewing machines.

Starts On:
Saturday November 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 02, 2019
4:30 PM
£70.00
This event is fully booked

Creative Free Motion Embroidery

B - Creative Free Motion Embroidery

A follow on workshop for those who have basic knowledge of using a sewing machine.

Once you've practiced this wonderful creative technique, you will be hooked!

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

Practice Free writing, adding applique/ fabric prints/crayons, vermicelli squiggles (will gie you the giggles) and so much more. Our wonderful tutor will encourage and support you.

Not for the complete beginner!!

No need to bring anything - but if you'd prefer to use your own machine please feel free to bring it - you will also need a free-motion darning foot.

Starts On:
Saturday January 25, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday January 25, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
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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 (included)

Starts On:
Tuesday October 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£55.00
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Complete Machine Quilting

Complete Machine Quilting

In this class you will  practice different ways to quilt using a sewing machine.

Start off by using simple stitches and create different effects using varigated threads whulst practising accuracy

You will learn: Traditional Stitch in the Ditch, Echo Quilting and Free-Motion Quilting, using various threads to build confidence in creating personalised quilting patterns.

No need to bring anything (unless you prefer to use your own machine) everything is included.

Starts On:
Wednesday December 04, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday December 04, 2019
4:00 PM
£42.00
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Homemaker

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 (included)

Starts On:
Tuesday October 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£55.00
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Zippy Bag

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:
Wednesday November 20, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 20, 2019
8:00 PM
£26.00
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Sew What! (ever you like!)

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 November 22, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 22, 2019
4:00 PM
£35.00
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Christmas Sewing

Christmas Sewing

Get in to the Christmas Spirit and enjoy 3 hours of Creative Christmas sewing - sutable for all.

You can make from the following:

Advent Calendar from a panel

Advent Bunting 

Gift Bags for Christmas gifts

and sew much more!

You will need panel, backing fabric and wadding - depending on what you are making - we can advise and you will receive 10% discount on all fabrics purchased for your class.

We will provide tuition and guidance and use of our sewing machines in our lovely studio.

Starts On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
1:00 PM
£35.00
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Creative Lampshade

Creative Lampshade

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

Suitable for complete beginners. No sewing required. 

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

A 2- hour workshop

Starts On:
Friday November 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 22, 2019
12:00 PM
£38.00
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Creative

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 Improvers class? 

Starts On:
Monday November 04, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday November 04, 2019
8:30 PM
£30.00
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Crochet Improvers

Crochet - Improvers

Having mastered the basics of crochet (or at least be able to create some basic stitches), our tutor Sarah will introduce you to other aspects of crochet according to your needs.

Perhaps you would like to create Granny Squares or work with a pattern, our tutor will help to guide you and give you the skills to continue your crochet journey.

Bring your own project, yarn, crochet hook and pattern (if required) and we will help  to get you on your way to achieving your goals.

Starts On:
Monday October 28, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday October 28, 2019
8:30 PM
£30.00
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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 October 04, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday October 04, 2019
12:00 PM
£26.00
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NEW - Soxy Socks! (3 sessions)

Soxy Socks!

 A social knit class suitable for anyone who knows the basics of knitting (can knit and purl) but would like to try something different.

WARNING - Sock knitting is very addictive!

This class is over 3  x 2 hour short social sessions

Session 1:

Go through the pattern (included)

Casting on

Knit and Natter (help as required)

Homework: Get to heel flap

Session 2 - INTENSE SOCKING!!:

A more complex session starting with the heel flap, gusset and heel turn contruction

Homework: Get to toes/ foot length

Session 3:

Toe Shaping

Kitchener Stitch

Finishing off

Homework: Make another sock!

We welcome our guest tutor Sue to this is an all inclusive class.

Whats incuded in your Sox in a Box:

Head over Heels sock yarn - choice of colours

Sock Pattern

Symphonie Circular Knitting needle

Symphonie Double ended pins x 6

Starts On:
Saturday November 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
12:00 PM
£75.00
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Creative Lampshades

Creative Lampshade

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

Suitable for complete beginners. No sewing required. 

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

A 2- hour workshop

Starts On:
Friday November 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 22, 2019
12:00 PM
£38.00
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Kids & Teens

Sew Skilful Course with Mimi - NEW!

Sew Skillful with Mimi- Age 9+

A fortnightly sewing course for children aged 9  to 12 years

Wednesday 6th and 20th November and Wednesday 4th and 18th December

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

Course fees include  all materials/ fabrics etc.

Week 1 - Hand sewing skills - thread needle, knotting, practice stitching, sewing buttons and make small project.

Week 2 - Machine skills - thread machine, practice straight stitch, make drawstring bag

Week 3 - Applique skills - cutting, using bondaweb and iron, sewing around curves, sew button and ribbon., make book cover

Week 4 - Zips - Change sewing machine feet, cut out fabric, insert zipper, attach lining, create a zipped bag

All sessions must be paid for in advance, there is no refund or transfer for classes not attended. Drop-off & pick-up times must be not be earlier or later than 10 minutes, parents/guardians are welcome to stay.

Starts On:
Wednesday November 06, 2019
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday December 18, 2019
6:30 PM
£75.00
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Patchwork Cushion

Kids (8 +) - Patchwork Cushion

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

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

Starts On:
Tuesday October 29, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 29, 2019
12:00 PM
£28.00
This event is fully booked

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 November 01, 2019
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 01, 2019
4:00 PM
£26.00
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Sew with Jo

Sew with Jo

This is a beginner or confident beginner class for anyone wanting to start on their sewing journey.

Maybe you're stuck with a project & dont know how to get started, Jo will help.

Simple starter projects include:

Sewing with panels

Applique or patchwork cushion

Zipped or drawstring bag

Learn how to use your machine

or anything else - please feel free to chat through with one of our team members on 01730 858020 or email jo direct here

Starts On:
Wednesday November 27, 2019
4:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday November 27, 2019
6:30 PM
£30.00
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If you cant find what you’re looking for or would like to be on the waiting list for a sold out class – let us know here

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Learn new skills, gain confidence and have fun.

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Bookings – Terms and Conditions

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

Workshop bookings require payment in full.

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

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

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

Workshop Cancellation – by our Creative Customers

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop Cancellation – by Sew Creative

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

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