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Learn to Sew (LTS)

Cat A - 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:
Saturday August 04, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Starts On:
Saturday August 04, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday August 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Starts On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
1:30 PM
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Saturday September 15, 2018
4:30 PM
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LTS - Learn to Machine Sew

A - Learn to Machine Sew

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Saturday July 28, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 28, 2018
12:00 PM
A - Learn to Machine Sew
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Saturday July 28, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 28, 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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Cat A - Summer Tote Bag

Summer Tote Bag

Perfect for a beginner or improver 

Make a  lined Tote Bag with button tab and  zip pocket depending on your preference and skill level.

You will need to bring:

2 x 1m of cotton fabric

60cm of fusible wadding/interfacing

60cm zip or large button

Use of our sewing machines and thread is included 

Starts On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
2:00 PM
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Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 AM
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Cat A - 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:
Saturday August 18, 2018
2:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
4:30 PM
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Saturday August 18, 2018
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Saturday August 18, 2018
4:30 PM
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Learn to Sew - Simple Top

LTS - Skirt Making/ Simple Top

This class is suitable for anyone who can machine sew a straight line!

You may chose to make a Simple Top  or an A- line Skirt

You will learn various skills for each item, including How to use and read a pattern,  measuring, cutting out, inserting darts, applying correct seam allowances and finishing seams and hemming techniques.

Specific skills for each item as follows:

Simple Top - inset sleeves, finishing neckline.

A-Line Skirt - Inserting zip, using facings and interfacing.

Starts On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Saturday July 21, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Learn to Sew - Skirt

LTS - Skirt Making/ Simple Top

This class is suitable for anyone who can machine sew a straight line!

You may chose to make a Simple Top  or an A- line Skirt

You will learn various skills for each item, including How to use and read a pattern,  measuring, cutting out, inserting darts, applying correct seam allowances and finishing seams and hemming techniques.

Specific skills for each item as follows:

Simple Top - inset sleeves, finishing neckline.

A-Line Skirt - Inserting zip, using facings and interfacing.

Starts On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Saturday July 21, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Cat A - Sew with Jo

Sew with Jo

A perfect workshop for adult beginners wanting to learn to sew using a sewing machine or tweens wanting to learn more skills and gain more experience in sewing techniques.

Make a simple cushion , bunting or bag or try your hand at garment making, such as a child's dress or skirt.

Depending on your project you could learn any of the following skills:  Perfecting seams, following a pattern, patchwork designs, inserting a zip, creating buttonholes, applique designs.

We will help you find your perfect staring project - just ask!

Workshop fee includes tuition and use of our Elna machines and thread. All fabrics, patterns and notions are extra.

Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
4:30 PM
Sew with Jo
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
2:00 PM
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
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Cat A/B - 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:
Saturday July 28, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday July 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Unlocking Overlocking
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Saturday July 28, 2018
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Saturday July 28, 2018
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Cat A - JEM SewCiety

JEM Sewciety

A support group for anyone with a Janome or Elna Sewing Machine.

This group is held on each month in the  afternoon or evening (Jan - May every aftternoon - alternate evenings)

Bring along a project and enjoy a social sewing session, there is no tuition but plemty of support to help you on your sewing journey.

Enjoy free sessions when you purchase a machine from us! Just ask!

Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
8:30 PM
JEM Sewciety
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Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
6:00 PM
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
8:30 PM
Starts On:
Tuesday September 04, 2018
1:00 PM
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Tuesday September 04, 2018
3:30 PM
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Make Clothes

Cat B - 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 August 25, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 25, 2018
4:30 PM
Dress Making Day Course
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Starts On:
Saturday August 25, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday August 25, 2018
4:30 PM
Starts On:
Saturday November 03, 2018
10:00 PM
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Saturday November 03, 2018
4:30 PM
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NEW - The Collar Scholar

The Collar Scholar - New for 2018

Learn the true techniques of crisp collars, create sharp turns and get past the 'fiddly' attachment.

You will make a full size sample collar with a yoke attachment - therefore learning all the skills and techniques for creating a perfect shirt collar.

Starts On:
Friday July 13, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday July 13, 2018
1:00 PM
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Cat B - 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
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Starts On:
Friday September 14, 2018
10:00 AM
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Friday September 28, 2018
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
6:00 PM
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Wednesday October 31, 2018
9:00 PM
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Cat B - Shift Dress

B - Shift dress

Cat B - Shift Dress This is perfect for those who have completed a ‘Learn to Sew top or skirt’ workshop and now feel ready to enhance their skills. You’ll leave with a Shift Dress made to measure, using the workshop pattern. An introduction to cutting a pattern and all the terminology used. You’ll cover lots of techniques including: darts, Inserting a zip and facing, and working on seams and hems (with an overlocker) You need to know how to thread up and use the sewing machine, but don’t forget that help is at hand for anything technical. You will need  2m fabric for sizes up to 12, and 2.5m fabric for sizes 14+. A medium to heavy weight (cotton, needlecord and linen is perfect). We offer a 10% discount on fabric purchased for the workshop A zip, threads & custom made pattern are included. A 6 hour workshop plus half hour lunch break

Starts On:
Saturday September 08, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 08, 2018
4:30 PM
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Saturday September 08, 2018
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Saturday September 08, 2018
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Beginners Dressmaking - Skirt or Top

LTS - Skirt Making/ Simple Top

This class is suitable for anyone who can machine sew a straight line!

You may chose to make a Simple Top  or an A- line Skirt

You will learn various skills for each item, including How to use and read a pattern,  measuring, cutting out, inserting darts, applying correct seam allowances and finishing seams and hemming techniques.

Specific skills for each item as follows:

Simple Top - inset sleeves, finishing neckline.

A-Line Skirt - Inserting zip, using facings and interfacing.

Starts On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
LTS - Skirt Making/ Simple Top
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Saturday July 21, 2018
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Saturday July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Cat B - Sewing with Stretch

Cat B - Sewing with Stretch

Have you tried sewing with stretch fabric? We will show you how to get great results using an ordinary sewing machine.

The pattern suits all shapes and sizes and has a variety of options inlcuding neckline, length and sleeves.

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

Starts On:
Saturday September 01, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 01, 2018
3:00 PM
Cat B - Sewing with Stretch
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Saturday September 01, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 01, 2018
3:00 PM
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
10:00 AM
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
3:00 PM
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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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Cat B - 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:
Saturday July 28, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday July 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Unlocking Overlocking
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Saturday July 28, 2018
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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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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
1:00 PM
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NEW - Jersey 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
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Jacket Making - 2 week course

Jacket Making - 2 wk course

Worskop over 2 weeks.

Using the pattern provided, will will learn how to make a jacket, with or without a lining,  insert jacket sleeves as well as several tailoring techniques, including revere collar, curves, darts and buttonholes.

You will leave with a pattern and jacket which fits you.

This class is aimed at those of you with some dressmaking experience who have previously completed several dressmaking projects, but no previous jacket making is required.

You will need up to 2m of fabric (cotton, denim,light wool, blends) and 1.5m of lining fabric.

Starts On:
Friday October 12, 2018
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 19, 2018
6:00 PM
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Starts On:
Friday October 12, 2018
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Friday October 19, 2018
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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
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Saturday November 17, 2018
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Saturday November 17, 2018
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Cat C - 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
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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Patch & Quilt

Cat B: Make a gorgeous quilt in a day!

B - Quilt in a day

Using a pre-cut 5 inch charm pack (54 pieces) , you will piece together the squares and learn the importance of precise seam allowances in this first step to quilting. Once pieced together, you will then learn about batting and backing the quilt, then simple quilting effects using the sewing machine. We will then show you how to finish off your quilt with binding. You will leave with the basic skills of quilting, a lovely finished quilt (knees or cot) and a desire to do another one!! A 6.5 hour workshop (half hour for lunch) - you will need a 5inch pre-cut charm pack (54 x 5"squares). We will happily create a charm pack to your personal specification - please ask for details. All other materials included - threads, batting, backing fabric. Please note: It is not possible to make a larger quilt during this session.

Starts On:
Friday August 24, 2018
10:00 AM
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Friday August 24, 2018
4:30 PM
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Friday August 24, 2018
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Friday August 24, 2018
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Saturday September 22, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 22, 2018
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Friday November 16, 2018
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Friday November 16, 2018
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Cat B - 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:
Saturday September 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
1:00 PM
B - Creative Free Motion Embroidery
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Saturday September 15, 2018
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Saturday September 15, 2018
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Cat B - Complete Machine Quilting - NEW

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, 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:
Saturday June 09, 2018
1:30 PM
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Saturday June 09, 2018
4:30 PM
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Angels & Cherubs with Guest tutor Julia Gahagan

Angels & Cherubs - 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
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Saturday October 27, 2018
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Saturday October 27, 2018
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Cat B - 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
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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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Homemaker

Cat B - FOOT SPA

Cat B - Foot Spa!

Cat B - A great way to gain more sewing confidence and to learn about all the basic feet on your machine. You will be using the standard (zig zag) foot, zipper foot, applique foot and buttonhole foot to make this beautiful bag compete with piping, internal zip pocket, button fastening, decorative stitching and topstitching.

Bring your own machine and all the various feet attachments it may.

Please bring a note book to help you remember!

Not suitable for the complete beginner.

A fully inclusive workshop with choice of fabrics

Starts On:
Saturday August 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 11, 2018
3:00 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa!
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Starts On:
Saturday August 11, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday August 11, 2018
3:00 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa!
Saturday August 11, 2018,10:00 AM
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Cat A - Summer Tote bag

Summer Tote Bag

Perfect for a beginner or improver 

Make a  lined Tote Bag with button tab and  zip pocket depending on your preference and skill level.

You will need to bring:

2 x 1m of cotton fabric

60cm of fusible wadding/interfacing

60cm zip or large button

Use of our sewing machines and thread is included 

Starts On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
2:00 PM
Summer Tote Bag
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Starts On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday August 18, 2018
2:00 PM
£40.00
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Cat A/B/C - 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:
Saturday August 04, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Starts On:
Saturday August 04, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Starts On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
4:30 PM
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Cat B - 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:
Saturday September 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
1:00 PM
B - Creative Free Motion Embroidery
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Starts On:
Saturday September 15, 2018
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 15, 2018
1:00 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:
Saturday August 18, 2018
2:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday August 18, 2018
4:30 PM
Zippy Bag
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Saturday August 18, 2018
2:30 PM
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Saturday August 18, 2018
4:30 PM
Zippy Bag
Saturday August 18, 2018,2:30 PM
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Angels & Cherubs with guest tutor Julia Gahagan

Angels & Cherubs - 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
Angels & Cherubs - 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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Creative

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 August 31, 2018
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Friday August 31, 2018
12:30 PM
Creative Lampshade
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Starts On:
Friday August 31, 2018
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Friday August 31, 2018
12:30 PM
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Introduction to Needle felting

Introduction to needle felting

Starts On:
Friday July 20, 2018
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Friday July 20, 2018
12:30 PM
Introduction to needle felting
Introduction to needle felting
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Sashiko Crafternoon Tea

Sashiko Crafternoon Tea

An ideal craft for simple sewing lovers. Using pre-drafted designs you will learn the basic techniques of Sashiko embroidery.

Our tutor will guide you step-by-step to ensure that you are pleased with your project.

When the opportunity arises, we will stop for a well deserved cuppa and slice of cake and no doubt lots of natter! Come alone and meet new friends or with a group of friends - everyone welcome - no experience required - just lots of enthusiasm! Includes all materials, tea and cake.

Starts On:
Friday August 03, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday August 03, 2018
4:00 PM
Sashiko Crafternoon Tea
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Starts On:
Friday August 03, 2018
2:00 PM
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Friday August 03, 2018
4:00 PM
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Kids & Teens

Sew Much Fun

Kids - Sew Much Fun

Sew much fun for children aged from 8 years to gain confidence in sewing with their own machine or using one of ours. We will build on skills and make small items to take home and enjoy.

Suitable for boys and girls aged from 8 years.

Starts On:
Friday July 27, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday July 27, 2018
4:00 PM
Kids - Sew Much Fun
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Starts On:
Friday July 27, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday July 27, 2018
4:00 PM
Starts On:
Friday August 31, 2018
2:00 PM
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Friday August 31, 2018
4:00 PM
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Patchwork Cushion

Kids (8 +) - Creative Cushion

Kids Creative cushion is suitable for beginners and those with a bit of experience.

We start off by learning how to use the sewing machine, they will then be ready to chose their fabrics (from the workroom stash) and sew together under our guidance.

An envelope cushion back is created and then all sewn together.

All fabrics and a cushion pad is included.

A fun packed creative session.

Starts On:
Wednesday August 08, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday August 08, 2018
4:00 PM
Kids (8 +) - Creative Cushion
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Starts On:
Wednesday August 08, 2018
2:00 PM
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Wednesday August 08, 2018
4:00 PM
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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, thread and use of our Elna sewing machines.

Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
1:00 PM
Kids Messenger Bag
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
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Sew with Jo - tweens and teens

Sew with Jo

A perfect workshop for adult beginners wanting to learn to sew using a sewing machine or tweens wanting to learn more skills and gain more experience in sewing techniques.

Make a simple cushion , bunting or bag or try your hand at garment making, such as a child's dress or skirt.

Depending on your project you could learn any of the following skills:  Perfecting seams, following a pattern, patchwork designs, inserting a zip, creating buttonholes, applique designs.

We will help you find your perfect staring project - just ask!

Workshop fee includes tuition and use of our Elna machines and thread. All fabrics, patterns and notions are extra.

Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
4:30 PM
Sew with Jo
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Starts On:
Tuesday August 07, 2018
2:00 PM
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Tuesday August 07, 2018
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Smarty Pants

Kids - Smarty pants

Kids - Make Shorts - 8 years+ 

Using a workshop pattern (included), pin and cut out, considering fabric design.

Stitch together and zig zag the seams, create a casing for the elastic and thread through.

Finish of leg seams and wear with pride!

You will need at least 1 metre of cotton fabric, everything else in included.

Starts On:
Tuesday August 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 21, 2018
1:00 PM
Kids - Smarty pants
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Starts On:
Tuesday August 21, 2018
10:00 AM
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Tuesday August 21, 2018
1:00 PM
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Sew and Sew Course - 8yrs +

Sew and Sew course - Age 8+

A weekly session,  sewing class for children, tweens and teens

No experience necessary as we will work with each child at their own level, suitable for D of E too!

Course fees do not include materials/ fabrics etc, but do include tuition and use of sewing machines.

Attendees choose their own project and we can help to find one suitable for their sewing skill level.

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:
Friday July 27, 2018
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Friday August 10, 2018
1:00 PM
Sew and Sew course - Age 8+
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Friday July 27, 2018
10:30 AM
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Friday August 10, 2018
1:00 PM
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3 wk Sew and Sew Course - Sept

3wk Sew and Sew course - Sept 18

A weekly session,  sewing class for children, tweens and teens

No experience necessary as we will work with each child at their own level, suitable for D of E too!

Course fees do not include materials/ fabrics etc, but do include tuition and use of sewing machines.

Attendees choose their own project and we can help to find one suitable for their sewing skill level.

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:
Friday September 21, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 05, 2018
6:00 PM
3wk Sew and Sew course - Sept 18
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Starts On:
Friday September 21, 2018
4:00 PM
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Friday October 05, 2018
6:00 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.