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Learn to Sew

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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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 July 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday July 10, 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 February 26, 2020
4:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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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Learn to Sew - Cushion

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:
Saturday February 01, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday February 01, 2020
1:00 PM
£40.00
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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:
Saturday April 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday April 18, 2020
5:00 PM
£35.00
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Unlocking Overlocking

Unlocking Overlocking

Do you own an overlocker and perhaps haven't yet taken it out of the box, or maybe you are finding it all a little bit scary, or it needs re-threading and you dont know where to begin?

Then this class is for you...

A 3 hour informative class for you to gain knowledge and skills on your own overlocker

Start off by learning how to thread your machine and adjust tension.

Our tutor will hekp guide you through a series of samples from rolled hem to 3 thread overlocking.

Your overlocker must be in good working order.

You will need to bring your overlocker, power cable and pedal and instruction book if you have one!

We do have a few workshop overlockers if you'd prefer to use one of ours - but these must be booked in advance.

Starts On:
Friday December 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday December 13, 2019
4:00 PM
£40.00
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Foot Spa Bag

Foot Spa Bag

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 required - or use one of our machines!

Please bring a note book to help you remember!

Not suitable for the complete beginner.

You will need 2 x half metres of your chosen fabric (10% workshop discount applies)

Everything else is included.

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

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.

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 February 05, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 05, 2020
4:00 PM
£10.00
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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 February 12, 2020
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 12, 2020
7:00 PM
£10.00
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Make Clothes

Tokyo Top - New!

Tokyo Top

Learn some lovely dressmaking skills with this workshop inspired by the Japanese Style.

You will cut out your pattern pieces, using the studio pattern provided.

Depending of your chosen fabric (we suggest a cotton lawn or denim chambrey) you will learn how to sewfrench seams, insert the fashionable neck and learn some lovely finishing detail including topstitching.

You will need approx 2 metres of fabric (not included)

Starts On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
3:00 PM
£60.00
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Dressmaker Bag - NEW!

Dressmaker Bag

Learn some fabulous Dressmaking Skills whilst making a lovely little bag

Cut out your fabric using the pattern provided, learn about pattern terminology &  pattern notches.

Create Pleats, curved seam and insert a concealed zipper too!

Use interfacing and learn some finishing techniques

An all inclusive workshop with a selection of workshop fabrics to choose from, no need to bring your machine (unless you want to!)

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

If you're nervous about sewing with stretch fabric or have tried before with mixed results, then this is the class for you.

We will show you how to get great results using an ordinary sewing machine.

The McCalls pattern (included) suits all shapes and sizes and has a variety of options including neckline, length and sleeves.

The class includes tuition, pattern and use of our sewing machines (or bring your own if you prefer) .

You will need up to 2m of jersey type fabric, we always have a lovely selection where we offer you a 10% workshop discount too!

Starts On:
Saturday January 11, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday January 11, 2020
3:00 PM
£65.00
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Unlocking Overlocking

Unlocking Overlocking

Do you own an overlocker and perhaps haven't yet taken it out of the box, or maybe you are finding it all a little bit scary, or it needs re-threading and you dont know where to begin?

Then this class is for you...

A 3 hour informative class for you to gain knowledge and skills on your own overlocker

Start off by learning how to thread your machine and adjust tension.

Our tutor will hekp guide you through a series of samples from rolled hem to 3 thread overlocking.

Your overlocker must be in good working order.

You will need to bring your overlocker, power cable and pedal and instruction book if you have one!

We do have a few workshop overlockers if you'd prefer to use one of ours - but these must be booked in advance.

Starts On:
Friday December 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday December 13, 2019
4:00 PM
£40.00
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ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH

ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH!

Inserting Zips will no longer be a struggle once youve attended this workshop.

Our tutor will guide you and you will practice inserting the following zips:

Central, Fly, Lap, Concealed, Central, Exposed

A fun informative all-inclusive session

Starts On:
Saturday May 04, 2019
1:30 PM
Ends On:
Saturday May 04, 2019
4:30 PM
£42.00
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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 December 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday December 14, 2019
4:30 PM
£70.00
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Patchwork & Quilting Skills

Patchwork & Quilting Skills

 This short course will help you gain confidence and skills in the following:

Choosing fabrics to create your finished table mat.

Using a rotary cutter to precisely cut the block shapes

Piecing the fabrics together to create the block design

Adding a border  and create a quilt 'sandwich' and stitch together

Practicing free quilting

Cutting  binding strips and complete the mat with binding

An all inclusive workshop - everything included

Starts On:
Wednesday February 12, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 12, 2020
5:00 PM
£55.00
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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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Complete Machine Quilting

Complete Machine Quilting

Learn lots of ways to quilt using a Sewing Machine and different feet & threads to create some amazing effects.

You will learn traditional Stitch in the ditch, decorative machine stitching, echo quilting and free machine quitling

Use variagted and metallic threads to add detail and build confidence in personalising your quilting with the help of our knowledgeable tutor.

Starts On:
Wednesday March 04, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday March 04, 2020
4:00 PM
£42.00
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Homemaker

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 July 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday July 10, 2019
8:00 PM
£26.00
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Dressmaker Bag - NEW

Dressmaker Bag

Learn some fabulous Dressmaking Skills whilst making a lovely little bag

Cut out your fabric using the pattern provided, learn about pattern terminology &  pattern notches.

Create Pleats, curved seam and insert a concealed zipper too!

Use interfacing and learn some finishing techniques

An all inclusive workshop with a selection of workshop fabrics to choose from, no need to bring your machine (unless you want to!)

Starts On:
Monday December 02, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Monday December 02, 2019
1:00 PM
£45.00
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Luna Lapin

Luna Lapin

Join our Guest Tutor Sue in the Wonderful World of Luna Lapin

The Luna Lapin Book, by Sarah Peel is included in the course to protect the copyright, and to enable you to carry on making all the lovely clothes & accessories, time and time again.

This is a 'Mindful' hand sewing class and everything is included for you to make a 'naked' Luna rabbit.

Suitable for all levels of sewers, perhaps you haven't hand sewn for a long time, so Sue will be there to help and encourage you.

You may or may not completely finish your Luna, but you will be well on the way and be inspired with all the extra's you can make too!

Included:

Luna Lapin Book - includes pattern for rabbit, clothes and accessories (if you already own this book then we will adjust the price)

Wool felt - your choice of colour

Cotton fabric for ears and soles of feet

Sewing Thread

Toy stuffing

Buttons

Starts On:
Saturday March 14, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 14, 2020
4:30 PM
£80.00
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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 January 31, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday January 31, 2020
12:00 PM
£38.00
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Creative

Beginner Crochet

Beginner Crochet

Join our fabulous tutor  for this beginners crochet class.

Lynne 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 you will have great fun with this new skill 

Starts On:
Monday November 04, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Monday November 04, 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 February 28, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday February 28, 2020
12:00 PM
£26.00
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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 January 31, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday January 31, 2020
12:00 PM
£38.00
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Luna Lapin

Luna Lapin

Join our Guest Tutor Sue in the Wonderful World of Luna Lapin

The Luna Lapin Book, by Sarah Peel is included in the course to protect the copyright, and to enable you to carry on making all the lovely clothes & accessories, time and time again.

This is a 'Mindful' hand sewing class and everything is included for you to make a 'naked' Luna rabbit.

Suitable for all levels of sewers, perhaps you haven't hand sewn for a long time, so Sue will be there to help and encourage you.

You may or may not completely finish your Luna, but you will be well on the way and be inspired with all the extra's you can make too!

Included:

Luna Lapin Book - includes pattern for rabbit, clothes and accessories (if you already own this book then we will adjust the price)

Wool felt - your choice of colour

Cotton fabric for ears and soles of feet

Sewing Thread

Toy stuffing

Buttons

Starts On:
Saturday March 14, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 14, 2020
4:30 PM
£80.00
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Kids & Teens

Kids 10+ - Needle Felting

Kids 10+ Needle Felting

Come and learn how to make a needle felted penguin.

Full tuition, safety instruction and guidance will be given throughout.

We will be using needle felting needles (which are sharp) and wool roving to create a little friend

Learn how to create the shape and add detail

Children aged from 10 years welcome, but must be able to concentrate and have good hand/eye co-ordination.

Parents/ guardians please note - your child may prick themselves with the needle  and this may bleed (they will be using a first time new needle), if you are unhappy for them to be pricked - please do not book them on to the class.

Starts On:
Wednesday December 11, 2019
4:30 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday December 11, 2019
6:00 PM
£15.00
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Applique Book After -school

Applique Book Cover

A great class for children  aged from 8 years.

Using fabric, bondaweb and fabrics - create a design and stitch using the sewing machine.

Finish off the project by making in to a notebook cover and  stitch on a button too!

Workshop includes all fabrics and a notebook along with use of our sewing machines and tuition.

Starts On:
Wednesday December 04, 2019
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday December 04, 2019
6:30 PM
£20.00
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Kids Zipped Bag - after-school

Zipped Bag after -scool

Not for the complete beginner aged from 8 years

Using the sewing machine, children will learn how to insert a zip and create a lined bag

An all inclusive class

Starts On:
Wednesday December 18, 2019
5:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday December 18, 2019
6:30 PM
£20.00
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Smarty Pants

Kids - Smarty pants

Kids - Smarty Pants

Not for the complete beginner, children must have used a sewing machine and be able to sew a straight line.

Using a workshop pattern, pin and carefully cut out your fabric pieces.

Sew together using correct seam allowance and zig zag the edges.

Turn up hem and stitch

Create a casing and thread elastic through, adjust size - wear with pride!

A selection of  workshop cotton fabric  is included.

Starts On:
Wednesday February 19, 2020
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday February 19, 2020
4:00 PM
£40.00
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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:
Friday February 21, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday February 21, 2020
12:00 PM
£28.00
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Applique Cushion

Applique Cushion

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
£28.00
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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 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:
Tuesday April 14, 2020
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 14, 2020
4:00 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

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.