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Beginner Courses & Workshops

One to One Beginners Courses available!

Learn the basics! Sewing Machine skills and more! Contact Gail for availability and more information

Workshops and courses available for beginners, from skirts to cushion covers to collars and sleeves, anything you have always wanted to learn there is a course!

Beginners Workshops!

Sleeveless Flared Top 2 Day Course

Has The Great British Sewing Bee inspired you to take up sewing?  Why not try this 2-day workshop creating a very simple sleeveless top?  No zip – easy sewing!

Thursday 22nd August - Friday 23rd August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 19th August 2019

Session: 10:00-15:30 - £97.00 (9hrs)

Skill Level: Beginner

Equipment/Fabric

  • 1 metre light/medium weight calico for practice samples

  • 2 metres light/medium weight cotton fabric

  • Thread to match fabric

 

Itinerary

Day 1 :

  • Measurements

  • Create paper patterns (main and facings)

  • Fabric lay

Day 2:

  • Practice using a sewing machine producing calico seam samples

  • Construction technique of creating flared top

  • Hem finishing techniques

(Basic knowledge of sewing machines is recommended for this course)

Course includes a 30 minute lunch break per day.

Fee includes both days. 

Maximum Learners per session: 5

Beginners Simple Skirt Workshops

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 29th July 2019

Session: 10:00 - 15:30 - £55.00 (5hrs)

Maximum learners per session: 5

Cushion Cover Workshops

This is a fantastic way to get your sewing skills started and create a wonderful gift for a friend or keep it for yourself! You will learn to create the wonderful pin tuck technique which looks stunning and is very simple to create. Or keep your cushion simple with some patterned fabric of your choice!

Monday 29th July 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 22nd July 2019

Session: 10:00 - 12:30 - £35.00 (2.5hrs)

Session: 13:30 - 16:00 - £35.00 (2.5hrs)

Saturday 17th August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Saturday 12th August 2019

Session: 10:00 - 12:30 - £35.00 (2.5hrs)

Session: 13:00 - 15:30 - £35.00 (2.5hrs)

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Tuesday 19th August 2019

Session: 13:30 - 16:00 - £35.00 (2.5hrs)

You will need to bring:

- 1 Metre Fabric - of your own choice (for beginners who haven't used a sewing machine, Cotton is recommended)

- Matching Thread

All equipment is provided including sewing machines, you are more than welcome to bring along your own if you wish.

Maximum learners per session: 5

Make-Up Bag Workshops

Make-Up Bag! The perfect little piece to keep in your handbag or on the move! Learn how to use bias binding and create pockets big enough to fit all your essentials including brushes! Bring along your own fabric to match your handbag or to use up some beautiful fabric you've purchased and never used!

Thursday 1st August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 29th July 2019

Session: 10:00 - 13:00 - £40.00 (3hrs)

Thursday 1st August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 29th July 2019

Session: 10:00 - 13:00 - £40.00 (3hrs)

Session: 13:30 - 16:30 - £40.00 (3hrs)

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Closing date for course entry: Monday 19th August 2019

Session: 10:00 - 13:00 - £40.00 (3hrs)

You will need to bring:

- Cotton fabric 1/2 metre - You can use a contrasting colour for the lining or use the same throughout.

- Matching thread

- 2cm bias binding in a contrasting colour

- 1/2 metre of lightweight wadding

- Optional: 1/2 metre of contrasting fabric if you wish to make your own bias binding.

All equipment is provided including sewing machines and fabric scissors, you are more than welcome to bring along your own if you wish.

Maximum learners per session: 5

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