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Learn to stitch children’s clothing

This workshop is great if you have some experience using a sewing machine and would like to further your skills by following some basic patterns.

7pm – 9.30pm.
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Over the 4 sessions you will learn to make 3 garments;

1 – Flutterby Dress / Pair of shorts

2 –  Elsie dress (fully lined) / PJ Bottoms

3 – Party Dress / Short sleeved shirt

£105.00*
Includes all materials and copies of patterns and instructions
FREE MOTION EMBROIDERY

This workshop is run by Gill Steele who is an expert with all things textile and the most inspiring and knowledgeable tutor!

7.00pm – 9.00pm.
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

You will learn how to use a sewing machine to create a work of art – Gill will be on hand to guide and teach you as well as inspire to help you reach your creative best!  No prior knowledge of machine embroidery is needed, just some experience of using a standard sewing machine.

£65.00*
You will need to bring with you an 8 inch embroidery hoop.
* All workshops require a £50 non-refundable deposit upon booking with the remainder to pay prior to the start of the course.

Please call the shop on 01323 729444 or pop in to book your place!

Day courses to be paid for in full at the time of booking, cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.   

Stitching Sessions - May

Open Sewing every Thursday morning

10am – 12pm.
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th- May

Bring your project that you’re currently working on, use our machines or bring along your own and stitch with like-minded people!  A social sew with a cuppa and biscuit!

£5.00
Per session
Saturday Morning Stitching Club

10am – 12pm.
4th and 18th May

Each month we will run our stitching club where you will make a quick project using fat quarters.  A great little social sew – includes a hot drink and a biscuit (or 2!)

4th – Make up bag / Pencil case

18th – Lined tote bag

£20.00
Per session – Includes materials
Beginners Sewing – Make a girls Flutterby Dress or Boys Shorts

1pm – 4pm.
4th May

This is perfect for complete beginners!  You will start by trying out the machine and feeling comfortable using it and then move on to making your chosen garment!  Skills learnt – sewing a garment by following a basic pattern, elastic casing and seam finishing.

£35.00
Includes all materials and a copy of the pattern to take home

FULLY BOOKED

SEWING WITH AN OVERLOCKER, TILLY AND THE BUTTONS COCO DRESS

12pm – 4pm
11th May

This course is suitable if you have some experience of sewing with a regular machine and want to learn some basic skills with an overlocker to make sewing with jersey so quick and easy!  You will learn some basic skills with an overlocker in order to sew a garment – the Coco dress is such a flattering style and can be worn across all seasons!

£65.00
Includes all materials and copy of the pattern to take home
Sewing with Jersey – Kids clothes

12pm – 4pm.
18th May

Learn to sew with jersey on a standard machine!  We will be making a child’s jumper with cuffed sleeves and neckline.  With so many gorgeous and fun stretch fabrics to choose from this is a pattern and skill that will ensure you never need to buy a child’s jumper ever again!

£55.00
Includes all materials and a copy of the pattern to take home
Make a Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

10am – 4pm.
25th May

The Cleo is easy to make and oh so comfortable to wear.  Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons.  Wear Cleo all year round, with a Breton top in the summer or a roll neck and snuggly tights in the winter.  This is a great introduction to dressmaking and suitable for beginners.

£70.00
Includes all materials and a copy of the Cleo pattern to take home
Please call the shop on 01323 729444 or pop in to book your place!

Day courses to be paid for in full at the time of booking, cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.

Stitching Sessions - June

MAKE a child's twirly whirly party dress or super smart shirt

12pm – 4pm.
6th June

We have so many new fabrics perfect for the summer season and we will show you how to turn your favourite in to the most perfect party outfit for your little Miss or Mr!  You will learn how to make our popular party dress or shirt and will take home with you a copy of the pattern!

£45.00
Includes all materials and a copy of the pattern
SEWING WITH JERSEY - MAKE A KIELO WRAP DRESS BY NAMED CLOTHING

11am – 4pm
15th June

From Named Clothing, the Kielo Wrap dress is a classic in the stitching world!  A simple but extravagant dress with an interesting shape.  A sleeveless design with a round neckline, this is a perfect dress for the warmer months.  This is a new pattern and new workshop for us – we may finish before 4pm but have allocated plenty of time!  All materials and a copy of the Kielo Wrap Dress pattern is included in the price.

£70.00
Includes all materials.  Please choose your fabric prior to the course.
SEWING CHILDREN'S CLOTHES - BOYS OR GIRLS JERSEY/ COTTON SHORTS

10am – 12pm.
22nd June

GIRLS JERSEY DRESS

1pm – 4pm.
22nd June

10am – 12pm – Making shorts – You can choose between sewing a pair of cotton or jersey shorts with a jersey cuffing waistband.  A great beginners project, you can choose to stitch on a standard machine or one of our overlockers!

£30.00
Includes all materials including a copy of the pattern to take home.

1pm – 4pm – Making a jersey dress – This is a project for the overlocker and a great introduction to sewing with stretch fabrics!  This dress is floaty and perfect for the warmer months, the long sleeve version will see your little one through to the autumn and winter.

£40.00
Includes all materials including a copy of the pattern to take home.
make a beach bag

12pm – 4pm.
29th June

Just in time for the holidays!!  Come and sew an insulated beach bag that can hold all beach essentials whilst keeping your drinks chilled!  A simple yet really effective project.

£45.00
Includes all materials and a copy of the pattern to take home.
Please call the shop on 01323 729444 or pop in to book your place!

Day courses to be paid for in full at the time of booking, cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.