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Getting to Grips with Zips


Banish your fear of zips in this workshop where you will practice a variety of techniques and create a zipped pouch to carry home your sewing samples.

During a 3 hour workshop you will learn to: insert a skirt zip; insert a skirt zip with lining; insert an invisible zip; insert a fly opening zip.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently sew a straight line
- Align and sew top stitching

£32 per person  –all materials provided


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Getting To Grips With Zips - Wednesday 31st August 2016

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Workshop Price

32.00

Workshops August 2016


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Reusable Shopping Bag


A great workshop for novice sewers and refresher for those who have not sewn for a while. Create a fully lined shopping/tote bag.

A 3 hour workshop in which you will learn to: join panels; sew in straight lines and turn corners; clip and turn seams; insert a lining and turn fabric tubes with ease.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently sew in a straight line

£35 per person– all materials included




Reusable Shopping Bag - Wednesday 24th August 2016 9.30am - 12.30pm



Workshop Price

35.00

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Free-Machine Embroidery


Transfer drawings and doodles onto fabric to create a modern, charming wall hanging to take home.

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn to: Use an embroidery hoop to support woven fabric; use a darning foot; alter the machine settings to enable free fabric motion; control fabric movement without the use of feed dogs.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently control sewing speed using the foot pedal

£25 per person – all materials included



Free Machine Embroidery - Tuesday 16th August 2016 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm



Workshop Price

25.00

Workshops September 2016

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Lunch Bag


Create a unique, wipe-clean lunch bag and carry your sarnies in style.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn to: sew a lunch bag; insert a bag lining; clip seams to turn through tidy corners; apply Lamifix fabric covering.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently sew a straight line
- Confidently sew curves and corners

£35 per person – all materials provided


Lunch Bag - Tuesday 13th September 2016 - 6.00pm - 9.30pm



Workshop Price

35.00

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Introduction to Sewing Machines


A 3 hour workshop ideal for absolute beginners and to build confidence using a sewing machine

You will learn to wind a bobbin, change a needle and thread up sewing machine. Understand how to change the machine settings, find out what all the knobs and dials are for, and troubleshoot common problems. Find out how to sew straight lines and turn corners and then use your newfound skills to make some beautiful bunting to take home!

No previous experience or skills necessary

£25 per person  - all materials included


Introduction To Sewing Machines -

Monday 5th September 2016 - 6.00pm - 9.30pm



Workshop Price

25.00

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Fabric Finishes


Learn a variety of techniques to finish hems and seams in your sewing projects.

During a 3 hour workshop you will learn to: blind hem (great for turning up trousers!); create a French seam; create a lap felled seam; top stitch seams. You will receive a set of notes to help you remember each technique, and will create a series of samplers of each seam type to take home.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently sew a straight line

£23 per person – all materials included

Fabric Finishes - Tuesday 27th September 2016 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm


Workshop Price

23.00

Ladies' Leggings


Get to grips with stretch fabric and step out in a stylish pair of ladies’ leggings.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn to: measure your body to select a pattern for best fit; work with stretch fabric; sew using a stretch stitch; hem using a twin needle; try out an overlocker.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently in a straight line
- Sew curves

£35 per person – all materials included



Ladies Leggings - Monday 31st October 2016 6.00pm - 9.30pm

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Workshop Price

35.00

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Full Bust Pattern Adjustment

Did you know that most commercial patterns are drafted to fit a B cup bust? No wonder they rarely fit most of us well!

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to: Accurately measure your bust shape and size; understand how the full bust adjustment works to allow a better fit for larger busts; adapt a paper pattern to accommodate a larger bust whilst retaining design features.

To complete this workshop you should:
- Have experience of using paper patterns
- Have good manual dexterity
- Be able to work standing up and leaning over a table

£23 per person – all materials included


Full Bust Pattern Adjustment

Wednesday 5th October 2016 6.00pm -9.00pm



Workshop Price

23.00

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Sewing Machine Cover


Create a stylish and useful cover for your sewing machine to protect it from dust and keep your accessories together.

A 3.5 hour workshop will teach you to: Sew a 3D box shape; use iron on interfacing; sew integrated pockets; apply bias binding.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently sew a straight line
- Confidently align and sew top stitching

£37 per person all materials included





Sewing Machine Cover - Wednesday 12th October 2016 9.30am - 12.30pm


Workshop Price

37.00

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Jersey Top


Start working with stretch fabrics and sew a fabulous jersey top.

In this 5.5 hour workshop you will learn to: handle stretch fabrics; sew using stretch stitches; hem using a twin needle; try out an overlocker.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently in a straight line
- Sew curves

£45 per person– all materials included






Jersey Top - Saturday 10th September 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm



Workshop Price

45.00

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Jersey Top


Start working with stretch fabrics and sew a fabulous jersey top.

In this 5.5 hour workshop you will learn to: handle stretch fabrics; sew using stretch stitches; hem using a twin needle; try out an overlocker.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently in a straight line
- Sew curves

£45 per person– all materials included






Jersey Top - Sunday 9th October 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm



Workshop Price

45.00

Workshops October 2016


Workshops November 2016


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Ipad / Kindle Cover


Make a stylish ipad or kindle cover and stand to protect your device from bumps and scratches.

A 3 hour workshop will show you how to: Sew and turn corners; clip corners and bag out; top stitch; herringbone stitch by hand.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Sew in a straight line

£30 per person - all materials provided


Ipad/Kindle Cover  Wednesday 23rd November 2016 9.30am - 12.30pm


Workshop Price

30.00

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Toddler Dress


Dress the smallest members of your family in style with this adorable toddler dress.

During this 6 hour workshop you will learn to: create even gathers; insert a closed end zip; read and understand a commercial pattern; construct a garment ; finish openings using facings; construct and apply curved patch pockets

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Confidently in a straight line
- Confidently sew curves

£48 per person  – all materials included


Toddler Dress - Sunday 13th November 2016 10.00am - 4.30pm



Workshop Price

48.00

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Christmas Stocking


A perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, in this workshop you will learn to make a professional looking Christmas stocking.

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn to: clip and turn corners; clip and turn curved seams; work with sew-in wadding; insert a lining.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Sew confidently in a straight line
- Sew curves

£30 per person – all materials included



Christmas Stocking - Sunday 6th November 2016 - 10.00am - 2.30pm

Workshop Price

30.00

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Advent Calendar


Get ready for the festive season and create an advent calendar to treasure for years to come.

In this 6 hour workshop you will learn to: apply pouch pockets; apply bias binding; work with sew-in wadding.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Sew in a straight line

£30 per person – all materials included


Advent Calendar - Sunday 20th November 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm



Workshop Price

30.00

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Christmas Gift Bag


Choose to sew a gift bag or Santa’s sack in this seasonal workshop and take the pattern home so you can create as many as you like for family and friends during this 3 hour workshop.

You will learn to: accurately sew straight lines; sew a French seam; sew a drawstring channel; sew using the automatic buttonhole function; clip and turn corners

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
-Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine

£30 per person – all materials included



Christmas Gift Bag - Tuesday 29th November 2016 6.00pm - 9.00pm


Workshop Price

30.00

Workshops December 2016


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Christmas Stocking


A perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, in this workshop you will learn to make a professional looking Christmas stocking.

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn to: clip and turn corners; clip and turn curved seams; work with sew-in wadding; insert a lining.

To complete this workshop you should be able to:
- Wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine
- Sew confidently in a straight line
- Sew curves

£30 per person  – all materials included



Christmas Stocking - Sunday 4th December 2016 10.00am - 2.30pm

Workshop Price

30.00

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Choose your own sewing pattern and join Heather as she guides you through the process of making your own made to measure garment.

The 6 hour workshop costs £65 and gives you the opportunity to work alongside Heather and use her skills and experience to perfect your sewing techniques.

Fabric is not included, so bring along your own suitable material or enjoy a
10% discount on any fabrics in store.

Sewing Masterclass  With 2014 GBSB Winner Heather Jacks

Saturday 1st October 2016  10.00am - 4.30pm



Workshop Price

65.00