Sewcial Stitch

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Sewcial Stitch

 

Do you have a project you have been meaning to start or finish and need a motivation boost?

Would you like to spend the afternoon sewing with others on your own individual project?

Come and spend a couple of hours in a friendly, sociable, creative setting and bring your own project to work on.

What you need to bring?

All materials needed to work on your own sewing project.

(The group is not limited to machine sewing. Please feel free to come and hand sew, knit, crochet or do any non messy crafts!)

What is included?

  • Full use of Janome sewing machines
  • Shared use of the studio overlocker
  • A selection of sewing tools available to use including rotary cutters and mats & sewing clips
  • Tea/coffee

Cost: £15

Save 10% when booking 4 or more Sewcial Stitch sessions by using the voucher code SS10 at the checkout!!

Please note – this is a social group where the group can share ideas and help each other. There is no formal teaching although Lorna will be on hand for tips etc. If you are using one of the studio machines,  you need to have used a machine before and be happy to work independently during the session. Guidance will be given using the studio machines. If you would like a beginners class – see the workshop timetable or get in touch with Lorna to discuss 1 to 1 sessions.

 

Cancellations

Please give as much notice as possible if you wish to cancel your booking, to give the opportunity for someone else to attend.

If you wish to cancel a sewing club booking, for a full refund, at least 48 hours notice is required. This allows sufficient time to open up the space to someone else. The option to transfer to another class  will be offered (space permitting).

If less than 48 hours notice is given, a refund will not be possible unless the space can be filled by someone else.

 

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Mon 16th Jan 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 2nd Feb 2023 1-3pm, Tues 14th Feb 2023 1-3pm, Fri 3rd March 2023 1-3pm, Mon 13th Mar 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 30th Mar 2023 1-3pm, Tues 18th April 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 4th May 2023 1-3pm, Fri 19th May 2023 1-3pm, Mon 5th June 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 22nd June 2023 1-3pm, Tues 4th July 2023 1-3pm, Mon 17th July 2023 1-3pm

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Sewcial Stitch

 

Do you have a project you have been meaning to start or finish and need a motivation boost?

Would you like to spend the afternoon sewing with others on your own individual project?

Come and spend a couple of hours in a friendly, sociable, creative setting and bring your own project to work on. What you need to bring? All materials needed to work on your own sewing project. (The group is not limited to machine sewing. Please feel free to come and hand sew, knit, crochet or do any non messy crafts!) What is included?
  • Full use of Janome sewing machines
  • Shared use of the studio overlocker
  • A selection of sewing tools available to use including rotary cutters and mats & sewing clips
  • Tea/coffee
Cost: £15

Save 10% when booking 4 or more Sewcial Stitch sessions by using the voucher code SS10 at the checkout!!

Please note – this is a social group where the group can share ideas and help each other. There is no formal teaching although Lorna will be on hand for tips etc. If you are using one of the studio machines,  you need to have used a machine before and be happy to work independently during the session. Guidance will be given using the studio machines. If you would like a beginners class – see the workshop timetable or get in touch with Lorna to discuss 1 to 1 sessions.   Cancellations Please give as much notice as possible if you wish to cancel your booking, to give the opportunity for someone else to attend. If you wish to cancel a sewing club booking, for a full refund, at least 48 hours notice is required. This allows sufficient time to open up the space to someone else. The option to transfer to another class  will be offered (space permitting). If less than 48 hours notice is given, a refund will not be possible unless the space can be filled by someone else.  

Beginners dressmaking course –

Learn to sew a skirt

Have you always wanted to learn to make your own clothes? Did you make your own clothes in the past and would love to get back into it and refresh your skills? This 4 week beginners dressmaking course will teach you essential dressmaking skills to take you right from measuring yourself accurately and reading a sewing pattern through to making a skirt, with lots of fun along the way!! You will need to be able to use your sewing machine confidently in the basic stitches – straight stitch, reverse stitch and zig zag stitch and have made a few projects before (not necessarily any garments). Please get in touch if you are uncertain about whether or not it is for you. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available or a 1 to 1 session. This is a 4 week course aimed at:
  • those who are beginning their dressmaking journey
  • those who would like to refresh their skills
  • those who would like to make a project over a longer amount of time to really get to grips with core techniques
  • anyone who would like to learn to make an a-line skirt in a social setting (online in a small group)
The 4 week course aims to build your confidence in using a sewing machine and develop and progress your skills. With 4 consecutive weeks, 12 hours of time in the group and lots of opportunity to practice techniques, it is an ideal opportunity to consolidate skills and really get to grips with dressmaking over a short period. The pattern you will be using will be the Sew Over It Ava skirt. It has the choice of 2 different hem lengths – below the knee and above the knee. The skirt features darts at the front and back for shaping, a regular centre back zip, narrow waistband and in-seam pockets! It’s a really versatile skirt and looks good made up in a lighter weight fabric for Spring/Summer or corduroy/needlecord/lightweight denim for Autumn/Winter.

**Please note the size range of the pattern is:

Waist –  ranging from smallest size approx 24″(61cm)  to largest size approx 50″(127cm) maximum. Hips –  ranging from smallest size approx 34″(86cm)  to largest size approx 60″(152cm) maximum. Please refer to the following blog post in order to measure your waist accurately. Please get in touch if you are unsure whether or not this pattern is suitable for you.

Course outline

Week 1: Dressmaking basics and practising of skills Learn how:
  • To measure yourself accurately
  • To translate your body measurements and use the pattern tables to determine which size pattern to cut and how much fabric and notions to buy
  • Sew darts
  • Change feet on the sewing machine and use of the zipper foot
  • Insert a standard (centred) zip
Week 2: Further development of dressmaking skills and preparation of pattern/fabric Continue building on skills learnt in week one. Learn how:
  • To lengthen/shorten pattern pieces if required
  • To select which pattern pieces to use
  • Recognise common symbols and abbreviations used on sewing patterns
  • To identify the selvedge and grainline of fabric and layout your pattern pieces correctly on the fabric
  • To transfer pattern markings onto the fabric.
  • To cut out of fabric accurately
  • To apply interfacing to give structure to projects
Weeks 1 and 2 will prepare for the skirt project in weeks 3 and 4. Weeks 3 and 4: Make a skirt Bring together all of the skills you have learnt in weeks 1 and 2 and add some more in order to make your skirt!!   This is a classic skirt pattern and a perfect project for beginner dressmakers. Additional skills you will learn:
  • How to attach a waistband
  • How to neatly sew on hooks and eyes
  • How to machine or hand sew a hem
  • Optional skill if confident and time allows – sewing an automatic buttonhole
What is included:
  • Practise fabric and 2 x practise zips for week 1
  • Skirt pattern (Sew Over It Ava skirt) for final skirt project worth £17.00.
What you need to supply:
  • Materials for skirt project to include fabric, matching thread, zip and hook/eye. You will be advised on how much fabric to bring and what sort of fabric to choose prior to the course. Suitable fabrics will be cotton, needlecord, corduroy, lightweight denim/chambray.

Cost: £150

Additional information Maximum of 6 spaces. Lorna says: “I absolutely love teaching this course. I have allowed plenty of time for people to practise skills and get to grips with core skills ready to make the skirt. People will really have lots of opportunity to learn, develop and progress their skills all within a sociable and friendly setting. Learning together is so much fun and people really benefit from the support of others and sharing ideas.  A skirt was the very first skirt I made for myself so I know it was a great start for me !!

Learn to sew a zipped pouch

This workshop is suitable for those with basic machine skills (thread the machine, wind a bobbin, sew a straight stitch). It is a great introduction to zip insertion and a brilliant project for using up fabric remnants.

Learn how to insert a zip using a zipper foot and make a gorgeous lined zipped pouch. Choose from 3 different styles and a selection of fabrics to suit your style and the intended use. These zipped pouches can be used for literally anything – stationery, sewing kit, make up, board game pieces, playing cards, jewellery…….

They would make a fantastic personalised gift for someone.

You will learn:

  • How to apply interfacing to give structure to projects
  • Changing feet on the machine and use of the zipper foot
  • Inserting a zip
  • Attaching a lining to the pouch
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing gusset corners if sewing the ‘boxy’ pouch

Equipment/materials

  • A selection of fabrics and zips will be available to use but please feel free to bring your own (get in touch to ask for more details on type/size)
  • Full use of Janome sewing machines and sewing tools provided to use throughout the class.

Cost £40

Learn to sew a sewing machine cover

Learn how to make a gorgeous, practical sewing machine cover in this 3 hour class. This sewing class is a Level 3 class - You need to have sewn a few simple projects before. The sewing machine cover includes two pockets, ideal for storing a machine foot, table extension or accessories. You will learn:
  • How to use a piping foot
  • How to sew neat piping
  • How to insert a snap fastening using Prym variopliers
Equipment and Materials: What is included:
  • Full use of Janome sewing machines and Prym tools
  • Prym snap fastening and interfacing if inserting a snap fastening
  • Piping and bias binding
What you need to bring:
  • Fabric - You will need 1m of woven fabric or a pack of fat quarters. Medium weight cottons/ denims/ upholstery weight fabrics would work well
  • Machine thread - you can use a contrasting thread to make the top stitching stand out.
Cost £40 Lorna says: “This is a brand new class and I am in love with my sewing machine cover! Perfect for keeping the dust off the machine, for keeping the foot pedal to hand and for brightening up the sewing room!
Project from Closet Core patterns with permission

Bookings

£40

Learn to sew a reversible shoulder bag

Learn how to make a gorgeous reversible shoulder bag in this 3 hour class.

This sewing class is a Level 3 class - You need to have sewn a few simple projects before.

The bag has nice long straps, gorgeous topstitching details and a separate oval base piece.

You will learn:

  • Tips on accurate and neat topstitching
  • How to ease in patterns pieces to sew 2 curves together
  • Sewing round curves accurately
  • Optional - learn to insert a magnetic clasp fastening (if you're not worried about the bag being reversible)

Equipment and Materials:

What is included:

  • Full use of Janome sewing machines and Prym tools
  • Magnetic clasp fastening and interfacing if inserting a clasp.

What you need to bring:

  • Fabric - You will need 75cm of 2 different fabrics. Medium weight cottons/ denims/ upholstery weight fabrics would work well
  • Machine thread - you can use a contrasting thread to make the top stitching stand out.

Cost £40

Lorna says:

“This is a brand new class and I absolutely love this bag. It goes over your shoulder comfortably, I have already been using one of mine as a project bag - perfect to grab and go! I love that it is reversible too.

Project from www.sewdiy.com with permission

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£40

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Mon 16th Jan 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 2nd Feb 2023 1-3pm, Tues 14th Feb 2023 1-3pm, Fri 3rd March 2023 1-3pm, Mon 13th Mar 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 30th Mar 2023 1-3pm, Tues 18th April 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 4th May 2023 1-3pm, Fri 19th May 2023 1-3pm, Mon 5th June 2023 1-3pm, Thurs 22nd June 2023 1-3pm, Tues 4th July 2023 1-3pm, Mon 17th July 2023 1-3pm

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12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023 & 02/02/2023 – 9.30am – 12.30pm, 6/6/2023, 13/6/2023, 20/6/2023 & 27/6/2023 – 9.30am-12.30pm

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Saturday 18th March 2023 9.30am-4.30pm

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Thursday 2nd March 2023 9.30am-12.30pm

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