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Beginners Sewing Class

Get to grips with sewing machine basics in this 3 hour beginners sewing class. Learn how to thread the machine, wind the bobbin, sew basic machine stitches (straight stitch, back stitch, zig zag) and simple trouble shooting tips. Put these skills into practice by making an envelope cushion cover. This class is suitable for complete beginners or those that are in need of a refresher. This class will hopefully give you the confidence that you need to go on and make some further more challenging projects – or if not, hundreds of cushion covers!!!! What is included?
  • Janome sewing machines and basic sewing tools provided to use
  • A selection of fabrics and threads will be available for you to choose from for the project. If you would prefer to bring your own fabric then please see details below
  • Handout with instructions to repeat the project at home will be emailed after the class
  • Tea/coffee
Optional bring your own:
  • Fabric
Woven non stretchy fabric e.g. 100% cotton, upholstery weight fabric (please get in touch if not sure about fabric) Remnant baskets of fabric shops/department stores are great places for picking up fabrics for cushion covers at reduced price. You could use an old curtain or bed sheet to practice on. If fabric is 115cm/45″ wide you will need 1m of fabric If fabric is 150cm/60″ wide you will need 1/2m of fabric
  • Matching thread
Cost £40 Lorna says: “A cushion cover is the perfect project for either a complete beginner sewist or someone looking to refresh their skills. Learn the basic stitches  straight lines and turning corners – core skills for progressing onto more challenging projects. Gain confidence using a sewing machine – that’s what it’s all about. You can also really change the look and feel of a room quite quickly by refreshing cushion covers so come along and learn the skills and then get making!!”

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£40.00

Introduction to patchwork and quilting

In the introduction to patchwork and quilting class, you will learn the essential basic skills of quilting and make a pretty patchwork sampler. This sewing class is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before and can confidently thread the machine and bobbin. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available or get in touch for a 1 to 1 session.

You will learn:
  • What materials and equipment you will need in order to make a quilt
  • How to cut fabric pieces accurately using a rotary wheel, quilting ruler and self healing mat
  • How to use an even feed/walking foot
  • How to piece squares together accurately to make your sample topper
  • How to layer your quilt sampler together to prepare for the quilting stage
  • How to quilt your sample with a simple design
  • How to make your own quilt binding
  • How to bind your quilt sampler using the sewing machine and by hand
  • How to sew a mitred corner
You will make a quilt sampler that is a 3 X 3 square block (approx size 11.5″ x 11.5″) This would make a pretty wall hanging or mat to display flowers on/ornaments. The bias binding provided for the edging will be plain white. Equipment and Materials: What is included:
  • White bias binding for quilt binding
  • Wadding
  • White backing fabric
  • Machine thread
  • Photographic handout of the skills learnt in the workshop will be emailed to you after the class
What you need to bring:
  • Fabric squares for the patchwork front. You will need 9 squares of 4.5″ x 4.5″. Scraps of fabric or fat quarters would be ideal. You could have 9 different fabrics or as a minimum you could have 4 of one design and 5 of another.
If you would like me to provide some scraps of fabric to use for the front then please let me know.  Cost £45 Lorna says: “Patchwork and quilting can be extremely therapeutic and satisfying. This workshop is perfect for getting you started and will teach you the essential skills you would need to be able to go on and make your first quilt. Be warned – it can get addictive!!”

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£45.00

Beginners Sewing Class

Get to grips with sewing machine basics in this 3 hour beginners sewing class. Learn how to thread the machine, wind the bobbin, sew basic machine stitches (straight stitch, back stitch, zig zag), sew French seams and simple trouble shooting tips. Put these skills into practice by making a simple tote bag. This class is suitable for complete beginners or those that are in need of a refresher. This simple tote bag is perfect for light shopping, folders or newspapers and for folding up into your handbag for those spontaneous trips to the shops. You could also choose to make a smaller bag for a little person in your life – just the right size for carrying their favourite toy or random bits and bobs that they tend to collect! They would make gorgeous gifts too! Customise for male/female/young/old by just choosing the right fabric. This class will hopefully give you the confidence that you need to go on and make some further more challenging projects – or if not, hundreds of tote bags!!!! What is included?
  • Janome sewing machines and basic sewing tools provided to use
  • A selection of fabrics and threads will be available for you to choose from for the project. If you would prefer to bring your own fabric then please see details below
  • Handout with instructions to repeat the project at home will be emailed after the class
  • Tea/coffee
Optional bring your own:
  • Fabric
Woven non stretchy fabric e.g. 100% cotton, polycotton (please get in touch if not sure about fabric) You will need 1m of fabric
  • Matching thread
Cost £40 Lorna says: “A tote bag is the perfect project for either a complete beginner sewist or someone looking to refresh their skills. Learn the basic stitches,  straight lines and turning corners – core skills for progressing onto more challenging projects. Gain confidence using a sewing machine – that’s what it’s all about. These are perfect for keeping folded up in your handbag or in the boot of your car for saving the pennies when you shop. They also make a gorgeous gift for birthdays or even just for yourself!!”

  

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£40.00

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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Wednesday 8th February 2023 6.30pm-9.30pm, Thursday 23rd March 2023 9.30am-12.30pm

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23rd January 2023 9.30am- 1pm, 1st March 2023 6.00pm-9.30pm

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17/01/2023 – 6.30 PM-9.30PM, 14/02/2023 – 9.30AM-12.30PM

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