Date - 24/03/2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Knowle Village Hall, Solihull
Duration – 3 hours.
This workshop is suited to those familiar with a sewing machine or who feel they would only need a brief refresher. If in any doubt please get in touch
Scrap busting workshop
Ever wondered what to do with all your fabric scraps?
Feel like you’re wasting bits of fabric and don’t want to throw them away?
Come along and learn how to make use of your fabric scraps with a choice of 3 different projects. These really are scrap busting and will ensure you make the most of all the beautiful leftover pieces of fabric.
The 3 hours is yours to use as you wish – make as many as you like in the time available.
All of these projects would make beautiful gifts – get thrifty with your Christmas presents!!
1. Quilt as you go coasters
Learn the quilt as you go technique to make these stunning coasters.
2. Pattern weights
Learn how to make these super useful pattern weights for yourself or a sewing loving friend! Ditch nasty pins and start using pattern weights when cutting out your fabric. These are so pretty and a great way to use up some of your scraps.
3. Zipped pouches
These little pouches are so useful and really fun to make. Learn how to insert a zip and topstitch accurately to make these unique pouches.
Equipment and materials provided:
- Janome sewing machines and basic sewing tools
- Selection of threads
- Coasters – wadding
- Pattern weights – rice for filling
- Zipped pouches – zips and keyring split rings
What you will need to bring:
- A selection of fabric scraps
- There will be a selection to choose from if you wish.
” My box of fabric scraps is over flowing and ever growing. I really felt like I needed a few ideas to try and use them up, be thrifty with fabric and ultimately save on waste. I love all 3 of these projects. I wonder if it’s possible to fall in love with coasters???!!! That’s how I felt when I made these! Completely unique and so pretty, made into a bundle these would make a gorgeous gift. For pattern weights I have been using metal washers from the hardware store. These are not only expensive if you’re buying in bulk but these handmade weights win hands down in the pretty stakes! They just make you want to sew!! Finally the coin pouches – well super useful and super cute – what’s not to love?! These would make fab stocking fillers for friends or kids – no more hunting for headphones!!!”
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