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Sewing courses, classes, groups and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn how to sew and/or use your sewing machine and acquire the skills of the skilled seamstress! "A stitch in time saves nine." We might not be able to teach you to make a stitch in time, but if you are looking for courses that will show you how to sew real-life garments and items for the home you have come to the right place. Being able to adjust and create your own tailored, made-to-measure look is deeply satisfying. If you are a fan of the Great British Sewing Bee you should start browsing the courses below for one local to you. Learning to sew is not limited to maidens and Grannies; sewing is massively on-trend!

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Next course on 17th September 2016
Make a hand-stitched leather tote, messenger or satchel for ladies and gents. This popular course has been featured in 'The Guardian', 'The Week' and 'The Lady' magazine. Get in touch to book your place! A two day course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel. A completely 'hands on' course with plenty of support and encouragement as you construct your hand-made leather bag working from one of our...
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Just bought yourself a sewing machine or dusted off the old one in the attic? Want to know how to operate it and make something simple? Claire teaches on a one to one basis as well as to groups. We have a full range of classes suitable for all levels which you can view on our website. Anything from bunting and cushions to more advance things like Roman Blinds and quilts. Classes run during the...
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Beautiful Things offers various classes and course in dressmaking. From our intensive 1 day shift dress class, a gathered skirt in an afternoon or a tea dress across 2 full saturdays or 6 weeks of evenings. Enjoy tuition suitable for complete beginners on a 121 or small group (no more than 4) class basis. Advice on choosing patterns and material, taking proper measurements and creating a garment that fits beautifully that you can be truly...
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The programme for the day will be established to suit you when you phone to book. I want you to feel comfortable and realistic about what can be achieved in one day thereby establishing a foundation for self advancement or further tuition. The day course will be in my home on a one to one, or two to one basis if you ask a friend to join you. Groups can be catered for at an...
Image for Weekend residential course Drawing with the sewing machine needle with Richard Box at Bristol on 11-13 November 2016
Next course on 11th November 2016
Here is a course is for all of you who would like to learn how to ‘draw’ with the sewing machine needle. Imagine that the thread is your ‘ink’ and the needle is your ‘pen’ and you will be amazed how many effects you can achieve with the simple straight stitch. You will start by following a design which Richard has prepared for you and will demonstrate for you step by step. This will enable...
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Next course on 29th October 2016
This leatherwork weekend taster workshop is for those interested in learning the skills of a traditional leatherworker. Perfect for beginners, the leatherwork ‘ Weekend Taster’ gives you the opportunity to try your hand at many of the essential leatherworkers’ tools while developing skills that are part of everyday tasks in the workshop – you will then have the opportunity to put those skills into practice by making one, or two small hand-stitched leather items to...
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Patchwork & Quilting City & Guilds Level 2 Various venues in the East Midlands, please contact me for information This course follows on from the City and Guilds level 1 patchwork and quilting. Spread over two years, this course very creative and rewarding but also requires commitment to individual learning. You will produce two final pieces of work and a set of samples along with a design folder. The design section of the course will...
Image for Weekend Residential Course on Bobbin Lace Making with Alison Winn near Birmingham on 14-16 October 2016
Next course on 14th October 2016
Alison Winn’s bobbin lace making courses are ideal whether you are a beginner or experienced lace maker. Complete beginners can choose to make either a bookmark or small brooch. You will learn how to wind bobbins, prepare and read a pattern while making your chosen piece of lace. Most people are able to finish a piece of lace before the end of the course, and then you will prepare and start a second pattern. Alison...
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A Victorian Sewing Box An accomplished needlewoman was an asset to any household, rich or poor. Girls learned at an early age how to handle a needle. Using documents and museum collection examples, explore Victorian costume and textile production and the lifestyle and social history surrounding it. Handle and investigate the making of period gowns, beribboned bonnets, lavish lace bodices, sumptuous silks, crazy quilts, embroidery samplers, frilly drawers and farm hands’ smocks. Retire to the...
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I am City & Guilds trained and qualified and will teach you how to make bespoke soft furnishings with a professional finish. This is a full day course where you can choose to make either Roman blinds or curtains. You do not need to have any previous experience, just a desire to learn, as I will teach you from the beginning, therefore, complete beginners are also welcome. You will make a sample size curtain, which...