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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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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
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...
Image for Weekend Residential Course on Bobbin Lace Making with Alison Winn near Birmingham on 14-16 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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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...
Image for Quilt block of the Month with Chris & Kate: An English Summer or a Lone Star, 10 Saturday sessions
This is a 10 month Block of the Month course that will operate on any Saturday that Chris and Kate have a course at Tudor Rose Patchwork. Just book and choose the dates that you can attend. There are two subject options for this course: An English Summer: A pieced or appliqué sofa throw (approx. 50” square). Showing thoughts of what happens to us during our glorious summer days from a picnic in the park...
Image for Weekend Residential Course Mountmellick - an Irish  ‘White on White’ embroidery technique, with Pat Trott in Bristol on 11-13 November 2016
Developed in Ireland during the 19th century, Mountmellick embroidery is a white on white technique used mainly for household and bed linen. Worked on cotton sateen fabric in thick matte threads, the designs are usually floral, with raised, padded and knotted stitches. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced embroiderer, here is your chance to get back to basics and learn the rules before being asked to bend them. Pat Trott will show you...
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Weekly 'sew whatever you want' Stitch classes with Sew In Brighton sewing school. Hove classroom on Church Road Weekly Tues and Thurs 10am-12.30pm Weekly Wed and Thurs 7-9.30pm Most weekends (3h sessions) Sat or Sun - see website for exact dates and times Block book to save money, then choose your own dates. Get expert support on your choice of sewing project; cover the content of most other courses; maximum 6 students per class. In...
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Cushion cover course: Whether it's a simple envelope cover or a more advance piped cushion with a zip, learn how to make your perfect cushion. Bring along the fabric of your choice, zips and piping will be supplied Curtain making course: Learn how to: -Estimate fabric quantities -Calculate drops and widths -Select heading -Assemble piece together -Gather up Take home a full width sample! Fabric, lining & heading tape will be supplied. Roman blind making...