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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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A brilliant lesson for anyone wishing to learn how to sew, starting with everything you need to know about your sewing machine. Tensions, stitches, changing a needle, loading a bobbin, changing feet, button holes, using zipper foot, and trouble shooting. Then move on to making a zipped cushion cover This is a complete beginners workshop Held on Wednesdays or Saturdays 10am till 1pm Based in Weedon, Northamptonshire. Contact me via the form above to book....
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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...
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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...
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Have you ever wanted to try free-motion embroidery on your sewing machine but didn’t know where to start? I run workshops to help get you started using your machine for free-motion embroidery. During the day we will be learning the art of free-motion machine embroidery to create a fun and contemporary appliquéd panel. Ideas will be provided but you may work on any subject you like and you will end the day with a finished...
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9 July 1-4pm, 18 July 10-1pm, 7 Aug 10 -1pm, 19 Aug 10-1pm. The session lasts 3 hrs For Absolute Beginners (or if you haven't sewn for a while and need a refresher). This session will teach you what the parts of the machine do, and how to use it safely. You'll cover winding bobbins, threading the machine, correct tension, and practice sewing straight and curved seams, and turning corners. Take your 'Sewing Machine Driving...
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For absolute beginners (or if you haven't sewn for a while and need a refresher) This 4 week (2 hours per week) evening class covers the following: Wk 1 - get familiar with the sewing machine, winding bobbins, threading, correct tension, and practice sewing straight and curved seams, and turning corners. Wk 2 - Seams and hems. How to sew different seams and hems, and know which is most appropriate for the fabric and position...
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This will be a 6 week course covering 2 machine and 1 hand applique techniques. You will learn how to use the button hole foot and how to insert a zip as fastenings for your cushion cover. Only 8 students per course, sewing machines,die cutting machine, cutting tables and refeshments provided. Tuesdays 10am - noon. Next course starting 3rd February 2015
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Aimed at students who are 19 years and over, as beginners would like to learn the basic skills involved in dressmaking. Students would be required to bring a commercial pattern (easy to medium ability), with the required fabric and thread, also if you would like to bring your own sewing machine along to get more hands-on experience in using it, you may do so. Our tutor would guide you through the making process, from laying...