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Sewing & sewing machine courses

Are you sewing skills a bit rusty, or non-existent? Is your sewing machine gathering dust? Or do you simply want to improve your sewing techniques whilst meeting people and enjoying yourself? These sewing and sewing machine courses are all across the UK. Learn from sewing experts who know their bias from their bobbins and soon you'll be sewing your heart out!

£79
West Yorkshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!" Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop at Colton Methodist Church, Colton, Leeds 15. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline. You can learn how to make: - Roses - Lillies -...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£30
Greater Manchester - Next course on 28th April 2019
In this beginners embroidery workshop I will teach you five decorative and versatile embroidery stitches, fundamental to mastering the art of hand embroidery. If you have even a basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skill, then this workshop is for you! With support and practise, you will add each stitch to your own sampler for future reference, and once mastered you will use these fabulous stitches to create a modern piece of...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 17th May 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...
£70
Dorset - Next course on 21st July 2019
Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work. Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements. As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I...
£59
Greater Manchester - Next course on 4th May 2019
Make your own scatter cushion in the surroundings of the inspiring Edwardian cotton mill. Learn how to sew the cushion with me, including adding a zip and button detail. Choose a feather filled or fibre insert. All fabrics included, choose from patterns and plains. Take home your scatter cushion to put in pride of place in your home. Approx. size 44cm square
£70
Dorset - Next course on 18th May 2019
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as...
£160
Worcestershire
Learn from textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns the art of stitch techniques and textile manipulation. This is a 10 week course, running throughout the year on Friday afternoons at Inkberrow Design Centre in Redditch. Learn textile drawing & sketching with visiting textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns this is a course for those who are passionate about creative textiles .You will work with mixed media techniques, fabric decoration to include some dyeing and printing. Followed by stitching with...
£69
West Midlands - Next course on 27th April 2019
Come on this fabulous 1 day doll making workshop and take home a beautiful handmade doll. You will learn hand sewing, attaching body parts, making clothes and attaching hair. All materials used are vegan freindly. No previous experience required as full tuition will be provided on the day. 50% deposit required on booking, the remainder payable on the day.
£180
Cumbria - Next course on 14th May 2019
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...