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Sewing courses

Sewing courses, workshops and classes taught all across the UK. Sewing is the age old process of using needles and thread to create stitches and seams. Learn how to sew (or just how to use your sewing machine!) to create beautifully tailored made-to-measure garments and home furnishings. Fans of the Great British Sewing Bee are in the right place!

Oxfordshire - Next course on 9th March 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...
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...
Greater Manchester - Next course on 6th April 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
Staffordshire - Next course on 16th March 2019
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop in Wall Village Hall, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours. You can learn how to make: Roses Lillies Bows & loops Leaves Buttercups 'Feathers' All materials will be provided plus a lovely hat box to take your finished design home with you! Suitable for beginners & suitable for vegans!...
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
Calling all Artophiles! This residential weekend workshop teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials. The workshop runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinker and a rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression). He stands 16" high and is a fully-jointed mohair bear based on a traditional design. He...
Dorset - Next course on 16th March 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...
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...
Worcestershire - Next course on 10th March 2019
Come and use the selection of hat blocks available at Kerry Kernan Millinery. This will enable you to create your own hat in a style that you would like. There are many styles that you can complete in a day but if you wish to create a design that would take longer I can book you in for a follow up day or your could book onto one of my hat making weekends. You can...
Cheshire - Next course on 7th March 2019
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in Soft Furnishing Making and will teach you step by step to make your own soft furnishings to a professional standard. I also hold level 3 Award in Education & Training for Adults. ​Places are limited to a small group of students. Beginners' Class Thurs 7th March 7pm-9pm If you have never used a sewing machine before, or perhaps it was so long ago that you have...
England - Next course on 25th February 2019
Learn to create from scratch in this four hour workshop a beautiful quilt/throw. We will learn some basic sewing techniques, and apply them to create a fun and original reversible throw blanket, to take home. Classes are limited to 5 students, so each student gets plenty of personal instruction. All machines & equipment are provided; student provides materials. Its ideal if you have any fabric remnant that you want to use, or recycle any clothes...