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!
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop in Hampton in Arden, Solihull.
You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours.
You can learn how to make:
Bows & loops
All materials will be provided plus a lovely hat box to take your finished design home with you!
Suitable for beginners & suitable for vegans!
Booking in advance...
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...
Two day complete Lampshade Making Masterclass including professional advice and insight on how to brand, market and sell your lampshades successfully.
This masterclass is suitable for those wishing to learn the craft as a hobby or those who are planning to start a professional lampshade making business.
During this 1-2-1 workshop we will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to construct 3 professional looking tailored shades ( modern drum shade, traditional tailored shade...
- Next course on 8th September 2018
Have you ever wanted to make your own clothes but you just don’t know where to start? This half day course will cover all the basics you need to know and understand before you start sewing. We will cover:
- Making the best choices when it comes to fabrics and colours to suit you
- How to take your own measurements
- Which garments are best for beginners
- Choosing the best pattern for your...
- Next course on 8th September 2018
With sewing and dressmaking becoming ever more popular, there are a wealth of machines available on the market with every attachment and function you could wish for - but how do they all work and what are the attachments for? This course will help you to understand how your machine works so you can use it with confidence without having to reach for the manual!
We will cover:
- Inserting a bobbin
Come and enjoy a 2 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. While creating a beautiful cushion in grey linen with a unique elephant design you will learn a variety of Jacobean stitches using Appleton's crewel wool. This technique enjoys an element of fantasy with pink animals, blue trees and purple landscapes. Stitches combine with outrageous colours to create weird and wonderful dioramas. As a twist on...
Designer Bag is For Learners to Experienced Crafter's young to older students (over 14 yrs/12yrs. with an Adult). Come to Our Aladdin's Cave of inspiration choose from over 8,000 Italian Mill Fabric's plus so much more.
Bohemian Hippy bag
Draw a Bag get idea's from 100's of books and Bags as examples ;
Choose a Bag shape and Style and make a pattern and Template ;
Choose Fabric , Liner, Trims and Zips ;
- Next course on 22nd September 2018
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. You will learn several techniques and use fabric, paper and paint during the day. Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow....
- Next course on 12th September 2018
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. All designs and materials will be provided and you will be encouraged to create your own one off unique piece. Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes the simplest ones are the most effective. This is suitable...
This is a workshop style weekend where you bring your own papercrafting, scrapbooking or wool/needlecraft projects with you, with no formal classes. The breakout sessions are informal and optional, giving you plenty of time to work on your projects.
An all-inclusive weekend retreat of crafting or scrapbooking, away from household chores; and plenty of quality time to spend on your photos and memories or your crafting projects.
Our home for the weekend is an old...