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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!

Cumbria - Next course on 17th March 2018
This weekend (optional residency) course teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials. The course runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create a 5" fully jointed mohair teddy bear with glass eyes and filled with stuffing and steel shot. You can choose from a wide range of coloured mohairs and ultra suede ears and pads to create a completely individual bear with...
Hampshire - Next course on 10th March 2018
Beginners sewing Workshops Every 2nd saturday of the month from 10-12noon Bring your own sewing machine {we can loan if needed] Contact us for material required as sometimes we need you to cut out the fabric to save on time Pupils can pop in on any lesson Each month we have a 2 hour project all designed for beginners we try to learn new techniques each month please contact me on the details above Please...
Join Sandie for a 3 hour morning class to get you using your sewing machine with confidence! With 30 years experience of sewing and bespoke dressmaking Sandie’s Sewing Bee was established in 2016 to share her knowledge with those of all ages. This class is for anyone that would like to be more confident on a sewing machine. You may have had a new machine or have one sitting in the cupboard that you never...
Greater Manchester
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make soft furnishings to a professional standard. These classes are suitable for students with minimal experience to advanced Piped Edge Cushion with Lapped Zip Closure including Applique Design - This is a very constructive workshop teaching valuable techniques which are often used when making other soft furnishing projects....
Somerset - Next course on 2nd June 2018
This one day course is designed for people who would love to design & create their own furnishings. Students will learn the techniques involved, from measuring the window and working out fabric quantities, through to planning & designing & finally, creating your own individual lined or interlined curtains or roman blinds, or making different styles of cushions. Roman blinds course content: we will cover the following aspects of making a roman blind: 1. Understanding the...
Somerset - Next course on 9th June 2018
Our Traditional Lampshade Making Workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn for pleasure or business. There are many styles of lampshades and lots of frames available but there are three main types of lampshades: tailored, pleated and a hard or firm frame. This practical hands-on 2 day workshop covers all the traditional skills required to make a unique hand stitched, tailored or pleated lampshade. You will learn how to choose your frame and suitable...
NORTH SOMERSET - Next course on 10th March 2018
Come and learn silk Ribbon Embroidery . A 3 hour workshop where you will learn the techniques used to create silk ribbon flower Embroidery. A skill that has declined but was used hundreds of years ago . 10 places are available . No need to bring anything except and embroidery hoop if you have one. This technique is by handstitch and so suitable for beginners. To book, click on the link above
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. During these workshops you will learn how to make a professional looking bag or purse, unique to you in your chosen fabric using your own...
As part of Warwickshire Open Studios, I'm running a new and improved Fascinator Workshop! Make some fabulous headwear for a wedding, prom or day at the races. 2-5pm, The Ceramics Studio, Alderminster. Join us for an afternoon of creativity and a complimentary glass of fizz! Learn how to: Create a fabric-covered base in your favourite colours Add decorative details like feathers, veiling & fabric flowers Attach a concealed comb or clip to your base. By...
West Midlands - Next course on 1st March 2018
Come and join me at the Creative Coffee Hub in Selly Oak,Birmingham and learn the traditional art of patchwork and quilting. We will begin with English paper piecing hexagon's and Grandmother's fans. I will then teach you how to rotary cut for precise piecing and you will make 9 patch blocks using chain piecing. Once your blocks are constructed we will layer and wad them ready for hand quilting and binding. A more detailed class...