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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!

£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...
£79
Warwickshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop in Charlecote Village Hall, Charlecote, near Warwick. 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 and equipment will be provided. Suitable for beginners & suitable for vegans! Booking in advance is essential. You...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 21st September 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 1st June 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
£180
Cumbria
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...
£70
Dorset - Next course on 15th June 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...
£30
Hertfordshire
"Festival goers" make your own unique bag. Designer Bag is for learners to experienced crafters, young to older students, sewing and non sewing. Come to our Aladdin's cave of inspiration, choose from over 8,000 Italian mill fabrics plus so much more. Foil pressing , fringing, screen print, so many techniques. All seasons . Draw a bag, get ideas from 100's of books and bags as examples. Choose a bag shape and style and make a...
£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...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 14th July 2019
Tempted by fabulous summer fabrics or not been able to find that go to summer dress. Join us for a fun day learning to make your own gorgeous shift dress. Choose from a variety of simple styles and make a lovely one off dress that fits you and have the confidence and skill to run up other items at home. We’ll teach you how to take accurate measurements and unravel the mystifying instructions on dressmaking...