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Sewing courses, classes, groups and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn how to sew and/or use your sewing machine and acquire the skills of the skilled seamstress! "A stitch in time saves nine." We might not be able to teach you to make a stitch in time, but if you are looking for courses that will show you how to sew real-life garments and items for the home you have come to the right place. Being able to adjust and create your own tailored, made-to-measure look is deeply satisfying. If you are a fan of the Great British Sewing Bee you should start browsing the courses below for one local to you. Learning to sew is not limited to maidens and Grannies; sewing is massively on-trend!

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Next course on 21st February 2017
Make a hand-stitched leather tote, messenger or satchel for ladies and gents. This popular course has been featured in 'The Guardian', 'The Week' and 'The Lady' magazine. Get in touch to book your place! A two day course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel. A completely 'hands on' course with plenty of support and encouragement as you construct your hand-made leather bag working from one of our...
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Just bought yourself a sewing machine or dusted off the old one in the attic? Want to know how to operate it and make something simple? Claire teaches on a one to one basis as well as to groups. We have a full range of classes suitable for all levels which you can view on our website. Anything from bunting and cushions to more advance things like Roman Blinds and quilts. Classes run during the...
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Please note at time of booking I require a deposit of £25, the balance to be paid on or before the arranged date. In the event of cancellation, the deposit can be refunded, provided notice of cancellation is given not less than 7 days before the course date. The programme for the day will be established to suit you when you phone to book. This could be just to learn a new craft or you...
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Beautiful Things offers various classes and course in dressmaking. From our intensive 1 day shift dress class, a gathered skirt in an afternoon or a tea dress across 2 full saturdays or 6 weeks of evenings. Enjoy tuition suitable for complete beginners on a 121 or small group (no more than 4) class basis. Advice on choosing patterns and material, taking proper measurements and creating a garment that fits beautifully that you can be truly...
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This scarf making day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. 10am - 3.30pm Please see website for dates- Enquiries and group bookings Nuno felting is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It melds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk. This creates a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative design. Although the scarf is lightweight it can be worn in...
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Next course on 2nd September 2017
This leatherwork weekend taster workshop is for those interested in learning the skills of a traditional leatherworker. Perfect for beginners, the leatherwork ‘ Weekend Taster’ gives you the opportunity to try your hand at many of the essential leatherworkers’ tools while developing skills that are part of everyday tasks in the workshop – you will then have the opportunity to put those skills into practice by making one, or two small hand-stitched leather items to...
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Patchwork & Quilting City & Guilds Level 2 Various venues in the East Midlands, please contact me for information This course follows on from the City and Guilds level 1 patchwork and quilting. Spread over two years, this course very creative and rewarding but also requires commitment to individual learning. You will produce two final pieces of work and a set of samples along with a design folder. The design section of the course will...
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Next course on 21st January 2017
This brand new Leather Satchel Course will teach you how to prepare, make and hand stitch a vegetable tanned, leather satchel in just two days! Similar in style to the traditional school satchel you’ll make a lightweight leather bag which is designed to carry your tablet as well as other essentials. You will be working from a choice of pre-prepared patterns including a rucksack and while you are here, you will learn how to cut...
Image for Soft Furnishing Making Course -  Piped & Zipped Cushion or Applique Cushion with Rouleau button closure
I am City & Guilds qualified in soft furnishing making and will teach all of the skills and techniques needed to produce professional standard curtains, Roman blinds and cushions. There are classes suitable for beginner to advanced. Piped Edge Cushion with Zip Closure - You will learn how to make a professionally finished cushion. This is a constructive workshop teaching valuable techniques which are often used when making other soft furnishing projects. You will learn...
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Next course on 28th January 2017
Quilting workshop for confident beginners at the Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre on the 28th and 29th of January 2017. Course offered by Make it in Wales. You will have two days of tuition with Lesley Jenkins, learning quilting techniques which will allow you to produce a square quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt will be inspired from a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We will be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt woven...