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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 15th July 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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Next course on 1st July 2017
As featured in The Guardian, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your...
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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 COURSE WILL BE CLOSED FROM SATURDAY MAY 13th TO MONDAY JULY 24th. The programme for the day will be established to suit you when you phone...
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This scarf feltmaking day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. Time:10am - 3.30pm Please see website for different courses and 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 but also any lightweight material with an open weave, creating a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative...
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Felt Making Classes Felting is the process of fusing wool fibres (pre-spinning stage) together to create felt, which has numerous properties as well as being very versatile to use. I teach a range of needle felting techniques (for embellishment or to create beads, 3D shapes or creatures) as well as wet felting techniques including making flat felt, nuno felt and hollow or 3D forms. Classes are tailored to suit so contact me to book for...
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Next course on 25th November 2017
Quilting workshop for confident beginners at the Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre on the 25th and 26th of November 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...
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Next course on 12th August 2017
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 and 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...
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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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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...
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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...