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Beginners sewing and quilting at Spools and Scissors Suffolk

Beginners sewing and quilting at Spools and Scissors Suffolk

About the Course

This is an ideal class for sewing and quilting beginners. We will go through the basics of sewing on a machine, cutting using a rotary cutter, simple quilting and assembling a beautiful tote bag. You are supplied with a sewing machine to borrow for the day and all the fabrics and notions required to complete your bag in the course of the class. All the fabrics we will be using are 100% quilters cotton; beautiful designs and excellent quality. Your experienced teacher is Tracey, who has been sewing since the age of 11 and who makes the class informative and fun; there are only 4 spaces in each class so individual attention is guaranteed.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Everything you need to make and finish your bag is provided in the cost of the class, including the fabric, so there are no hidden extras.
Tea, coffee and cake are available throughout the day, just remember to bring a packed lunch, which we can eat outside if the weather allows.
We are based in a small village just 4 miles north of Ipswich.
There is plenty of free parking onsite and nearby and, for those of you travelling a distance and wanting to stay, we have a kingsize B&B room (subject to availability) at an additional cost.


Tracey Hardy at Spools & Scissors
2 Barley Mow Cottage
The Street
Witnesham, Ipswich
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- - #28928

Having recently decided to try more crafts I thought that rather than relying on YouTube I would rather have lessons with a real person. Tracey's beginners bag course resulted in my taking home a beautiful unique bag but possibly more importantly the confidence to make more things using the skills learnt.

Tracey is a fantastic teacher, sharing her knowledge and giving constant feedback on progress in a such a friendly way. The small class size (there were just two of us on this occasion) meant that there is great supervision and assistance whenever required. Thank you!

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- - #19840

Had a wonderful day becoming reacquainted with my sewing machine, which had sat in it's box for many years. Tracey was knowledgeable and it was easy to follow her step by step instructions to make a beautiful and practical tote bag.

Would highly recommend this workshop.

In-person course
- - #15192

I had a fantastic time learning how to make a quilted and lined bag from scratch- it even had padded straps and a proper bottom for it to sit on. We learnt many techniques which will be so useful in terms of building on this experience to make other items. Tracey was very patient and explained things well. It is a small class so absolutely ideal. She also makes delicious cakes and her two dogs are lovely. Book a class today!

Response from Spools & Scissors:

Thank you so much Annabel for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and the bag you made was truly amazing! Thank you for booking with Spools & Scissors

In-person course
- - #13716

From the moment I arrived at Tracey’s gorgeous cottage I had a most enjoyable day. Tracey was a great teacher who was very calm and patient with me being a beginner and gave me lots of great advice. I still can’t quite believe I made such a beautiful tote bag. A lovely day not forgetting the yummy homemade banana cake.

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- - #13278

Tracey did an amazing job at teaching me to make a bag in four and a half hours !
I had not used a sewing machine for years. I was empowered to be able to do what I was clearly taught to do. The teacher was very patient and practically showed me what to do. I was always free to ask any questions I wanted to.
The location was great, quiet and a very good work space for using a sewing machine which was provided. There was plenty of natural light.
I am really pleased with my bag and can't wait to show my friends.

In-person course
- - #11255

I had a brilliant time on the bags of fun class with Tracey! Learnt so much as a complete novice at sewing and got to take home my bag at the end of the day. Would highly reccomend for anyone interested in sewing!

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