A fun, 1 day workshop that is designed for those who are keen to make their own garments but lack knowledge and confidence.  During the day in addition to learning about patterns and markings, you will make samples in the following techniques to build your portfolio of skills:

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* Different seam finishes including French seams * Side, front and back darts * Stay stitching, edge stitching and top stitching (and when to use them!) * Inserting zips and invisible zips * Making buttonholes and sewing on buttons * Turning blind hems for a professional finish Plus a host of hints and tips throughout the day.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Sew Forest of Dean

with Craft Courses since 2020

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In case we haven’t met before, I’m Jen Johnson and I run Sew Forest of Dean, teaching all aspects of sewing by machine or by hand. I’m also a crazy cat lady, wife to Ed and Mum to identical twins Oscar and Charlie. My workshops and courses take place in my purpose-built garden studio in Clearwell and my aim is very simple – to help get people sewing. My designs have been featured in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I am qualified in Textiles, from Herefordshire Ludlow College.

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The Studio, Cemetery House, High Street, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JS