The Sewing Room

Contact Name: Catherine Howie

The Sewing Room
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In-person
Getting to know your sewing machine
Worcestershire - Next course on 24th August 2022
Getting to know your sewing machine
£45
Is your sewing machine still in the box? Not entirely sure what all the dials are for? This morning class is designed to get you comfortable with its workings, taking...
In-person
Make a piped cushion cover
Worcestershire - Next course on 7th September 2022
Make a piped cushion cover
£70
In this workshop we’ll go through the various stages in creating a cushion cover with a zip closure in the back and covered piping cord around the edges. This is...
In-person
Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive
Worcestershire - Next course on 9th July 2022
Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive
(3)
£150
This intensive class runs over two full days. We start by taking you through the basic functions of a sewing machine and how it works. Classes are designed to give...
In-person
How to do hems - basic alterations
Worcestershire - Next course on 14th July 2022
How to do hems - basic alterations
£45
This new workshop is designed to give you the skills to undertake some everyday alterations. In this workshop we'll cover four different types of hem: • skirt/dress hems one straight...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.6 - Laying Out Your Pattern
How to Sewing Guide No.6 - Laying Out Your Pattern
£6
A 24 page pdf How to Guide full of hints and tips on how to lay out your pattern pieces on the fabric ready for cutting out. Contents: - The...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.7 - Essential Equipment & Cutting Technique
How to Sewing Guide No.7 - Essential Equipment & Cutting Technique
£6
A 22 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips covering the essential equipment you'll need and guidance on developing a good cutting out technique. Contents: - Essential...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.8 - Construction Markings
How to Sewing Guide No.8 - Construction Markings
£6
A 28 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips on identifying essential markings and transferring them to your fabric to ease the construction process. Contents: - Before...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.2 - Reading the Envelope
How to Sewing Guide No.2 - Reading the Envelope
£6
A 14 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips to deciphering the envelope jargon Contents: - Clarifying the design - making sure its what you want -...
Online on-demand
How To Sewing Guide No.3 - The Pattern Pieces
How To Sewing Guide No.3 - The Pattern Pieces
£6
A 17 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips on sorting the relevant pattern pieces and size. Checking measurements and adjusting before cutting out. Contents: - Opening...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.4 - Getting a Better Fit
How to Sewing Guide No.4 - Getting a Better Fit
£6
A 23 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips on taking measurements to help getter a better fit BEFORE cutting out your fabric. Contents: - What's in...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.5 - Choosing & Preparing Fabric
How to Sewing Guide No.5 - Choosing & Preparing Fabric
£6
An 18 page pdf How To Guide full of hints and tips on preparing and choosing the right fabric for your garment. Contents - Which fabric? choosing the right one...
Online on-demand
How to Sewing Guide No.1 - Buying a Pattern
How to Sewing Guide No.1 - Buying a Pattern
£6
A 14 page pdf Guide full of hints and tips on buying the right pattern: Contents: - prices for every budget - secondhand and vintage patterns - what to look...
In-person
Introduction to sewing stretch with an overlocker
Worcestershire - Next course on 8th August 2022
Introduction to sewing stretch with an overlocker
£50
Sewing with an overlocker (or serger) is very different to a conventional sewing machine. In this new workshop we'll take a look at the different stretch fabrics available, how to...
In-person
Understanding Sewing Patterns - getting started
Worcestershire - Next course on 3rd August 2022
Understanding Sewing Patterns - getting started
£50
Classes for beginners - all the things you need to know before you sew! This workshop covers all the things no-one tells you, to ensure a happy outcome to your...
In-person
Zip Intensive
Worcestershire - Next course on 29th July 2022
Zip Intensive
£50
This morning workshop is just about zips… the different types, which to use where and taking the fear out of how to insert them. Easy to follow instructions give you...
In-person
Fab Fitting - Measuring Up
Worcestershire - Next course on 7th July 2022
Fab Fitting - Measuring Up
(1)
£60
In this workshop we will be taking all the body measurements needed to ensure a better fit of tops, dresses and skirts before you cut out your fabric. Each student...

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Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive

In-person
Sewing for the Terrified - - #10461

Catherine is a great teacher. She is very knowledgeable and skilled and able to communicate those sewing skills in a practical and down to earth way. I go to Catherine's classes regularly and have made some lovely clothes. I highly recommend any of the sewing courses offered by The Sewing Room.

Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive

In-person
Sandra Lee - - #10490

Before I attended Catherine's classes, I had little idea of how to use my sewing machine properly or how to sew even simple items well. Now, when I wear something I made, I actually get the occasional compliment!


Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive

In-person
Ellen Cottam - - #28753

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Fab Fitting - Measuring Up

In-person
Chris Roberts - - #38133

Clearly explained with good handouts. Taken through all the measurements you need and when to add ease. Help with patterns that you are or want to make. That was an eye opener to see how a lady who is normally a size 14 needed a size 20 in some areas. Can’t wait to measure up my patterns.