A 2 hour class to learn the basics of using a sewing machine – how to thread up, sewing a straight line , stitching curves and corners, sewing a seam, hems and setting patterns on the machine and many useful little tips for making your sewing life easier!
BEGINNERS PATCHWORK –
Learn the basics of Rotary cutting and joining patchwork squares to make the front of a cushion. This is a good course to get you started on the art of Patchwork and introduce you to how you can use it to make bigger quilts.
BEGINNERS PATCHWORK 2 – SATURDAY 10th November 10-12 pm
Learn the basics of Rotary cutting to cut squares and triangles to make the front of a cushion. This is a good course to get you started on the art of Patchwork and introduce you to how you can use it to make bigger quilts.
APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS
Saturday 1st December 10 am-12.30 pm
A great workshop to learn how to apply fabric shapes to a background, how to set the machine for accurate sewing and lots of little tips to make your applique look professionally done.
£25. ALL FABRIC INCLUDED. The price also includes refreshments.
SEW FOR ME – TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 10-1 pm ( every week).
PAY AS YOU GO CLASSES TO LEARN/IMPROVE ANY SEWING SKILL FROM FASHION TO FURNISHINGS OR JUST PURE FUN! Guidance will be given in choosing suitable fabric prior to booking.
The work space has a 12 foot waist height cutting table for large projects and 6 sewing machines including an overlocker.
SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 4 TO ENSURE QUALITY TEACHING AND GUIDANCE
Bring a pattern and fabric and learn all the processes from pattern laying to finishing off for a professional look.
Come to do just a part of or finish off a project. e.g learn how to insert a zip in a dress, come to do buttonholes on an automatic machine, attach an edge around a quilt etc….
Tea and biscuits included in the price
£10 PER HOUR OR £25 FOR 3 HOURS – COME FOR JUST AN HOUR up to 3 HOURS
A 10% discount is applied if 6 weeks are booked together.
ADVENT CALENDAR WORKSHOP –Thursday 8th and 15th November 7-9 pm. £50. All fabric included.
Come and learn how to sew accurate pockets onto an advent calendar ready for the countdown to Christmas. All fabric is provided which includes the advent design, wadding and backing. Machines are provided along with refreshments. You will also learn how to add tab top hangings for the calendar to be hung onto a wooden rod. You will need to have basic knowledge of using a sewing machine for this workshop. Book with a £10 deposit.
CHRISTMAS BUNTING WORKSHOP-Thursday 6th and 13th December 7-9 pm. £28
2 separate evenings to make this lovely easy bunting with flags shaped as Christmas trees. It will look fab across your fireplace or a mirror in your house! You will learn how to assemble the tree shapes with a backing then attach to the tape for hanging. Finished length is approx 1.5 metres. Fabric is included in the price.
Book with a £5 deposit.
CHRISTMAS PATCHWORK STOCKINGS –Saturday 15th December 10-12 pm. £28
Learn simple patchwork techniques to make this beautiful Christmas stocking ready for Santa to fill! Bring your own fabric or it can be bought from the sewing room for an extra £4. Backing fabric is supplied and included in the cost.
Tea and mince pies will also be served to make this a special festive morning. Book with a £5 deposit.
INVISIBLE ZIP CUSHION
New dates soon…..
This is a simple introduction to cushion making. You will learn how to measure and insert an invisible zip fastening into a simple cushion cover. You will need to bring 1/2 metre of fabric, a zip and a cushion pad (no bigger than 18 x 18 inches)
£25. Refreshments included
BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE LAMPSHADES.
£40 Includes all the items needed for making. A discount of £5 is given if you bring your own fabric.
New dates coming soon….
Come and learn how to make a drum shape lampshade suitable for a hanging pendant light or table lamp, with fabric of your choice or one from the Sewing Sanctuary stock. You will be provided with all you need to make the lampshade. These lampshades are so enjoyable to make!
BOOK A PLACE WITH A £10 DEPOSIT
SEWING FOR BEGINNERS – GETTING STARTED with basic skills. £60 for 3 weeks.
PLEASE ENQUIRE ABOUT NEW DATES FOR 2018
This is a 3 week course to show you how to tackle seams, darts, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes. All the skills you need for dressmaking or soft furnishings.
week 1 – you will learn how to neaten seams, how to do a flat fell seam ( used on jeans) and a french seam ( used on lingerie). Darts and gathers will also be explored.
week 2 – You will learn several ways of hemming including a blind hem and an over locked hem. Inserting a zip is also covered in this session.
week 3 – You will learn how to apply a simple pocket, explore different buttonholes and do a one step buttonhole on a small sample garment.