Level 1: suitable for beginners


  BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE LAMPSHADES. 

SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER. 1-3.30 pm  £35 Includes all the items needed for making.  A discount of £5 is given if you bring your own fabric. 

 

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

 

 

CHRISTMAS RAG WREATHS

THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER 7-9 pm  £15. 

Use up  your Christmas scrap fabric and bring it along to make a beautiful Christmas rag wreath.  Just beautiful to hang on your door or wall.   The metal frame will be provided in the price along with mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols.  #GETCHRISMASSY

 

 

 

 

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.

1,2 or 3 hours

 

A new sewing machine? Come and learn how to use it

SEWING MACHINE BEGINNERS – INTRODUCTORY COURSE   Children are welcome at all of these workshops.

 Saturday 9th December 1-3 pm

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!

refreshments included.

 

 

 

MAKE AN ADVENT CALENDAR with pockets – a lovely Christmas project to keep or give away.  the pockets will hold small gifts or chocolates for each day of advent.

A great group project for staff or a group of friends to get into the Christmas season

Thursday November 2nd and 9th.  £38 – includes all fabric, wadding and backing.

You will be given a printed advent layout and you will learn how to attach the pockets, how to attach wadding ,backing  and make hanging tabs. Just in time for Advent

 

 

 

 8 DRESSMAKING COURSE (6 WEEKS)

7 pm-9 pm. £25 per session.  £120 for all 6 sessions.

NEXT COURSE STARTS THURSDAY 4TH JANUARY 2018

GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO 4 TO ENSURE QUALITY TEACHING AND GUIDANCE

Learn the basics of working form a commercial pattern and learn how to follow instructions, understand pattern markings, sew seams and finishes, insert a zip or sleeves and complete a garment to an excellent standard. Guidance will be given on what to bring after paying the deposit.

Please book your place with a £20 deposit.

 

Refreshments included

 

APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS

Friday November 17th  1.30 – 3.30 pm

Please enquire about new dates coming soon….

 £25.  ALL FABRIC INCLUDED.

In this workshop you will learn the art of applique and machine embroidery. You will learn how to prepare the shapes using bondaweb and how to set the machine to stitch the applique.

The price also  includes refreshments.

 

 

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.