Introduction to tailoring: the Coco jacket by Sew Over It
If you've made a few simple garments and want to move your skills to the next level, then this class is for you! The Coco is a classic fitted, lined jacket which is a perfect first tailoring project. The pattern, tuition, equipment and refreshments are all included. You will need to bring 1.4-2.1m of medium to heavyweight fabric, thread, lining fabric and lightweight interfacing. This is a two day class, 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. please note that the pattern is sized for UK sizes 8-20. If you are outside of this size range please ask for further information before booking.
Make a jersey top or dress: Coco by Tilly and the Buttons
Make a fabulous Coco top or dress by Tilly and the Buttons. Suitable for beginner or intermediate sewists, you will learn tips and techniques for sewing with knit fabrics in this one day class. Pattern, equipment, tuition and refreshments included. You will need to bring fabric (ideally pre washed), thread and a small amount or ribbon, stay tape or clear elastic. please note that this pattern is for UK sizes 6-20. If you are outside this range please contact us prior to booking.
Sew a simple dress or top: Stevie by Tilly and the Buttons
Stevie is a simple shift dress or top with optional back tie fastening. It's a perfect project for beginner dressmakers. The price includes the pattern which you can take home and use again and again. You will need to bring light-medium weight fabric and matching thread. Cotton is ideal for beginners or if you're more confident you can use a rayon (viscose) or similar fabric. UK sizes 6-20
Sewing Social (inc sewing machine)
Join us for a sociable day of sewing! Enjoy a sewing day in our spacious studio with a delicious lunch from the award winning Mad Hatter tearooms!Bring your own projects and use our Bernina sewing machines. Price includes use of sewing machine and accessories for the day, refreshments and lunch. Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Make a lampshade in the fabric of your choice. No sewing required! You will need about ½ a metre of medium weight fabric - cotton or a cotton/linen blend are ideal, which you can bring with you or buy in the shop. All other materials are provided.
Log cabin patchwork
A fast and fun technique that can be used for making quilts, cushions, bags and more.ideal for beginner and intermediate sewists. Tutor: Tracy class includes tuition, use of equipment including sewing machines and refreshments. You will need to bring fabric, thread and wadding.
Sew your own jeans or trousers
Make your own jeans or trousers with Sophie in this 2 day class. The class will cover some of the trickier aspects of trouser making, like fly fastenings and fitting and is ideal for intermediate or advanced dressmakers. You will need to bring a pattern, fabric ( ideally pre-washed) and notions as indicated on your pattern. 2 days: 27th and 28th of April
Patchwork and quilting: the next step (4 week course)
If you've completed one of our beginner's classes or are confident with the basics of patchwork and quilting, this is a great opportunity to progress your skills. You will be discovering a range of blocks, as well as quilting and finishing options. You can also bring your current project along for help and advice on getting it finished. 4 week course over 4 consecutive Thursdays. Tutor: Tracy
Explore your creativity with hand and machine appliqué techniques. Your design ideas can be used for quilts, cushions, clothing and more.
Start your Quilt
If you've always wanted to make a quilt but don't know where to start then this is the class for you. Teacy will guide you through essential techniques and fabric choices as well as giving you simple design ideas to get you started. you will need to bring fabric and thread.
Get to grips with quilting methods including free-motion quilting. you are welcome to bring your current quilting project.
Take your sewing skills to the next level and get that professional finish for your handmade garments. Sophie will show you techniques from the world of haute couture to give you a quality finish on seams, hems, buttonholes and more. This class is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewists. All materials included.
Summer holiday sewing for children
Fun sewing projects for creative kids aged 8+! All materials included.
Learn to Sew: Taster session
Try your hand at machine sewing in this afternoon taster session. You'll be learning to thread and use a sewing machine before completing your own mini-make to take home! All materials included.
Sew your own knickers
learn to sew your own knickers in jersey fabric. A great way to use up your scraps! Pattern, picot elastic, tuition and use of sewing machines included. you will need to bring about ½ a metre of cotton jersey and matching thread.
Learn to Sew: 4 week course (evenings)
A four week course aimed at complete beginners. Each week we will tackle a different project, building your skills and developing your confidence with sewing. All materials are included for the first class, and you will be given advice about what you will need for subsequent classes. Thursday evenings from 17:30-19:45
Beginners Patchwork and Quilting - 4 Week Course
Learn patchwork and quilting techniques, including cutting, piecing, quilt as you go and binding, and create a selection of quilted projects over the 4 week course, under the expert guidance of tutor Tracy.Dates for the course are 19th and 26th of September and 10th and 17th of October. Please note that there will be no class on the 3rd of October. You can use our sewing machines or bring your own if you prefer. Refreshments included! you will need to provide your own materials for this course, which you can bring or buy in the shop.
Social sewing day (bringing own sewing machine)
Join us for a day of social sewing including a delicious lunch from the Mad Hatter!please note that this option does not include use of a sewing machine, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dungaree dress class
Learn to sew the super popular Cleo from Tilly and the buttons. A simple pattern, ideal for beginners with a relaxed style that doesn't need tricky fitting adjustments. Your tutor Amanda will give you plenty of support and guidance, as well as sharing all her tips and tricks for successful sewing! The pattern, use of equipment and tuition are included. You will need to bring fabric and notions as indicated on the pattern. Please note that this pattern is sized for UK 6-20 and if you are significantly outside of this range, this class may not be suitable.
Make a jersey dress or sweater: Southbank by Nina Lee
An ideal class if you're new to sewing with knits, the Southbank sweater or sweater dress is a stylish and cosy pattern that you'll want to make again and again. Tutor Amanda will share her top tips to help you achieve a great finish. you will need to bring suitable jersey fabric, and matching thread. The pattern is sized for U.K. 6-20. If you are outside of this size range this class may not be suitable for you, so please check before booking.
Made to measure: A pair of trousers
A two day class in which you will learn to draft a pattern using your body measurements. The basic block can then be adapted to create the style of your choice. The class will take place on Saturday 12th October 10-4 and Sunday the 13th October 12-4 All materials included.
Know Your Sewing Machine
If you've never used a sewing machine, or you just want to feel more confident this class is for you. bring your own machine or use one of ours!
Bring along the clothes that don't fit as you'd like and learn how to alter them. Sophie will help you make the most of the unloved handmade or ready-to-wear garments in you wardrobe and give them a new lease of life!
Make a quilted advent calendar
Make a beautiful quilted advent calendar with Tracy in this popular one day class which is suitable for all abilities. You'll be using an advent panel to create a calendar that will be treasured for years to come. You will need to bring: an advent panel, wadding, backing fabric and thread.