Stack and Whack patchwork
Stack and whack is a fast fun technique, using freehand cutting to create unique shapes. In this class you will practise cutting fabric for several blocks in one go, piecing them and sewing curves and trickier shapes.You will need to bring at least 5 fat quarters and coordinating thread. Equipment, tuition and refreshments all included! Tutor: Tracy
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.
Make a cushion
A great class if you've never sewn before, you'll be using a sewing machine to make an easy cushion cover. You'll need to bring half a metre of fabric and matching thread.
Learn to Crochet
Suitable for complete beginners, this short introductory class will get you started with the basics of crochet. youll need to bring some light coloured double knit yarn and a size 4 crochet hook. Available to buy in the shop.
Dressmaking for Improvers: 6 week course
A 6 week course which gives you the opportunity to develop your skills while working on any project of your choice, under the guidance of professionally trained seamstress. This class is suitable for everyone except complete beginners. You are free to bring any pattern and fabric that you would like help with.
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 a skirt: the ultimate pencil skirt by Sew Over It
Sew yourself a beautiful, classic pencil skirt! Amanda will guide you though the process, and you'll master invisible zip insertion along the way! The class includes the pattern, tuition, use of a sewing machine and light refreshments. Youll need to bring fabric and notions as indicated on the pattern envelope, including matching thread and an invisible zip. please note that this pattern is for UK sizes 8-20 and if you are outside of this range, this class may not be suitable for you.
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: 25th and 26th of January
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.
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 of 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.
Children's half term sewing class
Fun sewing projects for creative kids aged 8+! 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!
Explore your creativity with hand and machine appliqué techniques. Your design ideas can be used for quilts, cushions, clothing and more.
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.
Sewing children's clothes: A super-simple skirt
Learn to sew a simple, elasticated waist skirt for a child - no pattern required! This class is ideal if you've never sewn before. You'll need to bring at least half a metre of cotton fabric, matching thread and elastic. If you're unsure, just come into the shop and we can help! You'll also need the height and waist measurements of the child you're sewing for.