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Thursday Night Sewing Club


  • Sewing club 9 Feb
    February 9, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sewing club 16 Feb
    February 16, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sewing club 2 Mar
    March 2, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of sewing, tea and chat in our Thursday sewcial sewing club. Running fortnightly on the First and Third Thursdays of each month from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Bring your own project to work on and get help and advice from our friendly and experienced sewing tutors. You are welcome to use (more…)

Sewing Machine 101


  • Sewing 101
    February 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this 3 hour introduction to Sewing Machines class, you will learn the following: How to thread a sewing machine Basic machine safety The different parts of a sewing machine How to use different stitches How to make an envelope cushion cover You will need to bring: A piece of light to medium weight fabric (more…)

Sewing with stretch


  • Sewing with stretch
    February 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Are you scared of sewing with stretch fabrics? Join our one day workshop where we will teach you all the tips and tricks for sewing with jersey. This is the perfect next step if you are familiar with a sewing machine and have sewn woven garments before. In this day long workshop, you will learn (more…)

How to read a sewing pattern workshop


  • How to read a sewing pattern 18 Feb
    February 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this 3 hour beginners class, you will learn how to uncrack the code of sewing patterns! We will take you step by step through: Taking your measurements and finding your size How to grade between sizes How to lengthen/shorten pattern pieces Identifying which pattern pieces to cut and how to cut them How to (more…)

Bodice & Sleeve Block Fitting Workshop


  • Bodice & Sleeve Block Fitting Workshop Feb
    February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Bodice & Sleeve Block Fitting Workshop May
    May 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Create a perfectly fitting bodice block with sleeve in this weekend workshop. We’ll cover: How to take measurements accurately Drafting techniques for the bodice & sleeve block How to create mock ups (toiles) of both bodice and sleeve for fitting and with expert guidance, you’ll carry out adjustments to the blocks so they they fit you (more…)

The Power of Colour with Becky Barnes


  • The power of colour - morning session
    March 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • The power of colour - afternoon session
    March 4, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Back by popular demand, we will be joined by very special guest, Becky Barnes for our March open day. Becky is a sustainable stylist who coaches clients to help them find their style. We will be running two sessions on Saturday 4th March, where we will look at: The power of colour (and why it’s (more…)

4 week introduction to sewing (Skills Builder)


  • 4 week intro to sewing
    March 7, 2023 - March 28, 2023
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to learn to sew but don’t know your seam ripper from your stay tape? Join us on our 4 week introduction to sewing where you will learn to make a simple tote with a zip closure and a buttoned pocket. On this skills based course we will walk you through the basics of sewing (more…)

Draft Your Perfect Jeans


  • Draft Your Perfect Jeans Mar 23
    March 11, 2023 - March 12, 2023
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Draft your perfect jeans – block, pattern and fit weekender! By popular demand, jeans are here! Over the course of the weekend you will learn how to turn your trouser block into some seriously smoking jeans, with the help of resident fit obsessive Serefina: aka Fina Makes. You will adapt your trouser block into a (more…)

Trouser Block Fitting Workshop


  • Trouser Block Fitting Workshop Mar
    March 19, 2023 - March 26, 2023
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Create a perfectly fitting trouser block in this weekend workshop. We’ll cover: How to take measurements accurately Trouser block drafting techniques How to create mock ups (toiles) of the trousers for fitting Common trouser fitting issues & how to fix them and with expert guidance you’ll carry out adjustments to the blocks so they they (more…)

The Jumpsuit Weekender


  • The Jumpsuit Weekender April 23
    April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Hands up who likes jumpsuits? Ok if you didn’t put your hand up because jumpsuits are the Devil’s work and never fit you…. Think again!!! Enter: The Jumpsuit Weekender, with resident fit-spert Fina Makes. Over the course of the weekend, you’ll choose a jumpsuit pattern from the ones in store (Paper Theory Zadie, Closet Core (more…)