Fabric Doorstop

Basic Sewing Skills Workshop

Basic Sewing Skills Workshop

12/10/2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maria loves that this workshop provides a relaxed & friendly environment to have a go at sewing!

If you are a beginner wishing to learn the basics of sewing or if you would simply like to refresh old skills these 3 hour workshops are designed to cover a variety of basic machine and hand sewing skills.

The aim of these workshops is for you to have fun making something decorative to take home whilst gaining confidence in using a sewing machine and learning or developing the sewing skills that you most want to focus on. You can attend these workshops as a one-off or if you are looking to build up your confidence and basic skill set we suggest that you attend 3 workshops. Whether you choose to attend one or more we will help you to plan your workshop/s so that you get to try all the techniques that you are keen to learn, hone the skills that will be most useful to you and succeed in making the item/s you wish to make.

You get to choose your ‘make’ from our suggested projects below and we provide the tuition, patterns & all the materials you will require.

Workshop One – Patchwork Cushion or Bunting

imageMake a patchwork cushion using 8 triangle patches and a simple envelope back. You’ll be amazed how many variations in pattern you can make – take a look at Laura’s cushion gallery of past class makes for some inspiration!

Or make a short string of bunting & get chance to practise straight seams, machine appliqué and sewing with bias binding.



58-DSC_0030Workshop Two – Tote Bag or Fabric Doorstop
Choose between a tote bag or fabric doorstop – more chance to practise straight seams & machine appliqué plus add binding, pockets, buttonholes & covered buttons if you wish.




DSC_0002Workshop Three – Apron or A-line Skirt
This is a great simple introduction to making clothes without the complication of lots of pattern pieces. The skirt gives you chance to add a waistband, insert a zip & learn about finishing seams & hemming – you will need to bring your own fabric for these 2 makes (please ask for guidance on this).
We also keep you suitably refreshed & refueled with our great selection of loose leaf teas, freshly ground coffee and homemade cakes!


This event is fully booked.