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Beginners Machine Sewing                                                             Dates:  23rd Feb, 15th March, 5th April 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Whether you have never used a sewing machine before or you are returning to sewing and want to refresh your machine skills, this easygoing one-day course is for you. For more details click here

 

Get in to Dress making - Understanding Patterns                                                         Dates: Sat 8th Feb 2020                                                                                        

Learn all the dress making basics from using patterns to key construction techniques and go home with a pair of pyjama bottoms!. For more information click here

 

Coordinated Room Acessories                                                                                        Dates: Sun 9th Feb 2020                                                                          

Create a refreshed and perfectly coordinated look for your home. on this course you have the opportunity to create cushions, lampshades and fabric covered waste baskets to bring a new lease of life to any room. For more information click here

 

Young Designers Weekend                                                                 Dates: Sat 29th Feb, Sun 1st March 2020 Morning and afternoon sessions for younger sewers and designers; Working from the basics of machine set up and sewing simple projects, through to exploring the design process and creating the shapes required to make your own clothes. This selection of short classes will take your young sewer on an exciting creative journey over one weekend.

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Freemotion Machine Embroidery                                             Dates: Sun 26th January, Sun 8th March 2020

Fall in love with this fun and hugely addictive technique. This full day course introduces you to free-motion embroidery, allowing you to become comfortable with a new way of using your sewing machine. For more information click here

 

Jeans, fit & construction                                                         Dates:  1st & 2nd Feb 2020, 25th & 26th April 2020                                                                                    

A well fitted pair of jeans will always be a wardrobe stable, on this weekend course you will create you own pair of jeans and learn key techniques for fitting and constructing trousers. For more information click here.

 

Overlockers - Stretch Techniques and t-shirts                                                         Dates: Sat 14th March 2020

Learn how all the basics on your overlocker, get the best from your overlocker with key dressmaking techniques and create a fabulous t-shirt with your newfound skills. to learn more click here:

 

Dress Making weekend - Shift or Classic Party Dress                                           Dates; coming soon Waitlist

Get your dress sorted for this party season - go for classic LBD or wow them with a bit of colour, either way you can gurantee it will be unique and made by you!. For more information click here

 

Pattern Cutting - A-Line Skirt                                                                                       Dates coming soon Waitlist

This course introduces you to pattern drafting, during the day you will creat a patten for an A-line skirt based on your measurements, you will go on to create your made to easure skirt to take home with you, for more details click here

 

Children's Clothes - T-shirts, tops, leggings and pyjamas                                      Dates: Sat 28th March 2020

Sort your children's wardrobe staples for all seasons, work through construction techniques for tops and trousers, working in cotton (pyjama bottoms) or jersey (t-shirts, tops and leggings) on sewing machines or overlockers. £79 per person, Lunch, Patterns and full instructions will be provided. The course is suitable for those new to dress making as well as more experienced sewers. For more details click here.

 

Roman Blinds - All you need to know                                                                            Dates: Sun 29th March 2020

Create a sample size blind while learning all the key techniques to create beautiful roman blinds for your home. For more details click here

 

Needle Felting - Vintage Bear workshop                                                       Dates; Saturday 15th February 2020

Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting to create your own beautiful Vintage Bear. The workshop is suitable for beginners or for those that have some experience of needle felting and the price includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with. For more details click here

 

Needle Felting - Vintage Wren workshop                                                                    Dates; Saturday 2nd May 2020

Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting to create your own beautiful Vintage Wren. The workshop is suitable for beginners or for those that have some experience of needle felting and the price includes all materials and a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with. For more details click here

 

Pattern Cutting - Trousers drafting and fitting                                                 Dates Sat 16th & Sun 17th May 2020

During this weekend workshop you will learn how to draft a trouser pattern based on your own measurements; from this pattern you will then create a toile to refine the fit before moving on to create a final (wearable) toile. At the end of the weekend you will take home your very own ‘made to measure’ pattern to use again and again. For more details click here

 

To book a place on any of the above courses please first check availability by contacting Miss Maker 

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