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Introducing Our Sewing School Programme for 2017

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Sewing lessons are a great way to make some protected me time whilst learning something new or indulging your passion!  Here at our sewing school, based in Witney and Ducklington (in Oxfordshire) we cater for a wide range of skill levels, we keep classes small to ensure you get lots of one to one support, and aim to complete at least one project during each workshop/course.

So if you have always wanted to learn how to sew, or already have the basics covered and want to develop your skills, we have something for you.

We have listed below a summary of courses being held, by date, click on the descriptions to find out more about individual classes, or scroll down to the bottom of the screen and download our sewing school brochure.

If you have any questions please ask!

January 2017

Tuesday 10th – 5-week Introduction to Sewing course – 5 projects in 5 weeks, taking you from a novice to a practiced sewer with all the sewing building blocks in place to take you anywhere you want to go!

Thursday, 12th – Cushion Covers With Buttons – Take your cushion covers to the next level, making a feature of out of the opening by adding functioning buttons!

Friday 13th – 6 week Introduction to Dress Making course  – Make a capsule wardrobe and get it to fit!  We will start with a skirt, then top, then statement dress and shorts or trousers – we have a choice of patterns for each make too!

Thursday, 19th – Aline Skirt – A great introduction to dressmaking, you can choose between our classic a-line skirt with zip closure, or an elasticated version.  The zip up version of the skirt fits up to size 18, the elasticated version up to size 24.

Wednesday, 25th January – Perfect Fit Bust Adjustment course – We will make a simple t-shirt style top and adjust it for your shape – high or low, big or small bust!

February 2017

Wednesday, 1st – Piped Cushion Covers – The ultimate finish for a cushion cover!  We will make piping and use it in a cushion cover with an almost invisible zip.

Wednesday, 8th – Clutch Bag – This one is an intermediate class, we will cover how to make a zip up pocket inside your bag – the sort where you only see the zip!  You don’t need a lot of experience as the sewing is mostly straight lines, but need to know your way around your machine.

Tuesday, 21st – Luxury Tote Bag – Once you’ve made one you won’t be able to stop! Great for days out, shopping trips and as gifts for friends!  We will cover using interfacing, sewing straight lines, box corners, making straps and turning out, and there will be plenty of time to help newbies thread their machines etc..

Wednesday, 22nd – Sew a Girl’s Capsule Wardrobe course – Over 5 weeks we will tackle skirts, tops, dresses and trousers!

Tuesday, 24th – Quilting With Pellon – A really relaxed evening in which we wil use this great product to make perfect patchwork pieces, which we will sew into drawstring bags or placemats –  this makes quilting so easy it feels like cheating!28th – Introduction to Quilting (2 weeks) – Create a beautiful quilted cushion cover over two weeks and you have learned all the steps involved in making a full-size quilt!

Tuesday, 28th – Introduction to Quilting (2 weeks) – Create a beautiful quilted cushion cover over two weeks and you have learned all the steps involved in making a full-size quilt!

March 2017

Friday, 3rd – 5-week Introduction to Sewing course – 5 projects in 5 weeks, taking you from a novice to a practiced sewer with all the sewing building blocks in place to take you anywhere you want to go!

Tuesday 14th – Make Yourself a Dress – Over 2 weeks we will transfer the pattern and adjust to fit, cut the fabric and make your own couture dress!  

Tuesday, 28th March – A Very Girly Skirt – perfect for anyone who would like to make clothes for their children, we will cover seam finishes, sewing with elastic and gathering whilst making this, very, girly skirt!

April 2017

Tuesday, 4th – Girl’s Reversible Dress – make a classic reversible dress in an evening, suitable for ages 1 to 10.

Friday, 7th – Take 4 Fat Quarters – A fun evening when you get to pick 4 fat quarters from a wide selection and get sewing, a wide range of small project patterns will be available on the night.

To download a printer friendly version of our programme click here.