09 Oct 2021

Simple Stitched Book-covers

This is a very easy process and is an ideal course for beginners. You will need a basic sewing machine that will do a minimum of straight stitch and zig-zag. It does not matter if you have never used a sewing machine before… come and enjoy! Makes a brilliant present.

13 Nov 2021

Boxing Clever

Come and make an attractive box. You can choose between a Surprise box, a box with Drawers or a box with Trays.
Whichever takes your fancy… They make splendid presents and can be completed in a day.

27 Nov 2021

Christmas Baubles

Spend a day making your own luxurious Christmas baubles either to decorate your home or to give as presents. They are fun to make and their production can become addictive!

04 Dec 2021

A Touch of Eastern Promise

This is a course for machine embroiderers who have a little experience. It is not suitable for beginners. The joy of this project is the scope there is for embellishment; you can really go over the top and it will look fabulous.

There are two basic outlines to choose from both taken from Indian arhitecture. Having created your base you will be free to decorate in anyway you wish. The finished piece will make a wonderful photo or mirror frame or simply a wall decoration, the choice is yours.

08 Jan 2022

Silhouette Shuffle

This day course does two things, it allows you to learn how to make an interesting background and also lets you use the ‘Scan and Cut’ machine to create the silhouettes to place on the the newly made background. The end result is a striking wall panel that your friends will all admire.

15 Jan 2022

Machine Blackwork

Have you really exploited those pre-set patterns on your machine that were such a feature when you bought it? Now is your chance to experiment with them and to create a design that emulates traditional Blackwork.

19 Feb 2022

Cotton & Velvet Cutwork

This is a very satisfying technique which produces some lovely effects. The cotton stabilizes the whole thing and the velvet gives it richness. In the day you will produce a piece about 15″ square which can become a stand alone hanging, a cushion cover or a bag or whatever takes your fancy.

12 Mar 2022

Stash Buster Quilt

This is an excellent way to use that store of material that you have acquired over the years and really don’t know what to do with. I made the quilt in the picture without spending an extra penny, everything came out of my stash. Some of the fabric belonged originally to my grandmother! At last, a use for all those bits you don’t really like but can’t bear to throw away.

09 Apr 2022

Bling with a Zing

This is great fun and eco-friendly. All the metal is recycled tomato paste tubes, start saving them now! It is backed with Kunin felt which is made from used plastic cups. All you need is a sewing machine that will do straight stitch and zig-zag.

23 Apr 2022

Sewing Rolly-Polly

A very practical item in which to keep all your sewing bits and bobs for taking to classes. A zipped pencil case at one end and pockets galore for scissors, rotary cutter tape measures etc.

As you can see it all tidies up into a convenient roll for transportation. You can use just one fabric and a trim, as shown here, or two different ones so that it has contrasting lining.

14 May 2022

Wiggly Woggly Cushions

Using multi-coloured fabrics cut with wavy lines, woven and then stitched with the automatic patterns on the sewing machine, we will create a unique cushion cover in a day. Everyone who makes one always wants to do another as no two turn out alike.

11 Jun 2022

Bundle Bags

This is a really useful shoulder bag and can be made in a day. It is big enough to carry everything you need for a day out. Zip pockets for security and a drawstring top for ease of access.