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Sewing Surgery


  • Sewing surgery 26/5
    May 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sewing surgery 3/6
    June 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are a beginner sewist, looking for a bit of support with your sewing journey, come to our sewing surgery where we are on hand to help. Are you: stuck on seam finishes puzzled by zips baffled by buttonholes jittery about jersey looking for daytime sewing buddies then join our Thursday morning sewing group. (more…)

Easy sundress workshop


  • Easy sundress workshop 28th May
    May 28, 2022
    12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Easy sundress workshop 2nd June
    June 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Easy sundress workshop 9th June
    June 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Easy sundress workshop 30th July
    July 30, 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this 4 hour workshop, you will learn the following: How to use shirring elastic How to turn thin straps through easily How to create a zero waste sun dress You will need to bring: A piece of light to medium weight jersey fabric for your dress (1m by 1.5m wide for up to UK (more…)

Knicker Making Workshop


  • Knicker workshop 8th June
    June 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Knicker workshop 24th June
    June 24, 2022
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Knicker workshop 20th July
    July 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fancy learning to make your own undies but daunted by the process? Sign up for our Knicker Making Workshop and we will take you step by step through the process using the Tilly and the Buttons Iris Knicker pattern. This is a versatile pattern with a choice of low, midi and high legs and waistlines (more…)

Thursday Night Sewing Club


  • Sewing club 9th June
    June 9, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sewing club 23rd June
    June 23, 2022
    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…)

June Open Day


  • Overlocker demo 11am
    June 11, 2022
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Overlocker demo 2pm
    June 11, 2022
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Coverstitch demo 11:30am
    June 11, 2022
    11:30 am - 11:30 pm
  • Coverstitch demo 2:30pm
    June 11, 2022
    11:30 am - 11:30 pm

For our June Open Day, we will be talking all things sewing machines and more specifically showing you how to use an overlocker and coverstitch machine. We will also have in-store only special offers and a first look at our new fabrics. If you haven’t been to one of our open days before, they are (more…)

Sewing Machine 101


  • 15th June
    June 15, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 26th June
    June 26, 2022
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 6th July
    July 6, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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…)

The Jumpsuit Weekender


  • The Jumpsuit Weekender
    June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022
    10:30 pm - 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…)

Zero waste apron workshop


  • Zero waste apron workshop
    June 22, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This beginners class is perfectly suited to those that are new to sewing or have never used a sewing machine before, building up your confidence to make a cross over apron. The apron is made using a no-waste method, utilising just 1 meter of fabric to create this practical and stylish item that can be worn in (more…)

Recycled cotton statement necklace workshop


  • Morning session
    June 25, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Afternoon session
    June 25, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to crochet and weave a colourful statement necklace into your life. This chunky showstopper is the perfect way to accessories all your summer outfits. Even better, it’s made from recycled cotton. In this drop-in style workshop, your host Emma will show you different statement necklaces you could make and run through various techniques. (more…)

How to read a sewing pattern workshop


  • June 26, 2022
    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…)