new absolute beginners classes starting soon

Welcome to Sewing Days the home of quality fabrics

Welcome to Sewing Days the home of quality fabrics

Welcome to Sewing Days the home of quality fabrics Welcome to Sewing Days the home of quality fabrics

lessons, courses and workshops

About our lessons

 

We offer beginners sewing lessons for children and adults. Lessons can be arranged one-to-one, or in a group of up to four.


For beginners, we offer a one-hour weekly lesson for 4 weeks. This introduces our beginners to basic sewing techniques as they make a lined bag.


For those looking for something more specific, please get in touch to talk about your experience and what you would like to learn so we can tailor sessions to your needs. 

Tuesday and Thursdays evening classes are run for people to persue their own makes, while Joanne provides tutoring, guidance and encourages confidence in your own abilities


Some example projects include, making a simple summer dress or bags & bunting. If you have something you have always fancied trying to make, let us know and we’ll do our best to help.


All  these are arranged between yourself and Joanne so please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Workshops

Here at Sewing Days we are now running  workshops and these will be run by our new tutors Alison (dress making) and Sue (quilting)

These courses will be run during the day 

for intermediate and advanced. Please check below



please see below for more information on all our workshops

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the coco dress or the ultimate dress £55

This course is perfect for anyone who has a good knowledge of a machine. In this workshop you will learn to choose the right size to cut and alter darts if needed and complete  the dress to a professional finish.  

This runs from 10 am to 2.30 pm you can choose either dress to make 

 You will receive your pattern when you pay your deposit of £30 to give you time to choose your fabric  

3 places left 

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bag making workshop £55

sewing days now make a kit of our beautiful bags that we sell in the shop, the kits are £15 but if you need help to make it this bag then this is perfect for you  Joanne will take you through all the way from the start to a perfectly finished bag 

this runs from 10 am to 2.30 pm 

the price includes a bag kit 

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draft a bodice block £40

On this workshop you will learn to make a calico toile using your measurements to fit perfectly 

then with this you will be equipped to get the perfect fit from any patterns in your stash  

all tools and calico provided 

10 am to 2.30 pm 


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foundation paper piecing £30

on this workshop you will learn the basics of this method of sewing fabrics to a stabiliser to create intricate shapes in a quilt block that you can utilise to make cushion covers or quilts . 

Please note that you will need 3 fat quarters. You can bring your own or buy them at the shop and enjoy 10% discount on them 

£30 each all tools, machines backing and cottons included

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free motion workshop £30

Ever wanted to learn the art of free motion ? then this workshop is the answer

you will learn the basics of free motion how to ready your machine, add the foot and what types of cottons and fabrics to use 

then you will have time to practice before finally making your own work of art 

all tools and materials are included. 

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absolute beginners £40

this is perfect for anyone that has never been on a machine before 

we will show you the ins and outs of a sewing machine and all the while you will be making a lined bag 

these are held on Saturdays 10am to 2pm  and all materials are included 

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get to know your overlocker £25

 

get that demon out of the cupboard and bring it along so we can show you how to use it and change the threads and once you have mastered this it will be your best friend 

please note you will need to bring your machine and 4 different coloured threads 

3pm to 5pm Saturdays 

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9 patch beginners patchwork

 

on this workshop you will get an introduction into the very addictive world of patchwork

you will start with a 9 patch that you will then turn into a disappearing 9 patch 

9 patch on the left and disappearing 9 patch on the right in the pictures 

2pm to 4.30pm

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half SQUARE patchwork

 

This workshop carries on from the beginners 9 patch 

this time you will learn the art of putting together triangles to make the most beautiful patterns 

picture to follow 

2pm tp 4.30pm

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SEWING BEE

THESE SOCIAL SEWING BEES ARE HELD EVERY OTHER FRIDAY

you bring your own machine and projects and sew.

No teaching at these sorry but lots of tea and coffee and like minded people

£5 INCLUDING A DRINK