Sewing Workshops at The Sewing Barn

Whether you're a beginner, an improver or would just like to come and enjoy time sewing with like-minded people The Sewing Barn will give you a warm welcome. The regular workshops are project-based so you can work on whatever you choose - patchwork and quilting, dressmaking, cushions, bags, even alterations, it's your time to do as you please with lots of help from Carol. Workshops are limited to eight people so you will receive plenty of support.

I also run workshops in free motion embroidery, raw edge applique art and many other speciality workshops.

Take a look at the workshop details below and ring me to book or for more information.

Below are details of both the regular workshops which are project based. You can bring an existing project or start a new one.

If you are new to sewing you will be very welcome. Small, friendly classes mean you will get the help you need.

Take a look at the Specialist workshops. They are suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.

Workshops must be booked and paid for to secure a place. Refunds cannot be given if you are unable to attend unless the place can be filled by someone else. Please ring if you require any further information.

Monday, second Monday each month 10am – 4pm £38.00
Wednesday, fourth Wednesday each month 10am – 4pm £38.00
Saturdays, second and fourth each month 10am – 4pm £38.00
Tuesday bi-weekly 10.00am – 3.00pm £35.00
Thursday bi-weekly 10.30am – 3.30pm £35.00

Specialist Workshops

Free Motion Embroidery

10am – 3pm
Friday 18th March OR Saturday 19th March
Price: £40 all materials included (not thread)

Suitable for beginners you will learn the basics of free motion/style machine embroidery. You will use an embroidery hoop and learn how to write using this method and draw shapes – houses, trees, etc.
You will use both straight stitching and zig zag to fill in shapes for example flowers. How to grade thread colour to produce shading. Use both applique and machine embroidery to produce a picture you could use for a card or the centre of a cushion.

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January 2022

Beginners dressmaking course. Make a pair of pyjama bottoms (pattern included)

10:15am – 3:15pm
19th Feb, 26th Feb & 5th Mar (Saturday) OR
2nd, 9th & 16th Mar (Wednesday)
Price: £140 (4 places available)

Dressmaking course designed especially for beginners to dressmaking. To make the most of the course you must be able to use a sewing machine. (you can book a 1 to 1 session with me which will be sufficient to help you. One hour £30)

Over the three sessions you will learn how to alter a commercial pattern to ensure a perfect fit. Also, how to understand the pattern symbols and jargon on a commercial pattern. You will learn how to transfer pattern markings to fabric, lay the pattern onto fabric and cutting out. We will discuss and make samples of different types of seams you can use, how to hem a garment, make side seam pockets and an elasticated waistband.

Once you have enrolled I will provide you with a list of what you need to complete the pyjamas. You will be able to purchase everything from my shop with 10% discount or purchase elsewhere and bring it with you.

The workshop is limited to just four places so that everyone has sufficient space to work and I can provide you with the help and guidance you need to learn new skills and produce a completed garment.

Please note the course is only run on the days listed. You will be
paying for the days shown so please ensure you are available for all 3
of days for the course you choose.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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