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
1st October 2021
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.


Collage Art

10am - 4pm
17th September 2021
Price: £45

Come and produce a fabric picture of a hare, fish, robin, or squirrel in this one-day workshop.

You don’t have to be able to draw I supply the outline of the image drawn onto a plain piece of fabric. You learn techniques to build the layers of fabrics and how to enhance your art with machine sewing.

Finished art will be approx. 16” x 23”

Gish (Medium)
Squirrel (Medium)
Roses (Medium)

Fabric Roses

10am – 4pm
5th October 2021
Price: £40 all materials included (not thread)

Make some stunning roses from fabric. No previous experience is needed.
Some sewing machine sewing is involved but very accessible to complete beginners.


Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

10am – 4pm
20th October 2021
Price: £58

All materials required to complete your wall hanging are included, fabric, backing, wadding, templates, etc. (not threads.) You can choose other colours for the circles; reds, greens, red and greens, greys/golds. Some sewing experience is required for this workshop. The finished wall hanging is 34” long 21” wide approx.

Felt Christmas Garlands & Hanging Decorations

10am – 3pm
29th October 2021
Price: £36 all materials included

Come and spend a few hours relaxing and making some lovely garlands from felt. Make simple leaves and berries and thread them onto string with a selection of balls and shapes to make a pretty garland for the tree or mantle. Also make a selection of smaller decorations. Finished garland: 1.5 metres long. Kits to make more garlands will be available to buy at a 10% discount on the day.


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