Short and one day workshops
If you are baffled by barkcloth or confused by crepe, perplexed by pique or worried by wool choices, this is the session for you. A fun 2 1/2 hour session learning about different types of fabric and what sort of garments to use them for. You will be given a range of fabric samples to refer to as well as lovely refreshments. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Friday, 26th January 2018, 7 pm to 9.30 pm
Spend a day with me learning both machine and hand sewing techniques for this splendid method of decorating items. Make a needlecase using hand technques and a tea cosy using machine techniques. All the resources are included and it really will be a jolly day with plenty of tea and cake to keep us all ticking along. The cost is £60.00 all inclusive.
Saturday, 24th February 2018 10 am to 4 pm. Sorry folks, this one is now full xx
Days of Dressmaking Loveliness
If you fancy a whole day of sewing and would like to do that with access to expert tuition and equipment then sign up for one of these sessions. Starting at 10 am and running through to 3 pm, refreshments are served throughout the day – simply turn up with your latest project and I’ll provide the rest. This day is suitable for all levels and places are limited to 6 per session.
Monday 9th April 2018 £35.00
Monday 16th April 2018 £35.00
Monday 23rd April 2018 £35.00
Monday 30th April 2018 £35.00
Monday 14th May 2018 £35.00
Monday 21st May 2018 £35.00
Zip and buttonhole quick workshop
Many new dressmakers are put off making certain garments as they have to tackle zip insertion or creating a buttonhole. This is a quick, 2 1/2 technical skills based session on which you will learn how to insert a closed end zip using various finishing techniques and make buttonholes. This session is suitable for those who can use their sewing machine. All resources included in the session and I’ll even serve you tea and cake!
Monday evening 7 – 9.30 pm, 9th April 2018 £30.00
Bias and piping night
What is bias, how and why is it used, how can it be used for finishing and decoration? If you want the ans wers to any of these questions and fancy an evening of technical skill development sign up for this 2 1/2 hour workshop with me. Including all resources and light refreshments I’ll take you through using bias binding for finishing and decoration, how to make it, how to make piping and how to apply it. Suitable for those who can use a sewing machine.
Monday evening 7 – 9.30 pm, 16th April 2018 £30.00
Seams quick workshop
Produce samples of many different seams used in garment making (French, run and fell, open to name a few). This is a technical skills based 2 1/2 workshop suitable for those that can use a sewing machine. An all inclusive evening with refreshements.
Monday evening 7 – 9.30 on, 23rd April 2018. £30.00
If you have ever been daunted by making or using rouleau this is the evening for you. Make lengths of rouleau and apply it using different techniques for creating button hole loops, hanging loops and lots of decorative effects. This is suitable for those that can use a sewing machine. An all inclusive 2 1/2 hour session with light refreshments.
Monday evening 7 – 9.30 on, 30th April 2018. £30.00
Fine finishing – a one day techniques based workshop producing samples to develop your finishing techniques including french seam variations, bound buttonholes, hemming chiffon, addding hem stiffener to name a few. All resources are included in this session. Suitable for those that can use a sewing machine and wish to improve their dressmaking skills.
£60.00 Saturday 24th March 2018.
SHORT 1/2 DAY WORKSHOPS
Make friends with your overlocker
Date announced for overlocking workshop; Saturday, 11th November 2017.
Sorry this one is now full xx
Join us for a half day workshop and make friends with your overlocker. Led by Mr Tim, our resident, qualified, sewing machine technician. Learn to thread and adjust your overlocker from scratch, go through common tension and usage issues and experiment with settings for a variety of fabrics. This is a 3 hour session, including light refreshments. Bring your own overlocker as long as it is in good working order as this course is focused on machine settings as opposed to repairs or book in to use a school machine. Limited to 5 places. £50.00.
The masked crafter!
Mystery crafty evenings. Turn up ready to make something fantastic and enjoy the hospitality and expertise offered at Felixstowe Sewing School! All resources included in the session as well as a lovely beverage and slice of something delicious. Sessions from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Each session only £15.00.
Friday, 9th February 2018Sorry the February mystery craft workshop is full xx
Friday, 16th March 2018
Friday, 13th April 2018
Friday, 11th May 2018
Friday, 8th June 2018
MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE – for those with new machines or complete beginners. Build confidence in threading and changing stitches, overcome common ‘newbie’ problems, learn to sew accurate seam allowances and neat lines, £30.00 all inclusive.
Saturday, 13th January 2018 10am to 12.30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO PATTERN CUTTING A 6 week course demystifying pattern cutting. Produce an upper body and skirt block to fit you and start to develop your skill in modifying patterns and producing a toile. I will provide the resources, a lovely atmosphere, tuition, tea/coffee and home made cake. Each session is 2 hours long. This course is suitable for those with some dressmaking experience as homework will include sewing up toiles made from patterns created during the lessons. £110.00 including all resources.
Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 10 am to 12 pm, 2 hours per week
PATTERN CUTTING + A 6 week course for those who have basic skirt and bodice blocks, learn how to convert these to a shift dress as well as producing skirt variations (pencil, A line, yolked and wrap around) . This course is suitable for those who have completed an introduction to pattern cutting course. The cost of the course is £110.00.
Wednesday, 21st February 2018, 10 am to 12 pm, 2 hours per week
DRESSMAKING Course Welcome to Felixstowe Sewing School’s 6 week dressmaking course. Learn to use a commercial dressmaking pattern, how to cut out and make a garment. Work on your own project at your own speed with plenty of support and advice. Tea/coffee and homemade cakes included.
Monday Morning sessions
Monday, 19th February 2018 – 26th March 2018 sorry this is now full xx
Monday, 4 th June 2018 to 9th July 2018
Monday, 10th September 2018 to 15th October 2018
Monday, 29th October 2018 to 3rd December 2018
Monday afternoon sessions
Monday afternoon, 1- 3 pm, 19th February – 26th March 2018, £100.00 sorry this is now full xx
Monday afternoon, 4th June to 9th July 2018, £100.00
Monday afternoon, 10th September to 15th October 2018, £100.00
Monday evening sessions
Monday evening, 7-9 pm, 19th February 2018. £100.00
Monday evening, 7-9 pm, 4th June to 9th July 2018. £100.00
Monday evening, 7-9 pm, 10th September to 15th October 2018. £100.00
Tuesday evening sessions
Tuesday evening, 7 – 9 pm, 20th February 2018 £100.00
Tuesday evening, 7 – 9 pm, 10th April 2018 £100.00
Tuesday evening, 7 – 9 pm, 5th June to 10th July 2018 £100.00
Tuesday evening, 7 – 9 pm, 11th September to 16th October 2018 £100.00
Tuesday evening, 7 – 9 pm, 30th Oct to 4th Dec 2018 £100.00
Sewing parties by arrangement For up to 10 people with tea/coffee and homemade cake. Parties can be organized to suit your requirements with either full day workshops or half day/evening sessions depending on what you would like to make. Hen’s – make a knicker bag; make a garter for your big day OR big night out!! Baby shower – make a quilt for the little one – each person makes a block for the baby’s cot quilt , make a charming Vintage toy (giraffe, sausage dog or elephant), make personalised bunting for the nursery. Teens/children’s – pj’s for your sleepover, kindle cover, tote bag, personalised cushion.
SOCIAL EVENING AND OPEN HOUSE – for those of you with UFO’s (unfinished fabric objects) or those in need of a bit of social stitching this is the evening for you. Run on the second Friday of each month, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, tea/coffee and home-made cake provided. I am on hand for guidance/advice and the classroom is available for those wishing to use the machines/equipment, browse through the sewing library and have a restful time working on their patchwork, dressmaking or crafty fabric bits! £10.00
Friday, 9 March 2018
Friday, 6 April 2018