Workshops For Adults & Children

We run workshops for both adults and children throughout the year If you see anything you simply just MUST do then you can pay at the bottom of this page in full for the children’s workshops (£60.00) or for some of the other workshops you can just pay a deposit of £30.00 to secure a place. Workshops usually run Monday or Thursday evenings and at the weekends but there are some other days listed too!

A note to our regular children – If you already attend and have an on-going project you would like to carry on with, we can fit you into any slot. £20.00 for 2hrs / £45.00 10-3pm

WORKSHOPS – ADULTS (AGES 16+)

– Friday 6th April 10-4pm – Learn to Sew Stretch Knit – Tilly’s Coco Dress/Top/Tunic – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) This workshop is a great starter for those who wish to learn how to sew using a twin needle and work with stretch knit or jersey. Tilly’s pattern allows you to choose what you make – from a dress to a simple long sleeved top – so great for all!

Monday 9th April 10-5pm – Camber T-Shirt Top – Merchant and Mills – £75.00 including pattern not material  Learn to use French seams, darts, double faced yoke, sleeves, bound neckline.

Tuesday 10th April 10-5pm – Adult All Day Beginners – 10-4pm – £87.00 including materials  Make a Tote Bag which will teach you all the basis from threading up your machine to learning to fill a bobbin, stitch in a straight line, stitch around corners, button hole, handles and much more!

Saturday 14th April 10-12pm – Learn how to mend and repair – £25.00 including materials Hemming by hand, correct way of sewing on buttons – 2 and 4 hole, with/without shank backstitch for repairing seams, or trousers and jeans. Alternative ways of darning,

Saturday 14th April 1-3pm – Mending and patching with a creative twist using the Japanese – £25.00 including materials running stitch, holes in sweaters, Japanese mending sashiko

–  Monday April 16th, 23rd and 30th (7-9pm) – Kimono Workshop – £76.50 (you will just need to purchase your chosen material on top – choose from our beautiful selection or bring your own!)  A wonderful chance to come and make a classic Kimono so that you can wear it as a dressing gown or even dress it up with a pair of heels in the summer as a stylish dress!

– Thursday 19th April 7-9pm – Freemachine Workshop – £40.00 including materials Yet another fun gathering to have a giggle and be creative! – Learn to unleash your inner Picasso and ‘paint with your stitches’. Rather than allowing the machine to go in a straight line you will learn how to create a beautiful composition with a pile of fabrics you love and stitch them down with a more creative approach. This workshop is great for those who just want to have a bit of fun and learn what else your sewing machine is capable of! You are welcome to come along to one of the following weeks and make your sample into a lampshade or cushion.

– Sunday 22nd April 10-4pm – Merchant & Mills Trapeze(ette) Dress Adult or Childs version – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) Come and make one of Merchant & Mills stylish patterns. This pattern has been big news for all those ‘Lagenlook’ lovers. The pattern gives a full skirt which looks beautiful in both the child’s and adult version. Choose your fabric for a Summer or Winter item.

– Monday 23rd April 6:30-9:30pm – Piped Zipped Cushion  – £55.00 including materials Take your skills further by learning how to construct a piped zipped cushion. This workshop is great as a follow-on from the beginners courses and will teach you how to sucessfully insert a zip and learn how to create a beautifully professional piped edge to your cushions!

– Thursday 26th April 7-9pm – Lampshade Making Workshop – £50.00 including materials (30cms shade and fabric*) Learn to make a lampshade! We all know that you can never seem to find the right fabrics or finish on the ones in shops – so why not choose your own fabric and make your very own! *You are also able to choose a different sized shade and we will adjust the cost accordingly.

– Monday 30th April 6:30-8:30pm – Freemachine Workshop – £40.00 including materials Yet another fun gathering to have a giggle and be creative! – Learn to unleash your inner Picasso and ‘paint with your stitches’. Rather than allowing the machine to go in a straight line you will learn how to create a beautiful composition with a pile of fabrics you love and stitch them down with a more creative approach. This workshop is great for those who just want to have a bit of fun and learn what else your sewing machine is capable of! You are welcome to come along to one of the following weeks and make your sample into a lampshade or cushion.

– Thursday 3rd May and 10th May 7-9pm – Very Large Patchwork Floor Cushion – £50.00 including materials It’s BIG! And will be great to lounge on during the Summer – We’re quite sure the children will steal it from you too! A wonderful opportunity to make a large floor cushion and learn how to Patchwork 🙂

– Thursday 10th May 7-9pm – Perfect Little Wrist Pin Cushion – £35.00 including materials You know when you always get to the point where you have finished pinning and ready to sew…you sit down at the table and….you’ve gone an left your pin cushion over the other side of the room! Us sewers know all about this little issue so come along and make a perfect little hedgehog wrist pincushion who can assist you:)

– Monday 14th May 7-9pm – Summer Seasonal Bunting – £40.00 including materials Everyone needs a beautiful string of bunting to either drape around your lounge or craft room or out in the garden as decoration for your garden party! Make 10 flags 🙂

– Monday 14th May 6:30-9pm – Freemachine Workshop – £40.00 including materials Yet another fun gathering to have a giggle and be creative! – Learn to unleash your inner Picasso and ‘paint with your stitches’. Rather than allowing the machine to go in a straight line you will learn how to create a beautiful composition with a pile of fabrics you love and stitch them down with a more creative approach. This workshop is great for those who just want to have a bit of fun and learn what else your sewing machine is capable of! You are welcome to come along to one of the following weeks and make your sample into a lampshade or cushion.

– Thursday 17th May 7-9pm – Marvellous make up pouch – £40.00 including materials A lovely workshop where you can come and make a beautiful make-up pouch – learn to insert a zip and insert lining!

– Monday 21st May 7-9pm – Envelope Back Cushion – £40.00 including materials Perfect little workshop where you come and make an envelope Back Cushion – Start to re-vamp your home with seasonal colours and fabrics – learn how to make a lovely starter cushion – Great for beginners!

– Monday 21st May 6:30-9pm – Summer Seasonal Bunting – £40.00 including materials Everyone needs a beautiful string of bunting to either drape around your lounge or craft room or out in the garden as decoration for your garden party! Make 10 flags 🙂

– Thursday 24th May 7-9pm – Marvellous make up pouch – £40.00 including materials A lovely workshop where you can come and make a beautiful make-up pouch – learn to insert a zip and insert lining!

– Sunday 22nd July 10:00-4:00pm – Learn to Sew Stretch Knit – Tilly’s Coco Dress/Top/Tunic – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) This workshop is a great starter for those who wish to learn how to sew using a twin needle and work with stretch knit or jersey. Tilly’s pattern allows you to choose what you make – from a dress to a simple long sleeved top – so great for all!

– Friday 27th July 10-4pm – Learn to Sew Stretch Knit – Tilly’s Coco Dress/Top/Tunic – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) This workshop is a great starter for those who wish to learn how to sew using a twin needle and work with stretch knit or jersey. Tilly’s pattern allows you to choose what you make – from a dress to a simple long sleeved top – so great for all!

– Saturday 28th July 10-4pm – Merchant & Mills Trapeze(ette) Dress Adult or Childs version – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) Come and make one of Merchant & Mills stylish patterns. This pattern has been big news for all those ‘Lagenlook’ lovers. The pattern gives a full skirt which looks beautiful in both the child’s and adult version. Choose your fabric for a Summer or Winter item.

– Saturday 11th August 10-4pm – Merchant & Mills Trapeze(ette) Dress Adult or Childs version – £85.00 including pattern (you will just need to choose your fabric which you can purchase in our lovely shop or bring your own) Come and make one of Merchant & Mills stylish patterns. This pattern has been big news for all those ‘Lagenlook’ lovers. The pattern gives a full skirt which looks beautiful in both the child’s and adult version. Choose your fabric for a Summer or Winter item.

>>> Knitting & Crochet (Monday 6-9pm workshops, Friday 10am-12pm, Thursday Evenings 7-9pm Regular Knitters)  A great opportunity to learn how to knit. We offer regular and ‘one off’ classes and workshops for adults and children aged 7+. Whether you are starting from scratch or wanting to learn how to knit socks click onto the link to learn more.

CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS – AGES 7 – 16 YEARS (Carrot and christmas cushion

 

Key: Suitable for Beginners – B

B – Tuesday 3rd April 10:00-3:00pm – Cute Ladybird Cushion with machine applique – £60.00 including materials Perfect introduction to sewing and using the sewing machine for ages 7+ If this is your first or second time using a sewing machine and want to make a beautiful cushion for your bedroom then come along to this wonderfully inspiring sewing day! You will learn how to neaten seams, double hems, sewing on buttons and how to applique. All we ask is for you to bring a packed lunch or get mum or dad to collect you at lunchtime.

B – Wednesday 4th April 10:00-3:00pm – Sidney the Sloth (and his velcro paws!) Workshop – £60.00 including materials Come and make the beautiful Sidney who is climbing up the pole in our window display if you would like to meet him! It is best if you have used a sewing machine before as there are some tricky bits.

B – Thursday 5th April 10:00-12:00pm – Learn to Knit – £27.50 including materials Perfect introduction to knitting – make a cute little mug cosy – perfect little project to get you knitting and purling! Ages 7+. You will then have the skills to be able to knit your own scarf or snood!

– Thursday 5th April 1:00-3:00pm – Learn to Hand Embroider – £27.50 including materials Wonderful chance to make a perfect little keepsake to hang in your bedroom whilst learning the basic skills of hand embroidery! Ages 7+ welcome

B – Saturday 7th April 10:00-12:00pm – Beginners taster session – £30.00 including materials Perfect introduction to sewing and using the sewing machine for ages 7+ . Learn all the basics by threading up the machine and filling a bobbin and lots more! Plus you will go away with a pretty little needle case using machine embroidery stiches.

B – Saturday 7th April 1:00-3:00pm – Stage 2 Beginners – £30.00 including materials Use your skills to move on to stage 2 where you will make a simple envelope back cushion with hand stitched roses.

Wednesday 11th April 10-3pm – Stretch Pyjamas/Leggings – £60.00 including materials Come and learn how to work with stretch knit and make your own pyjamas/leggings. Learn to use a twin needle too. You will need to know how to use a sewing machine before venturing onto this one. We will need your waist and hip measurements so that we can cut your pattern for you before the class.

B – Thursday 12th April 10:00-12:00pm – Learn to Knit – £27.50 including materials Perfect introduction to knitting – make a cute little mug cosy – perfect little project to get you knitting and purling! Ages 7+. You will then have the skills to be able to knit your own scarf or snood!

B – Thursday 12th April 1:00-3:00pm – Learn to Hand Embroider – £27.50 including materials Wonderful chance to make a perfect little keepsake to hang in your bedroom whilst learning the basic skills of hand embroidery! Ages 7+ welcome

Friday 13th April 10-3pm – Beautiful Children’s Kimono – £60.00 including materials Everyone needs a beautiful swallow Kimono in their wardrobe! This is the perfect opportunity for you to make your very own! Come and sew with us for the day.

*All workshops will need to be booked prior to the day. Please ring us before booking to ensure that there are spaces left. You will need to bring a packed lunch for the children or adults workshops you are welcome to visit one of the wonderful cafes nearby for some handmade food.

Payment – Adults workshops you can pay a deposit of £30.00 to secure a place or if you were booking for your child please use this to pay in full.


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Opening Hours

Sewing Shop opening hours are 10:00 to 12:00 & 13.00 to 17.00 Tuesday to Saturday.

A note for our regular Children/Teen’s. Everyday over the holidays we have spaces for our regular Children who wish to continue with projects that they …

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Where we are: 21 Regent St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HG ON UH