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+)

–  Saturday 17th February 10:00-4:00pm – Merchant & Mills – Leisure Trousers Workshop £76.50 (you will just need to purchase your chosen material on top – choose from our beautiful selection or bring your own!)  Everyone needs a cosy pair of slouchy trousers to wear around the house – Especially if they feel as comfy as pyjamas! We are sure that these drawstring trousers will be one of your favourite items.

–  Sunday 18th February 10:00-4:00pm – 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!

– 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!

– Friday 13th 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.

– 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 workshops suitable for age 6+)

– Sunday 4th February 10:00-12:00pm – Taster Session for Children – £30.00 including materials. A great opportunity for ages 7+ to come and learn to use the sewing machine and make a beautiful little pin cushion. A nice 2 hour session to see if your little one likes it and may wish to continue on a more regular basis.

– Saturday 17th February 10:00-12:00pm – Childrens Beginners to Hand Embroidery – £30.00 including materials. A lovely chance to learn the beautiful skill of hand embroidery with Holly. Make a beautiful keepsake fruit themed hoop to hang up pride of place in your room.

– Saturday 17th February 2:00-4:00pm – Childrens Beginners to Knitting – £30.00 including materials. Come and learn to knit! Cast on, knit and cast off and go away with a beautiful little mug cosy <3

– Tuesday 20th February 10:00-3:00pm – Sidney Sloth with his velcro paws! – £60.00 including materials. Everyone loves a cute slow moving sloth! We have come up with our own pattern for you to create your very own dangling friend. Learn to piece together a three dimensional shape with a gusset – A great day!

– Wednesday 21st February 10:00-3:00pm – Learn to Use the Sewing Machine – Make a beautiful Appliqued Cushion – £60.00 including materials. Learn to use the sewing machine and make a beautiful ladybird envelope back cushion.

– Thursday 22nd February 10:00-3:00pm – Children’s Leggings – Ages 8-13years £60.00 including pattern. Make your very own pair of leggings out of our beautiful range of stretch knit fabrics – you must be able to sew for this workshop!

– Friday 23rd February 10:00-3:00pm – Woodland wrist pin cushion It’s a beautiful workshop where you will learn a range of different hand stitching skills and make your very own wrist pin cushion. Choose a ladybird or hedgehog as the keeper of your pins!

*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