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.

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+)

– Thursday 7th December 7-9pm – Christmas Stocking – £45.00. Get ready for the festivities and make a beautiful stocking for your home or little one. Perfect little decoration that looks the part hung above the hearth.

– Thursday 11th December 7-9pm – A collection of Christmas Napkins – £40.00. Make your table look the ‘bizz’ this Christmas and tie all your table accessories in with your decorations. A lovely opportunity to choose from our Christmas fabrics and make a set of perfect napkins to mop the corners of your mouth with! 🙂

– Monday 14th December 7-9pm – A Pair of Christmas Clouds – £45.00. These beautiful little Japanese styled clouds ‘Kawaii’ are such a lovely addition to your Xmas decoration or perfect to hang on the ceiling of your little one’s room! Simply Adorable <3. We aim to make a pair!

– Saturday 16th December 1-3pm – Beautiful Vintage Looking Hand Embroidered Christmas Decorations – £40.00 including materials A lovely chance to learn the basics of hand Embroidery with Holly. Using a hoop you will create a beautiful vintage looking Christmas tree decoration to put in pride of place on your tree 🙂

– Monday 18th December 6:30-9pm – Christmas Crafting Party! – £40.00 including materials A fun gathering to have a giggle and be creative! – Come and make something beautiful for Christmas choose from; a rag wreath, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Gnome, Christmas Napkins and more… includes laughter, mincepies, glass of prosecco (or tea of coffee if you are being good!)

– Tuesday 2nd January 10:00-3:00pm – Beginner’s Workshop – Make our beautifully stylish ‘Ditsy’, Japanese styled doll – £60.00 including materials Come and make the very popular, cute and stylish doll ‘Ditsy’. Make a suitably stylish dress for her in the following workshop. Great for beginners!

– Wednesday 3rd January 10:00-3:00pm – Make our beautifully stylish ‘Ditsy’, Japanese styled doll’s Kimono – £60.00 including materials Dress your little collectable with her very own stylish little Kimono. You are welcome to pay a little extra if you would like her finely dressed in liberty too! 😉

– Friday 5th January 10:00-4:00pm – Child’s Merchant & Mills Trapezette Dress! – £85.00 including pattern but not materials (we leave you to choose these) A beautiful little girls circle dress pattern which looks great made from lightweight fabrics for the Summer or heavier weight ones such as needlecord. Great for ages 3-8 years

– Tuesday 9th January 1:30-3:30pm – Lampshade workshop – from £45.00 (dependant on the size shade you wish to make) A great opportunity to learn how to make your own Lampshade. Rather than spend a fortune on something that doesn’t match your interior – you get to choose your own fabric and learn the skills to do it again!

– 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.

– Thursday 26th April 7-9pm – Lampshade Making Workshop – £45.00 including materials 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!

– 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 🙂

– 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!

– Thursday 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!

– 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!

>>> 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+)

– Saturday 16th December 10-12pm – Children’s Taster Session – £30.00 including materials A lovely chance to learn the basics of sewing. Learn how to use a sewing machine, fill a bobbin and lots, lots more! And go away with something pretty!

– Monday 18th December 10-12pm – Children’s Christmas Crafting – Make a Christmas Robin or Snowman – £30.00 including materials A great idea for your little ones to come and make a festive friend! This also gives parents the chance to do some last minute Christmas shopping! 😉

– Monday 18th December 1-3pm – Children’s Christmas Crafting – Make a Christmas Stocking for yourself or your pet! – £30.00 including materials A lovely chance to come and make a Christmas Stocking for yourself or for Tiddles the Cat! This also gives parents the chance to do some last minute Christmas shopping! 😉

– Thursday 21st December 10-12pm – Children’s Christmas Crafting – Make a Christmas Cloud Cushion! – £30.00 including materials Come and make a beautiful Japanese Styled Cushion with tassly rain – perfect to lounge on over christmas whilst eating chocolate.

– Thursday 21st December 1-3pm – Children’s Christmas Crafting Ages 6+ – Make a large hand stitched carrot for Rudolf! – £30.00 including materials Make a fun felt carrot decoration to show Rudolf where you have left the carrots!

– Friday 22nd December 10-12pm – Ages 6+ – Children’s Christmas Crafting – Come and Craft a Christmas Cushion using applique techniques – £30.00 including materials Come and create your own keepsake cushion by choosing different fabrics and textures to embellish your design – use hand stitching to secure it all in place!

– Friday 22nd December 1-3pm – Ages 6+ – Children’s Christmas Crafting – Decorate your own Hessian Christmas Sack – £30.00 including materials Come and create your very own Christmas Sack by choosing different fabrics and textures to embellish your design – use hand stitching to secure it all in place!

– Tuesday 2nd January 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 something pretty that you have made too!

– Tuesday 2nd January 10:00-3:00pm – Make our beautifully stylish ‘Ditsy’, Japanese styled doll – £60.00 including materials Come and make the very popular, cute and stylish doll ‘Ditsy’. Make a suitably stylish dress for her in the following workshop. Great for beginners! Ages 7+

– Wednesday 3rd January 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 something pretty that you have made too!

– Wednesday 3rd January 10:00-3:00pm – Make our beautifully stylish ‘Ditsy’s Kimono’ – £60.00 including materials Dress your little collectable with her very own stylish little Kimono. You are welcome to pay a little extra if you would like her finely dressed in liberty too! 😉

– Thursday 4th January 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 something pretty that you have made too!

– Thursday 4th January 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+

– Thursday 4th January 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 5th January 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 something pretty that you have made too!

*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