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Beginners crash course one off workshop - Please bring your sewing machine with pedal/plug plus a basic sewing kit including :
Scissors , pencil , pins , spare machine needles & measuring tape plus greaseproof paper. Fabrics and threads are provided.
THE STARRY QUILT
Please bring your sewing machine , basic kit plus the following :
Rotary cutter , quilt ruler & self healing mat.
SEVENTY TWO 5 INCH SQUARES FOR THE MAIN PART OF THE STARS (SHOWN IN COLOUR BELOW)
TWO METRES OF FABRIC FOR THE BACKGROUND OF THE STARS ( SHOWN IN WHITE BELOW – OTHER COLOURS CAN BE USED)
*BINDING & BACKING FABRICS WILL BE DISCUSSED IN CLASS
* WADDING / BATTING WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLASS ( sometimes buying as a group can save you money ! )
DRESSMAKING – ALTERATIONS BASICS.
Please bring your sewing machine , basic kit and your various machine feet.
*seam ripper – make sure you have a nice sharp one !
WEEK 1 : A Pair of old jeans ( or ones that need shortening ! ) plus a pair of trousers or a skirt.
WEEK 2 : Any item of clothing with an elastic waist that can be taken apart. 2 METRES OF INCH WIDE ELASTIC .
WEEK 3 : A dress that needs taking in or out .
WEEK 4 : Two bras ( can be old or new ! ) we will be taking one in , and letting one out.
WEEK 5 : An item of clothing with a broken zip … A replacement zip the size you need !
WEEK 6 : A dress with too big or too small a bust size or waist size.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE OLD CLOTHING OR CHARITY SHOP ITEMS WHILE YOU PRACTICE !!
You will need the following sewing feet :
ROLLED HEM FOOT
BLIND HEM FOOT
TECHNIQUES BACK TO BASICS.
You will need your sewing machine & basic sewing kit plus :
WEEK 1 : A range of sewing needles. Fabrics will be provided.
WEEK 2 : A large scarf ( or short blanket) 3 or 4 large buttons. Your buttonhole foot and button foot.
WEEK 3 : Three fat quarters – two 20 inch zips.
WEEK 4 : 1 metre of PLUSH FABRIC and 1 metre of COTTON FABRIC.
WEEK 5 : ½ METRE OF OILCLOTH and two 18 inch zips.
MEMORY QUILTING WORKSHOP.
You will need your sewing machine & basic kit plus :
A rotary cutter , quilting ruler & self healing mat.
1 metre of iron on interfacing MED WEIGHT.
A range of clothing ( T shirts , babygrows the list is endless ) OR old blankets etc.
A gold top ballpoint needle 90/14.
OILCLOTH BAG WORKSHOP.
You will need your sewing machine and basic kit plus
ONE METRE OF OILCLOTH OR FABRIC BACKED PVC ( plastic will NOT WORK)
A leather needle & some wonder clips.
THE DRESDEN CUSHION WORKSHOP.
- WHAT TO BRING !
- You will need your sewing machine , cutting mat , rotary cutter , quilting ruler , matching threads plus :
- 20 – 2 1/2″ x 7.″ rectangles for blades
- 16 strips of fabric for border – 2.5 inch x 14 inches
- 16x16 inch square white background fabric
- 9″ x 9″ white square for the embroidered centre and the same for lining.
- 2 metres binding
- 2/3 metre for pillow back
- 18″ pillow form ( shaws have these for £1 )
SEWING MACHINE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
You will need :
YOUR SEWING MACHINE
TECHNIQUES CHRISTMAS COURSE.
You will need your sewing machine and basic kit plus :
WEEK 1 & 2
9 METRES OF 25mm WIDE BIAS TAPE
1 FAT QUARTER FOR TOP BODICE
1 METRE FOR LAYERS 1 & 3
1 METRE FOR LAYER 2
1 METRE FOR THE TIES.
WEEK 3 : 5 ASSORTED FAT QUARTERS. A range of buttons and a polystyrene ring.
WEEK 4 : FOUR FAT QUARTERS , THREE 20 INCH ZIPS.
WEEK 5 : You'll need:
CHRISTMAS QUILT CLUB
You will need your sewing machine plus the following :
WEEK 1 : A FREE MOTION SEWING FOOT , CARD AND FABRIC SCRAPS.
WEEK 2 : TEN 2.5 X 16 INCH STRIPS
½ METRE LINING FABRIC
½ METRE STIFF FLEECE OR WADDING.
WEEK 3 ,4,5
TWO CHARM PACKS OF FABRIC.
2 METRES OF BACKING FABRIC
BINDING FABRIC ( 1 METRE)
CHRISTMAS PARTY - - - - - - - ALL CRAFT AND SEWING ITEMS ARE PROVIDED. IT IS A MYSTERY FUN EVENING !!