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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 !

PLUS

A twin needle , gold tip  ballpoint needle 90/14  , a denim 100/16 needle 

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

ZIPPER 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

 Sewing machine oil & brush.

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:

60 cm of string/thread of any kind
Pins
20 cm of elastic

Thread:
Red, White, Green, Brown, Blue, Neutral/Cream

Felt:
1/2 metre 5 mm thick stiff black felt
1/2 metre dark green felt
2 sheets of White
2 sheets of Red
2 sheets of Fawn
1 Sheet of Dark Brown
1 Sheet of Blue
1 Sheet of Yellow
35 Miscellaneous red buttons big/small 1.5 metres of 3 mm ribbon red or white

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 POLYESTER WADDING 4OZ

 2 METRES OF BACKING FABRIC

BINDING FABRIC ( 1 METRE)

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY - - - - - - - ALL CRAFT AND SEWING ITEMS ARE PROVIDED. IT IS A MYSTERY FUN EVENING !!