There is a course/workshop to suit all pockets also private tuition which is available in your own home (mileage will be charged)
‘You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have.’
Inspired by the Sewing Bee, bought a sewing machine that is still in it’s box? Took it out looked at the manual, then put it straight back again? Learn how to use it in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You will learn the basics of using a sewing machine;- how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, select different stitches, sew simple seams. You’ll make samples during the course to take home with you to remind you of what you have learned, bring your sewing machine (if you don’t have a machine yet let me know & I’ll bring one for you to use) pen & paper. This workshop will give you the confidence to set up your sewing machine at home and start stitching.
Beginners Sewing Machine Skills testimonial
Mary Anne is an experienced teacher who managed to show us quite a lot about sewing in this three hour session. Very relaxed atmosphere, great little venue, hands-on learning and good fun!
2nd Sept/ 8th Oct/4th Nov/2nd Dec 9.30am-12.30pm in Chesham
Investment £45 Max 6 people Book now, this class is popular!
This is the next step after doing ‘Beginners Sewing Machine Skills’ if you can’t join me at the weekly groups. 1 x 3hr session per month on a Sunday morning! We will meet up at Blue Haze Arts & Crafts in Chesham on the 3rd Sunday of the month 9.30am-12.30pm.
I suggest you start with a tote bag or cushion cover or 2, which ever you prefer, then you can go on to choose your projects, getting help & advise as you sew. You will also be able to join a Facebook group to ask questions, get help with your projects between classes & post pictures of what you have been making. This is a block booking, come every month to continue your sewing journey.
Over the coming months, you can make skirts/dresses/tops for yourself or your kids. Perhaps you would like to make simple curtains or blinds. Maybe this year you would like to make individual gifts for family or friends.
Investment – 1 x 3hr session £60 (£20 per hour)
3 x 3hr sessions £150 (£16.67 per hour)
6 x 3hr sessions £200 (£11.12 per hour)
Next one is Sunday 20th August then every 3rd Sunday of the month Max of 6 per class
Learn how to alter garments to fit, refashion a garment into something totally different or just mend seams/sew on buttons/replace a zip! Bring along 2-3 items & we will tackle them together. A fun & rewarding way to get a new wardrobe! Sat 16th Sept or Sat 18th Nov 10am-12pm Max 6
Investment £30 per person Book this great class
Zips for the Terrified!
Does the thought of sewing in a zip make your palms sweat? Learn how to sew different types of zip in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We will be doing several different methods & discussing when to use each type of zip & the best way of sewing them. Sun 24th Sept 9.30am-11.30am
Investment £30 per person Max 6 people Book for this new course
Turn an old pair of jeans into a useful tote bag!
This class is a downloadable video and workbook.
Finally there is a better way to learn how to Upcycle
Turn your freetime into productive sewing time! Rescue an old pair of jeans that you can’t bear to part with, or buy some from a charity shop. Learn how to upcycle those jeans into a useful tote bag, use it for shopping or give it as a gift! A fun way of using clothing that you already have at home. This is a very an eco-friendly option, saving fabric from landfill. Love your old jeans, give them a new life, turn them into a jeans tote bag. Learn to sew at home. Easy and quick to sew. Eco-friendly
Learn new skills at your own pace. With a video you can keep replaying anything that you didn’t quite understand the first time.
Upcycling is very satisfying, using things that still have plenty of life left in them. Sewing is calming and therapeutic, also eco-friendly it helps give you a feeling of how clothing is put together. This class is only £5.99 (now that’s good value) Payment for download
Whether it is your 1st sewing project or you have been around the sewing world for sometime, learn to make a cushion. It can be a really simple envelope that just wraps round and has no fastenings or we can go for zip fastening, button and buttonholes. Maybe have piping round the edge, the choice is yours. I will tell you what materials you need to bring for each type of cushion
Are you secretly terrified of your sewing machine, bewildered by sewing patterns? Help is at hand, there’s no better feeling than a new “me-made” dress, make one at this 2-day workshop. Learn the skills you need in a friendly atmosphere. You will learn to read a pattern, alter it to fit you, all about notches and tailor tacks then you start the sewing your beautiful dress. You will be sewing in a zip and doing seams with confidence, the skills you learn will last a life time. Once you have made one dress you will beable to make many more at home.
Saturdays 10am-4pm 21st & 28th Oct in Chesham
Investment £100.00 per person Max 4 people
Don’t forget you can book for any of the weekly sewing groups on the Book a class Page
Some of the items made by students over the last year!
Events for 2017 (dates to come soon!)
Simple alterations and mending
Learn to Upcycle like a Pro
Make Dog Coats!
Learn to understand Commercial Patterns
Please read the T’s & C’s before booking.