Next Step Beginners: Pick your projects

Next Step Beginners: Pick your projects

Is this workshop for me? 

If you're new to sewing and have some basic sewing machine experience then yes! This workshop will give you a brief recap of how to set up and use a sewing machine (for a full introduction to the sewing machine find our Beginners workshop here). This is also the perfect workshop for someone feeling a little rusty on the sewing machine and would like a little kick-start to re-ignite their passion for sewing.  

This workshop will allow you to pick 2 projects (see list below) to further your sewing skills, depending on what takes your fancy! 

What will this workshop cover? 

- A brief re-cap on setting up the sewing machine, including winding the bobbin, setting up the machine and basic stitches.

- Then pick 2 projects from the list below, depending on which skills you'd like develop: 

Bunting: working with a rotary cutter, measuring and marking fabric, creating a sharp point, working with bias binding. 

Bits and Bobs Box: pinning and cutting out and using a pattern, working with wadding, adding lining, creating boxed corners. 

Basic Cushion: pinning and cutting out using a pattern, pressing and creating hems to create envelope cushion. 

Oilcloth Wash Bag: working with a new fabric, inserting a simple zip, creating boxed out corners. 

Pocket Purse: adding and using interfacing/fabric stiffener, inserting a simple zip, creating boxed out base. 

This workshop is your opportunity to really build confidence and learn new skills on the sewing machine, with the opportunity to ask questions under the watchful eye of your tutor. 

What's included in this workshop?

Most importantly tea, coffee and cake! There will be a small break to refuel so if you'd also like to bring along some lunch or a snack you're more than welcome to. 

Full instructions with step-by-step colour photographs, to recreate your makes at home.

10% OFF any supplies needed for the workshop, plus 10% OFF any treats you'd like to buy on the day (excluding sewing machines).

Use of our Janome Sewing Machine, including features such as a speed control function - perfect for building confidence.

Your own sewing kit to use on the day plus any threads required. 

What do I need to bring with me? (all can be purchased in our shop, ahead of your workshop) 

Bunting: 2 x 20cm strips of cotton/quilting fabric, 3 metres of bias binding - at least 20mm wide, but the wider the better. 

Bits and Bobs Box: 1 or 2 Fat Quarters - we'll provide the wadding. 

Basic Cushion: 50cm (half a metre) or 2 x Fat Quarters of cotton/quilting fabric, cushion inner.

Oilcloth Wash Bag: Oilcloth Fat quarter plus a standard zip at least 16" long.

Pocket Purse: 1 x Fat Quarter of cotton/quilting fabric plus a standard zip at least 12" long. 

If you're unsure about fabric choice then please give us a call (01455 698034), we'll also email you a full list of requirements with your booking confirmation. 

How long is this workshop? 

4.5 hours 

How many people will be in this workshop? 

We run our workshops for just 4 people, meaning that you're able to get the hands on support you need, whilst also sharing in the experience and picking up hints, tips and inspiration from others. 

Please read our booking and cancellation policy just here. By booking on to a workshop you're agreeing to the terms of these policies. 

If the date you'd like to attend is fully booked then please email and we can add you to our waiting list.