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Hello I'm Jean.

With over 30 years of experience in sewing and machine embroidery. Our workshops include pattern drafting, dressmaking and tailoring making your pattern and clothing fit you. I have sewn everything from bridal gowns, jackets, coats, dresses, skirts, trousers, tops and much more.  For the home, I have upholstered a sofa, sewn bedding, made cushions, curtains and blinds. I also quilt, making oven gloves, tea cosies, bags and cushion covers and in the past I made a memory quilt from my daughters clothing.

Please join me at our inspiring studio and let me share my knowledge and passion for sewing with you.

Simply give me a call to book your place on one of our creative workshops. T: 0191 3711444

 

Sewing Courses

Date

Course Title

Whats included

Duration and Price

 

Thursday

21/09/17

12-4pm

                                           

All about Zips

Learn how to insert different types of zip.

Quite often patterns say 'insert the zip' with this workshop you go home with 5 samples for future reference

Centred, Lapped, Fly Front, Concealed, Exposed

All fabrics and zips are provided

Max. 5 students Refreshments are included throughout your stay 20% off shop fabrics on the day too

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place.

4 hours

£35

Monday

26/06/17

10-4.30pm

Make a Jersey Liberty T- Shirt

Learn how to handle stretch fabric and set up the overlocker for sewing. Calculate the correct amount of neck binding for your t-shirt and use a twin needle for hem finishing. Your t-shirt will be made to fit you, neckline, length and sleeve adjustments - no more wide shoulders as we go for made to measure wear.

The day includes 1.5 metres of Liberty jersey fabric of your choice

Max. 5 students

Tea coffee and cake are included. We have a fridge should you wish to bring a packed lunch

20% off any fabric purchase on the day too

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place.

6 hours

£65

Monday

20/02/17

12 - 5pm

Oven Gloves Workshop

Learn the process of oven glove making

Sew yourself a new pair of oven gloves or make them as a handmade gift. The day includes pattern cutting, basic quilting, managing heat resistant wadding and attaching a bias binding.

Choose from a range of high quality cotton prints, with 20% off fabric on the day

The wadding and binding will be provided

Max 5 students

Refreshments are included throughout your stay

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date

4-5

hours

£35

Thursday 

13/07/17

26/10/17

10 -4pm

 

All about the Skirt

Progressing from the commercial patterns to a made to measure perfect fit garment. Learn how to draft a skirt pattern to fit your body measurements. Sew your toile for fitting and learn how to adapt your custom made straight skirt pattern to 5 different styles

Tailored, Slightly flared, A line, Panelled and Jersey skirt

Pattern fitting, pattern paper and calico fabric is provided. Instructions for completing each skirt draft are yours to take home

Max 2 students

Light refreshments of tea coffee and cake are provided We have a fridge should you wish to bring a packed lunch.

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place.

6 hours

£115

Monday

14/08/17

12 - 4pm

Tea Cosy Workshop

Learn the process of making a tea cosy

Sew yourself a new tea pot cover that matches your kitchen or make it as a handmade gift

The workshop includes:  

             Basic quilting

Using heat resistant wadding

Attaching bias binding and apply an applique

The wadding and binding are included and we have 20% off the tea cosy material or any fabric purchase on the day

Max 5 students. Refreshments of tea coffee and cake.                                          

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place.

4 hours

£25

 

Monday

07/08/17  

1-4pm

 

Sewing for beginners

Learn how to use a sewing machine and create your own tool roll and pin cushion

Practise how to thread a sewing machine and produce some sample stitching

Follow the steps of pinning and cutting out pattern pieces and begin the process of sewing your tool roll and pin cushion

A selection of materials are included in the session and we have 20% off shop fabrics should you wish to choose another material or make a fabric purchase on the day

Max 4. students

Take a look at our Project Day Workshops also for Learning to Sew

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£40

 

                              

Monday

17/07/17

12/10/17

12-5 pm

 

Roman Blind workshop

Learn the process of making a simple roman blind with hand and machine stitching and test its operation! Sew yourself a sample blind

Note how to measure the main fabric and lining

Learn how to hem and mitre the corners

Calculate the amount of folds for the blind

Position and attach tapes and rings

Follow the sequence of threading the pull cords

Fabric, lining, tape, rings, cord and rods are included

Max. 3 students

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake are included throughout your stay -  We have 20% off fabric purchases on the day too

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

5 hours

£60

Thursday

15/06/17

12-4.30pm

Dressmaking Suitable for Beginners

Easy to make sleeveless cotton top. This workshop shows you the basics on how to put together and sew a cotton calico toile which is a mock up or sample of the garment. We look at the importance of pattern markings, tailors tacks, constructing a dart and inserting a facing. The toile then becomes your made to measure sleeveless top pattern. A pattern you can use time and time again to make well fitting clothes. Calico fabric required is approx. 1.5 metres payable on the day at a cost of £3.00.             
Refreshments are included throughout your stay.                    Take a look at our Project Day Workshops also for learning  dressmaking.

We have a wide range of fabrics suitable for top making with 20% off on the day too. Max. 4 students                                            

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4 1/2 hours

£45

Thursday

14/09/17

1-4pm

Piped cushion cover workshop

Learn the process of a professional finish

Sewing your 16 inch cover includes:

Inserting a lapped zip on the back of the cushion

Cutting bias binding for piping

Making and inserting piping cord

Included is the zip and piping cord. Fabrics required are 50 cm of main fabric and 50 cm of a contrast.

20% off shop fabrics on the day

5 spaces available. Refreshments are included throughout your stay.

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£25

Monday

23/10/17

1- 4pm

Stag cushion cover workshop

Learn the process of a applique

Sewing your 16 inch envelope cover includes:

Applying an applique

Stitching the stag in place

Adding detail, ribbon tag and removable jingling bell

Included is the stag applique, ribbon and bell

50 cm of main fabric required

20% off shop fabrics on the day

5 spaces available

Refreshments are included throughout your stay.

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£25

Monday

23/10/17

1 - 4pm

Sewing machine cushion cover workshop

Learn the process of a applique.

Sewing your 16 inch envelope cover includes:

Applying an applique

Stitching the sewing machine applique in place

Adding detail such as a button and ribbon tag

Included is the sewing machine applique, ribbon and button.

 50 cm of main fabric required.

20% off shop fabrics on the day.

5 spaces available. Refreshments are included throughout your stay

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£25

 

 

Monday

16/10/17

12-4.30pm

Jersey Dress

workshop 

An easy to wear stretch dress with raglan sleeves

Learn how to sew with stretch jersey :

Choose the correct fabric

Reading the pattern to determine your size and have your dress altered and fitted to your size.

Following the pattern instructions

Approx. 1.50 m of main fabric required.

20% off shop fabrics on the day, our jersey fabrics start from £7.40 mtr.

4 spaces available.

Refreshments are included throughout your stay.


T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4 1/2 hrs £45.00
   

Monday

08/05/17

12-4pm

Liberty fabric

Knickers

workshop

 

Sew a pair of cool cotton midi briefs using Liberty fabric, a beautiful cotton lawn with the weight and texture of a soft silk  

Choose from lots of pretty Liberty prints with elastic lace available in black or white Learn how to cut out on the bias grain sew in a gusset and attach stretch lace using an elastic stitch

Add your finishing detail

Pattern size is small, (8-10) medium (12-14) large (16-18)

20% off shop fabric, making a materials cost of approximately£12 payable on the day

5 spaces available

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4  hours
£30
 

Monday

03/07/17

12-4.30pm

Make a Liberty lawn cotton top workshop 

 

Its all about the fit when you sew a simple style cotton top. Feel the difference sewing with Liberty lawnin your own pattern or take a look at our collection of easy makes. We fit clothes to the individual and this means altering your pattern to suit you, so you can use your pattern time and time again to make clothes that fit.                                             

20% off shop fabric on the day with plenty of Liberty lawn and dressmaking cottons to choose from. 1 metre of Liberty lawn on the day is £16.80

3 spaces available. Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4 1/2

hours

£45 

 

 

Thursday

16/03/17

12-4.30pm

Liberty fabric

Alice Bear 

workshop

 

 

Make a special teddy bear from Liberty cotton lawn .This Alice in Wonderland fabric is a commemorative print 150 years of Lewis Caroll. The fabric shows the characters including Alice in her  adventure. The contrasting ears a tiny teapot print is another fabric from the collection

The bear has machine stitched limbs, French knots for eyes and a little felt nose and finished off with a velvet ribbon bow. Machine sewn bear which is finished with hand stitching.

All fabrics included 4 spaces available

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4 1/2

hours

£40

                                

Thursday

03/08/17

1-4pm

Cosmetic bag

Workshop

 

 

 Sew a pretty cotton make up bag with a zip closure.

The make up bag is made from two contrasting fabrics and is interlined. The material cost on the day is approx. £4.80 based on using a premium cotton.

We have 20% fabrics on the day too.

5 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

£25

3 hours 

 

Thursday 

                                           

31/07/17

2/10/17

12-3pm

 

 

Project Day

Dressmaking

 

Making it easy -Bring in your own dressmaking pattern and I will help you get started. Workshop is suitable for beginners learning dressmaking too. We have lots of easy tops and skirt patterns to choose from. Basic sewing machine skills are required. Patterns are altered to your size as adjustments are often required to fit our body shapes.

New to overlocking bring in your machine and explore its potential.                

We look at the pattern pieces required, pinning and cutting out the fabric. The meaning and importance of pattern markings and  symbols. How to follow the steps of the garment construction and begin to sew.                                            

3 spaces available

Refreshments are included throughout your stay

We have 20% off fabrics on the day too

This is a small group workshop giving you a supported and informative level of tuition

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date

3 hours

£40

         
   

Saturday 

 12/08/17

07/10/17

1-3pm

Screen Print

Workshop

 
 

Learn how to screen print and produce a patterned textile. Designs are provided ready for printing. Choose your own colours overlaying patterns creating a unique design.

Half a metre of fabric is included which can make two cushion fronts or a table runner, book covers or whatever you wish.

             

10 spaces available                                               

Light refreshments of tea coffee

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date

2 hours

£35

 
 

Thursday

27/07/17

10-4pm

 

 

Drafting a Bodice/top

Workshop

 

Learn how to draft a bodice pattern to fit your body measurements. Sew your toile for fitting and learn how to adapt your custom made pattern to different top styles, by adding shaping, moving and creating darts

20% off fabrics on the day                            

2 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required. Pattern papers and calico are provided.

Light refreshments of tea coffee and cake are provided We have a fridge should you wish to bring a packed lunch

 T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date

6 hours

£85

 
         
 

Saturday

12-3pm 

Hen Party

Workshop

 

 

Sew a personalised bunting for the Bride & Groom.

Learn how to applique letters, cut and sew flags and assemble your bunting.

All materials, threads are provided.

Light refreshments.

10 - 12 spaces

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your places and ask for the next available date

£25 per person

         
 

Thursday

28/09/17 

12-4pm

Liberty

PJs

Workshop

 
 

Sew a set of Liberty cotton lawn pyjamas and matching bag. This is a free tuition workshop when you purchase 2 metres of Liberty fabric in store, which will make your PJs.

Two metres of Liberty cotton lawn is £42.00 which is payable when you book your place.

Elastic, ribbon and stretch lace will be provided.

Light refreshments of tea coffee and cake.

5 spaces

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date

Free tuition

4 hours

 

         
 

Wednesday 

14/06/17

1-4pm

 

 

Peg Bag

Workshop

 

Sew a peg bag in some of our lovely cotton fabrics

20% off fabrics on the day with a material cost of approx. £5.00. Personalised labels available to pre-order                            

6 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£20

 
         
 

Monday

04/09/17

12 -4pm

 

 

Tote Bag

Workshop

 
 

Make a small cotton bag or a medium sized shopper with a magnetic fastening from our lovely cotton fabrics.

Enjoy 20% off materials on the day.                                               

5 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake are included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

4 hours

£25

 
         
 

Saturday 

 19/08/17

10-1pm 

 

Getting to know your sewing machine

Workshop

 
 

Do you use the same sewing machine foot all of the time and ever wondered what the others can do? this workshop is all about your machine feet and sewing techniques, producing samples for future reference.

20% off fabrics on the day.                                               

6 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

3 hours

£25

 
 

Monday 

26/06/17

Make a skirt

workshop

 

 

Its all about the fit when making a skirt, insert a zip or have an elasticated waist. We fit clothes to the individual this means altering your pattern to suit you, as not all patterns fit every body shape.

Bring in your own pattern or take a look at what we have in store. We have summer cottons,  stretch jerseys and plain work wear materials. 20% off fabrics on the day.

3 spaces available

Basic sewing machine skills are required

Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included

T: 0191 3711 444 to book your place or ask for the next available date.

 

£45

4 1/2

hours

 


 

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Full payment is required when you book your workshop place.

Deposits for parties are 30% of the total cost and full payment received 6 weeks before the event.

If you cancel your workshop I can offer a full refund six weeks before the class commences.

A refund of 50% can be given three weeks before the workshop date or I can move your place to the next available date.

We are unable to offer any refund within the last two weeks leading up to course date.

 Should I need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances then your booking fee will be refunded.

Thank you Jean

 

 

 

 

 

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