Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!

Well, it didn't meet the birthday or Christmas present deadline, but I managed to finish it before the end of the year - just!!! ;)
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year x

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Year, New Skills

Excuse me, whilst I blow the cake crumbs from my keyboard..!
So, it's almost the end of another year & time to think of what to achieve in the next.  Mine will probably involve less crumbs in the keyboard i.e. use a plate!  But it you want to learn something new, you've come to the right place, for some inspiration.  We have a new list of workshops and a new teacher.  Hilariously, it's another Kirstie!  Yep, you can teach here, but you must be called Kirstie!  Well, our new Kirstie is a textiles teacher and will be teaching dressmaking skills classes and a monthly creative sewing class, on a Saturday!  Our existing Kirstie (less of the old!) will be teaching our beginners crochet & hopefully later on, an improvers crochet class

January
Wed 6th 2-4.30pm             Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 9th 10-12.00pm           Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15   
Thur 14th 7-9.00pm           Get to know your Sewing Machine £30      
Sat 16th 1.30-4.00pm         Understanding Commercial Patterns £30
Wed 20th 2-4.30pm          Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Tue 26th 7-9.30pm             Make a Lined Zip up Pouch £35
Thur 28th 7-9.00pm           Learn to Crochet £30
Sat 30th 1.30-4.30pm         Creative Applique Cityscape Workshop £40

February
Wed 3rd 2-4.30pm             Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 6th 10-12.00pm            Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15
Thur 11th 7-9.30pm           Make a Jersey T-shirt £40
Sat 13th 1.30-4.00pm         Basic Shaping in Dressmaking £30
Wed 17th 2-4.30pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Tue 23rd 7-9.30pm            Making Cushions £35
                                          Please bring fabric.
Sat 27th 1.30-4.30pm         Creative Landscape Workshop £40
    
March
Wed 2nd 2-4.30pm            Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 5th 10-12.00pm           Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15
Tue 8th 7-10.00pm            Make PJ trousers, pattern inc. £40
                                          Please bring fabric
Sat 12th 1.30-4.00pm        Hems & Seams in Dressmaking £30
Wed 16th 2-4.30pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Tue 22nd 7-9.30pm           Clutch Purse £40
Sat 26th 1.30-4.30pm        Creative Seascape Workshop £40


Materials and Refreshments included, unless otherwise stated 
To Book call  01590 642808





Recent Top Secret Projects

Well, all my recent sewing projects, can now be revealed!  
Sorry, they were Top Secret until Christmas Day & I then I missed the opportunity to photograph them being modelled!!
So firstly, there was the purse clutch, in my new favourite Tula Pink fabric - flowers & tigers, what more can you ask for!
Then, Christmas Pj's in Michael Miller's Mid Century Christmas.

The lovely Comax trunks pattern from threadtheory.ca came together so easily & are most comfortable I'm told!
More Tula Pink, in a lined make up bag, with a matching lace zip!
And finally some free motion embroidery on the gorgeous field mouse print, from Inprint at Makower
Well, I think it's time to get back to improving my wardrobe...!
Happy Sewing x

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

We're OPEN


We're OPEN today (29th December) & tomorrow (30th December) 10am 'til 4pm

Friday, 11 December 2015

Lack of sewing pictures!

Many apologies for our lack of inspirational sewing pictures recently. All recent sewing is for Christmas presents and so Top Secret!!  After the big day, I'll be posting photos, hopefully with a few happy faces!!

There is still time to make presents (thankfully!) and if you need some ideas try:
https://indiesew.com/blog/indiesews-2015-handmade-gifting-guide#post
Or
http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/christmas-sewing-projects/
Also Pinterest is great for ideas, as long as you don't get too distracted & lose 1/2 a day!!!

Happy sewing & if people keep asking what you'd like for Christmas - we sell Gift Vouchers!!!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Have a break from Christmas!

We've some new cotton poplin prints in store! Not remotely Christmassy!!
They're 112 cms wide & £6 per m.
Time to start thinking of those new year projects!!