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Little Girls Sundress

little girls sundressSummer and pretty cotton fabrics go together like strawberries and cream. Make your little girls summer by creating gorgeous traditional sundresses. We have chosen a dress that has a shirred elastic bodice top – this will teach you a couple of extra skills rather than just creating a simple dress (a little more challenging) and allows for growing room!

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Learn how to cut accurately
  • How to finish edges
  • Using shirring elastic
  • Attaching straps
  • Different hems

Materials needed:

Ideally you should bring along a cotton/cotton blend fabric.

  • Assuming fabric widths of 115cm
  • Age 2 – 50cm fabric
  • Age 4 – 90cm fabric
  • Age 6 -130cm fabric
  • Age 8 – 140cm fabric
  • 1 x 10m reel if shirring/sewing elastic
  • 1 reel of thread to match or contrast your fabric

Tutor -Aly Warner

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Bobbin Mini Sew and Stitch

kids applique cushion dinosaur kids bag cat designMaking is popular amongst all ages and children are as keen to have a go at as many crafts as us adults. Bobbin Mini Sew and Stitch with Mum ( or Dad or Granny or whoever you wish) is aimed at ages 7 – 12, boys and girls alike. We will have a go at using a sewing machine together and come away with new skills that we can use to make simple projects.



Summer Holidays 2018

Monday 30th July  – Make a Cushion

Wednesday 8th August – Pencil Case

Saturday 18th August – Shoe Bag


What will you need to bring?

All materials will be supplied by Bobbin. We will offer drinks and biscuits but if you have a food allergy please bring along your own snack

Please advise us in advance of your child’s initial and whether a boy or girl.

Tutor – Aly Warner

Spaces are limited to 4 adults and 4 children

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Gathered skirt project

A photo of a sewing machine taken side-on with some checked fabricA gathered skirt is a simple classic and a fabulous introduction to garment construction –Over two mornings we will make a skirt with a concealed zip, gathered onto a waistband which can be made time and again and can look very different depending on the fabric used and length of hem. You will learn how to measure, cut, insert concealed zips, and how to adapt the pattern for future use by altering length and fullness.

Class level – This class is specifically aimed at younger sewers from age 12 upwards, we will accommodate new seamstresses of any level

What we will cover in the session

We aim to cover the points on the list below. Depending on how many questions you have, we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave if we don’t cover it in the class.

We aim to teach you all the skills you will need to make a lovely gathered skirt which can be made repeatedly using different fabrics.   We have chosen this specifically to teach you some useful techniques and which will be used in many future projects

Specifically you will learn;

Measuring correctly

Cutting out the fabric correctly

How to insert a concealed zip

Attaching a waistband

Professional looking hems

What you need to make the gathered skirt

Please bring along the following items. Don’t spend a lot of money on the fabric as you are just learning!

Sewing on Black can be quite tricky so bear this in mind lighter coloured fabrics are easier for beginners

150cm of dressmaking fabric, cotton or similar weight (any width)

8 or 9 inch concealed zip

1 reel of thread to match

We will provide Vilene interfacing for the waistband


Aly Warner

This class takes place over 2 mornings

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Christmas Stockings

A photo of Christmas bunting and stockingsHo Ho Ho. Christmas is round the corner and we get very excited by Christmas in Bobbin Towers. This is a lovely session and one we are really looking forward to as it’s an excuse to crack open the mince pies. We will make a lovely Christmas stocking with applique so you can add your own names and ideas to the design if you wish. Your imagination is really the only thing stopping you! We will have lots of examples to give you some inspiration and get you feeling creative and festive.

Class level – Beginner +

what we will cover in this session

How to prepare your fabrics

Choosing the correct stitches




Bagging out

What you need to bring

Christmas magic and your imagination.

60 cm of your chosen fabrics (this will make a medium sized stocking)

60 cm hessian if you wish to make a sac

Small amounts of contrast for appliqué

Trims and embellishments that take your fancy


We will have on hand our stash of fabrics and trims etc that you can dip into if you wish, some will be free and others a few pence.

If you don’t have time to get your fabrics before the class we have a basic Christmas stocking kit that you may purchase for £5 from us on the day.


Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Christmas Stockings
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 4

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