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Beginner’s Patchwork

Different fabrics and tools for patchworkingHave you often looked at quilts on line and in books and wondered where to start? Well, this is the class for you.  In this one day workshop we take the mystery out of modern patchwork and hopefully kick start your creative side to produce easy but effective patchwork items (quilts/table runners/cushions) for all your friends and family.  A full day packed with tips and inspiration that will have you going home with small samples and big ideas.

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson

Fabric Terminology

Handling your fabric

Rotary Cutting – Equipment and use

Basic Sewing Machine Use

Achieving an accurate 1/4” seam

Pressing

Four Patch Blocks

Nine Patch Blocks

Rail Fence Blocks

Using one of the blocks we will make a simple cushion cover

Materials Needed:

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking. If bringing your own machine, a 1/4” foot would be useful, but not essential. You will also need to bring along 50cm x 110cm of three co-ordinating cotton fabrics and cotton thread.

Tutor

Aly Warner

Sorry, we don't have any classes planned currently. To register your interest please email us at hello@bobbinsewingschool.com.

Curtains

A photo of a tape measure, curtain hooks and fabricDressing homes, especially windows  can be very expensive in this class you get the chance to make your own lined curtain sample eventually allowing you to save a small fortune. Please note that due to space and time, you will make a half-meter sample curtain as a reference for future use. Your sample will have everything you need to make full size version curtains at your leisure.

Class level- Beginner

What we will cover in this session

We aim to cover the list below, but depending on how many questions you may 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 which we haven’t covered.

How to measure a window accurately

How to calculate the amount of fabric you will need

Understand the importance of fabric grain

Learn about pattern repeat and how to match pattern fabric

Discuss different styles of curtains and manufactured tape headings

Discuss interlinings and when to use them

Understand how to apply tape headings

Gain information on different types and weights of fabrics for curtains

Understand how to weight your curtains

Learn how to mitre corners of curtain hems

Create your own single lined curtain or sample curtain with a pencil pleat heading

What you need to bring with you

All materials are supplied for this class

Tutor

Aly Warner

Sorry, we don't have any classes planned currently. To register your interest please email us at hello@bobbinsewingschool.com.

Roman Blinds

A photo of a tape measure, curtain hooks and fabricA one-day workshop, which will give you the skills and knowledge to create your own roman blinds. As well as practical information on measuring and sewing, we will also discuss how to hang the blinds using the traditional batten method or velcro faced tracking.   Due to space and time, you will make a half-metre blind sample, which will show you everything you need to make full size blinds at your leisure.

Class level – Beginner

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.

Learn how to measure and calculate fabric amounts to fit your windows

Understand the importance of fabric grain

Marking and cutting your fabric

Learn about pattern repeat and how to match patterned fabric

Discuss interlinings

How to calculate the cascading folds

Gain information on different types and weights of fabrics for Blinds

Work out calculations for creating casings for doweling rods

Understand how to hang your blind

All materials are supplied for this class

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
06/12/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roman Blinds
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£70.00 4

Sumptuous Piped Cushion Masterclass

Two cushions sitting on a chair with bunting above
Create gorgeous professional-looking cushion covers yourself. We’ll show how to make a piped cushion with a zip fastening and talk about ways to embellish your cushion. Scheduled classes are shown at the bottom of the page.Class Level – Beginner +

What we will cover in the session

We will cover the following in the session to create your cushion cover

Correct measuring of cushion pad to get a plump finish

Marking fabric and cutting

How to create professional corners

How to insert piping

How to insert a zip

What you need to bring to make your cushions

We aim to make a standard cushion with piping . Please don’t spend a lot of money on fabric, a simple calico will suffice if you want to gain confidence before unleashing yourself on the expensive stuff!

A square or rectangle cushion pad – any size

A zip approx the width of your cushion pad

Enough fabric (preferably cotton medium weight) to make a front and back with seam allowances

Thread to match your fabric

Piping cord enough to go around the cushion pad

Pre cut bias binding tape in a contrast colour enough to go around your cushion pad

Cushions starter kit

If you don’t have the time to get everything you need for the class, you can buy one of our starter kits for £5 on the day. You’ll have everything you need to make a 16’’ square cushion. The kit includes fabric, piping, zip and a standard cushion pad.

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
02/12/2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Piped Cushions
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 2
22/01/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Piped Cushions
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 4

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