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Lampshades for everyone

Make yourself a stunning no sew laminate lampshade, these are great for updating and changing your décor quickly and easily and once you’ve made one you will want to go home and make more! In this class we will show you how to achieve a professional finish using a laminate lampshade kit. you will get to make a 30cm round drum lampshade.

Skill level- Beginner

Topics we aim to cover

  • Measuring correctly
  • Cutting Accurately
  • Achieving a professional finish

What you will need to bring

Included in the cost of the class is the 30cm Drum lampshade kit

You will need 50cm of 140cm wide fabric, a lightweight  craft cotton works best for your first attempt. Please don’t bring any heavy weight upholstery fabrics. We don’t sell fabrics in our workshop but we do have a limited amount of remnants if you don’t have time to find anything.

Tutor

Aly Warner or Jenny Frazer

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

Stitch a House Portrait

Black and white stitched picture of buckle cottage

Using Free Motion Machine embroidery during this workshop you’ll learn all the different stages of making a house portrait and will walk away with your very own framed stitched portrait of your own house or favourite building. Why not make one as a special gift such as a wedding present a new home or special Birthday or indeed just for yourself. This course would be most suited to people who have done machine embroidery before (like our beginners workshop!)

All materials are included

We will require an image of your building to be e mailed to us one week prior to the class to allow initial preparation for the class, please send this to hello@bobbinsewingschool.com

Tutor Meg Harris

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

Denim Skirt Making

Denim Skirt

Join us in making this wardrobe classic. Learn about Denim, creating and sewing jeans style pockets, sewing mock fell seams and inserting a fly zip. We will also be top stitching giving the classic look associated with this style of skirt, you may even want to finish your skirt with optional rivets. Every stage will be demonstrated along the way.

We will be using the Tilly and the Buttons Ness skirt pattern, you each receive your own pattern to keep, allowing you to make further skirts at home.

What do I need to bring ?

The pattern is included in the cost

Denim or another heavy skirt cloth

Haberdashery items

Below are details of what you will need, we do have a small selection of supplies if you are unable to source anything

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

This class takes place over 3 days, so please do check the dates on the timetable

Blouses

 Blouse making can be extremely fun, at the same time the fabrics that give the best results are a bit daunting and seem to have a mind of their own. Over two days you will practise making your own beautiful blouse. We will demonstrate each stage as you progress through the workshop. and give you plenty of encouragement and lots of tips and tricks along the way. 

Skill level- Intermediate +

The topics we aim to cover 

  • Choosing the correct pattern size
  • Cutting out techniques
  • Setting up your machine
  • Interfacings- Where and which ones to use
  • Seams and Seam finishes
  • Collar stand
  • Plackets
  • Button holes and finishing

We can supply a standard pattern for this class with an average size range if you would prefer to bring your own pattern for this class please feel free to do so

What to bring to the class 

2m x 140cm wide blouse weight fabric and thread to match

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class -4

Tutor Aly Warner

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


Shirt Making

 Shirt making can be extremely fulfilling when you know a few tips and tricks to getting a smart finish, because it really is all in the finish. Over four classes you will practise making your own or a significant others shirt. We will demonstrate each stage as you progress through the weeks and give you plenty of encouragement along the way. 

Skill level- Intermediate +

The topics we aim to cover 

  • Choosing the correct pattern size
  • Cutting out techniques
  • Interfacings- Where and which ones to use
  • Burrito method of yoke creation
  • Two piece collar
  • Sleeve plackets and cuffs
  • Button holes and finishing

We Provide a standard pattern for this class with an average size range if you would prefer to bring your own pattern for this class please feel free to do so

What to bring to the class 

2m x 140cm wide cotton or cotton mix shirt weight fabric and thread to match

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class -4

Tutor Aly Warner

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

Cutting techniques

Jolly Deer Wall hanging

Fabric deer wall hanging

This cheery Deer is bound to make you smile, make one for your home in your own chosen fabric, use a lightweight furnishing, craft cotton corduroy or light wool he could look great in tweed. Make him with a red nose for the festive season. This is the perfect class if you enjoy or want to have ago at toy making. We provide a pattern and instructions for you to use again and again.

 

Skill level- Confident Beginner

The topics we aim to cover

Shaping and sewing in 3D

Hand finishing

What to bring to the class

50cm of your chosen fabric at least 115cm wide, thread to match

40cm x 40cm of contrast fabric for the antlers ( we have a box of fabrics you are welcome to sort through and use) or twigs look great as an alternative

Two buttons approx size of 20p for eyes and two for nose (we have jars of buttons you can look through)

We supply stuffing and felt for noses

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class -5

Tutor

Aly Warner

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

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