Author Archive | Alison Warner

Festive Free Motion Embroidery

Free motion sewing a gingerbread man in fabricCome along and have fun throwing out the sewing rules, create beautifully quirky and unique gifts and decorations this Yuletide. Learn to Free motion Embroider or build on your skills learnt in earlier classes,  Make decorations or Christmas cards use a favourite images or thoughts and transfer them to fabric
Class level – Beginners and Improvers

The Topics we aim to cover are:

Thread sketching
FME &Applique
Stabilizing / hooping
Fabric choice and preparing your fabric
Thread choice
Needle choice
Transferring designs
Where to find inspiration
Creating backgrounds
Resolving issues

Create a card insert or Decorations or both time permitting

What will I need to Bring

Materials and tools are provided for this class

You will need to bring along some favourite images

Any trims and fabrics you may wish to incorporate into your projects

Tutor

Meg Harris

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

Cross Body Handbag

Spotty handbagIdeal for those who love accessories, Make a chic, pretty and practical cross body handbag that you will treasure.

No one will believe you made this bag yourself!

Level- A good set of sewing machine skills will be needed for this class but don’t let that put you off, we demonstrate the difficult bits.

The topics we aim to cover are:

use darts to create shape and depth to a bag
use foam stabiliser and interfacing to add structure and form to a bag
create and attach straps to hold D rings
add a magnetic snap fastener or turn clasp to secure the bag front flap
optional skill – insert a zipped pocket  

Materials needed:

50cm main fabric – if no pattern matching.
50 cm lining fabric this can be cotton or any other lightweight fabric 
matching threads
1 zip ( 8” or 9”) optional

If you wish to have a contrast pocket you need a piece of fabric approc 25cm wide by 20 long.

We provide the pattern designed by SpencerOgg  for you to keep , all the hardware and foam interlining and include a tan leather strap, D rings, swivel clips etc.

Tutor – Sue Bridger

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

Make your own Tote Handbag

Tote bag with cross body strapIdeal for newcomers and also those that have dabbled in bag making! This is a lovely bag designed by Sue @suebridgerbagsandworkshops.

Learn basic handbag construction methods and leave with a well finished, lined handbag and skills that you can apply to many different sewing projects. There are options for zip pockets and various handle choices.

Included in the cost of the class is a copy of the pattern and all the hardware and interfacings needed

Level -Basic knowledge of using a sewing machine is needed for this class.

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Basic bag making techniques
  • The importance of interfacing/ stabilising in bag making
  • Creating a shaped bag base
  • Adding hardware to the bag
  • Ideas for making further bags using the pattern
  • Adding a magnetic popper closure to a handbag
  • Making zip pockets (optional)

Materials needed:

You will need to bring along

  • 50cm main outer fabric
  • 75cm lining fabric
  • Matching thread

Included in the class cost is a copy of the Pattern for you to keep, foam stabiliser and interfacing and a choice of Navy or black zips and webbing.

Tutor – Sue Bridger

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
22/08/2022
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Make your own Tote Handbag
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£85.00 4

Bobbin Mini Sew and Stitch- Pencil case

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. You will have a go at using a sewing machine together and come away with new skills that you can use to make other projects. In this class you will get to make a pencil case

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 3 adults and 3 children

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
03/08/2022
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bobbin Mini Sew and Stitch with Mum
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£30.00 4

English Paper Piecing

traditional patchworkIf you imagine an heirloom patchwork quilt laid over a thatched cottage bed then chances are you are thinking of patchwork created in the style of English paper piecing. This is a traditional  hand  crafted project that is portable and easy to do (ideal to take away on holiday and work on at leisure).  Come and spend a morning playing with fabric and shapes and learning the techniques to enable you to make you own heirloom piece

Skill Level -Beginners

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson

Cutting templates and fabric

Fixing of shapes to fabric and stitching in place

You will then learn how to finish English Paper Piecing to use with your own project.

What you need

Four/five different fabrics of your choice, a fat quarter pack would be perfect for this

Tutor – Aly Warner

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

Pay as you Sew your own choice of project

A photo of some fabric and thread Pay as you go  – Book as many or as few of these sewing classes as you require and when you need them, No need to book a set of weeks means it’s more flexible. These classes are very popular.

We provide Tea, tuition and inspiration.

This class is suitable for novice to advanced and you are welcome to bring along any craft or Dressmaking project.

AIMS OF THE COURSE

Tuition will be tailored to your needs and may include from the following  –

Cut out a commercial pattern

Read a pattern

Measuring

Learn how alter a commercial pattern to your requirements

Understand terms used

Cut your fabric correctly

Methods of putting your project together

Tips on which seams to use and where

Correct pressing techniques

Professional finishing hints and tips

Help with existing projects where you have become stuck or need to do alterations

What to Bring to the class

You will need to bring an existing project or a pattern of your choice, either craft or clothing. If possible for Dressmaking projects please choose a multi size pattern. Commercial pattern sizing tends to work out smaller than dress sizes of ready made clothing so please check to ensure your basic measurements fall within the size range on the pattern.  (When measuring yourself for this, bring a tape measure around your waist, hips and bust and pull tightly enough to get an accurate measurement don’t add anything for ease.)

Fabrics – Please choose the fabric quantities as advised on your pattern envelope according to your size

Any Haberdashery you may need (We have a small haberdashery in the studio)

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
07/07/2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 1
08/07/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 3
13/07/2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 3
15/07/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 2
21/07/2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 2
22/07/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 2
02/09/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pay as you Sew
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
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