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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


Aly Warner

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Soft Tailoring Jacket Making

CHECK JACKET ON MANEQUINMake yourself something to be proud of and a timeless classic. I love soft tailoring its my favourite pastime. You are welcome to make a jacket of your choice from a commercial pattern or the jacket jacket pictured for which I will draft a pattern for you. I have made this design repeatedly over the past 6 years for many people in many fabrics from wool to linens. If you would like to move on in your skill set then this is your class

Skill level-Intermediate +/ Advanced.

The topics we aim to cover

  • To teach you all the skills you need to become confident with soft tailoring
  • Learn what measurements you need to take
  • Cut out a commercial pattern and make adjustments if necessary
  • Read an advanced pattern
  • Understand terms used
  • Cut your fabric correctly
  • Methods of putting your garment together
  • Tips on which seams to use and where
  • Correct pressing techniques
  • Professional finishing hints and tips

What to bring to the class

Should you wish to make one of My Jackets (as pictured and displayed in our workshop) please email us at the time of booking so that we can prepare a pattern for you otherwise  you are welcome to bring a pattern of your choice, if possible please choose a multi size pattern. Commercial pattern sizing tends to work out smaller than 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.)

Fabric amounts for my jacket will be advised when I receive your measurements but they are approximately 2m of main fabric 150cm wide and 1.5 m of lining


Interfacing which I can provide at £6 metre if requested

For your own pattern please choose the fabric quantities as advised on your pattern envelope according to your size, please bring everything listed on the pattern envelope.

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


Aly Warner

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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


Meg Harris

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Festive Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£50.00 6

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

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