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Day Courses

Day courses can be on any of the following subjects and include lunch. As all groups are a maximum of 3 - 4 people a day course can be on any of the subjects below, just book the day and tell me what you want to do! Some days will have two students making the Cocoon dress with another making a waistcoat. All details, including what materials you will need etc will be confirmed when the course is booked. The courses will on run with a minimum of 2 people booked.

Dates of forthcoming day courses:

  • 7th April (Full)
  • 13th April
  • 18th May (Full)
  • 9th June (one space)
  • 16th June (Full)
  • 14th July
  • 7th September
  • 5th October

Each day course is £75

Payment is on booking and any cancellations will be charged in full if the place is not taken by another student.

Cocoon dress

Make this very simple but stylish Cocoon dress using stretch fabrics. Learn all about what needles to use, twin needle finishing, using an overlocker to seam and using wooly thread. Go home with a fantastic garment. All in one day!

Sewing room accessories

Treat your sewing machine and your room to a bit of handmade loveliness with a purpose! Machine cover to carry all your bits in one minute and sewing mat with thread catcher and pincushion when the machine is in use.

Making friends with your machine!

This course if for absolute beginners and it can be your or our machine you are making friends with! We will take you through the very basics of using your machine and help you to get to grips with using it to make some simple projects.

Table decorations.

Make a lovely table garland for the centre of your table or a simple patchwork runner. Simple work that looks impressive!

Perfect fit

A lesson in fitting a basic bodice, trousers and skirt. Using toiles to get a perfect fit and then using them as a pattern for cutting your cloth. During the day we will fit the bodice and a skirt or trousers and then cut one out using fabric that you have brought along. All the materials for making toiles will be provided.

Simple bags!

Come and make a simple bag and learn some new skills. This course is a follow on course from the bunting course and adds a couple more skills to your skill set. It is open to all levels as your bag can be made more complicated if you wish to experiment a bit.

Fooling about: Upcycling textiles

Bring along a pair of jeans and a shirt and turn them into something new! A cushion, a bag, an apron.... the choice is yours. Some basic sewing skills required but suitable for beginners who can sew in a straight line on a machine.

Bunting for the terrified!

Start as simply as you want and just have a fun day with this simple sewing task! Lots of cake, chat and fun and I promise that each and every one of you will go home with some bunting you have made.... A great place to start and banish those school textiles lesson blues!

Only 4 people in a class so lots of one to one help..... find three friends and book the day!

Make a waistcoat

A quick and easy waistcoat for men or woman in a day! More advanced students may wish to add a collar or pocket but everybody should go home with a waistcoat. You will need to provide some of your own materials, details given when booking.

Dementia Fiddle Quilt

Those suffering from dementia often find that a quilt, made of lots of textures, objects, ribbons etc that they can fiddle with helpful. This gives us free creative range to go mad with buttons, pockets, ribbons and up cycled textiles. This class is for those people who have a family member or friend with dementia who would like to make them a quilt. A small donation is appreciated for materials which will be donated to Dementia Friends. Photos of quilt made by Tim Smith

Please note: Any cancellation of day courses within 1 week of the proposed date will be charged in full.

“I'm so pleased, I've made the 1st dress that has fitted me since the army tailor in 1985!”

Sue, Barrow upon soar

“All courses can be tailored to your needs and dates, give us a call 07745 310906.”

Learn it Stitch it

“I've learned so much in such a short time. Looking forward to learning much more.”

Michelle, Bagworth

“I've owned my own machine for 10 years and Naomi has given me the confidence to make my own wedding dress for my vow renewals”


Book a course today!

Phone Naomi on 07745 310 906 to book a date.

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