Venue: The Garden Room, 136 Banbury Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7HU

Dates and Times:  Please click on Book a Workshop in the top menu bar for dates and secure booking online.

Course content

Each Beginners’ Course consists of 6 weeks of lessons with each lesson lasting two and a half hours to three hours.  

The course will include the following projects along with general tuition on learning to measure, cut and sew and in addition how to thread and use a sewing machine. You will also pick up loads of top tips and helpful hints to help you on your sewing journey.

Lesson 1 – Drawstring Bag

Lesson 2 – Piped Pin Cushion

Lesson 3 – Zip up Makeup Bag

Lesson 4 – Zip up Makeup Bag

Lesson 5 – Envelope Cushion with contrast edging and buttonholes

Lesson 6 – Envelope Cushion with contrast edging and buttonholes

Skills learnt include: measuring and cutting fabric accurately, checking for pattern placement; using a standard foot, a piping foot and a zipper foot; straight and zigzag stitches; creating piping and attaching; inserting a hidden zip; working with lots of layers; automatic buttonholes.  And, of course, all the top tips from my experience along the way!