All of our workshops are taught in our workshop space in Nailsea, North Somerset, a short drive from Clevedon, Weston Super Mare, Portishead, Bristol and the Chew Valley.
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Use your Scrap Stash – Sewing Kit
May 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm£35
We all have them – a pile of scraps too big to throw away, but too small to make anything substantial. This project (not quite patchwork but using similar skills and materials) is perfect for all those odd bits and pieces, and you’ll end up with a really handy portable sewing kit. These will also make a great gift for any of your stitchy friends and they’re bound to be impressed with your creativity. All you need is basic machine sewing skills for this workshop – and that stash of fabric! Remember we also sell fat quarters, remnants, and scrap bags supplied by www.sewscrumptious.co.uk – just in case you haven’t got quite enough in that stash. The workshop will last approx 3 hours.
What you need to bring with you:
- One piece of cotton fabric measuring approx 22″ by 7 ½” (for the lining) and two pieces measuring 8″ by 7 ½” (for the side pockets). This could just be one piece of fabric cut to the required sizes – please bring them ready cut.
- Scrap cotton fabric strips, enough to make a front measuring 22″ by 7 ½” when sewn together.
- Some plain fabric for the embroidered label (optional, you can add this at home later if you prefer)
- Small scrap of felt for the middle of the needle case (we sell squares of felt if you don’t have any)
- Sewing machine, power cable and foot pedal.
- ½” ribbon – approx 3 yards (also sold in The Blue Room)
- Thread – machine and embroidery (yes, we sell those as well)
- basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, needles)
On the day you’ll be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of velcro and wadding supplied by the teacher, Gill. If you have them feel free to bring your own cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting rulers and sewing clips (desirable but not essential, these will be available to share on the day).
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)