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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August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on April 11, 2018 at 1:00pm
One event on August 4, 2018 at 1:00pm
Master three different methods of inserting the perfect zip in your garment or craft project. Rachel will teach you how to sew in a zip using three different techniques including an invisible or concealed zip. Many sources will tell you you need a special ‘concealed zipper foot’ for an invisible zip, but Rachel will share her technique using a regular zipper foot. So no costly extra foot to buy!
For this masterclass you must bring your own sewing machine, all cables, foot pedal, instruction manual, and – VERY important – the correct zipper foot for your machine. Usually, all but the most basic machines come with a zipper foot, but please make sure you check your machine and if necessary purchase the correct one. Please be aware not all zipper feet are the same, make sure you have the right one for your machine.
We will provide 3 short zips for each person, including an invisible zip, plus suitable material scraps. The cost of these are included in the price of the workshop.
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)