Courses and Workshops


If you are interested in any courses that are marked as full or without current dates shown, please still e-mail me as I do keep waiting lists and will often add extra dates where demand is high.

Beginners Machine Sewing Dates: Sun 7th Jan, Sun 4th Feb, Sun 18th . Mar 2018
Whether you have never used a sewing machine before or you are returning to sewing and want to refresh your machine skills, this easygoing one-day course is for you. For more details click here

Lampshade Making (half day 10.15am - 12.15pm) Dates: Sun 10th Dec 2017
Create your own beautiful lampshades for a fraction of the cost of shop bought ones, work step by step through creating a lovely addition to you home in your choice of fabric. Lampshade kit included. For more details click here

Dress making - Understanding Patterns Dates: Sat 27th January 2017
Learn all the dress making basics from using patterns to key construction techniques and go home with a pair of pyjama bottoms!. For more information click here

Free Motion Embroidery Dates: Sun 21st Jan, Sun 25th Mar 2018
Fall in love with this fun and hugely addictive technique. This full day course introduces you to free-motion embroidery, allowing you to become comfortable with a new way of using your sewing machine. For more information click here

Stretch and Jersey Fabrics Dates: Sat 17th March 2018 Widen your horizons by getting to grips with these versatile and comfy fabrics. Learn how to cut, sew and construct with these fabrics while making a useful vest top. For more information click here

Fabulous Cushions Dates: Sun 25th Feb 2018
All the techniques you need to create fabulous cushions for your home in one course, you will create a piped cushion with covered zip and even try your hand at applique. For more information click here.

Dress Making - Finishing Touches Dates: 11th Nov 2017
Zips, Button Holes, Facings and Hems. Learn everything you need to know to be able to give your projects and garments a really professional finish. All those tricky bits are now wrapped up in one course. For more information click here

Pattern Adjustment Dates: Sat 25th Nov 2017
Get that prefect fit, learn to size and adjust patterns to suit your unique shape. A full day course to look at this tricky aspect of dressmaking. For more information click here

Comfy Jersey Copy Dates: 24th March 2018
Everyone has that favourite comfy jumper they grab on cold mornings. In this course you can recreate any long sleave jumper in your own choice of snuggly jersey fabric. this course is perfect for those with some experience of dressmaking and is a perfect next step from our Jersey and stertch course. For more information click here.

Create for Christmas Dates: 26th Nov 2017
Get creative this Christmas and learn how some simple sewing techniques can help you to create amazing gifts, gift bags, bottle bags, decorations, table settings and much, much more. For more information click here

Little Black Dress Dates: Sat 2nd & sun 3rd Dec 2017
Create a classic LBD or go for a bolder fabric choice, either way you'll have your party wear sorted for the festive season. For more details click here

Needle Felting
Robins and Festive Needle Felting Dates: Sat 16th Dec 2017
March Hares and Country Foxes Dates: Sat 24th Feb 2018
Carla from the Mousehole Woolery, Dorset, will guide you step by step through the basic needle felting techniques to create your own unique creation out of beautiful wool, ready for you to take home or (if you can part with them) to give someone as a special gift! For more information click here.

Jeans, fit & construction Dates: 13th & 14th Jan 2018
14th & 15th April 2018
A well fitted pair of jeans will always be a wardrobe stable, on this weekend course you will create you own pair of jeans and learn key techniques for fitting and constructing trousers. For more information click here.

To book a place on any of the above courses please first check availability by contacting Miss Maker