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Workshops

Dressmaking Workshops for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills.  Choose a specific garment, techniques to build a sample portfolio, an evening class, half day or sewing school.

If there is something you would like to learn but it is not shown or you can't make the date please do call and I will try to work around you.

Workshops at the Midhurst Sewing Room aim to inspire and improve skills while working in a relaxed atmosphere with likeminded students.

The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.,

Come and join us 

The Midhurst Sewing Room

5 The Administration Building, The Wharf

Midhurst GU29 9PX

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  1. One to One

    One to One

    If you are stuck with a pattern or instruction, would like help with a specific technique or help with fitting then booking a one to one might be the answer

    I am able to offer one to one tuition at a time that is convenient to you.

    £45 per hour

    Please call us to discuss your requirements 01243 555312

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : Bring along the project you need help with

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: to be confirmed

    Wokshop Start/End time: from 1 hour to suit

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £45.00

  2. Collars

    Sample Portfolio - Collars - 15th July 2019

    The Sample Portfolio workshops allow you to build up a file of techniques to refer to when ever you need them. When you attend the first workshop you will receive a file to start building your porfolio then add to it on each workshop. Workshops In this series include, Zips, Seams and Hems, Pockets, Collars and Cuffs, Dressmaking Techniques, Advanced Dressmaking Techniques, Tailoring Techniques, Know Your Fabrics.& Pressing

    Learn techniques for making crisp collars & cuffs, which interfacings to use and how to achieve perfect corners.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : All Materials are provided for this workshop

    Level: Intermediate

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 15th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £50.00

  3. Summer Trousers - 18th July 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    Summer Trousers - 18th July 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    A pair of light weight trousers are perfect for the Summer.  Using the Tessuti Chloe Pants pattern you can create your perfect trousers for the season.

    After altering the pattern you will cut out and construct the trousers with a side conealed zip and facing at the waist.

    The cost of the Tessuti pattern is included int he workshop price.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed :  To make the Summer Trousers you will need 1.8m of 150cm wide woven fabric, 20cm of woven fusible interfacing, a 20cm invisible zip and matching thread.

    Bring along your own materials or purchase from Bloomsbury Square Fabrics which is next to the Sewing Room. If you are buying fabrics on the day please contact Victoria at Bloomsbury Square to make an appointment. Alternatively order fabric in advance,  have it sent to you or collect on the day of the class.

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Thursday 18th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £75.00

  4. Pockets

    Sample Portfolio - Pockets - 22nd July 2019

    The Sample Portfolio workshops allow you to build up a file of techniques to refer to when ever you need them. When you attend the first workshop you will receive a file to start building your porfolio then add to it on each workshop. Workshops In this series include, Zips, Seams and Hems, Pockets, Collars and Cuffs, Dressmaking Techniques, Advanced Dressmaking Techniques, Tailoring Techniques, Know Your Fabrics.& Pressing

    A garment with pockets is so much better than one without - on this workshop learn how to make in seam pockets, trouser pockets, a welt pocket and patch pockets.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : All Materials are provided for this workshop

    Level: Intermediate

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 2nd July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £50.00

  5. Swimwear - 26th July 2019

    Swimwear - 26th July 2019

    Making your own swimwear is a fun project with lots of techniques to learn.  Working with swimwear fabric and elastics you will learn the stiches and the tools you need to finish you project.

    There are lots of swimwear patterns available, here are just a couple of tankini patters, which I always like. If you would like advice on which pattern to choose and where to purchase your fabric please do get in touch.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed :  A Materials list will be sent nearer the time

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Friday 26th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £80.00

  6. Overlocker part 2

    Overlocker Part 2 - 27th July 2019

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line and wire, you will create samples as well as making a box bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. 


    Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is. 

    What You Need To Bring : Your Overlocker, If you don't yet have an overlocker but would like to try one let me know and you can use one of mine

    Materials Needed : All materials are included in the cost of the workshop

    Level: Intermediate

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Saturday 27th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 3pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £70.00

  7. Introduction to Couture Sewing - 28th July 2019

    Introduction to Couture Sewing - 28th July 2019

    Couture sewing takes time and patience.  Much of the construction is done by hand often because the fabrics are tricky and there could be complicated design details. Since spending time with Claire Shaeffer, who is an internationally respected author, lecuturer and columnist and has a collection of over 2000 couture garments many of which are Chanel,  I have been inspired to do more couture sewing and share some of these skills.

    On this workshop you will learn some of the secrets of couture many of which are used in the classic cardigan jacket.  From cutting out, tacking and hand stitching.  Choosing which fabrics to use for linings, buttonholes as well well as what needles and threads to use.  We will also look at how to make trims similar to those used on couture jackets.

    All of these techniques will be practiced while making a sample sleeve - a great workshop to do before taking on a bigger Couture project.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project. You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : All materials are covered in the workship preice

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Sunday 28th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £95.00

  8. zips

    Sample Portfolio - More Zips, Zips Zips - 29th July 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    The Sample Portfolio workshops allow you to build up a file of techniques to refer to when ever you need them. When you attend the first workshop you will receive a file to start building your porfolio then add to it on each workshop. Workshops In this series include, Zips, Seams and Hems, Pockets, Collars and Cuffs, Dressmaking Techniques, Advanced Dressmaking Techniques, Tailoring Techniques, The Importance of Pressing, Machine Feet.

    Overcome your fear of zips in this practical skills workshop.  A centred, Lapped and Couture Hand finished Zip will be covered on this workshop

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : All Materials are provided for this workshop

    Level: Intermediate

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 29th July 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm-5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £45.00

  9. The Kelly Anorak - 2nd, 3rd & 4th August 2019

    The Kelly Anorak - 2nd, 3rd & 4th August 2019

    A perfect jacket for any season the Kelly Anorak from Closet Case patterns is such a useful garment

    Style meets function with its classic shape and modern cut, this simple coat is the perfect choice for transitional weather.

    Lightweight and unlined, it features a two piece cuffed sleeve, optional drawstring waist, gusseted flap pocket and a zipper placket with snap buttons.  View A will keep you warm and dry with a roomy three piece hood, while View B features a classic stand-up collar.

    Lots of techniques to practice you could make this jacket in a waterproof or woven fabric.

    The cost of the pattern is included in the workshop price and a kit with all the hardware needed will be available to purchase.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed :  A materials list will be sent nearer the time

    Bring along your own materials or purchase from Bloomsbury Square Fabrics which is next to the Sewing Room. If you are buying fabrics on the day please contact Victoria at Bloomsbury Square to make an appointment. Alternatively order fabric in advance,  have it sent to you or collect on the day of the class.

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 3 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £225.00

  10. Summer Sewing School

    Summer Sewing School - 7th, 8th & 9th August 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    You can make a garment of your choice, a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need.

    What You Need To Bring : The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

    Materials Needed : Pattern, Fabric and Notions for your project

    Bring along your own materials or purchase from Bloomsbury Square Fabrics which is next to the Sewing Room. If you are buying fabrics on the day please contact Victoria at Bloomsbury Square to make an appointment. Alternatively order fabric in advance,  have it sent to you or collect on the day of the class.

     Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Dates: Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am-4.pm

    Workshop Duration: 3 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £180.00

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