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  1. The Classic Blazer

    The Classic Blazer

    Online Workshop

    A blazer finishes off any outfit and on this workshop you will learn how to make this classic style using speed tailoring techniques.

    Learn how to use the different fusible interfacings and lots of tips on how to get the perfect notched collar.

    Over 8 parts  and 2.5 hours you can work through all the techniques, there will also be notes for you to print and add to and links to helpful hints on our Youtube channel.

    In the sewing room we would run this workshop over  3 days, working at your own pace you can take as long as you need.

    Materials Needed :Your blazer pattern, this can be any jacket with a notched collar, fabric & notions including thread.  A tailoring pack for all the interfacings used in the class is available by clicking  here

    EXTRA HELP - if you hve any questions or would like some help when you are working on your blazer then why not book a Half Hour Online One to One with me - when you book your Blazer workshop you will receive a 10% discount code to be used for One to One bookings up to a maximumn of 3.

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

     

    A LINK FOR THE VIDEOS WILL BE SENT ON BOOKING

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    £55.00

  2. On Line One to One Lessons - Two Hours

    On Line One to One Lessons - Two Hours

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

    Book this session and then we will be in touch to arrange a time that works for you. 

     

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    £85.00

  3. On Line One to One Lessons - Half Hour

    On Line One to One Lessons - Half Hour

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

    Book this session and then we will be in touch to arrange a time that works for you. 

     

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    £25.00

  4. On Line One to One Lessons - 4 x One Hour

    On Line One to One Lessons - 4 x One Hour

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

    If you are working on a project and would like a bit of help either each day or once a week then a block of 4 sessions could work best.

    Book this session and then we will be in touch to arrange a time that works for you. 

     

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    £160.00

  5. On Line One to One Lessons - One Hour

    On Line One to One Lessons - One Hour

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

    Book this session and then we will be in touch to arrange a time that works for you. 

     

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    £45.00

  6. The Couture Jacket - With FREE Gift

    The Couture Jacket - With FREE Gift

    Online Workshop

    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. If you would like to try a Couture Jacket but have never had the time, then now would be the perfect time to have a go.

    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. 

    I rarely have time to do this myself so over 5 weeks I made a jacket and filmed the stages for this online class.  Here  is what is covered in each video, you could choose to do one video a week like I did or take as long as you like - the main thing is to enjoy the  process.

    Week 1 Making a toile and checking the fit, preparing your fabric and pattern and marking up

    Week 2 Staying Front Edges, bust shaping and machine quilting

    Week 3 Talk about Trims and Buttonholes, 

    Week 4 Making up the body of the jacket and finishing the lining, hems & shoulder seams .

    Week 5 Sleeves, pockets & finishing

    Join me and let’s make a Couture Jacket together.

    Materials Needed

    Pattern – I n the video I use Vogue 8804 (the red jacket pictured left)– a classic French Style Jacket but the techniques could be used for other patterns too.

    Outer Fabric – Linton Tweed from Bloomsbury Square Fabrics or Linton Tweeds or a similar tweed with a wool content

    In Couture Sewing we use slightly more fabric than the amount mentioned on the pattern to allow for wider seam & hem allowances, decide how long you would like your jacket, measure from the shoulder to the hem, add 6” (15cm) – you will need twice this length plus 1 sleeve length, measure from the shoulder to the wrist, add 6” (15cm) Pockets should fit in between pieces but you could add a bit more for these – I usually buy 2 ½ yards or 2.25m

    Lining Fabric – Silk Crepe De Chine or similar the same amount as your outer fabric

    Silk Organza – 50cm

    Stay Tape – silk organza selvedge or cotton stay tape

    Wigan – 2.5m

    Tacking Cotton – 2/3 reels in colour that will show up on your main fabric

    2 Threads to match the outer Fabric

    2 Threads to Match the Lining

    Trim (optional)

    Buttons (optional)

    For Hand Stitched Buttonholes (optional)

         Gimp Cord

          Silk Buttonhole Thread

          Fraycheck

    Couture Chain – 1.5m

    Beeswax

    FREE GIFT 

    A Couture Pack with a  few things to get you started is ncluded with this workshop. This will be sent out to you when you book the workshop, this includes:

        20cm Silk Organza, 1 piece of Beeswax, 2.5m Wigan, 1m Gimp Cord, Tacking Cotton, 2m Cotton Stay Tape, 1.5m Couture Chain

    EXTRA HELP - if you hve any questions or would like some help when you are working on your blazer then why not book a Half Hour Online One to One with me - when you book your Blazer workshop you will receive a 10% discount code to be used for One to One bookings.

     

    Level : Intermediate/Advanced

    A LINK FOR THE VIDEOS WILL BE SENT ON BOOKING

     

     

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    £160.00

  7. Weekend Sewing School

    Weekend Sewing School - 18th & 19th July 2020 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 arrive at least half an hour before the class starts to allow time to choose. Alternatively order fabric in advance,  have it sent to you or collect on the day of the class.

    Level : suitable for all levels

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Dates: Satirday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020

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

    Workshop Duration: 2 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £130.00

  8. One to One

    Mini Fit & Finish - 27th July 2020

    If you are stuck with a pattern or instruction, would like help with a specific technique or help with fitting then booking a Mini Fitting & Finishing workshop might be the answer.

    With a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 people you will receive lots of personal help with your 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 : Bring along the project you need help with

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 27th July 2020

    Wokshop Start/End time: from 10am-12pm

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £55.00

  9. Introduction to Couture Sewing - 31st July 2020

    Introduction to Couture Sewing - 31st July 2020

    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: Friday 31st July 2020

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £100.00

  10. Summer Sewing School

    Summer Sewing School - 5th, 6th & 7th August 2020 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 5th, Thursday 6th & Friday 7th August 2020

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

    Workshop Duration: 3 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £195.00

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