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  1. Sample Portfolio - The Importance of Pressing - 11th November 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    Sample Portfolio - The Importance of Pressing - 11th November 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, Sames and Hems, Pockets, Collars and Cuffs, Dressmaking Techniques, Advanced Dressmaking Techniques, Tailoring Techniques, Sewing Machine Feet.

    Pressing is one of the most important parts of dressmaking and makes a real difference to the finish of your garment.  On this workshop you will learn about the tools that are available to help.  Having a collection of pressing cloths will be a be a useful addition to your kit and you will also learn about the different types and make your own pressing cloth wardrobe.

    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

    Venue: Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 11th November 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £58.00

  2. Quilted Bag- 15th November 2019

    Quilted Bag- 15th November 2019

    The front of this fabric bag is quilted and has two internal pockets and two options of straps, you can either use the same fabric to create a strap or purchase a purpose made chain strap. You will learn some advanced construction techniques during the process. Sue will email you closer to the date to discuss suitable fabrics for this 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 :  You will need soft furnishing weight fabric or medium weight wool for the outer bag and fabric for the lining. We will also use wadding, interfacings and bag hardware which you can bring along or it will be available to purchase in the workshop. Pattern included in the workshop costs.  Sue will email you closer to the date to discuss fabrics and links for the chain strap. Pattern included in the workshop 

    Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Friday 15th November 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Sue Cotten

     

     
     
     

     

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    £85.00

  3. The Winter Coat - Starts 5th December 2019

    The Winter Coat - Starts 5th December 2019

    Making yourself a Winter Coat is really rewarding - choose beautiful fabrics, underlings, linings, trims and buttons and make a coat that will last and last.

    Over 4 days you will have the time to complete a coat of your choice learning construction techniques to help your coat last longer, create details like pockets and buttonholes and add the finishing touches to your Winter Coat.

    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 :  Choose a pattern for your coat and bring along the fabrics & notions required plus calico to make a toille, interfacings & underlings can be purchased on the workshop - if you would like any advice on patterns or fabrics do get in touch

    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 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: Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am-5pm

    Workshop Duration: 4 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £295.00

  4. advanced dressmaking

    Sample Portfolio - Advanced Dressmaking Techniques - 9th December 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, Sames and Hems, Pockets, Collars and Cuffs, Dressmaking Techniques, Advanced Dressmaking Techniques, Tailoring Techniques.

    Achieving a perfect finish for your garments often comes from the extra details used in construction.  On this workshop you will learn how to choose the correct fabric to interline for a couture finish, hand stitches and fastenings as well as how to make continuous bias binding from a small piece of fabric then finish seams and hems with a Hong Kong binding.  Lots of techniques to learn, with samples and notes to take home.

    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/Advanced

    Venue: Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 9th December 2019

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £55.00

  5. Christmas Sewing School

    Christmas Weekend Sewing School - 14th & 15th December 2019 FULLY BOOKED

    Whether you need an outfit to wear for the Christmas Season or have some last minute gifts to make come along to out Christmas Weekend Sewing School for a festive couple of days. 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: 14th & 15th December 2019

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

    Workshop Duration: 2 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £120.00

  6. Corset Making

    Corset Making - 8th & 9th January 2020

    Learn all the skills needed to make a traditional corset many of which can be transferred in to making boned bodices for dresses and tops.

    Using traditional materials, steel  bones, spiral wires, eyelets and a busk you will create your waistshaping corset.

    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 included in the cost of the workshop

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Dates: Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th January 2020

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am-5pm

    Workshop Duration: 2 days

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £180.00

  7. Tweed Tote Bag - 17th January 2020

    Tweed Tote Bag - 17th January 2020

    In this workshop you will learn how to make a stylish bag using Linton tweed or similar tweed fabric. The bag is lined with two straps and you will have a choice of internal pockets.  You will learn bag making techniques and how insert bag hardware. Sue will email you closer to the date to discuss fabric.

    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 :  

    You will need to bring either Linton Tweed fabric or similar tweed fabrics and a lighter weight lining fabric, wadding, interfacings, zips and matching threads. Wadding, interfacings and bag hardware will be available to purchase in the workshop. The pattern is included in the workshop price.

    Level: Intermediate

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Friday 17th January 2020

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am - 5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Sue Cotten

     

     
     
     

     

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    £85.00

  8. Know your Fabrics

    Sample Portfolio - Know Your Fabrics - 27th January 2020

    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, Pressing Techniques, Machine Feet

    Choosing the right fabric for your project is really important and there are so many out there!  On this workshop we will look at lots of different fabrics and discuss what they would be used for, take home samples and notes to add to your portfolio.

    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: All

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Date: Monday 27th January 2020

    Workshop Start/End time: 2pm-5pm

    Workshop Duration: half day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £50.00

  9. One to One

    Mini Fit & Finish - 27th January 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: 27th January 2020

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

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

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    £55.00

  10. Foam Cup Bra Making - 9th February 2020

    Foam Cup Bra Making - 9th February 2020

    Making your own bra is fun project, On the workshop you will make a make your own seamless cup t-shirt bra and learn all the techniques needed to make more.  So, if you have always wondered how they are made here is your chance to find out.   Working with foam cups, stretch fabrics and small seam allowances mean that this is not a workshop for a beginner.

    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 included in the cost of the workshop

    Level: Advanced

    Venue: The Midhurst Sewing Room

    Dates: Sunday 9th February 2020

    Workshop Start/End time: 10am-5pm

    Workshop Duration: 1 day

    Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler

     

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    £99.00

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