Teaching & Workshops

I teach regular sewing classes, on Tuesday mornings and on Saturdays at Hollies Haberdashery fabric shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme (near Stoke on Trent) in Staffordshire. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging with the emphasis on relaxed learning.

Coming up:

Absolute Beginners Sewing Machine class: Saturday 1 April

10am – 1pm  |  £40 – maximum class size of four

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone gets a good introduction to the basic features of their sewing machine – the class size is kept deliberately small so that everyone will get lots of time and attention.

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With the focus on learning by doing, you will make a simple fabric ring binder cover, giving you a great sense of achievement and the basic skills to move on to your next sewing adventure. You’ll also receive lots of resources to take home with you and bags of confidence for the future projects.

Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.

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Simple Tote class: Tuesday 4 April 2017

10am – 1pm  |  £35 – maximum class size of six

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone completes a simple and sturdy, fully lined, two colour tote bag, with a cute in-seam trim. As well as going home with a completed bag, you’ll also have a detailed pattern and explanatory notes to take away, along with loads of confidence for your next sewing project.

Simple tote bag

You will need to be familiar with your sewing machine and know how to use a straight stitch and zig zag. Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.

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Starting Patchwork – Nine patch cushion class: Saturday 8th April

10.30am – 3pm  |  £45 – maximum class size of six

The class is suitable for advanced beginners who are confident with using their sewing machine.

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone gets a good introduction to some of the basic skills of patchwork and quilting. With the focus on learning by doing, you will make a simple 9-patch patchwork block, with a border, which we will then make into a cushion.

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Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.

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Simple Storage Basket class: Saturday 22nd April

10am – 1pm  |  £35 – maximum class size of six

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone completes a simple, shoe-box sized fabric basket, perfect for all kinds of storage. As well as going home with a completed basket, you’ll also have a detailed pattern and explanatory notes to take away, along with loads of confidence for your next sewing project.

Basket class 2

Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.

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Simple Cushion class: Tuesday 2 May 2017

10am – 1pm  |  £35 – maximum class size of six

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone completes a simple 2 panel cushion with an in-seam trim and an envelope-style back. As well as going home with a completed cushion cover, you’ll also have a detailed pattern and explanatory notes to take away, along with bags of confidence for your next sewing project.

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You will need to be familiar with your sewing machine and know how to use a straight stitch and zig zag. Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.

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Bells and Whistles Tote Bag: Saturday 6 May

10.30 – 3.30  | £45 – maximum class size of six

More information coming shortly.

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Absolute Beginners Sewing Machine class: Saturday 20 May

10am – 1pm  |  £40 – maximum class size of four

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone gets a good introduction to the basic features of their sewing machine – the class size is kept deliberately small so that everyone will get lots of time and attention.

absolute-beginners-file-cover-2

With the focus on learning by doing, you will make a simple fabric ring binder cover, giving you a great sense of achievement and the basic skills to move on to your next sewing adventure. You’ll also receive lots of resources to take home with you and bags of confidence for the future projects.

Please visit the Hollies Haberdashery website for more information and booking.