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Sewing School - Basics - Zips- Zipper Pouch Workshop

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Sewing School - Basics - Zips- Zipper Pouch Workshop
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Sewing School - Basics - Zips- Zipper Pouch Workshop

Always shyed away from anything with a zip in it?

Conquer your fear in a friendly and relaxed environment as we make a really useful lined zipper pouch - go big for a travel bag or small for a cosmetic's purse or pencil case - the choice is yours!

Choose to bring fabrics from your stash or choose fabrics from across the store and we will give you a 15% discount.
We will let you know the fabric requirements 10 days before the workshop

SUITABLE FOR/SKILLS COVERED: Suitable for all levels, but best for those who already know how to sew straight lines and are comfortable with the sewing machine.  We will cover pattern cutting (how to add a gusset (bottom) to your pouch), selecting and using interfacings, and methods for inserting zips.

WHO:  Classes are kept to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people for this workshop.  If you have your own sewing machine you are encouraged to bring it, there is nothing like learning on your own machine.  Ideally you will have used a sewing machine before, even if you are quite rusty :-) and have had some practice sewing lines, but that's about it!   

WHAT:  We will start by selecting interfacing for our pouch and pouch style, then we will cut the pattern pieces and tackle adding the zip!

WHERE: Courses are held in Ducklington and Parking is avaiable. 

Where Are Lessons Held?

Sewing lessons are held in Ducklington, just outside of Witney.  Details of the address are sent out with joining instructions approx 1 week before your lesson.  The venue has onsite parking and is all on one level.

If you are booking a one to one lesson, or organising a group event of your own, we can hold the lesson in Ducklington (upto 4 people), on Cogges in Witney (upto 2 people) or at a venue of your choice.

Do I Need a Sewing Machine?

If you have a sewing machine we recommend using it, you will feel more confident and comfortable when back at home if you don't have to worry about differences between machines.

If you don't have a sewing machine or don't want to bring yours, we have lots of machines available for you to borrow.

Just let us know at the time of booking whether you are going to bring your machine or use one of ours.

How Big Are The Classes?

We have a maximum of 4 students in each class, with 1-2 teachers, giving everyone lots of one to one support.

Is Fabric Included?

For the majority of our lessons, you can choose to bring your own fabric or buy fabric, at a discount, from us.  For a small number of lessons, fabric is included.  If you are not sure if fabric is included or not please consult the particular lesson’s webpage, or contact us using the form on this page and we will be happy to advise.

If your course includes fabric, we will contact you approx 1 week before the course to ask for your fabric choices.

If you want to buy your fabric from us using the available discount, contact us using the form on this page and we can arrange for an invoice to be raised with the discount applied.


Payment is required at the point of booking your place on one of our workshops or sewing courses.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel up to 3 weeks before the start of the class, we will offer you the choice of transferring to another date, or a refund minus a £15 cancellation fee (if we manage to sell the place this reduces to £5).

If you need to cancel within 3 weeks of the start date, we are sorry but we cannot offer you a refund or transfer.  With less than 3 week's notice it is difficult for us to fill places and it isn't fair on other people who would have liked a place, had they had more notice. We can put you on a reserve list for a future date, and if we still have spaces 3 weeks before the start of a course, we will slot you in at no additional cost.

If you are attending a course which is more than one session long and you are unable to attend one or more session, we will support you to complete the missed work at home, if you want to make up the time with a one to one lesson it will be £25 per lesson.

 These provisions do not affect your statutory rights.

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