A perfect introduction to sewing for the complete novice!
You will make an envelope style cushion cover, learn about using interfacing, pattern cutting, sewing around corners, seam allowances and french seams in this fun evening.
You can use fabrics from your stash or from across our store at a 15% we will provide everything else you need, including a cushion insert!
WHO: Classes are kept to a minimum of 2 and 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 (or you can use one of ours). No prior experience is needed!
WHAT: We will start with cutting fabric, then add interfacing and then start sewing - hemming pieces and then sewing together using French seams.
WHERE: Courses are held in Ducklington, Parking is available.
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.
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.
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