Have you ever thought about taking up a new hobby but didn’t know where to start?  

Stitched By You is here to help get you on the road to creating beautiful pieces.  A dress for you, a cushion or crochet throw for the home or perhaps a fantastic piece of jewellery.  Anything is possible once you know how. Select from one of our courses below to find out more.

Know Your Sewing Machine

Don't know where to start? This is the class for you. Know Your Sewing Machine is a class for absolute beginners and a fantastic course to get you on your way.

Know your sewing machine

Tutor: Vivian Cook

In this one off class you will learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine along with the basic stitching techniques you will need. During the class you will make a simple cushion to take home with you and have everything you need to refer to in the future. This course will provide you with the confidence needed to happily use your sewing machine for future projects.

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson:

  • How to thread the machine
  • How to wind on the bobbin and insert the bobbin into the machine
  • Practise stitching straight, curves and corners
  • ZigZag stitches
  • Understanding tension and problem solving tension issues
  • Importance of completing the stitch cycle
  • Importance of steering the fabric
  • Machine feet and how to use them
  • Have a go at creating seams

Materials needed:

  • Fabric size 40cm square x 2

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking.

Materials are available to purchase in our shop.

Refreshments:

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your lesson.

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From dressmaking to crafts we have lots of courses to offer.  Choose from a variety of classes and levels, from beginners onwards.  We are very fortunate to have highly skilled, passionate tutors who pass on their love for crafts in an informative and easy way and provide you with the confidence and inspiration needed to go on.   All workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 pupils and designed to be fully hands on.  All of the necessary equipment is provided, including some delicious refreshments! 

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Don't like what you see on the high street?  Express your personality, create individual one off pieces unique to you.

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Our modern approach paired with expert tuition makes for a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable environment in which to learn.  

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Build Relationships

You'll meet like minded people at our relaxed and friendly workshops, enjoy a slice of cake and make new friends!   

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Sew and Grow

Learn the basics, whether sewing, crochet or jewellery making, then progress to higher levels to achieve self development.