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.

Beginners & Improvers Sewing Masterclass

This is a great class if you already know a little sewing and a good follow on from our Know Your Sewing Machine course. So long as you can use a machine you will enjoy this class.

Sewing Masterclass

Tutor: Wendy Turner

This really is a fast track to sewing! We will cover all sorts of techniques to get you sewing simple zips, buttonholes, piping, facings and more. This masterclass also aims to help you understand different sewing terms used in books and patterns. After this course you will be able to confidently apply all the different techniques you have learnt to all those projects you have lined up! (Attendance of our Know Your Sewing Machine course is not compulsory in order to do this class.)

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson:

  • Convex and concave curves
  • Buttonholes
  • Darts
  • Simple zip 20cm
  • French Seams
  • Bias binding
  • Hems
  • Piping
  • Facings 
  • Concealed zip 20cm

Materials needed:

  • 0.5m medium weight calico (or your own fabric)
  • 1 x 20cm standard zip
  • 1 x 20cm concealed zip
  • Bias binding will be supplied

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, but for this lesson you will also need to bring a packed lunch.

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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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Enhance Your Skill

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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