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.

A-Line Lined Skirt

Would you like a skirt that fits your waist and hips correctly? We have the answer! Learn to make the perfect, pretty and versatile skirt tailor made for your shape and size. 

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Tutor: Wendy Turner

Make your own stunning A-line skirt, which can be made time and time again in a variety of different fabrics. In this masterclass you will learn how to understand a pattern, sew facings, insert a zip and how to adapt the pattern for different hem lengths and fabrics. You must be able to thread a sewing machine and do basic stitching.

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Measuring correctly
  • Cutting out the fabric correctly
  • Marking the pattern with darts and notches
  • How to sew darts professionally
  • Insert a Concealed Zip*
  • How to attach a waist facing
  • Professional looking hems

*Concealed Zip - this is a zip that has the teeth on the underside so is invisible from the front of the garment

Materials needed:

  • 1.50m (115cm wide) or 90cm (150cm wide) of dressmaking fabric cotton, medium weight or similar weight (this makes a knee length skirt bring more if you wish a longer length) 
  • 8 inch concealed zip
  • 1 reels of thread to match
  • We will provide Vilene facing
  • 75cm lining fabric
  • The tutor will provide a basic pattern, sizes 10 - 20 which you will be able to amend to fit more personally to your measurements. Please advise the shop of your nearest size in advance.

NB. To help us with preparation of patterns in advance of the class please email your waist and hip measurement (taken with a tape measure around the fullest parts of the hip.) Also the measurement from your back waist to the length you wish your skirt to be (measure a favourite skirt if this is easier). 

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

Materials are available to purchase in our shop.

Refreshments:

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included, but for this lesson you will also need to bring a pack 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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