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.

Upcycle - Ladies Shirt to Summer Top

Upcycle an old ladies shirt or charity shop find into a stunning new summer top!

upcycle sewing project

Tutor: Wendy Turner

Upcycle an old ladies shirt or charity shop find into a stunning new summer top!

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson:

  • Cutting the old shirt
  • Removing the sleeves and collar
  • Creating a new armhole finish
  • Sewing a channel for the neckline trim
  • Cutting strips from the sleeves to make a ‘ribbon trim’ for the neckline

Materials needed:

  • Either an old shirt or buy a pretty one (with collar neck) from a charity shop
  • A reel of matching thread
  • Matching ribbon 1.5cm wide x 1.5m (if you want a contrasting trim to tie)

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.


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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