One Day Workshops

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic it is likely that most classes will be cancelled or postponed over the next few months. Please check with Jan before attending/booking

If you would like me to hold a specific class for you  and your friends or would like to have one to one classes please get in touch

 

I am pleased to be able to announce that I have teamed up with Duncan from Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre, Beeston to launch new sewing lessons from March 2020. 

 

Initially beginner/refresher one day and half day workshops will be the focus  but more specific  Bernina days and more regular patchwork, free motion  classes  etc are on the agenda for later in the year. 

 

Free Machine and Embroidery Skills

 

£55

Want to know how to draw/doodle with a sewing machine? Learn how to free machine embroider, applique using bondaweb and much more. Make a decorated cushion cover or picture panel   using the skills learnt. 

NB:  your machine MUST be able to drop the feed dogs OR have a feed do cover plate and you MUST have a free motion foot

All materials for samples provided. 

Please bring  half a metre of fabric for your cushion cover/picture but there will be opportunity to purchase from Sewing Direct on the day

Small scraps for the applique will be available for you to use on the day or again you can buy fabrics from Sewing Direct on the day

A small piece of bondaweb is included in the price but if you want/require more you can buy from Sewing Direct on the day

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread  

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan,on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

Beginners Sewing Skills

 

£40

No skills or experience required! A great workshop that will take you through the basics of threading a machine, loading a bobbin, sewing a straight stitch, sewing  and neatening seams,! 

Ideal for anyone with little or no experience using a sewing machine or for someone who’s interested in a refresher course. And you get to make a simple pillow case style cushion cover to take home! 

All materials provided for samples BUT you will need to bring 1/2m of your own fabric for the cushion cover  OR purchase from Sewing Direct on the day

Cushion Pads will be available to purchase on the day too.

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

Bernina Applique class

 

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina models of sewing machines

A fun project to make – Its handy for carrying toys, shopping and even for all those eggs found on the Easter Egg Hunt! 

It’s an unlined tote bag with applique design on the front  so once you have made one you  might make one for every occasion

You will learn how to applique using Bondaweb, how to use your BSR for free motion stitching or free motion without BSR, how to change stitch length and width on the zigzag stitch to produce a satin stitch.   

All materials provided for samples BUT you will need to bring 1/2m of your own fabric for the bag  OR purchase from Sewing Direct on the day plus scraps &/or fat quarter for the applique design and bondaweb for the applique

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread and free motion foot/BSR, Applique foot if you have one and any  other feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428

To book please call Duncan, on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

 

Bernina Stitch Regulator  Practice Class

 

£25

With the patented BERNINA stitch regulator, you can achieve very precise and consistent stitches in freehand quilting. In this practice class, we show you in easy-to-understand instructions how to use the BERNINA stitch regulator  in mode 1 and 2 with straight stitch and zig zag stitch.  This is a hands on class to experience and practice free motion techniques whether you are a complete beginner or just need practice time and tips/techniques

Bring your machine, BSR, thread and 3-4 quilt sandwiches (approx. 16” x 16”) to practice on. 

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428

To book please call Duncan, on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

 

Bernina Sewing class - Sewing/Jewellery Roll

 

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina sewing machines

A lovely little pouch with pockets to keep your jewellery or sewing in whilst travelling.

Learn how to make pockets, apply binding and also have the chance to play with your machine’s decorative stitches.  

You will get to know your machine’s decorative stitches/alphabets, learn about stitch selections, pattern repeats, mirror images, combining stitch patterns and saving in personal memory.

All materials for samples provided. 

Please bring  4-5 fat quarters of  fabric for the  roll  plus  wadding approx. 12” x 20”  but there will be opportunity to purchase from Sewing Direct on the day. 

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread,   and any feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

Bernina Patchwork Placemat and coaster

 

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina sewing machines

This class is aimed at all abilities. It’s a lovely simple place mat design made from squares and half square triangles. The coaster can be filled with Lavender or rosemary to give off a lovely aroma once your warm drink is placed on it!  Place mat size is approx. 20” x 16” coaster is 4” square.  After the class you can make a whole set just in time for Summer days al fresco!

You will need approx. 4 fat quarters of fabric(dark, medium and light and a white tonal) and  20” x 16” piece of wadding  and enough fabric for the backing and binding. The coaster is made up of  4 x 2.5” squares for the front and 2 x 4.5”x 5.5” onlongs for the back plus 2 pieces of wadding 5.5” square.

Bring your own fabric/thread and work at your own pace creating your placemat.  Jan will be on hand to guide you through and help you. You will learn how to sew using a ¼” seam, how to use your BSR for free motion quilting if required or how to quilt – stitch in the ditch, using the pecific quilting sticthes on your machine

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread and any feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash)

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, on tel: 0115 9223904 or email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book direct via the website Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre

Please refer to booking terms and conditions on Sewing direct website (https://www.sewingdirect.co.uk/terms-conditions/)

Free Machine and Embroidery Skills

 

£55

 

Want to know how to draw/doodle with a sewing machine? Learn how to free machine embroider, applique using bondaweb and much more. Make a decorated cushion cover or picture panel   using the skills learnt. 

NB:  your machine MUST be able to drop the feed dogs OR have a feed do cover plate and you MUST have a free motion foot

All materials for samples provided. 

Please bring  half a metre of fabric for your cushion cover/picture but there will be opportunity to purchase from Sewing Direct on the day

Small scraps for the applique will be available for you to use on the day or again you can buy fabrics from Sewing Direct on the day

A small piece of bondaweb is included in the price but if you want/require more you can buy from Sewing Direct on the day

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread  

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions

 

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Terms & Conditions

Conditions of class bookings at Sewing Direct – The Knitting and Stitching Centre

For All workshops/classes full payment is due on booking. 

This can be via BACS(bank details can be provided on request, OR cash or credit card  by phone or in person  at Sewing Direct. 

All classes are non-refundable once a booking has been made due to the limited enrolment so please check your diary carefully before you sign up

Don’t leave booking until the last minute, if numbers are low we may have to cancel and you may be disappointed

Day Workshops
If you are unable to attend  and you contact us within 28 days or more of the date of the class then we will look to transfer you to an alternative date within 3 months of the original class date, providing there is availability. If you do not confirm a place on the alternative workshop date within 3 months your place will be lost.
If you give less than 28 days' notice then no transfer is available.
You are welcome to send someone in your place but you MUST notify us of their name, email and phone numbers in 14 days in advance of the workshop.

Weekly/monthly Classes
Please check your diary carefully before enrolling as the payment is for the full course regardless of if you miss a week or not.
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. However you are welcome to send someone in your place but you MUST notify us of their name, email and phone numbers in advance of the class.

Cancellations by us
If we have to make unavoidable alterations/cancellations to our programme you will be informed immediately (via the email address you have provided) of an alternative date or a full refund will be given. We cannot accept responsibility for wasted travel or other costs or for disappointment
NB classes will only run if we have a minimum of 4 people booking for Adult classes 

Group Bookings

For convenience group bookings can be made if there are more between 3 and 6 people (depending on the class wanted) attending (depending on the class wanted) and choose their own date in conjunction with our availability. In order to secure a date, the group must pay a non-refundable deposit of £50, with the full balance paid 14 working days before the start of the course. If the class is due to start within 7 days, then the class must be paid for in full. 

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