SEWING  PROJECTS  WORKSHOPS

Available

Now

BEGINNERS SEWING-CUSHION COVER

*No experience is required, complete beginners*

This sewing workshop is for the complete beginner or someone who has used a sewing machine before but not really put it to use, You may feel more comfortable in doing the Sewing Starter first to familiarise yourself more with a sewing machine but don't worry if not you will still learn how to thread the machine and use some basic stitches needed to create your own cushion cover in this 3 hour workshop.

What will we do:

During these sessions you will learn some of the following techniques;

  • Positioning Pattern Pieces on Fabric

  • Cutting out those pieces in Fabric

  • Inserting a centred zip

  • Seams

  • Finishing

You will need to bring/buy:

-We do have some machines but you may want to bring your own sewing machine if preferred, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and a sewing machine tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, screw driver or alan key, spools & spool case (if it isn't a top loading machine) etc

-You will need 50cm (half a metre) of Fabric based on 45" (114cm) Wide. This is not included in the price of this course – you can bring your own, view a range online to purchase from Fabricate or any other chosen store, or we may have some suitable fabrics available to choose that you can purchase directly from us, just ask when making your booking. We do recommend pre-washing & drying your fabric first so it would be best to purchase ahead of your workshop date, so quick go on, an excuse to get to the fabric shop to have a browse! Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page. The amount needed will depend on your pattern choice and the width of your fabric. (Any questions please just ask for advice we are here to help).

-A cushion pad (feather fill or fibre fill) this needs to be 17" or 18” we have some 18" available to purchase, just ask if you would like to purchase from us.

-A 14-16” Closed End Standard Dress Zip you can bring your own, view a range online to purchase from Fabricate or any other chosen store, or we may have some suitable basic colour matches depending on fabric choice to purchase from us.

-Matching threads for your chosen fabric, if you don't have any, there are a range of threads available to purchase at Fabricate or any other chosen store or we will have some colours that you can use on the day. Unsure of how to match thread colours ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

-We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site.

3 hour session £45

Upcoming Dates

-Dates/session times  TBC (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Available

Now

BEGINNERS SEWING-TOTE BAG

*No experience is required, complete beginners*

This sewing workshop is for the complete beginner or someone who has used a sewing machine before but not really put it to use, You may feel more comfortable in doing the Sewing Starter first to familiarise yourself more with a sewing machine but don't worry if not you will still learn how to thread the machine and use some basic stitches needed to create your own Tote Bag in this 3 hour workshop.

What will we do:

During these sessions you will learn some of the following techniques;

  • Positioning Pattern Pieces on Fabric

  • Cutting out those pieces in Fabric

  • Adding a Patch Pocket

  • Seams

  • Finishing

  • Topstitching

You will need to bring/buy:

-We do have some machines but you may want to bring your own sewing machine if preferred, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and a sewing machine tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, screw driver or alan key, spools & spool case (if it isn't a top loading machine) etc

-You will need approx 1m of Fabric based on 45” (114cm) wide, this is not included in the price of this course – you can bring your own, view a range online to purchase from Fabricate or any other chosen store, or we may have some suitable fabrics available to choose that you can purchase directly from us, just ask when making your booking. We do recommend pre-washing & drying your fabric first so it would be best to purchase ahead of your workshop date, so quick go on, an excuse to get to the fabric shop to have a browse! Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page. The amount needed will depend on your pattern choice and the width of your fabric. (Any questions please just ask for advice we are here to help).

-Matching threads for your chosen fabric, if you don't have any, there are a range of threads available to purchase at Fabricate or any other chosen store or we will have some colours that you can use on the day. Unsure of how to match thread colours ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

-We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site.

3 hour session £45

Upcoming Dates

-Dates/session times  TBC (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Available

Now

BEGINNERS SEWING-DRESSMAKING-Garment Construction

*Suitable for anyone who has experience of using a sewing machine or that may have completed a Sewing Starter, Beginners Sewing Projects-Cushion Cover/Tote Bag or our Sample development workshops**

This workshop runs over 3 weekly workshop sessions, you will learn how to measure yourself, pick the correct size pattern to use, learn how to lay out your fabric & pattern pieces to correctly cut out and use a machine with basic sewing techniques to create your very own garment. You have a choice of patterns ideal for the novice stitcher, these are Tilly & The Buttons Cleo (Dungaree/Pinafore Dress), Stevie (Tunic Top or Dress) or Dominique (Straight or Flared Skirt)

What will we do:

During these sessions you will learn some of the following techniques;

  • Seams

  • Finishing

  • Creating Patch Pockets

  • Topstitching

  • Hemming

  • Fastenings

  • Using interfacing

You will need to bring/buy:

-We do have some machines but you may want to bring your own sewing machine if preferred, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and a sewing machine tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, screw driver or alan key, spools & spool case (if it isn't a top loading machine) etc

-The pattern is not included in the price of this workshop so you need to purchase ahead, if you haven't already got the pattern, you can buy this directly from Fabricate online or in the shop.(Please note Dominique is only available as a PDF version so when purchasing from Tilly & The Buttons you can use Fabricate's online PDF printing services contact them or see their website for further details)

-Fabric & Trim is not included in the price of this course – you can bring your own, view a range online, purchase on the day in the shop at Fabricate Mirfield but we recommend pre-washing & drying your fabric first so it would be best to purchase ahead of your workshop date, so quick go on, an excuse to get to the fabric shop to have a browse! Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page. The amount needed will depend on your pattern choice and the width of your fabric. (Any questions please just ask for advice we are here to help).

-Matching threads for your chosen fabric or any contrasting thread for topstitching, if you don't have any, there are a range of threads available to purchase at Fabricate either ahead or on the day. Unsure of how to match thread colours ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

-We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted but feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

 If attending at Fabricate Mirfield there's a carpark for up to 3 hours free parking behind the library & their studio also has a toilet & kitchen facilities (kettle, fridge)

Anyone attending a workshop at Fabricate only also receives a whopping 10% discount in the Fabricate shop on the days of their workshop!*

*Excludes gift vouchers and sale items. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

3x 3 hour sessions £100

Upcoming Dates

-Dates/session times  TBC (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

Everybody works at their own pace and depending on your project - you may not finish your garment but we will try our very best to get you there. Anything you don't finish, don't worry we will give clear instruction, or you can always come along to one of our Sewing Sewport groups, if you feel you still need further guidance to complete.

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Available

Now

INTERMEDIATE DRESSMAKING-Garment Construction

*Suitable for those who are confident in and have experience of using a sewing machine and have either previously done our Sewing Beginners workshops or have experience sewing in the past but need alittle refresher to get them going again**

This workshop runs over 2 weekly workshop sessions and is an excellent progression from our Beginners Dressmaking. You should now know the basics on how to select a size to fit, how to lay out, cut your fabric and your way around a sewing machine for some basic seaming and topstitchng. Don't worry though we are still here to guide you on this as now your pattern may have more pieces and more detailing, making you think that bit more when it comes to outting it together. Rather than give you a choice of patterns to pick from we are suggesting you pick something that is the next step for you, ideally a move on from the Tilly & The Buttons Cleo (Dungaree/Pinafore Dress), Stevie (Tunic Top or Dress) or Dominique (Straight or Flared Skirt) You might want to look at something more fitted, with set in sleeves, something with a button or zip fastening, you may be more of a trousers person than skirt or dress. We want you to choose your style, try to stick with the intermediate or confident beginners catergories when searching for a pattern, something you feel is the next step for you in your sewing journey.

What will we do:

During these sessions you will learn some of the following techniques depending on your pattern choices;

  • Making any alterations to get the fit just right for you.

  • Different seam types best to suit your chosen fabric/pattern.

  • Finishing

  • Pockets

  • Topstitching

  • Hemming

  • Fastenings

  • Using interfacing

  • Cuffs/Collars

You will need to bring/buy:

-We do have some machines but you may want to bring your own sewing machine if preferred, with it's foot pedal (which is always useful), instruction manual (if you have one) and a sewing machine tool kit (usually comes with the machine) which should include, spare needles, screw driver or alan key, spools & spool case (if it isn't a top loading machine) etc

-The pattern is not included in the price of this workshop so you need to purchase ahead, if you haven't already got the pattern, you can buy this directly from Fabricate online or in the shop. (

-Fabric & Trim is not included in the price of this course – you can bring your own, view a range online, purchase on the day in the shop at Fabricate Mirfield but we recommend pre-washing & drying your fabric first so it would be best to purchase ahead of your workshop date, so quick go on, an excuse to get to the fabric shop to have a browse! Unsure of how to wash your fabric....see our Tips & Techniques page. The amount needed will depend on your pattern choice and the width of your fabric. (Any questions please just ask for advice we are here to help).

-Correct fastenings for your chosen pattern, it may have a certain type of zip or use buttons.

-Matching threads for your chosen fabric or any contrasting thread for topstitching, if you don't have any, there are a range of threads available to purchase at Fabricate either ahead or on the day. Unsure of how to match thread colours ....see our Tips & Techniques page.

-We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted but feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Fabricate is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (kettle, fridge etc)

Anyone attending a workshop at Fabricate also receives a whopping 10% discount in the Fabricate shop on the days of their workshop!*

*Excludes gift vouchers and sale items. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

2 x 4 hour 30min sessions £120

Upcoming Dates

-Dates/session times  TBC (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

Everybody works at their own pace and depending on your project - you may not finish your garment but we will try our very best to get you there. Anything you don't finish, don't worry we will give clear instruction, or you can always come along to one of our Sewing Sewport groups, if you feel you still need further guidance to complete.

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

Coming soon

ADVANCED SEWING-DRESSMAKING

*Suitable for the more confident sewer, who has experience of using a sewing machine*

This sewing workshop is for someone who has used a sewing machine before and has completed some of our Beginners & Intermediate Dressmaking Projects, or Sample development workshops,

Everybody works at their own pace and depending on your project - you may not finish your garment but we will try our very best to get you there. Anything you don't finish, don't worry we will give clear instruction, or you can always come along to one of our Sewing Sewport groups, if you feel you still need further guidance to complete.

-Dates/session times  TBC (15mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

WORKSHOP TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place. Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment. If you find you can’t come 1 week or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 1 weeks’ notice. We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.

Copyright www.yorkshirebornandthread.co.uk