Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

These beginner's classes cover the very basics of machine sewing.  You will start by learning about machine maintenance, needles, threads and accessories, the balanced stitch, essential sewing tools and utility stitches.  The second class will cover applique and putting in a zip.  Fabrics are included.

 

These are Thursday evening classes between 7pm and 9pm.   Refreshments are provided. 

 

Booking is essential.  

 

The cost of each class is £20.  Each class can be booked individually.

Linda and Liz's

WEEKDAY CLASSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday's we run daytime classes.  These are patchwork and quilting classes for beginners and more advanced sewers.  The classes are in blocks of 10 and follow the school terms.  Liz does all Tuesday classes and Linda does all classes on Wednesday and Friday.

 

For further details and to book a place on one of these classes please contact us by email or phone:

sandra@dandssewingmachines.com

01626 369840

THE CHALLENGE 

QUILT - 2019/20

This is fabulous 'challenge quilt' for this year for the week day courses..... or you can choose another one of Linda and Liz's quilts .... or bring your own project!

 

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A selection of quilts and other projects by Linda and Liz 

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The sewing room

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Projects from Linda's past Saturday workshops.  Some designs were adapted from original designs from Bugart, www,bugart.co.uk

You will need to bring your sewing machine to all classes

Classes, Courses and Workshops

2 x free 'Get to Know' your sewing machine classes

with every sewing machine bought

 

Class 1  - Getting to know your machine - the basics

Class 2 - Applique and inserting a zip

Free 'Get to Know your Overlocker - the basics'

with every overlocker bought 

NEW Workshops

All Classes and workshops postponed 

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FLOWERS

This workshop is with Linda.  For less experienced sewers this workshop will build your skills in applique and quilting techniques.  The flowers are from an original design by Gail Lawther.

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40. Fabric is not included.  Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore, please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

Saturday 7 March 2020

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Saturday 14 March 2020

Large Padded Bag

 

This workshop is with Liz and is to make a padded bag with large front and side pockets.  Once made you will see the potential for making variations of this bag.

For this bag you will use applique and free embroidery techniques - or you can just make a plain bag.  The pattern is quite versatile and it is very suitable for beginners.

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40 each. You will need to provide all fabrics and threads.  Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

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Saturday 28 March 2020

PRINT AND STITCH POUCH

 

This workshop is with Liz and is to make a perfect little pouch.  Once made you will see the potential for making bigger or smaller ones.

 

You will need to provide the base fabric. Liz suggests a calico or plain fabric as ideal to stamp your chosen pattern on.  If you have not printed with stamps before, this will be an ideal project for you to see if you would like to take the technique further.  Liz will bring some stamps and fabric paints which can be used at a cost of £5, payable directly to Liz, or you can bring your own.  

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40 each. Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

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DOGS (and a CAT!!)

This workshop is with Linda and is suitable for sewers with less experience.  You you make a wall hanging or a cushion cover - just let Linda know at the start of the class.  

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm. It costs £40. Fabric is not included. Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore, please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

Saturday 4 April 2020

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NOAH'S ARK

This workshop is with Linda and is suitable for sewers with less experience.  It is a wall hanging and utilises applique and quilting techniques.  Fabric is not included but our 'bag of scraps' will be available for some of those smaller pieces if needed.

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40. Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore, please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

Saturday 25 April 2020

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Birds in a Row

This workshop is to make a wall hanging.  It is with Linda and is suitable for sewers with less experience.  You will need to provide the materials and threads but our 'bag of bit fabrics' will be available for some of the smaller pieces.

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm. It costs £35. Refreshments are provided. A change for this year is that we will not be providing lunch therefore, please bring a packed lunch with you.  Alternatively there are a number of food outlets near to the shop.

Saturday 16 May 2020