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

Class 1 - 9 Jan 2020

Class 2 - 23 Jan 2020

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Saturday 1 February 2020

FABRIC BOXES

This workshop is with Liz to make fabulous lined fabric boxes.  The boxes are 6" square and can be made in vibrant colours or a mixture of plain and patterned fabrics.  

 

This is a project for sewers with minimal experience.  You will require 4 x fat quarters, 1 x metre wide pelmet vilene/stiff interfacing, 3 x metres of bonda web, 2 metres of cording or cotton string.... plus threads and your sewing machine!

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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HARE

This workshop is with Linda and it is ideal for a sewers with less experience.  It uses applique and quilting techniques.

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 15 February 2020

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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.

Class 1 - 6 Feb 2020

Class 2 - 26 Feb 2020

Class 1 - 6 March 2020

Class 2 - 19 March 2020

Class 1 - 7 May 2020

Class 2 - 21 May 2020

Class 1 - 9 April 2020

Class 2 - 29 April 2020

Date of workshop to be re-arranged

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Saturday 22 February 2020

ZIPPY BAG

Back by popular demand!  This workshop is with Liz to make a little bag with three zipped compartments.

This is a project for sewers that have a good level of sewing experience and can insert zips or want to practice inserting them. It uses four fat quarters of a coordinated fabric line but it can be made as you wish out of approx 1 meter of fabric. There are quite a few components so please cut out the fabric before the class.  You will need to pin the measurements to each piece. Instructions will be given prior to the workshop.  

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40 each.  You will need to bring fabric and zips.  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 29 February 2020

Free Embroidery with Applique Design

This workshop is with Linda and is for sewers with less experience who want to learn how to free embroider with their sewing machine.  You will need a sewing machine with this facility - if you are unsure whether your machine can do this, please just ask us.

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.

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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.

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.

Brother Embroidery Machine Demonstration and Support Day

Rachel from Brother will be with us between 10am and 4pm.  She will be demonstrating the Brother Embroidery Machines and available to give support and advice if you have bought one of these machines from us.  

No need to book, just come along on Wednesday 23 October. 

Free, just drop in.

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IRON CADDY

This workshop with Jean is to make a great little iron caddy!  The inside of the caddy can be made with heat reflective material so that it can be opened out to make the perfect ironing surface.   

 

This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  It costs £40 each.  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.

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LITTLE CONCERTINA BOOKS

 

This workshop is with Liz. Choose to make a concertina book from either fabrics that you have or from Liz's eco dyed and printed fabrics; or you could do a combination of both.  Liz will bring packs of eco dyed fabric and papers.  They are of £3 per pack and payable to Liz. 

 

The front cover of the book is a hand stitched, it could be a flower, initial or abstract design of your choice.  It will be a relaxing and productive day!

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 7 March 2020

Saturday 14 March 2020

Multi Pocket Bag workshop - with or without applique design

Details to follow

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Saturday 28 March 2020

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Elephant 

 

This workshop is with Liz and is to make a wall hanging.  The techniques involved are applique and free embroidery. This class is suitable for sewers with some experience with the techniques.

 

Liz has used batik fabric for the applique design.

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.

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