Parent & Child – My First Sewing Lesson! – Mon 6th April 5.30-8.30pm
Come and spend some quality time with your child in the school holidays and make a cushion together! Would you child love to learn to sew … then this is for you! … a great opportunity to encourage your child to be creative, unleash your creativity and learn a all about sewing together so you can continue to use your new found skills together at home too! This workshop is suitable from children aged 6 upwards. The workshop is designed to be a joint activity for parent & child – the parent will remain present at the workshop throughout and participate in the activity and support your child – a careful watch when using the sewing machine/iron/scissors etc. Each parent and child couple will share a machine at Dotty’s workshop and with Dotty’s step by step guidance you will learn the basics of the sewing machine and will make a cushion cover with a fluffy feather cushion insert. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & Dotty’s homemade cake will be provided. The child will remain the responsibility of their parent at all times. 3 hour workshop – £65 (payment for parent & child combined)
Learn to Sew (Absolute Beginners) – 24th March 5.30-8.30pm
Sew you’re new to sewing … or a little out of touch? … why not book onto Sew with Dotty’s workshop where you will learn all the basics to get you using a sewing machine! I have plenty of machines you can use or if you would prefer bring your new machine with you so we can help you get set up and sewing! This workshop will cover: * Threading up your machine * Winding up a bobbin * Loading up a bobbin * Getting to know different stitches – & when to use them * Working with different fabrics * Reverse Stitch * Changing your presser foot * Changing your sewing machine needle * Basic machine maintenance * How to sew! … straight lines … around corners & sew on! * Hints & tips on using different fabrics! * Using a pattern to cut out your fabric to make a cushion … (we have a huge selection of gorgeous fabrics!). * Using zig-zag stitch & straight stitch to make your cushion cover … sewing around corners too! * You will go home with an envelope cushion cover complete with a feather pad insert. Price ncludes fabrics, feather cushion pad … plenty of tuition & guidance … & of course tea, coffee & home made cake too!
Learn to Sew Bunting – 24th March 5.30-8.30pm
Learn to Sew with Dotty! … a fab workshop perfect for beginners and those new to sewing! … make a pretty 2 metre length of bunting from a lovely choice of fabrics and lots of coloured bias bindings to choose from too! … plenty of support & advice along the way from Dotty … plus endless cuppas & homemade cake too!