Learn to Sew Workshops

Learn to Sew for absolute Beginners!

3rd July 6-9pm

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 Workshop

£45.00

Learn to Sew! – Beginners Bunting!  

3rd July 6-9pm

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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!

Bunting Working

£35.00

Beginners Patchwork Cushion Workshop 

coming soon!

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Dotty’s beginners series of workshops is all about showing you the know how, tricks of the trade, handy hints & tips … whilst keeping things simple to build your confidence as a beginner!
Sew Dotty will show you step by step how to make this fab patchwork cushion. It’s a lovely make for a beginner. You will learn to cut out your squares from a pattern, choose colours & fabrics … sewing your squares into strips
… then your strips into a pretty patchwork cushion … sewing up a Velcro opening to the cushion … finishing with a plump feather cushion pad! … a lot of sewing! But practice makes perfect!

Beginners Patchwork Cushion Workshop

£45.00

Beginners Applique Cushion Workshop – 2 SPACES LEFT!

coming soon!

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Dotty’s beginners series of workshops is all about showing you the know how, tricks of the trade, handy hints & tips … whilst keeping things simple to build your confidence as a beginner!
Sew Dotty will show you step by step how to Appliqué using stencils, bondaweb & a demonstration on using Appliqué stitch on your letter to make it come to life! It’s a lovely make for a beginner. Once you have completed
your Appliqué letter cushion front … you can the move onto sewing up a Velcro opening for the cushion … finishing with a plump feather cushion pad! … a lot of sewing! But practice makes perfect!

Beginners Applique Cushion Workshop

£45.00

Beginners Boxed & Reversible Bag Workshop 

coming soon!

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Dotty’s beginners series of workshops is all about showing you the know how, tricks of the trade, handy hints & tips … whilst keeping things simple to build your confidence as a beginner and develop your sewing skills so you can recreate & sew with confidence & enjoyment at home!
Sew Dotty will show you step by step how to make this oh sew handy and reversible (2bags in 1) shoulder bag! You will learn to cut out from a pattern, choose colours & fabrics … learn how to box the corners of the bag to add dimension! … line the bag, sew up a contrasting strap and finishing off with too stitching!

Beginners Boxed Bag Workshop

£45.00

Beginners guide to Zips! – Purses & Phone Case – Coming soon!

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Dotty’s beginners series of workshops is all about showing you the know how, tricks of the trade, handy hints & tips … whilst keeping things simple to build your confidence as a beginner and develop your sewing skills so you can recreate & sew with confidence & enjoyment at home!
Sew Dotty will show you step by step how to sew in zips! … always feared by beginners … but it’s really simple and I will show you how with a start to finish demo making a purse!
You will learn about sewing with oilcloth … making a tab for a keyring to go on … all about the zipper foot and how to use & sew in your zip … you’ll be sewing up your zipped purse in no time!

Beginers guide to Zips – Purses & Phone Cases

£35.00

Introduction to Piping! – coming soon!

Sew with Dotty a 40x40cm cushion with a pretty piped edging! … Complete with a feather cushion pad too! Choose from a pretty selection of Cath Kidston & Country Vintage inspired fabrics! … We were thinking a pretty reversible cushion if you would like! … Flowers one side & dotty the other! … With a Contrasting piped edge! Tea & homemade cake, fabric & feather cushion pad are all included in the price.

Piped Cushion Workshop

£42.00

Introduction to Zips – Simple Zipped Cushions – coming soon! 

7ABC84DB-C308-48F8-A129-BA4565CD8F6CSew are you nervous to sew in Zips? … this workshop will make Zips happen! … Sew with Dotty & Learn from a class demo & step by step help on sewing a zip into a cushion cover! … no longer will you fear the zip! … you’ll be sewing with confidence!
All materials included & plenty of support & Dotty’s homemade cake too!

Learn to Appliqué Workshop

Leaping Hares Cushion – Coming soon!

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Leaping Hares Cushion … Sew Country inspired … sew simple & yet effectictive too! … Sew with Dotty and make this beautiful cushion … learn how to Appliqué the leaping hare to the fabric using bondaweb then free stitching with the machine over the hare to add detail and an outline. The cushion will be made from natural fabrics … linens and tweed to complete the country look. Dotty will show you step by step how to Appliqué … and then make your Appliqué into an Oblong cushion sew it can take pride of place on the sofa!

If there is a particular workshop you would like to do!? … please contact Sew Dotty as I would sew love to hear from you!