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Kinder Cardigan Workshop – NEW DATE ADDED!!

beginners guide to sewing with knitted fabricsAll images from “A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics” taken by Julian Ward Photography and © Cico

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Make A Kinder Cardigan From “Beginner’s Guide To Sewing With Knitted Fabrics”

Beginners Guide to Sewing with KnitsAll images from “A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics” taken by Julian Ward Photography and © Cico

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Two New Summer Sewing Workshops!!

MAKE A KAFTAN / BEACH COVER-UP

With Candy Arbuckle / Sunday 23rd July 10am-2pm / £45

make a beach cover-up workshop

Learn to make this flattering beach cover-up dress that looks just as good on the beach as it does worn out in the evening.

An Ideal project for beginners, rusty returners or those with more experience that just want to spend a few hours sewing up a holiday wardrobe!

The dress is simple and quick to make, has a comfortable drawstring waist and can be made in a range of lightweight fabrics – it looks great in floaty prints. All you need is 1m of 140cm+ wide lightweight woven fabric (eg. crepe, satin, lawn, challis).

You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, neat hems and insert a drawstring.

By the end of the day you’ll have a beach to evening garment ready for your summer holidays and what’s better – a copy of the instructions so you can then go and run up a whole suitcase full!

Suitable for absolute beginners and those with a bit of sewing experienceincludes instructions to take home & make more dresses.

  • Suitable for beginners and more experienced dressmakers.
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • Sunday 23rd July 10am-2pm
  • £45. 

To book:

  • email Wendy at MIY Workshop miyworkshop@gmail.com
  • ring MIY Workshop 01273 693451
  • call into MIY Workhsop during class times

MAKE A BEACH BAG

With Candy Arbuckle / Thursday 27th July 10am-2pm / £45

Learn to make this roomy practical beach bag that will double up as a useful shopping / nappy bag when the holidays are over! An Ideal project for beginners, rusty returners or those with more experience that just want to spend a few hours sewing up a perfect holiday essential.

This roomy bag has large clear vinyl outer pockets that are waterproof and wipe clean – perfect for easy access to all your beach essentials. The bag can be made in a wide range of medium weight cotton canvas and furnishing weight fabrics, prints, stripes and plains all work well. It would look fabulous in a stylish stripey ticking.

All you need is two lengths of 40cm of 140cm+ wide woven fabric (eg. denim, canvas, ticking) and 1.1m of bias binding. Candy will provide the clear PVC pre-cut for the pockets and you will be able to buy the webbing for the straps on the day.

You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, insert a bag lining and sew PVC.

By the end of the day you’ll have a stylish beach bag ready for your summer holidays and beyond. What’s better – a copy of the instructions so you can then go and run up more! 

Suitable for absolute beginners and those with a bit of sewing experienceincludes instructions to take home & make more bags.

  • Suitable for beginners and more experienced dressmakers.
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • Thursday 27th July 10am-2pm
  • £45.

To book:

  • email Wendy at MIY Workshop miyworkshop@gmail.com
  • ring MIY Workshop 01273 693451
  • call into MIY Workhsop during class times

 

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New Class!! Make a Wrap Skirt

skirt making classAll images taken from “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts and © Cico books / Julian Ward Photography.

Join me for a day of dressmaking this summer. You will make the easy Granville wrap skirt from my latest book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts”.

This class is ideal for beginners and there are lots of different ways to make the wrap skirt; with ties or buttons, with pockets and even a reversible version so you can really make it to suit your own style. It’s quick, easy and a gorgeous flattering skirt that’s perfect for summer.

You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, my favourite method for neat hems, how to sew darts, how to attach a facing or lining and how to make and attach a pocket (if you choose that option!).

By the end of the day you’ll feel confident using a sewing machine and leave with a unique-to-you handmade skirt, ready for wearing all summer.

Some materials will be provided, a full list of materials needed will be sent when you book your place.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners.                                                                                             
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • £95 

To book your place email Wendy on miyworkshop@gmail.com or ring 01273 693451

Make Your Christmas Gifts at MIY Workshop

Make a Cowl – Sunday 20th November

Parkwood Cowl Sewing Pattern

Spend a day making a cosy Parkwood Cowl; the perfect accessory for winter and in-between seasons and an ideal project for beginners. The cowl makes an ideal project for gift sewing and every year I always have a few students whipping up a batch in time for Christmas! This class includes beautiful quality bouclé wool fabric to make your cowl and a copy of the pattern to take home and make more.

This class will be taught by Candy. Find out more about Candy here.

Suitable for absolute beginners and those with a bit of sewing experience – includes pattern to take home & make more cowls.                                       

• Class size limited to just 5 people         • 10.30am to 4pm         • £120

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Make Pyjama Trousers – Sunday 27th November

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beginners guide to dressmaking

Looking for the perfect sewing project for gifts or a nice easy project for yourself? Pjyama trousers make the perfect home-sewn gift and are a great beginner project for yourself. We’ll be using the easy trouser pattern from my first book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” to make these most luxurious of pyjamas trousers. Price includes a signed copy of the book to take away and make more. Just bring fabric and thread. Indulge yourself and make a pair for every day of the week!  Suitable for beginners and those with a bit of sewing experience – includes a copy of “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” book to take home & make more!

This class will be taught by Candy. Find out more about Candy here.

• Class size limited to just 5 people      • 10.30am to 4pm            • £120

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DIY Bobbin Holder

DIY bobbin holder

Have a read of a new post on my blog about how to organise your bobbins!

How to Thread a Sewing Machine – Picking up the Bobbin Thread

Find my latest video tutorial explaining how to pick up the bobbin thread once you’ve threaded-up your sewing machine over on my blog.

how to pick up the bobbin thread