workshops at sidmouth fabrics

At Sidmouth Fabrics we love putting on workshops and classes to help people learn new skills. It doesn't matter if you're new to sewing or a dab hand, we're sure we have something that will take your fancy.

Our workshops range from childrens classes running on weekends and holidays to adult courses such as Introduction to Patchwork or Create a Block for a Sampler Quilt.

All our workshops and classes are fun and relaxed and are open to all levels.

 

 
 
 

 

Available Workshops

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JANUARY 2019

+ Make a Drum Lampshade (Jan '19)

Light up the gloomy January days with your own unique lampshade. Make either a 20cm or 30cm drum lampshade in the fabric of your choice.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Equipment List - PLEASE DOWNLOAD PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

Dates: 18th Jan 2019

Session Time: 10am – 2pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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+ Crafters Carry-all Bag (Jan '19)

With the kind permission of Quilters Trading Post, at this workshop you will make their Crafters Carry-all. I have made a few changes to the pattern to speed up the making process.

Measurements for pre-cutting your fabrics before the workshop are given in the euqipment and cutting guide. Please make sure your fabric is pre-cut before the workshop

Equipment List & Cutting Guide- PLEASE DOWNLOAD PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 27th Jan 2019

Session Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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FEBRUARY 2019

+ Free motion raw edge applique with Jan tillett (fEB '19)

Learn how to apply fabrics to create pictures and patterns. Ideal for adding detail to quilts, bags and cushions. At the workshop you will be shown how to construct a cushion.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 3rd Febuary 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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+ doodle draw & write with Jan Tillet (fEB '19)

A day to gain confidence with free motion stitching. Learn how to set up your sewing machine, which fabrics to use, the importance of stabilisers, choosing threads and selecting the correct needle.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 7th Febuary 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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April 2019

+ Starry starry night with Jan Tillett (April '19)

Print onto fabric, add angelina fibres and free motion stitching to create an iridescent starry panel.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 4th April 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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May 2019

+ Ring of trees bowl with Jan Tillett (May '19)

Use watersoluble fabric, fibres, yarns and free motion stitching to create a unique bowl in the shape of a ring of trees.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 10th May 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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June 2019

+ Fabric Printing Workshop with Alison Savic (June '19)

Create your own design and hand print on fabric with printmaker, Alison Savic.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 1st June 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £40 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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+ Layered Texures with Jan Tillett (June '19)

A day to create textures on fabric using shrink polyester. Three techniques will be included in this day – Chenilling, using angelina fibres and working with pictorial/boldly patterned fabrics.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 28th June 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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July 2019

+ doodle draw & write with Jan Tillet (July '19)

A day to gain confidence with free motion stitching. Learn how to set up your sewing machine, which fabrics to use, the importance of stabilisers, choosing threads and selecting the correct needle.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 7th July 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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+ New Workshop with Gail Lawther (July '19)

Details TBC

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 12th July 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £40 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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August 2019

+ Wrinkles and Runkles – Stitching with Shrink Polyester (Aug '19)

A day to experiment with shrink polyester. A variety of small samples will be stitched so you can explore the creative potential of this product..

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 18th August 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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October 2019

+ Starry starry night with Jan Tillett (Oct '19)

Print onto fabric, add angelina fibres and free motion stitching to create an iridescent starry panel.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 13th October 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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November 2019

+ Bag Masterclass (Nov '19)

Learn how to make a bag. Choosing the correct interlining, making handles, and how to create your own patterns in the future. If you have attended a shrink polyester day, you may wish to create your own unique fabric for your bag.

Notes: Teas/Coffees/Cake will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates: 29th November 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £35 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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Hello crafty sewers ! Have a look at some of our wonderful workshops. I hope to see you at one or two !

Julie x


Some of our happy crafters

"Love the sewing classes, Julie gives a basic through to complex teaching. Completely accepts that you might not have a clue about most of it and supports you to develop confidence and skills from choosing patterns and fabrics through to the finished product" - Caroline

 

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Looking to get cracking on your own project but don't have a machine?? we've got you covered ! Sidmouth Fabrics is offering a machine for hire at our shop to complete your project at £5ph. Call Julie for more info 01395 513209