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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June 2019

+ Fabric Printing Workshop with Alison Savic (1st 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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+ Disappearing Nine patch quilt (14th & 21st June '19)

This Disappearing nine patch block is a fantastic beginners course run by Kazi.

Throughout the 2 days you will learn how to cut out the blocks and assemble them. After the 2 days you will go home with a lap quilt.

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

Dates: 14th & 21st June 2019. Please note this is a 2 day workshop

Session Time: 10.30-4.00pm

Price: £70 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

Please choose one pattern from the below equipment lists.

Pattern 1 - Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

Pattern 2 - Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

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Foundation Patchwork Piecing Workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics Devon

+ Layered Texures with Jan Tillett (28th 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.

Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

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

+ Bag Workshop with Julie (5th July '19)

This is a great bag to start with if you are a beginner. It is a lined bag with pockets for multiple use.

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

Dates: 5th 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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Bag Making Workshop with Julie at Sidmouth Fabrics Devon

+ Gail Lawther Twilight Silhouettes Motifs (12th July '19)

As the light of the sun fades, the silhouettes of different birds appear against the twilight landscapes.

All the dark motifs are fused onto backgrounds pieced from strips of fabric. These backgrounds can be quite detailed if you wish – for instance, behind the swallows and the nightingales I used eighteen Jelly Roll (2½in) strips graded from dark to light. In contrast, the backgrounds for the geese and heron just use three or four larger pieces. You may even have a single shaded piece of fabric that would work beautifully – in which case you don’t even have to piece the background.

When I do this workshop I often have a few random-striped batiks with me, cut to the size of the background, which you’re welcome to buy either for use on the day or if you want to do more designs in the future.

The projects are wonderfully versatile; if you don’t want such a large wallhanging, simply reduce the length of the pieced background, then use fewer bird and branch motifs, and shorter plants. You can copy one of the five designs I’ve created, or design your own version by mixing and matching the birds and plants. You can choose to quilt the final design very simply, or as intricately as you like; during the workshop we’ll explore lots of different methods of simple machine-quilting.

These designs work best in cotton fabrics for the pieced backgrounds; for the silhouettes, choose a tightly-woven cotton, or polyester/cotton sheeting, then the edges of the motifs will stay really crisp as you cut them. If you cut your fabrics to size before the day of the workshop it means you’ll be ready to get straight on with the creative bit (remember to alter the dimensions if you’re making your background a different shape or size from mine).

Equipment List - PLEASE DOWNLOAD PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

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

Dates: 12th July 2019

Session Time: 10.00-4.00pm

Price: £45 - Material not included but can be bought prior to the workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics

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Gail Lawther Twilight Silhouettes Motifs Workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics Devon

Gail Lawther Twilight Silhouettes Motifs Workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics Devon

+ doodle draw & write with Jan Tillet (7th 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.

Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

Dates: 21st 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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August 2019

+ Wrinkles and Runkles – Stitching with Shrink Polyester (11th 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: 11th 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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September 2019

+ Bug Notebook with Jan Tillett (15th Sep '19)

More details to follow

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

Dates: 15th September 2019

Session Time: 10.30-4.00pm

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

+ Santa Chimney Wall Hanging Workshop (16th Sep '19)

This workshop you will learn how to applique a small amount of patchwork and assemble.

You will go home with a lovely wall hanging just in time for Christmas.

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

Dates: 16th September 2019

Session Time: 10.30-4.00pm

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

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Santa Chimney Wall Hanging Workshop at Sidmouth Fabrics Devon

+ Fabric Printing Workshop with Ali Savic (20th Sep '19)

Are you looking for a specific pattern but can't find it? How about creating it yourself?

With this one day workshop, run by Printmaker Alison Savic, you will learn how to hand-carve your own printing blocks and print your own unique fabric.

You will learn a number of skills that you can use over and over again to make a whole range of goodies.

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

Dates: 20th September 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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October 2019

+ Starry starry night with Jan Tillett (13th Oct '19)

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

Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

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 (29th 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.

Equipment List – PLEASE DOWNLOAD BEFORE PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

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