The Fitting Masterclass
Mar
18
Mar 19

The Fitting Masterclass

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop (+1 prep evening) // 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Beyond Basics // Cost: £150 (including pattern) // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe // Pattern: Fitting Pattern by Storybook Patterns

We're all different shapes and sizes. Thankfully. So, when it comes to making your own clothing from a set pattern, it can sometimes get a bit tricky. That's why in this two-day practical masterclass, we're going to show you some tried and tested methods for fitting clothes to your own unique body and getting great fit. 

The Cooper Bag Workshop
Mar
11
Mar 12

The Cooper Bag Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop, 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Growing Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip // Cost: £140 (including pattern) // Pattern: The Cooper Bag by Colette Patterns

Learn how to use heaver weight fabrics and hardware, and make your very own backpack, messenger bag, or satchel.

Making Shirts
Feb
25
Mar 5

Making Shirts

  • The Stitchery

4-day course, over 2-weekends // 10am-5pm each day // Level: Beyond Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe // Cost: £240 (inc. pattern) + cost of fabrics // Patterns: For Men - Fairfield Shirt - For Women - Archer Shirt or Melilot Shirt or Harrison Shirt

Learn how to make a repeatable, well fitting wardrobe staple: the classic button-up shirt. Adjust a pattern to your own unique body, so you can use it as often as you like.

Sewing for Beginners
Feb
20
6:30 pm18:30

Sewing for Beginners

  • The Stitchery

5-week course // Mondays, 6:30pm-9pm // Level: Pure Beginner // Cost: £120 // Places Available: 8 // Instructor: Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle // Projects: Tote bag, make-up purse, apron, or cushion cover

Get to grips with the basics of sewing and make something unique for yourself, a friend or a loved one. Led by Designer, Katy Cameron, this 5-week course is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful world of sewing and equip you with foundational skills that can be applied to a range of projects.

Making Underpants
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Making Underpants

  • The Stitchery

One Day Workshop // Instructor: Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie // Projects: Rosy Ladyshorts for Women, or Comox Trunks for Men  // Level: Growing Beginner // Cost: £65

Make some comfortable underpants for yourself, or as a Valentines gift for your loved one. Learn how to sew tricky stretch fabric on a domestic sewing machine. 

Making Pyjamas for Junior Sewers
Feb
4
Feb 5

Making Pyjamas for Junior Sewers

  • The Stitchery

2 day workshop //  2-6pm both days // Cost: £100 // Level: Beginner (open to those with experience too) // Age Suitability: 10-16years // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip

Learn how to use a sewing machine to make your very own set of pyjama bottoms. This fun-filled 2-day workshop is design to introduce our upcoming generation to the wonderful work of sewing and making their own clothes! 

Junior Sewing Workshop
Feb
4
Feb 5

Junior Sewing Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Weekend Workshop // 10am-12:30pm, both days // Age Suitability: 6-10 years (although older children welcome; see description below) // Cost: £65 (including fabric & cushion pad) // Instructor: Susie Haigh

Led by designer, Susie Haigh, this fun filled weekend workshop is the ideal kid-sized introduction to the fabulous world of sewing. Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your very own cushion cover, with a personalised appliqué design.

Making Clothes: Beyond Basic
Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Making Clothes: Beyond Basic

  • The Stitchery

8 Week Course // Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9pm // Level: Beyond Basics// Cost: £225 + Fabrics // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip // Pattern Selection Guide

The ideal next step on from Making Clothes for Beginners, this 10-week, in-depth course is designed to reinforce your basic skill set, whilst allowing you to flourish in new areas. Topics include pattern alterations, set-in sleeves, inserting collars, bust adjustments, linings, using an overlocker, and specialty seem finishes. 

Sunday Sewing Session
Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Sewing Session

  • The Stitchery

4-Hour Session // 12noon - 4pm // Cost: £25 // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe

If you need some help with a sewing project or just some extra time in the studio with a machine, then the Sunday Sewing Sessions are ideal. Come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of The Stitchery, meet new people, and get expert help with your creations. 

Unlocking Your Overlocker
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Unlocking Your Overlocker

  • The Stitchery

One Day Workshop // 10am - 5pm // Skill Level: Pure Beginner (and upwards) // Cost: £60 (includes sample fabrics) // Instructor: Patricia Collins

An overlock stitch is what you'll find on the inside of almost any piece of regular hi-street clothing. In this course, led by expert Patricia Collins, we'll be helping you to get your head around this rather odd looking machine. 

Making Jeans
Jan
26
Jan 28

Making Jeans

  • The Stitchery

8-week course // Thursdays, 6:30-9pm // Skill Level: Beyond Beginner // Cost: £240 // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe // Pattern Options: Ginger Skinny JeansGinger Flared Jeans, or Morgan Boyfriend Jeans

Make yourself a pair of jeans or two, and learn all about getting good fit. 

Finding hi-street jeans that are good quality, well-fitting, and suit your style can be difficult at the best of times. So that's why we've decided to show you how to make your very own denims, as well as running you through the process of making them fit well. 

Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop
Jan
22
10:00 am10:00

Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop

  • The Stitchery

One-day workshop // 10am - 5pm // Cost: £60 + cost of fabric (minimal) // Skill Level: Open to all // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip

Learn how to 'draw' with your sewing machine and make something personalised and fun for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.

Introduction to Sewing
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Sewing

  • The Stitchery

One-Day Workshop // 10am - 5pm // Cost: £60 + Fabrics // Level: Pure Beginners // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Project: Tote Bag

Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine and make a tote bag in a fabric of your choice. If you can't commit to a longer course, or you want to dip your toes before diving in to the world of sewing, then this one-day course is designed for you. 

Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Jan
14
Jan 15

Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Workshop // 10am-5pm both days // Level: Pure Beginner // Cost: £120 // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Projects: Tote bag, make-up purse, apron, or cushion cover.

Get to grips with the basics of sewing and make something unique for yourself, a friend or a loved one.

Making Clothes for Beginners
Jan
11
6:30 pm18:30

Making Clothes for Beginners

10 Week Course // Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm // Cost: £225 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Beginner // Alison Drever of Curate & Create // Pattern Selection Guide

Led by Alison Drever, this is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to making your own clothing. The course is intended to equip you with a comprehensive set of basic skills that you can develop and apply to a range of clothing types. 

Making Clothes With An Overlocker (mornings)
Jan
11
10:00 am10:00

Making Clothes With An Overlocker (mornings)

  • The Stitchery

6 Week Course // Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm // Cost: £175 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Growing Beginner + Onwards // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer, Podnip // Pattern Selection Guide

In this 6-week course we'll be showing you how to make your own clothing on an overlocker: that bizarre looking machine that is perfect for knit fabric, and that actually gives you a professional looking finish on your garments.

Making Clothes for Beginners
Jan
10
10:00 am10:00

Making Clothes for Beginners

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm // Cost: £225 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Pure Beginner // Cassandra Macindoe, Stitchery Founder // Pattern Selection Guide

Led by Cassandra Macindoe, this is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to making your own clothing. The course is intended to equip you with a comprehensive set of basic skills that you can develop and apply to a range of clothing types. 

Making Clothes with an Overlocker
Jan
9
6:30 pm18:30

Making Clothes with an Overlocker

  • The Stitchery

6 Week Course // Mondays, 6:30pm-9:00pm // Cost: £175 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Growing Beginner + Onwards // Susie Haigh, Designer, Podnip // Pattern Selection Guide

In this 6-week course we'll be showing you how to make your own clothing on an overlocker: that bizarre looking machine that actually gives you a professional looking finish on your garments.

Christmas Pop-up Shop
Dec
10
9:30 am09:30

Christmas Pop-up Shop

Open Call to Local Makers:
Do you sew your own garments or make garments for other people? Do you have any in the back of your cupboard that you'd like to pass on? Or maybe some fabric that you're not planning on using?

The Stitchery Pop-Up Shop, hosted at this years Christmas Open Day, is a chance for local sewers to help spread the gospel of home-sewn clothing, and also to make a few bucks from their own handiwork. 

Christmas Open Studio
Dec
10
9:30 am09:30

Christmas Open Studio

  • The Stitchery

Mince pies and mulled wine at the ready! On Saturday 10th December, from 9:30am-5:30pm, we'll be having our annual Christmas open day. This is an invitation for you and your friends to come and take a peek at our studio, ask any questions about courses or projects you're working on, and maybe take part in some taster classes (or just look in on them!). We'll also have a pop-up shop, with makes from some local sewers and some fabric too! Plus discounted prices on a whole range of our courses and products. 

Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Dec
3
Dec 4

Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Workshop // 10am-4pm both days // Level: Pure Beginner // Cost: £120 // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Projects: Tote bag, gadget case, make-up purse, apron, or cushion cover.

Get to grips with the basics of sewing and make something unique for yourself, a friend or a loved one. Led by Designer, Susie Haigh, this two day workshop is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful world of sewing, equipping you with foundational skills that can be applied to a range of projects.

Sunday Sewing Session: Christmas Special
Nov
27
12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Sewing Session: Christmas Special

  • The Stitchery

4-Hour Session // 12noon - 4pm // Cost: £25 // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe

If you need some help with a sewing project or just some extra time in the studio with a machine, then the Sunday Sewing Sessions are ideal. Come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of The Stitchery, meet new people, and get expert help with your creations. And for this Christmas special session, enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies too!

Introduction to Sewing: Christmas Special
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Sewing: Christmas Special

  • The Stitchery

One-Day Worskhop // 10am - 5pm // Cost: £60 + Fabrics // Level: Pure Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Projects: Cushion Cover or Christmas Stocking

Get to grips with a sewing machine and make something special for yourself or a loved one. If you're unable to commit to a longer course or you want to dip your toes before diving in, then this one-day workshop is perfect for you. And for this special Christmas edition of our workshop, we've added the option of making your very own Christmas stocking!

The True Cost Screening & Fabric Swap
Nov
11
6:45 pm18:45

The True Cost Screening & Fabric Swap

  • The Stitchery

Free event // Doors: 6:45pm // Film Screening: 7pm // Hosted by The Stitchery & Fashion Revolution Scotland // Treats & refreshments provided // Film: The True Cost. // Age 14 + (due to graphic nature of film)

A free screening of the inspirational documentary The True Cost. Plus an open Q&A on the topics raised, with representatives from Fashion Revolution Scotland. In the spirit of sustainable living, we'll also be running a fabric & patterns swap towards the end of the evening. 

Boundless Style
Nov
5
Nov 6

Boundless Style

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop (plus prep session) // 10am - 5pm both days (prep session: 7-9pm) // Level: Beyond Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe, Designer // Cost: £160 (inc. Boundless Style book worth £16.99) // Project: Mix & Match from the Boundless Style book by Victory Patterns.

Have you ever wanted to design your very own dress, to your own unique look? The Boundless Style book from Victory patterns takes you one step closer to this, allowing you to interchange the sleeve, bodice, and skirt sections of your garment and create your own custom look.

Overlocker Beyond Basics
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Overlocker Beyond Basics

  • The Stitchery

One day workshop // 10am - 5pm // Level: Beyond Basics// Cost: £60 (includes fabric samples) // Instructor: Patricia Collins

Harness the full potential of your overlocker for making professional looking clothes, with your own unique embellishments. If you've already done our one-day Unlocking Your Overlocker course or you just need a little help and encouragement to get beyond the basics, then this workshop is for you. 

The Classic Cardigan Workshop
Oct
15
Oct 16

The Classic Cardigan Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop // 10am - 5pm both days // Cost: £140 (includes pattern) // Skill Level: Growing Beginner (and upwards) //  Instructor: Susie Haigh // Project: The Driftless Cardigan (women) or Newcastle Cardigan (men)

Just in time for Autumn and the need for some more layers, we're excited to introduce the Classic Cardigan Workshop; a two-day delve into the wonderful world of knit fabric. (Psssst....this is not 'knitting', as in what you do with needles and wool, but 'knit' fabric as in jersey). 

Making Undergarments
Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

Making Undergarments

  • The Stitchery

8-week course // Mondays, 6:30-9pm // £225 (including pattern) // Level: Growing Beginner // Instructor: Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie // Project: The Watson Bra & Bikini

If it's ever seemed wholly impossible to find a bra or pants that fit well, then here's a chance to right this grievous wrong. This course is a step-by-step guide on how you can, using a standard domestic sewing machine , create a very comfortable and well fitted bra along with a matching set of pants. There will also be the option of learning to use the overlocker and cover lock for your undergarments. 

Sunday Sewing Session
Oct
9
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Sewing Session

  • The Stitchery

4 Hour Session // 1pm - 5pm // Cost: £25 // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger

If you need some help with a sewing project or just some extra time in the studio with a machine, then the Sunday Sewing Sessions are ideal. Come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of The Stitchery, meet new people, and get expert help with your creations