Sewing for Beginners
Aug
2
6:30 pm18:30

Sewing for Beginners

  • The Stitchery

4-week Workshop // Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9pm // Level: Beginner // Cost: £120 // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer // Projects: Tote bag, laptop/ ipad case, make-up purse, apron, or cushion cover

Led by Designer, Susie Haigh, this 4-week course 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.

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Aug
6
Aug 7

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2 day weekend workshop // 9:30am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe, Stitchery Founder // Cost: £130 (inc. pattern) // Pattern: Willow Dress or Vest Top by Grainline

Learn the basics of making your own clothes, and create something new and unique for your wardrobe! Learn sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems and basic seam finishes. Boost your summer wardrobe with your own self made Willow Dress or Vest Top.

Junior Summer Sewing
Aug
10
Aug 12

Junior Summer Sewing

  • The Stitchery

3-day workshop // 10am-12noon each day // Age Suitability: 6-10 years (although older children welcome) // Level: Beginner // Cost: £75 (including fabric and cushion pad) // Instructor: Susie Haigh

Led by designer, Susie Haigh, this fun filled 3-day workshop is the ideal kid-sized introduction to the fabulous world of sewing. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine; how to sew hems, seams and seam finishes; and basic machine appliqué. Each participant will create their very own bunting and unique cushion cover with appliqué design. 

Making Pyjamas for Junior Sewers
Aug
10
Aug 12

Making Pyjamas for Junior Sewers

  • The Stitchery

3 day workshop //  1-4pm each day // Cost: £110 // Level: Beginner (open to those with experience too) // Age Suitability: 10-15years (8-9s with sewing experience considered) // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip

This fun-filled workshop is set over 3 afternoons towards the end of the school Summer holidays, and has been designed to introduce our upcoming generation to the wonderful world of sewing and making their own clothes! 

Intro to Sewing Workshop
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Intro to Sewing Workshop

  • The Stitchery

One Day Course // Cost: £60 + Fabrics // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer - Podnip

For those of you who aren't able to commit to something longer, this one day course will help you get to grips with the fundamentals of sewing. Learn sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems and basic seam finishes. Apply your new found skills to making your own unique tote bag in a fabric of your choice. 

Making Kids Clothes for Beginners
Aug
17
6:30 pm18:30

Making Kids Clothes for Beginners

  • The Stitchery

6 Week Course // Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm // Cost: £195 (includes pattern) // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Alison Drever of Curate & Create

Learn the basics of making clothes and create something unique for that special child in your life. Led by sewing blogger, Alison Drever, this is a 6 week, in-depth introduction to making clothes, using kids clothing as your starting point. The course is intended to equip you with confidence and a basic skill set that you can develop and apply to a range of projects.

Making Knitwear: Beyond Basics
Aug
20
Aug 21

Making Knitwear: Beyond Basics

  • The Stitchery

2 Day Weekend Workshop (+ 1 prep evening) // Level: Beyond Basics // Cost: £130 (includes pattern) // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Patterns: MonetaWren, or Appleton

Up your sewing game, broaden your options, and make yourself a comfortable, well fitting knitwear dress in a fabric and style that suits you. This workshop is for those who have a basic understanding of how to sew with knit fabric, and are looking to take on more complex projects, achieve a more professional result or simply reinforce their skill-set. 

Unlocking Your Overlocker
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Unlocking Your Overlocker

  • The Stitchery

One Day Workshop // 10am - 5pm // Skill Level: Beginner to Beyond Beginner // 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. Techniques will include different overlocking stitches; curves & corners; and additional functions such as rolled hems. 

Overlocker Beyond Basics
Aug
28
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. 

Knitwear for Beginners: The Everyday Jumper
Aug
30
6:30 pm18:30

Knitwear for Beginners: The Everyday Jumper

  • The Stitchery

4 Week Course // Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm // Level: Beginner // Cost: £120 (includes pattern) // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Pattern: Linden Sweatshirt or Paxson Sweatshirt

One of the beautiful things about making your own clothes is the variety of fabrics you can use. In this course we'll be delving into the world of knits - the perfect fabric for comfortable, every day clothing - and teaching you how to make your very own jumper.

The Jacket Course
Sep
1
6:30 pm18:30

The Jacket Course

  • The Stitchery

14 Week Course (1st Sept - 8th December, over 14 weeks) // Skill Level: Beyond Beginner // Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm // Cost: £350 (payment plans available) // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger // Patterns: Cascade Duffel Coat (women) and Albion Duffel Coat (men)

Take your sewing skills to the next level and make your very own unique coat for this winter and the winters to come.

Making Clothes: Beyond Basics (morning)
Sep
27
10:00 am10:00

Making Clothes: Beyond Basics (morning)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm // 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. 

Making Clothes Beyond Basics (evening)
Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

Making Clothes Beyond Basics (evening)

  • The Stitchery

10 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. 

Making Clothes for Beginners (mornings)
Sep
28
10:00 am10:00

Making Clothes for Beginners (mornings)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm // Cost: £225 (includes pattern) + fabrics // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Pattern Selection Guide

Making your own clothes is about learning to BE YOURSELF. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. If you're tired of wearing low quality, ill-fitting, generic hi-street clothing, then this course is your opportunity to break from the herd. 

Making Clothes for Beginners (evenings)
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

Making Clothes for Beginners (evenings)

  • The Stitchery

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

Making your own clothes is about learning to BE YOURSELF. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. If you're tired of wearing low qaulity, ill-fitting, generic hi-street clothing, then this course is your opportunity to break from the herd. 


Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Jun
18
Jun 19

Sewing for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Workshop // 10am-4pm both days // Level: Beginner // Cost: £120 // Places Available: 10 // Instructor: Susie Haigh, Designer

Led by Susie Haigh, this two day workshop is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful world of sewing. Students will choose from a selection of mini projects including a tote bag, cushion cover, apron, apron or make-up purse.

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Jun
11
Jun 12

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2 day weekend workshop (+prep session) // 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Cost: £120 (inc. pattern) // Patterns: Chardon Skirt and Scout Tee

Be Yourself. Choose your own fabric; fit it to your own unique body; express your own unique style. In one weekend, learn the basics of making your own clothes and come away with something new for your wardrobe.

Intro to Sewing: Pyjama Bottoms
May
28
9:30 am09:30

Intro to Sewing: Pyjama Bottoms

  • The Stitchery

One Day Course // 9:30am - 5pm (plus prep session, 7-9pm) // Level: Beginner // Cost: £65 (includes a copy of Love At First Stitch worth £20) + cost of fabrics // Instructor: Alison Drever of Curate & Create // Project: The Margot Pyjamas by Tilly & The Buttons

If you're unable to commit to a 10-week course or would prefer to dip your toes before diving into the world of sewing, then this one-day introductory workshop could be perfect for you. All students signing up to this course will receive their own copy of Love At First Stitch and will be making the Margot Pyjamas from this book. 

Making Shirts Weekend Workshop
May
21
May 22

Making Shirts Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop, 10am - 5pm both days  (+ 1 Prep Evening, 7-9pm) // Level: Beyond Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger-Macindoe // Cost: £150 (inc. pattern) + cost of fabrics // Pattern: The Archer Shirt (and Pop Over Variation) by Grainline Studio
 

Learn the ins and outs of making this wardrobe staple. Cassandra will be guiding you through the tricky aspects of making a button up shirt, equipping you with a barrage of new skills and techniques for your sewing arsenal. 

Print-It-Sew-It
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Print-It-Sew-It

  • The Stitchery

6 week course //  Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm // Open to All Skill Levels // Cost: £195 (includes fabric) // Instructors: Marion Parola and Yvonne Elliott (Bespoke Atelier); Susie Haigh (The Stitchery)

Screen print your own fabric, then make something out of it!

Normally we would ask students to turn up to our classes with their purchased length of fabric. But for this 6 week course, we've teamed up with Glasgow based Textile Designers Bespoke Atelier to offer something truly unique and wholesomely creative: the opportunity to print your very own, unique design of fabric before you even start sewing with it. 

Sew Doable: Pattern Cutting
May
15
3:30 pm15:30

Sew Doable: Pattern Cutting

  • The Stitchery

2 hour workshop // 3:30pm - 5:30pm // Instructor: Mandy Bryan // Cost: £25 // Part of Sew Doable weekend

If you've ever dreamed of designing and making your own clothes from scratch, one of the vital skills you'll need to learn is pattern cutting. In this 2 hour workshop, led by Costume Designer, Mandy Bryan, we'll be introducing you to the very basic techniques involved, creating a skirt block in a step-by-step demonstration. Students will then run through this worked example themselves using a scaled down version. The idea is that within 2 hours we'll give you the confidence to go home and draft a basic skirt pattern using your own unique measurements, setting you on a journey into designing your own well fitted clothes. 

Sew Doable: Overlock & Coverlock
May
15
12:30 pm12:30

Sew Doable: Overlock & Coverlock

  • The Stitchery

2 hour workshop // 12:30pm - 2:30pm // Instructor: Patricia Collins // Cost: £25 (including sample fabric) // Part of the Sew Doable weekend

In this 2-hour workshop, led by Patricia Collins, we'll be helping you to get your head around these rather odd looking machines. Topics covered will include threading; setting thread tension; and working with knit and woven fabrics. Students will then share one machine between two, taking it in turns to practice a variety of techniques and create their own samples.

Sew Doable: Set-In Sleeves
May
14
3:30 pm15:30

Sew Doable: Set-In Sleeves

  • The Stitchery

2 hour workshop // 3:30pm - 5:30pm // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Cost: £25 (includes sample fabric) // Part of the Sew Doable weekend

Setting in a sleeve is a standard requirement for many garments, and once you've learned this basic technique it's something you can use again and again. In this two hour workshop, Susie Haigh will be demonstrating how to set in a standard sleeve, including some tips on giving it the right amount of ease. Students will then have an opportunity to try out this technique on their own sample, with Susie on hand for any questions.

Sew Doable: Linings
May
14
12:30 pm12:30

Sew Doable: Linings

  • The Stitchery

2 hour workshop // 12:30pm - 2:30pm // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Level: Beyond Beginner // Part of Sew Doable Weekend

There are many different methods for lining a garment and it's hard to know what method to choose and why. In this workshop we'll be showing you, through the use of samples, what the various methods are and when to use them. Susie will be demonstrating the all-in-one method, with each student then going on to try this out in a sleeveless lined bodice. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch a demo on attaching a skirt lining to a waistband or facing.

Sew Doable: Bust Adjustments
May
14
9:30 am09:30

Sew Doable: Bust Adjustments

  • The Stitchery

2 hour workshop // 9:30am - 11:30am // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Cost: £25 // Part of the Sew Doable weekend

In this workshop Susie Haigh will be demonstrating step-by-step techniques for a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) and Small Bust Adjustment (SBA) on a paper patterns. Students will have the opportunity to try one of these techniques for themselves. Susie will also be covering dart manipulation. 

Sew Doable
May
14
May 15

Sew Doable

  • The Stichery

2 day open studio // 9:30am - 5:30pm both days // open to all visitors

We've been listening to your feedback, and as a result have created Sew Doable: An open studio weekend, jam packed with skill-specific workshops. 

Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop

  • The Stitchery

One-day workshop // 10am - 4pm // Cost: £60 + cost of fabric (minimal) // Skill Level: Open to All // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip

Free-motion embroidery is a little bit like drawing with your sewing machine: the constraints are removed, liberating you to move your fabric around and make all sorts of wonderful motifs. These can be applied to bags, cushions, quilts, or wherever your imagination takes you!

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop
Apr
30
May 1

Making Clothes for Beginners: Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop, 10am - 5pm both days // Level: Beginner // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger-Macindoe // Cost: £120 (inc. pattern) // In conjunction with The Lighthouse

If you're unable to commit to a 10-week course, or would prefer to dip you toes before diving into the world of making clothes, then this two day weekend workshop could be the perfect fit for you. 

Contemporary Quilting
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Contemporary Quilting

  • The Stitchery

7 week course // Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm // Cost: £200 + cost of materials // Level: Beginner & Beyond Beginner (BB students see notes in main description // Instructor: Rachael Coghill FOAK, Contemporary Quilt Maker

In this 7 week course, led by Rachael Coghill of FOAK, we'll be introducing you to the basics of patchwork quilting and guiding you through the process of making your very own contemporary quilt.

 

The Fitting Masterclass
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

The Fitting Masterclass

  • The Stitchery

8 Week Course // Level: Beyond Beginner // Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm // Cost: £250 (inc. calico for one toile)  // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger // Pattern: Fitting Pattern by Storybook Patterns

We're all made in different shapes and sizes. Thankfully. And so, when it comes to making your own clothes from a set pattern, it can sometimes get a bit tricky. But in this 8 week practical Masterclass, Cassandra will be showing you some tried and tested methods for fitting to your own unique body. 

Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop
Apr
17
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

Free-motion embroidery is a little bit like drawing with your sewing machine: the constraints are removed, leaving you free to move your fabric around and make all sorts of wonderful motifs. This, as you may expect, is a liberating experience for anyone used to 'normal' sewing, and its bags of fun for everyone, regardless of your sewing experience.

Unlocking Your Overlocker
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Unlocking Your Overlocker

  • The Stitchery

One Day Workshop // 10am - 5pm // Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate // 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. Techniques will include the different overlocking stitches; curves & corners; and additional functions such as rolled hems. 

Sunday Sewing Session
Mar
13
12:00 pm12:00

Sunday Sewing Session

  • The Stitchery

4 Hour Session // 12noon - 4pm // Cost: £20 // 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.

The Cooper Bag Weekend Workshop
Mar
5
Mar 6

The Cooper Bag Weekend Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop, 10am - 4:30pm both days  (+ 1 Prep Evening, 7-8pm) // Level: Beyond Beginner // Instructor: Susie Haigh of Podnip // Cost: £150 (inc. pattern & hardware) + cost of fabrics // Pattern: The Cooper Bag

The Cooper Bag is a versatile pattern, giving you three different options from one basic design: a backpack, a messenger bag, or a satchel (doubles as a bike pannier). And in this two day weekend workshop, Susie Haigh will be guiding you through the steps to make your very own Cooper in one of these styles.

Making Clothes with Knit Fabrics
Feb
27
Feb 28

Making Clothes with Knit Fabrics

  • The Stitchery

2-day weekend workshop, 10am - 4:30pm both days (+ 1 prep evening, 5:30-6:30pm) // Level: Beyond Beginner // Cost: £120 // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Pattern: Bettine Dress

In this course we'll be delving into the world of knits: the perfect fabric for comfortable, every day clothing. If you've only ever sewn with woven fabrics, then this is chance to try something new and a great opportunity to enhance your clothes making repertoire. 

Intro To Sewing - Pyjama Bottoms
Feb
20
9:30 am09:30

Intro To Sewing - Pyjama Bottoms

  • The Stitchery

One Day Course // 9:30am - 4:30pm // Level: Beginner // Cost: £60 + Fabrics // Instructor: Alison Drever of Curate & Create // Project: The Carolyn Pyjamas

If you're unable to commit to a 10-week course or would prefer to dip your toe into the world of sewing, before diving in, then this one day introductory workshop is perfect for you. 

Learn sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems and basic seam finishes. Over the course of the day, students will make the pyjama bottoms from the Carolyn Pyjamas pattern.

Making Clothes with Knit Fabrics
Feb
6
Feb 7

Making Clothes with Knit Fabrics

  • The Stitchery

2-day Weekend Workshop // Sat & Sun, 10am - 4pm both days // Skill Level: Appropriate to all // Cost: £120 (including pattern worth £12) // Instructor: Susie Haigh // Pattern: Coco

In this course we'll be delving into the world of knits: the perfect fabric for comfortable, every day clothing. And it's open to complete beginners and experience sewers alike. So if you've only ever sewn with woven fabrics before, this is chance to try something new. 

Junior Dressmaking Workshop
Jan
23
Jan 24

Junior Dressmaking Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Weekend Workshop //  1:30pm-4:30pm both days // Age Suitability: 10-15years

This is a fun filled weekend, designed to introduce our upcoming generation to the wonderful world of sewing and dressmaking!

Junior Sewing Workshop
Jan
23
Jan 24

Junior Sewing Workshop

  • The Stitchery

2-day Weekend Workshop // 10am-12noon, both days // Age Suitability: 6-10 years (although older children welcome; see description below 

This fun filled weekend workshop is the ideal kid-sized introduction to the fabulous world of sewing. 

Making Trousers
Jan
14
6:30 pm18:30

Making Trousers

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9pm // Skill Level: Beyond Beginner // Pattern Options: Jedediah PantsAlpi ChinosWide Legged Trouser, or Ginger Jeans

In this Stitchery first, Cassandra will be teaching you how to make trousers that perfectly fit your own unique body and sense of style. We have 1 men's and 3 women's pattern options on offer for this course. 

Making Clothes for Beginners (evening)
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Making Clothes for Beginners (evening)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Every Wednesday, 7pm-9:30pm // Level: Beginner 

This is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to the craft traditionally known as 'dressmaking' (we've avoided this title to encourage more men!). The course is intended to equip you with basic skills that you can apply to a range of clothing types. 

Making Clothes for Beginners (mornings)
Jan
13
10:00 am10:00

Making Clothes for Beginners (mornings)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Every Wednesday, 10am-12:30pm // Level: Beginner

This is a 10 week, in-depth introduction to the craft traditionally known as 'dressmaking' (we've avoided this title to encourage more men!). The course is intended to equip you with basic skills that you can apply to a range of clothing types. 

Making Clothes Beyond Beginner (evenings)
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Making Clothes Beyond Beginner (evenings)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Tuesdays, 7pm-9:30pm // Level: Beyond Beginner // Pattern Selection Guide

This 10 week, in-depth course is designed to reinforce your basic skill set whilst allowing your understanding to grow in new areas such pattern alterations, set-in sleeves, inserting collars, bust adjustments, linings, using an overlocker, and specialty seem finishes.