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 sew 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.
Students will spend their first 3 weeks at Bespoke's lovely studio in The Glue Factory. From the initial steps of finding inspiration and designing a print, to the final pull of the squeegee, Yvonne and Marion will be guiding you through the beautiful process of screen-printing by hand.
The latter 3 weeks will be spent at The Stitchery, where Susie Haigh will be giving you a hands-on tutorial on the basics of sewing, practising foundational techniques on cheap fabrics before going on to sew one or two wonderful items out of your very own screen-print. A selection of mini projects will be available for this section, including tote bags, cushion covers, aprons and zip purses (makeup bags or washbags).
This course is open to complete beginners and experienced sewers alike. If you're confident on a sewing machine, you are free to skip the sewing tutorials and get on with the making. Similarly those with the confidence to do so may propose an alternative project from the ones mentioned; for example a simple piece of clothing.
- A basic set of screen printing skills
- A basic set of sewing skills
- At least one item that you've made from your screen printed fabric.
- A digital copy of the Stitchery Sewing for Beginners e-book, for future reference and to help you to develop your sewing skills further.
Booking Your Place
To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount. Please familiarise yourself with ourTerms & Conditions before making your booking.
You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card. NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this.
If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).
If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us.