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Free-Motion Embroidery & Applique Workshop

  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Place Glasgow, G37NG United Kingdom (map)

One-day workshop // 10am - 5pm // Cost: £60 + cost of fabric (minimal) // Skill Level: Pure Beginner (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.

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.

In this one-day workshop, Podnip Designer, Susie Haigh, will be showing you how to customise your belongings with Appliqué and Free-motion Embroidery techniques. Students will then have the rest of the day to play and create artworks of their own, with the option to make a free-motion decorated cushion cover. Once you learn this technique you can apply it to cushions, bags, quilts, or wherever your imagination takes you!

Skill Level

This workshop is open to complete beginners and experienced sewers alike. If you've never used a sewing machine before, we'll give you a quick overview. 

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. 

Transparent Pricing

What does it cost to run a high quality sewing course? Our transparent pricing policy means that you can request a cost breakdown for any of our courses. 


Sewing Kits

When you come to book your place online, you'll be given the opportunity to add a Stitchery Sewing Kit to your basket. These are also available to order from our studio or on our Student Resource section at a later date. The kits come with everything you'll need to get sewing, and they only contain high quality tools that we would use ourselves. Plus there's an option to add the Maker's Workbook too. 

Any Questions?

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.

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