• Making it easy, bring in your own dressmaking pattern and I will help you get started.
  • Workshop is suitable for beginners learning dressmaking too.
  • We have easy tops and skirt patterns to choose from if you are not sure.
  • Dressmaking patterns will be adjusted to fit your body shape.
  • We look at the pattern pieces required, pinning and cutting out the fabric.
  • The meaning and importance of pattern markings and symbols.
  • How to follow the steps of the garment construction and begin to sew.
  • I can show you how to use an overlocker and we also have a cover stitch machine for you to use too.
  • For craft work we have a felting machine.
  • You decide on what you would like to sew.
  • Sewing other things such as cushion covers, make up bags, tote bags, sewing machine covers, table runners and buntings are also available to do on this 3 hour afternoon workshop.
  • Refreshments of tea coffee and cake included.

Workshop Requirements

  • you will need fabric, we have plenty in store too
  • Sewing machine, you can bring your own or use one of ours.
  • If you have a sewing kit please bring it along with you. You will need a sharp pair of scissors, pins and tape measure.
  • A basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine is essential.
  • If you require a sewing kit we have them available to purchase too. They include Fiskars Scissors, pins, tape measure and threads, please order prior to your workshop.
  • We have threads and haberdashery to browse too.

Project Days in May 2024

£45 ( 1.30 pm to 4.30pm )

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Booking and Cancellation Policy
Full payment is required when you book your workshop or sewing group place.

Deposits for parties are 30% of the total cost and full payment received 6 weeks before the event.
If you cancel your workshop I can offer a full refund six weeks before the class commences.

A refund of 50% can be given three weeks before the workshop date or I can move your place to the next available date.

We are unable to offer any refund within the last two weeks leading up to course date.
Sewing group places can be moved forward to the following week provided I have 5 days notice. This can only be carried forward once then your sewing place will need to be re booked.
Should I need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances then your booking fee will be refunded.

Thank you Jean

Available fonts

Here are a selection of fonts.
Generally the size of text is 12mm on handkerchiefs.
We embroider across one corner of each hankie.
We have two settings for the initials which are straight or are diagonal/stepped. Please see FAQ for examples.
Please be sure to choose the correct setting for the font type you are choosing.
On font types with a flourish certain characters do appear larger,
especially font 22 which the letters are best set up diagonal/stepped- where one initial is lower than the other.