sewing workshops and guest tutors

Workshops and Guest Tutors

We are frequently joined by great guest tutors –  keep an eye on this page

 

Each month we welcome a different guest tutor to run a specialist textile, needlework or sewing based workshop.

From crochet to machine embroidery from lampshade making to headdress building we work really hard to bring you as wide a variety of creative and exciting workshops as we can.

Mexican day of the dead Sugar skull workshop

Thursday 25th or Monday 29th Oct – £10

Mexican day of the dead Sugar skull workshop
Come and join us this half term holiday for a fantastic family friendly sewing workshop.
We’ll be teaching you how to make your very own Mexican Day of The Dead sugar skulls. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Hand sewing only. All materials provided. . Free Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

All ages and abilities.
Please note: All children must be accompanied.

Course length: 1 workshop * 2 hour session
Say: 25th Oct or 29th Oct 2018
Times: 10.00am-12.00pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm
Price: £10

Make a beautiful Roman blind

Saturday 10th November – £45

make a roman blind brighton
Date: Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Course length: 4 hour workshop ( inc break )
Time: 10am to 2pm with a break.
6 places available

Price: £45 includes linings and some fixings

During this workshop you will learn all the techniques necessary to make a beautiful and unique lined roman blind from your own chosen fabric, using a combination of hand and machine sewing.

*More details re fixing requirements for installation will be provided.

Make your own Christmas wreath

Saturday 24th November – £30

Make your own Christmas wreath
Create a totally unique and individual Christmas wreath using decorations, pompoms, trims, snowflakes and sparkles.
Local artist and creative Jodie AKA Fumbalinas will be working alongside the Sew Fabulous team to guide you through the process. Using a base of flexible withies you will make a circle shape, it would be a good idea to come with measurements if your wreath is for a specific space.

We’ll show you how to weave and attach different objects and items with confidence.

We encourage you to bring along items from home to suit your own tastes and to save buying from new.

For adults and confident teens

Course length: workshop *3 hour session
Time: 2-5pm
Price: £30

Drawing with stitch Christmas workshop

Saturday 1st December – £30

Drawing with stitch Christmas workshop
Using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing to explore movement and texture.
During this inspiring and friendly session you’ll create your very own, totally unique piece of textile art.
Lots of different fabrics, papers, threads and images for inspiration will be available for you to use to create your unique piece of textiles art.

About the artist:
Julie French is a local textiles artist and textiles teacher. She exhibits and sells regularly in Brighton.

2-5pm
Price £30

Make your own Christmas Jumper workshop

Saturday 8th December – £15

Make your own Christmas Jumper workshop
Bring along an old jumper and turn it into your very own totally unique Christmas jumper.
We have a range of seasonal designs and ideas available to choose from, or you can design your own.

Using fabrics, trims, buttons, pompoms, sequins, sparkles, fairy lights to make your jumper we’ll show you how to!

Age ranges:
Kids workshop ( 10am-12pm ): Kids age 8+
Adults workshop ( 2pm-4pm ): All abilities

Kids half term weaving workshop

Tuesday 19th February – £15

Kids half term weaving workshop

Kids half term weaving workshop. Make your own wall hanging.

Using an array of different materials each child will create their own piece of weaving on a wooden loom.

The process is great fun and fairly easy for small hands to master and enjoy.

Age ranges: Age 8+
Kids workshop ( 10am-12.30pm ): All abilities

Make your own Eco and plastic free alternatives

Saturday 16th March – £30

Make your own teddy clothes workshop

Join us for an eco sewing workshop.

Come and design and make your favourite teddy or stuffed toy a new outfit during February half term.
During this workshop you will be able to choose from a huge selection of fabrics and trimmings and make an piece of teddy or stuffed toy clothing.
You will use sewing machines, and hand sewing techniques.
When we’re finished we will have a teddy bears fashion shoot.

Age ranges:
Kids workshop ( 10am-12pm ): Age 8+

Make your own Eco and plastic free alternatives

Saturday 16th March – £30

Eco and plastic free alternatives  workshop

Join us for an eco sewing workshop.

Learn how to make a range of reusable everyday items including:

 Washable make up remover face pads
Beeswax wraps for the kitchen
Small fruit and vegetable bags and reusable shopping bags
Using up-cycled fabrics, sustainably sourced cotton and bamboo fabric.

Age ranges:
Adults workshop ( 10am-1pm ): All abilities

Fantastical Headdress Workshop

Saturday 15th June 2019 – £30

Fumbalinas Fantastical Headdress Workshop
Come and create your very own totally unique head piece with local artist Fumbalinas.
Perfect for parties, festivals, weddings and day to day gorgeousness.

During this workshop you will design and make a piece of wearable art.

Bring along any interesting items you would like to incorporate. Small toys, flowers and foliage, LED lights, sparkles and sequins, plastic fruit and veg, and interesting items.

Age ranges:
Adults and teens.