sewing workshops and guest tutors

Workshops and Guest Tutors

Sewing Basics for Beginners

With Laura O’Sullivan

Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th October 2020 – Three week course

3 week beginners sewing course

Time: 2-5pm
Age range: Adults 

Three-week sewing course for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their skills

Learn how to follow a simple dressmaking pattern. Insert a zip, darts, seam finishes and hems. Bring your own (small) project or choose from a bag or cushion cover to put your new skills into practice. Perfect follow on to our Absolute Beginners session

These sessions are perfect for absolute beginners or those wishing to get their confidence back. Our teachers are patient and welcoming and the session is fun.

Mexican day of the dead Sugar skull ‘Calaveras’ workshop

Saturday 31st October

mexican day of the dead

Time: Workshops throughout the day
Age range: Suitable for kids age 10+ to attend without an adult

Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

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.

Visible mending. Stitch and patch with Jayne Eagle

Saturday 17th October

visible mending stitch patch jane eagle

Time: 10 am – 1pm
Age range: Adults
All abilities and levels of experience welcome

Come and learn how to visible-mend in a decorative way. Using hand sewing skills to repair and give new life to your well-loved garments and home textiles.

By using simple stitches you will learn how to mend worn, torn and moth-eaten fabric in ways which are both creative and functional.
Over the three hour workshop, you will work stitching and patching techniques which will be suitable for woven fabrics such as denims and cottons.

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

Sewing with stretch fabrics- Make a Tee or sweatshirt.
With Laura O’Sullivan

Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th November – Three week course

stretch fabric workshop

Time: 2-5pm
Age range: Adults 

Three-week sewing course to learn sewing with stretch fabrics. Make a T-shirt or sweatshirt

Learn how to sew stretch fabric on a regular sewing machine (no overlocker required!) and make your own sweatshirt. Tips on choosing fabric, cutting and hemming will be included. Also how to attach a neckband to give your garment a professional look.

Visible mending. Darning with Jayne Eagle

Saturday 21st November

visible mending darning workshop jane eagle

Time: 10am – 1pm
Age range: Adults

Join us to learn how to use hand darning techniques in a creative and individual way in this visible-mending workshop.
All levels of ability and experience welcome.

Eco and plastic free alternatives workshop


Fashion drawing workshop brighton

Age range: Adults and teens
All abilities and levels of experience welcome

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
Up-cycled coffee sack scrubbers

Using up-cycled fabrics, sustainably sourced cotton and bamboo fabric.


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