Wedding Dress Alterations Birmingham

 

Thank you so much Sue for the card and beautiful flowers.  I am very pleased you liked what I did with your dress.  I will be thinking of you on your special day.  Sheila-May

Patchwork Cushion Course

Well done to the ladies on patchwork cushion course .Everyone enjoyed making the patchwork cushion and were surprised at how easy it was to make both the cushion and the bow.  They all left with their finished cushions and patterns ready to start making more at home.

3 day Bridal Sewing Course at Birmingham School of Sewing

 

3 day bridal Sept 16

The 3 day bridal course was held this week and a good time was had by everyone.

Testimonials:

Just to say huge thankyous for the course this week, Laura and I really enjoyed it…& you’ve really got us both motivated!   Looking forward to seeing you in Feb for pattern cutting!
Sam

Thank you very much for everything you have taught me over past few days it’s been brilliant and you have converted me to an invisible foot too.  You are a very talented lady and should you hold any more advanced bridal courses I would very tempted to join you again.  Thank you very much for sharing some of your knowledge with me.

Kind regards Sheena.

The next course starts in November, click here for further information

3 Day Bridal Course at Birmingham School of Sewing

 

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Today is the last day of the 3 day bridal course.  I has been such a pleasure teaching my 6 wonderful students.  We are on a caffeine and sugar high as they have all decided to bring in lots of cakes as it is the last day today.  They have also learned lots.   Happy future sewing everyone.   Sheila-May

For information on the next course in November please click here

New Day Time Sewing Courses at Birmingham School of Sewing

I would like to welcome my daughter, Nasseem Warren  as a permanent tutor at Birmingham School of Sewing. Nasseem has a National Diploma in Fashion and Clothing.  Many of you will have seen Nasseem over the years as she has been teaching a variety of courses since the opening of the school.  She has also been involved with organising and teaching at our Hen Parties as well as getting married giving me two amazing grandchildren the youngest has now started school giving Nasseem   Nasseem has now come on board on a permanent part time basis and will be running regular day time courses.

Sewing for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to shorten Jeans and Trousers

Pattern Cutting /Pattern Drafting Course at Birmingham School of Sewing

 

This is a special note to the four lovely woman, Joanne, Sue, Karen and Cathy, in my Pattern Cutting Course last week. Thank you for the lovely flowers and card you all bought for me. I really enjoyed teaching you all. You were an amazing group.

 

Click on the link if you would like more information on our Pattern Cutting Course

Day Time Courses at Birmingham School of Sewing

I would like to welcome my daughter, Nasseem Warren  as a permanent tutor at Birmingham School of Sewing. Nasseem has a National Diploma in Fashion and Clothing.  Many of you will have seen Nasseem over the years as she has been teaching a variety of courses since the opening of the school.  She is involved with organising and teaching at our Hen Parties.  During the past 5 years she has married and given me two amazing grandchildren the youngest has now started school allowing  Nasseem time to commit to organising, running and teaching regular day time courses.

Courses that are now available to book include:

Sewing for Absolute Beginners

Alterations : Learn how to shorten jeans and trousers

Beginners Christmas Sewing

Look out for more upcoming courses.  If you have any specific requests for courses please let us know.

Sewing Alterations : How to shorten Jeans and Trousers : 10.30am – 12.30pm : Thursday 10th November 2016

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Tired of paying to get your jeans and trousers shortened?  Then this is the perfect course for you.  In two” short” hours we will teach you how to alter the hems on jeans and trousers to any length using both machine and hand sewing methods. These shortening methods can be used on men’s, women’s and children’s trousers. Never pay for this type of alteration again.  This is not a skill you need to keep for yourself.  Altering for friends and family can be rewarding both creatively and financially.  Bring your own trousers and jeans to work on.

For more information or to book click here

Competition : Win a beautiful Maya Bag and matching Tissue Holder

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To be entered into a competition to win this beautiful bag all you have to do is go along to the Stitch Clever Facebook and like the page and share the page.  The competition is open until the end of August and the winner will be announced on  7th September 2016.  Remember to Like the PAGE and SHARE the PAGE to be Entered.  Good luck everyone!

 

Men Learning to Sew at Birmingham School of Sewing : How to sew a man’s classic shirt

men love to sew tooMen learning to sewmore men learning how to sewmen's classic shirt making course It is absolutely wonderful to see the number of men who are coming to sewing classes on the increase.  I am not sure if it is the Sewing Bee that has encouraged them to be brave enough to come to classes but I think it is fantastic. My son has always been proud to be able to sew buttons on his shirts, make minor alterations to his clothes and shorten his curtains.  My brother values his sewing machine and carries out alterations on his clothes and sews items for his car.  He has even promised his wife that one day he will teach her how to sew! I have put up a new class a follow on class from the Absolute Beginners, particularly  with men in mind, learning how to sew a  man’s classic shirt.  This is a course where students will learn all the techniques necessary to make a man’s shirt, obviously the course is also open to women.    The next course is over two evenings and  starts on the 22nd September.  All equipment and materials are included.  All you have to do is bring yourself.