Garter Making Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing

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Congratulations to Kathryn and Graham who will be getting married on Saturday 2nd August 2012.  Kathryn and her hens enjoyed a Garter making Hen Party, organised by Penny, at the Birmingham School of Sewing.  Everyone made beautiful garters, even the hens who had never used a sewing machine before finished their garters to a high standard.  Well done everyone!

After the event Penny kindly sent the following email:

“Hi Sheila may,

I just wanted to thank you again for our garter making session yesterday! All of the girls loved it and love their garters! 
We talked about possibly arranging some more group sessions in the future as it was so much fun :) so I’ll be in touch!
Have a lovely weekend,
Penny ”
“What a lovely idea Penny, I am glad you all enjoyed the party and I look forward to seeing you all again soon… Sheila-May

Sewing for Pleasure coffee morning at Birmingham School of Sewing : Tuesday 29th July 2014

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Join us for the sewing for pleasure coffee morning and you will learn how to create beautiful hand embroidery using only a few simple embroidery stitches.  We will discuss using embroidery thread and creating a design onto fabric.  You will be given lots ideas  to inspire you and you will create a beautiful embroidered sample take away with you

Time: 10.00-12.00

Cost: only £20

All equipment, materials and fabrics included.

Tea/coffee included


Justine’s Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing

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Congratulations to Justine on her forthcoming marriage.  Justine and her hens celebrated together at a crafty hen party making shoe clips fabric bows and flowers at the Birmingham School of Sewing in Harborne.

Learn how to make cushions. Cushion workshop for beginners in Birmingham

Absolute beginners

Have you ever wanted to make your own cushions.  Do you see cushions you like in shops and think how expensive they are?  Cushions are so quick and easy to make.  Now is the ideal time to learn.

Learn how to sew an envelope cushion.  This is a quick and easy method of making a cushion.  You will learn:

  • The basics of using a sewing pattern
  • How to cut out the fabric accurately
  • How to sew simple hems
  • How to sew neat and accurate corners

You will leave with your completed cushion and the dimensions to be able to make more cushion projects.


(All materials and inner cushion included)

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Old Price: £39.00

Price: £39.00

You save: £0.00

Kates Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing in Harborne

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Congratulations to Kate on your forthcoming wedding on 12th July 2014.  Kate and her hens held their hen party at Birmingham School of Sewing and Crafts.  They worked together to produce a beautiful personalised bunting that Kate will use to decorate her wedding venue.  A special well done to Kate who had never used a sewing machine before.  I think she now has the sewing bug!

Birmingham School of Sewing Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Only 3 days left to receive your 20% discount on all sewing courses

the UK’s Number One way to learn or improve sewing skills!

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again.  June celebrates the fourth anniversary of the opening of the Birmingham School of Sewing, and we have moved again.  Finally we are home, literally the move is to a lovely studio in my home in Weymoor Road, Harborne B17 0RX. The location is easily accessible to Birmingham city centre.  To celebrate both the move and the anniversary I am offering

 20% discount off all courses that are booked between now and the 4th June

Birmingham School of Sewing  teaches a wide variety of sewing related, jewellery making and craft workshops and short courses to anyone passionate about sewing, at the same time providing a skill for life and giving you the confidence to transform your sewing ability from a sewing novice into a sewing expert. If you would like to refresh your skills, take your hobby to the next level or even start your own business – we can help you on your way

Birmingham School of Sewing has already helped teach hundreds of people to acquire skills in sewing and other crafts and there is now more on offer than ever before.  Sewing courses for adults run for beginners, right through to advanced sewers and there are a variety of mediums including dressmaking, tailoring, corsetry, curtains.  Teacher and owner Sheila-May Green also offers Fashion Design courses for teenagers and sewing for children aged nine and upwards.   The classes at the Birmingham School of Sewing have been taken up by people of all ages ranging from age 9 to age 76 and there has been a good mix of women and men.

Hen Parties, Corporate Events, Baby Showers and  Sewing Parties : Would you like a party with a difference.    Book a Hen Party,  Parties for Baby Showers and  general get together parties.   Click here for more information

At Birmingham School of Sewing we offer a professional  specialist bridal gown alteration service and general sewing alterations and tailoring alterations service for men and women.  The alterations are carried out by Sheila-May Green who is a qualified designer (BA Hons)

Bra Making Courses in Birmingham

Students successfully completed the Bra Making Course and made their first underworld bra at the Birmingham School of Sewing.  They were all delighted with the results. Next Bra making course is Tuesday 8th July 10-4pm or 2 evenings Wednesday 11th and 18th June.   See the courses page on our website for further information

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Knicker Decorating : Hen Parties : Birmingham

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Hen Parties in Birmingham : Glass Painting

Photo: Congratulations to Lucia who is getting married on 3rd May 2014.  Lucia and her Crafty Hens attended a Glass Painting Hen PartyCongratulations to Lucia who got married on 3rd May 2014. Lucia and her Crafty Hens attended a Glass Painting Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing in Harborne.  All the hens painted a beautiful wine glass.

Learn how to use a sewing machine for absolute beginners: Tuesday 15th July

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners or for people who have not used a sewing machine for a long time.  It is an introductory workshop into using a sewing machine.  In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Set up and thread a sewing machine
  • Recognise the different parts of the machine
  • Change a sewing machine needle
  • Wind the bobbin and set it in the machine
  • Learn how to change stitch length
  • Guide the fabric when sewing
  • Sew seams accurately
  • Learn how to sew round corners
  • Learn how to sew curves
You will leave the workshop with the confidence to use your sewing machine to start making your own projects.

(All materials included)  (Tea, coffee and biscuits)

Time:  7.00pm-9.00pm