Learn how to sew zips and buttons in Birmingham : Thursday 26th March 2015 : 6.45pm – 9.00pm

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As seen on the Sewing Bee, inserting a zip correctly will produce a garment to be proud of.  A badly sewn zip can spoil all the hard work you have put in.  Zips are used in clothing as well as in bags and cushions.  Once you know how to sew in a zip it is quick and easy.  On this course you will learn how to sew a neat accurate invisible zip.  You will also learn how to sew a traditional lapped zip.  Then we will move onto buttons and buttonholes.  You will learn how to sew an automatic buttonhole.  You will then finish your samples by sewing on buttons using a sewing machine.  A great course for those of you who want to make clothing, bags or cushions.

All equipment, fabric and zips are included.

Price: £55.00

Jewellery Making : Tiara Making Course : Saturday 11th April 2015 : 10.30am-12.30


Are you going to your prom this year? Is your daughter going to her prom this year? Are you planning a wedding and want to make your Bridal Tiara and Tiaras for your bridesmaids, or do you want to make a tiara for your daughter’s prom.  Maybe you are thinking about setting up your own bridal business.  Whatever the reason, this is the workshop to attend.  You will work with wires, beads and crystals and  by the end of the workshop you will have made your very first tiara to take away with you, to use for a special occasion or simply as a reference to make more tiaras in the future. No sewing involved. Ideal for those of you who do not have any previous jewellery making experience.

All equipment materials, beads and crystals included

Price: £55.00

Quilting for Beginners : Tote Bag : Monday 9th March 2015 : 6.45pm-9.45pm


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During this workshop and you will learn the quick and easy method of strip quilting.  You will choose a selection and coloured strips and quilt them for create a fantastic tote bag.   Its a fantastic bag to use on the beach.  You will make a fully lined, quilted bag to take away.  You do not need any previous quilting experience, however, you do need to be able to use a sewing machine.

All equipment, materials, wadding and fabrics included

Price: £55.00

Sewing for Teenagers and Children : Mothers Day Hearts : Saturday 28th February

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In this sewing workshop children have a choice of making beautiful fabric hearts or mini cushions which will be completely sewn by hand.  They will then be decorated using hand embroidery and they can also be personalised with any word of choice.  They will contain lavender and can be hung for display or in the wardrobe as it is believed lavender deters moths.

Children will learn:

  • A variety of hand embroidery stitches
  • How to sew on a buttonz
  • How to do gathering stitch
  • How to cut out and make a fabric heart

Saturday 28th February

Time: 10.30am – 12.30

Cost:   only £22 all materials provided

Sewing machinist Vacancy in Bromsgrove for Immediate Start

Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers

Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers are looking to fill a vacancy for a sewing machinist. We are coach trimmers specialising in Volkswagen campervans and cars.  We also provide a seat repair service in cars.   We are currently looking to employ full or part time.  Wages are dependent on experience;  we are willing to train but would require any applicant to have a basic knowledge of using a sewing machine.   Immediate start is available please send your cv to info@bromsgroveautotrim.com


Unit 9 sanders road industrial estate



B61 7DG

Tel  01527 576643

Website www.bromsgroveautotrim.com

Email info@bromsgroveautotrim.com

Learn how to Sew an A line skirt in Birmingham


Showing off skirts which are finally finished after 2 intensive evenings of fitting and sewing. This is a great course for beginners who have attended the absolute beginners course.  You can learn how touse a sewing machine in one lesson and make a skirt in the next.  How fab is that. Bookings now being taken for the A line Skirt course on 10th and 17th March (2 evening course)



Embroidery : Personalised Valentine Heart Boxer Shorts for him : Thursday 29th January 2015

WIN_20150106_113848 (2)Are you looking for something fun and a little different and very personal as a valentines gift for that wonderful man in your life?  How about embroidering a personal heart, your name or a personal message such as best boyfriend or you’re the best, on a pair of boxers.  Come along to this fun evening in and learn a simple hand embroidery technique t0 embroider your message.    No previous sewing experience necessary.  Great for absolute beginners.  If you already embroidery come along for an evening of like minded company. Only £18 for the session and you will leave with your personalised boxers. Please state size required when you book, s, m, l, xl

All equipment, materials, boxers, tea, coffee included

Time: 6.45pm-8.15pm



Price: £18.00

Fashion Design for Teenagers in Harborne, Birmingham

At last we have a date for theFashion Design Courses for teenagers.  The taster sessions will take place in Harborne.  If you know anyone who may be interested please email me.

The taster sessions are on Monday 22nd December 2014 starting at 10am


Sew Retro Top : Sewing Lessons in Birmingham : Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sew Retro Top : Working with a stretch fabric : Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sew this easy 1980′s retro top.  This course is suitable for beginners  who have attended the Absolute Beginners Workshop.  You will make a stylish top which, depending on the fabrics you use can be worn for work or for a special occasion.  During the workshop you will cut out and sew the top in stretch whilst learning how to sew a hem.  You will also use an overlooked (you do not need any previous experience using an overlooked).

You will leave with your finished top, in your size, Small (8/10), Medium (12/14) or Large (16/18).  You will also take home your pattern which you can use again to make more tops.  Great to wear yourself or to give away for that very special handmade Christmas present.

Please state your required size when booking.

All equipment, materials, fabric and pattern provided.

Time: 6.45-9.45pm

Only 4 places available.  Book now to avoid disappointment.


Price: £65.00

Girls Night In : Sewing and Crafts in Birmingham : Learn to stencil on to Fabric : Friday 24th October 2014

Girls Night In : Surface Decoration : Stencilling on Fabric : Friday 24th October 2014

Single ‘Girls’ what do you do on a Friday evening?  How do you fancy getting together with a group of like minded women to learn a new fun skill, have fun, eat cake and drink tea/coffee?   One Friday a month you can do just that at the Birmingham School of Sewing  Girls Night In fun craft events.  On Friday 24th October we will be learning how to stencil on fabrics.

You will produce a variety of samples and finally you will create your final design which you will stencil onto a tote bag to take home.  If you prefer, bring along one of your ‘T’ shirts that you want to print on.  Ideal for Christmas gifts.

Time: 7.30-9.00pm

All equipment, materials and tote bags, tea, coffee and cake included in the price.

Price: £15.00