How to make a Christmas rag wreath or tulle wreath. No sewing involved. Join us on Saturday 25th November at Birmingham School of Sewing

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Christmas is coming, particularly for sewers and crafters as we have to get everything ready in advance for that wonderful time of year. I am currently spending my days teaching the pattern cutting course and my evenings I am busy making Christmas wreaths, If you want to join me, there is a Christmas wreath making Course on Saturday 25th November and its only £35. You will make a beautiful tulle, or rag wreath of your choice. All materials are included and you will leave with the beautiful wreath you have made and the inspiration to go home and make lots more for yourself, family and friends!  Watch this space as I will be putting up more photos ideas as I make them.   Click here for further information and to book  All materials, unlimited tea, coffee and mince pies included.

Christmas Course Taster Session : Sew a Cushion : 11.30 am-1pm : Saturday 25th November

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Join us for a mince pie and a tea or coffee on Saturday 25th November 2017

Cushions can be so expensive to buy and it can be difficult to find a cushion that matches your home décor.  On this course you will learn how to make a lovely flange cushion with an envelope closure.  This is an ideal project for beginners.  The cushion will be cut out and ready to start sewing right away.  Whilst making the cushion cover you will learn the techniques of top stitching, simple hems, make an envelope back.    You will leave with your cushion and the confidence to make more cushion projects.

Equipment and fabric included in the cost of the course.

Cushion inners and patterns will be available to purchase on the evening.

Cost £35  (Bring a friend and save £5 each, only £30 per person – please email for payment details)

Maximum 8 students.

Price: £35.00

For further information and to book click the link taster session for cushion making

Learn how to sew a teddy bear course, Christmas Teddy Bear, Christmas at Birmingham School of Sewing

Christmas Courses : Sew a Teddy Bear : 6.30pm-8.30pm : Thursday 30th November 2017

 

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This is a course for adults to learn how to make a simple teddy bear.  A great course for beginners  and also for more advanced sewers.   Perfect as a Christmas or keep it yourself.  Simplified pattern pieces are used in order for you to be able to complete a teddy bear in this 2 hour course.  Your bear will be cut out and ready to sew.  You will make the bear  and learn how to fit safety eyes.  All equipment, fabric, safety eyes and stuffing will be supplied.  You will leave with the confidence and knowledge to make up further teddy bear projects when you return home.  You will take home your beautiful bear and all for only £35.00

All  equipment,  materials, fabric, safety eyes and stuffing  provided

Price: £35.00

Taster Knitting Session at Birmingham School of Sewing

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On this course you will learn to knit a beautiful scarf.  The course is for people who have never knitted before.  They knit up very quickly and you still have time left to knit them as gifts.    You won’t believe how easy it is to do with one simple knitting stitch.  Come along and try it for yourself.  All materials supplied.  There are only 6 places available on this session.

Click here for further information and to book online.

 

 

Sewing for Children : Teddy Bear Course : Saturday 28th October 2017

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Sewing for Adults and Children : Teddy Bear Course : 11am-1pm, Saturday 28th October 2017
Sew a teddy bear with Birmingham School of Sewing

This is a course for adults to learn how to make a simple teddy bear. A great course for beginners and also for more advanced sewers. Perfect as a gift or keep it yourself. Simplified pattern pieces are used in order for you to be able to complete a teddy bear in this 3 hour course. You will make the bear and learn how to fit safety eyes. All equipment, fabric, safety eyes and stuffing will be supplied. You will leave with the confidence and knowledge to make up further teddy bear projects when you return home. You will take home your beautiful bear and all for only £55.00, (Bring a child age 10+ and pay only £45 each)

All equipment, materials, fabric, safety eyes and stuffing provided

 

 

40% discount on all sewing kits

Hi Everyone, It has been a very wet and cloudy August, what a great excuse to stay in and sew and now to make things even better, I am offering an amazing discount of 40% OFF all Sewing Kits, use code AUGUSTSPECIAL. Hurry as kits are limited and the offer ends at midnight on 31st August . https://www.stitchclever.com/collections/all/sewing-kits

Learn how to insert zips, buttonholes and buttons using a sewing machine

Zips, Buttons and buttonholes are used on a wide variety of sewing projects including clothing, cushions, bags and craft items. On this workshop you will learn:

How to sew two different types of zips including a concealed/invisible zip and a regular zip
How to measure for buttonholes and where to apply the buttons
How to sew an automatic buttonhole using a sewing machine
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You will produce samples of the techniques to take home to use as a reference for future projects. When you have completed this course you will have the skills and confidence to insert zips and produce a professional buttonhole.

All equipment, materials, zips and buttons provided

Buttons, Buttonholes and Zips :Learn how to sew zips and buttonholes : Wednesday 27th September : 6.30pm – 8.30pm

8 places available on this course

Price: £39.00

Book here

Easy Sewing Kits : Special 40% : Birmingham School of Sewing

Hi Everyone, It has been a very wet and cloudy August, what a great excuse to stay in and sew. Sewing kits come complete with everything you need for the project, and are great to sew yourself or make them for someone else.  You could even give the kit as an amazing gift. To make things even better, I am offering an amazing discount of 40% OFF all Sewing Kits, use code AUGUSTSPECIAL. Hurry as kits are limited and the offer is for one week only ending on 11th August. https://www.stitchclever.com/collections/all/sewing-kits

 

Hen Parties at Birmingham School of Sewing

Sarah’s Knicker Decoration Hen Party on Saturday 29th July 2017

Sarah and her Hen’s enjoyed decorating knickers at her Hen Party on Saturday, well done ladies you all worked so hard.  It was a lovely surprise for Sarah who is very creative.  Congratulations Sarah on your forthcoming marriage.  I wish you all the very best for the future. 

 

If you want to organise a creative hen party either decorating knickers like Sarah’s Hens, we offer a variety of sewing themes including personalised bunting, vintage hearts, and for those who prefer crafts why not try glass painting or jewellery making.

 Click here for more information

Bra Making Course

Fun and hard work with these lovely ladies completed making their bras in one day at the Birmingham School of Sewing.

 

Katie bought her sewing machine 2 months ago and this is the first thing that she has ever made. Well done Katie amazing work

Katie bought her sewing machine 2 months ago and this is the first thing that she has ever made. Well done Katie amazing work

Lovely bra Lisha.  Lisha had not worked with stretch fabrics before

Lovely bra Lisha. Lisha had not worked with stretch fabrics before

Harriet attends an art college and studies costume.  She came on the course to update her technical skills.  Lovely bra Harriet

Harriet attends an art college and studies costume. She came on the course to update her technical skills. Lovely bra Harriet

Great bra Naomi so glad you are enjoying the course

Great bra Naomi so glad you are enjoying the course

Nice to see you on another course Catherine well done on making your first bra

Nice to see you on another course Catherine well done on making your first bra

 

We offer bra and lingerie making courses at the Birmingham School of Sewing.  Click here for more detailed information on times, dates and cost.