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Dressmaking for Intermediate level : Wed 4th and Wed 11th May 2016 : 6.45pm-9.45pm

Do you want to make clothes?  This is an idea course for people who have already attended the Dressmaking for Beginners workshop or who already have some knowledge of dressmaking and who want to perfect their skills. You will learn a more advanced level of techniques needed to make garments.  You will produce a portfolio [...]

Amy’s knicker decoration Hen Party at Birmingham School of Sewing

Congratulations Amy on your forthcoming wedding!  You and you hens spent two hours enjoying your knicker decorating hen party and you all left with fabulous decorated knickers.  Well done everyone.  Best Wishes for your wedding day Amy.

Learn to Sew Lingerie : Bras, Knickers, Suspender Belts and Camisoles at Birmingham School of Sewing

  Laura attended the 3 day Lingerie Course in January 2016 at the Birmingham School of Sewing and made all of the items above.  Well done Laura! Read the interview with Laura: What was your reason for attending the course? “My nan taught me to sew when I was a child.  I’ve always wanted to [...]

Underwear as Outerwear, winter 2015/2016 Fashions

Underwear as outerwear – Sew a camisole top   Underwear has come a long way since being hidden under clothing during the Victorian era.  In the last 20 plus years, there has been a re-emerging trend of underwear being warn as outerwear.  In 1996 Princess Diana wore a John Galliano slip dress.  And once again [...]

Is your new year’s resolution to learn how to sew? If so join us in the absolute beginners course at Birmingham School of Sewing

  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: Make a basic tote bag Set up and thread a sewing machine Recognise the different parts of [...]

Learn how to sew and tailor your own sewing alterations at Birmingham School of Sewing

Do you have clothes that always need the same alterations, for example do you always need to shorten your trousers or jeans.  Do you need to shorten the sleeves on your tops or jackets.  Do you need to shorten your skirts or dresses.   Then this is the course for you.  You  can bring the [...]

Biscuit Tins and Sewing

  My niece who lives in America sent this image to me. I related to it completely.  In fact, my mother her grandmother always used several biscuit tins for storing a variety of her sewing things. One of these tins contained buttons. As a little girl I was was fascinated with buttons and would play [...]

Christmas Trees in Florida

Yesterday I visited the Tree Festival in Florida.  It was absolutely amazing.   There were so many Christmas trees with different themes. Obviously because of my fashion background these were my favourites.  I though I would share them with you.   I think they are just wonderful with that ball gown effect and of course [...]

3 day flash sale with 20% off all Craft Courses until 20th November 2015

If you want to learn how to knit, how to sew beautiful applique, how to make bath bombs then book now for a course at Birmingham School of Sewing.  For the next three days we are offering 20% off all craft courses. Simply add the code CRAFTS when you are checking out and the 20% [...]

Sequins are so fashionable. Learn how to sew a quick and easy sequin top.

If you want to be fashionable this party season you need to shine and sparkle and there is no better way to add sparkle to your outfit than with sequins.  A sequin top is a great staple garment for your Christmas look.  Pair it with jeggins and boots for a casual look or with a [...]