Spring is in the air and it’s time to blow away the winter blues and get stitching…here in the studio we dream of lighter days, buds beginning to bloom and most of all the excitement of Spring/Summer sewing projects…sewing, always dreaming of sewing!
In this newsletter we feature seasonal adult classes and are eager to tempt you into the studio and welcome our newly qualified winter beginners to continue their sewing journey and extend skills with dressmaking for the new season.
We have created an adults Spring programme for all levels and look forward to welcoming you into a fresh and bright new sewing season.
These sessions are designed for those with little or NO experience – BEGINNERS in the true sense, we start at ground zero and aim to start your creative journey.
Learn to Sew from £45
Multiple dates and times refer to website
Book a one-day workshop or course and make a first simple project a drawstring bag, cushion or a fully lined toiletry bag. If you just need a refresher or a quick-start then the 3 hour Sewing Machine Taster is a good place to have a go at sewing.
Crochet Taster £40
Saturday 19 March or 26 March 2pm-5pm
Learn the basic stitches of crochet to complete a project. Learn to make sample granny squares which can be used to start a project details like a baby blanket or scarf
Knitting Taster £40
Saturday 19 March 10am-1pm
Beginners will explore knitting through learning basic principles, creating knitted samples, and will be looking at colour, texture, shaping and pattern. You will also learn about a variety of yarns.
Hand Embroidery £50
Sunday 20 March 10am-1pm
In this beginner’s taster workshop we deliver all that you need to start your creative embroidery journey from the basic stitches, transfer design techniques, types of thread and needles to use, splitting thread, hoops and more.
The ZOOMAROBE as we are calling it is easily becoming a more appealing option for our daily routines from home to home-office via the school run or a morning jog. These sessions are for anyone who has at least attended a beginner’s introductory workshop or has the basic knowledge and experience to use a sewing machine and has made a few simple sewing projects.
Cuff Top course £150
Monday 21 February-14 March 7-9pm
Friday 10 June 10am-2pm
Perfect for beginners who have just started to experience the delights and satisfaction of sewing and creating for themselves using a machine and who want to start making their own clothes.
A-Line Skirt course £160
Friday 4 March-18 March 10am-2pm
A fabulous new addition to our Capsule collection series by the Assembly Line one of our favourite pattern companies. The A-line midi skirt is easy sewing with a modern finish.
Sew your First Pyjama Pants workshop £110
Saturday 23 April 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 21 May-28 May (2 day)
A fabulous beginners project to take you to the next level sewing clothes for yourself or your family. You will be able to make them at the length of your choice, shorts, crop leg or full leg, you decide.
Dressmaking for Improvers
Classes for students who have made a few items and have gained good basic experience and are wanting to master skills in dressmaking. These sessions are suitable if you are at improver level and aim to advance your skills and techniques.
Dressmaking Sewing Club £225
Wednesday 23 February-20 March 7-9pm
Wednesday 20 April-25 May 7-9pm
Saturday30 April-21 May 10am-1pm
The joy of making your own clothes is strongly enhanced by the fun of finding patterns which suit your own personal style and fit. This class is not for new beginners or beginners
Coco Dress course £200
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Make this beautiful classic dress which will become a wardrobe staple, from work wear to casual and evening wear. Using the Sewing Bees very own ‘Tilly & the Buttons’ Coco pattern, we guide you through the rights and wrongs of sewing with jersey and stretchy fabrics.
Sew your own Cushions workshop £95
Sunday 3 April 10am-4pm
Sunday 12 June 10am-4pm
Here is your chance to learn everything you need to know to make affordable and exactly to your design cushions. You will be learning about Zips/buttonholes, making your own patterns and inserting trimmings.
Zip Masterclass workshop £50
In this class we will guide you through the different types of zips and choosing the right one for specific projects and fabrics.
Classes for all levels to encourage trying something new or refresh your skills.
Garment Repair and Restore Hand Sewing £35
Sunday 10 April 10am-1pm
Hand sewing workshop which teaches you all the essential skills and techniques to repair garments and fabric items.
Dressmaking Patterns Taster £10
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We explain and guide you on the different types of patterns available, looking at traditional Paper patterns and the current available options for Digital downloads.
Meet Mukti and Tracy our ace team delivering kids holiday classes, parties and the popular Stitch Club.
I started my sewing journey 5 years ago and I instantly fell in love with my new skill. After attending a few courses with Jane my passion grew and I invested in my own sewing machine at home where the sewing journey began. Over the years I have made baby bibs & toys, cushion covers, table mats, dresses, tops, hoodies, and patchwork quilts. I currently help Jane with the kids programme and adult beginners at KHY Sewing School and I love being part of this fabulous team.
Top Sewing Tip Planning and patience are key to the perfect sewing project.
I first started sewing with my Mother who taught me to hand sew. Later at school I was lucky enough to have weekly sewing classes where we were taught by Sister Grace who was strict but fair and an excellent stitcher. We learned how to sew by hand, do smocking and use a sewing machine – I still remember the pleasure of sitting at a table of friends stitching and chatting together – very like our Stitch Clubs now.
My passion has always been cross-stitch which I love and am still friends with my fellow stitchers from the cross-stitch group I joined when living in Belgium. I also learned to embroider whilst living there and I am re-igniting that passion at the Studio with various classes, most recently the Adult Embroider Taster Session which I loved.
Top Sewing Tip Find a space with good light, a comfortable chair and room to put everything you need around you – and preferably be able to leave it all out until you have finished!