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Workshops

January

 Premier Plus II Software Day 1 (of two)

Friday January 19th 10am - 4pm.  £75

Tutor Lynn Vale

For owners of Premier Plus Embroidery Software

This course is FREE to Rutland Sewing Premier Plus II customers

January

How to use your Sewing Machine
Friday January 26th 10am – 4pm £45 includes materials   

Bring along your sewing machine,any make, any age and Lynn will show you how to get the most from it.  The course covers threading, maintenance, needle positions, buttonholes, zips and more.  If your machine is more than 12 months old it will need a current PAT test.  This can be arranged prior to the course at a cost of £7.50

February

Bite Sized Softies     £35
Tuesday February 6th 10am – 3pm  

For owners of Premier plus and Premier plus II Software. These classes are designed to break down the comprehensive Embroidery software programme into “bite sized” sections  making them easier to retain.  We will then stitch out the design to see that our project is successful.  You will need to bring along your own embroidery machine This class will be Photo Stitch.

February

How to use your overlocker
Friday 2nd February 10 am – 4pm £45 includes materials 

Bring along your overlocker and Lynn will teach you how to use it.  Everything from threading to rolled hemming, gathering, flatlocking and more.  If your machine is more than 12 months old it will need a current PAT test.  This can be arranged prior to the course at a cost of £7.50

February

Corset Is!

Tuesday February 13th 10am - 4pm £45  (part 1)

Tutor Liz Hanbury

This course is in three parts.  This first day will involve cutting out your pattern and making fitting adjustments and a toile fitting. Every dressmaker should make at least one. It is a thing of beauty but also the techniques you will learn on this class form the basis for a foundation bodice which many occasion dresses require.

February

Premier Plus II Software day 2

Friday February16th 10am – 4pm £75 

Tutor Lynn Vale

For owners of Premier Plus II Embroidery Software

This course is FREE to Rutland Sewing Premier Plus II customers

February

Pfaffing About -  Programming and saving your work, Pretty stitches and labels
Friday 23rd 10am – 1pm  £25

These classes are for Pfaff machine owners – ranges Ambition, Performance and Creative. They are great fun projects which will use the amazing features on your beautiful machines. A materials list is available.

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February

Pattern Cutting Part 1 (of 5)
Sunday February 25th 10am – 4pm £45

This is a series of classes. In this first class you will learn how to make and fit a “skirt block”.  In later sessions (March, May, June) you will learn how to design and make any skirt by manipulating this basic shape. Limited places. A materials list is available.

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Bite Sized Softies
Friday 2nd March 10am – 3pm  £35

For owners of Premier plus and Premier plus II Software. These classes are designed to break down the comprehensive Embroidery software programme into “bite sized” sections, making them easier to retain.  We will then stitch out the design to see that our project is successful.  You will need to bring along your own embroidery machine. This class will be "Encore"

March

Spring Skitching
Tuesday March 6th 10am – 2pm   £30

Free motion raw edge applique makes these designs really fun to do and, they are so quick you’ll soon be doing batches of them! They can be applied to all kinds of sewing projects like clothes, bags, soft furnishing, wall hangings, even card making. A materials list is available.

March


Corset Is! (part 2)
Tuesday March 13th 10am- 4pm   £45

In this session you will construct the “engineering” and the foundation lining. You will then prepare the outer fabric for the finalé.

March




Sewing for Pleasure Trip

Saturday March 17th £35
Depart 8.30am and return 4.30-5pm

This is our annual trip to Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC.
It is always well subscribed so early booking is advised.
The bus stops close to the door so - no driving, no stress, just shopping!
What's not to love!

 

March

Balenciaga Coat
Friday March 16th 10am - 4pm  £45

Following the success of the recent V & A Balenciaga exhibition this is a “curtsey” to the designer making this amazing 1 seam coat. A materials list is available.

March

Pfaffing About -  Yarn couching
Friday March 23rd 10am – 1pm  £25

These classes are for Pfaff machine owners – ranges Ambition, Performance and Creative. They are great fun projects which will use the amazing features on your beautiful machines. A materials list is available.

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March

Pattern Cutting 2 (of 5)
Sunday March 25th 10am – 4pm £45

In this session will you will learn the art of Dart manipulation to change the shape of your skirt and also adding design features such as flounces, godets, pleats, pockets and Bias cuts. Limited Places. A materials list is available.

March



 

Pfaff Creative Icon Training
Monday March 26th & 27th 10am – 4pm     £150

For owners of the amazing Pfaff Icon computerised Wi Fi sewing and Embroidery machine.

A comprehensive two days of training for this beautiful machine. FREE to Rutland Sewing Pfaff Creative Icon machine customers.

One to one training in your own home can be arranged at a cost of £110 per day plus travel expenses.

 


March
Children’s Easter Workshop – Skitched Easter Cards
Friday March 30th 10am – 1pm £25 to include materials

These workshops are always popular so early booking is advised. This time the children are making Easter cards using free motion stitching and raw edge applique.

April




Hare - Raw Edge Applique
Tuesday April 3rd   10am – 4pm   £45

Another chance to make this fabulous Hare raw edge applique design with free motion stitching.  You will love the technique.  You can complete it into a cushion or a piece of wall art.  You might like the use this on our cushion workshop on Sunday 29th April

April

Bite Sized Softies £45
Friday April 6th 10am - 4pm  £45

For owners of Premier plus and Premier plus II Software. These classes are designed to break down the comprehensive Embroidery software programme into “bite sized” sections, making them easier to retain. We will then stitch out the design to see that our project is successful.  You will need to bring along your own embroidery machine. This class will be Applique, super design and silhouette cutter.

April




Corset is! Grand Finalé
Tuesday April 10th 10am - 4pm    £45

In this class you will complete the beautiful corset. Fastenings, lacing and all!

April

T – Shirt
Friday April 20th 10am - 4pm  £45

This is a great class for getting to grips with stretch jersey fabric and use of an overlocker. You will learn to seam and neaten in one go, making and applying a neck binding and twin needle hemming on a sewing machine. A materials list is available.

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April



Premier Plus II Software Day 1 (of two)

Monday April 23rd 10am – 4pm £75

Tutor Lynn Vale

For owners of Premier Plus Embroidery Software

This course is FREE to Rutland Sewing Premier Plus II customers

April

Pfaffing About – Heirloom Stitching
Friday April 27th 10am -1pm  £25

These classes are for Pfaff machine owners – ranges Ambition, Performance and Creative. They are great fun projects which will use the amazing features on your beautiful machines. A materials list is available.

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April

Stitched and Soldered Book Cover
Saturday 28th 10am – 4pm £55

Tutor Kathleen Laurel-Sage

Another opportunity to spend a super day with Kathleen.  These enchanting book covers will be the delight of all your friends because of course they will all want one! It is a super technique using a soldering tool to melt away fabric creating beautiful shapes. Having learned this technique, you will be able to apply it to lots of different projects.





April
Cushion Workshop
Sunday April 29th 10am – 4pm £45

Lots of you have asked us for this so here it is at last. On the day you will make two types of cushions covers, an envelope style with buttons and buttonholes and a piped and zipped cushion. A materials list is available.

May

 Bite Sized Softies 
Tuesday May 1st 10am – 3pm  £35

For owners of Premier plus and Premier plus II Software. These classes are designed to break down the comprehensive Embroidery software programme into “bite sized” sections, making them easier to retain.  We will then stitch out the design to see that our project is successful.  You will need to bring along your own embroidery machine. This class will be "Modify"

May

Tie handle bag
Friday May 4th 10am – 4pm £45 

A summer essential, another Anne inspired bag.  It is just right for those summer days out. Let’s do it in style! A materials list is available.


Inkspiration
Tuesday May 8th 10am – 4pm £45  

Stiched shapes are enhanced with Inktense pencils which are, as the name suggests, more intense colours than fabric pens.  When Marilyn has taught this before, most people start off by saying they can’t draw but then they are amazed at what they achieve combining stitching and colouring. There will also be an opportunity to try some silk painting. A super craft therapy day!

May

Jersey Summer Dress
Friday May 18th 10am – 4pm   £45 

This is a flattering style which suits most figures. It could also be a tunic if you prefer.  You will learn how to use jersey fabric, with stay tape and clear elastic to perfect the seams using an overlocker and a sewing machine. There is a choice of 3 lengths and also choice of V-neck, boat neck and scoop neck. Materials list is available/.

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May

Premier Plus II Software day 2

Monday May 21st 10am – 4pm £75 

Tutor Lynn Vale

For owners of Premier Plus Embroidery Software

This course is FREE to Rutland Sewing Premier Plus II customers


May

Pfaffing About – fabric manipulation, tucks and shapes
Friday 25th 10am -1pm   £25

These classes are for Pfaff machine owners – ranges Ambition, Performance and Creative. They are great fun projects which will use the amazing features on your beautiful machines. A materials list is available.

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May

 

Babylock Enspire and Enlighten owners training
Tuesday May 29th 10am – 4pm £75

A day of training to get the most from your superb Babylock machine. This class is free to Rutland Sewing customers of Babylock Enspire or Enlighten machines.

June

Bite Sized Softies 
Tuesday June 5th 10am – 3 pm   £35

For owners of Premier plus and Premier plus II Software. These classes are designed to break down the comprehensive Embroidery software programme into “bite sized” sections, making them easier to retain.  We will then stitch out the design to see that our project is successful.  You will need to bring along your own embroidery machine. This class will be "Create"

June


How to use your Overlocker
Tuesday June 12th 10 am – 4pm   £45 includes materials

Bring along your overlocker and Lynn will teach you how to use it.  Everything from threading to rolled hemming, gathering, flatlocking and more.  If your machine is more than 12 months old it will need a current PAT test.  This can be arranged prior to the course at a cost of £7.50

June

Holiday Clutch Purse
Tuesday June 26th 10am – 4pm £45 

This is an ideal little clutch purse with a really pretty fastening.  It is ideal to pack in your holiday suitcase for evenings out or any special occasion. It is just the right size for your phone, lippy, tissues and cards. Fabulous darling! A materials list is available.

 June


Wonky House Bag
Friday June 29th10am – 4pm   £55

Tutor Kathleen Laurel- Sage

What a super fun bag. A real summer treat. Kathleen’s classes are always relaxed and fun. You will have a super day making this bag.

June

New York Beauty Foundation pieced blocks
Saturday June  30th 10am – 4pm   £45 

This is a great opportunity to try foundation piecing. The foundation shapes are printed on cloth and stay behind the fabric for good. You will complete several blocks on this day. If you would like help to complete the quilt, you can join us on Sunday 29th July. Please ask for details. A materials list is available.


 


 
 

 

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