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Thank you to all the customers who have attended our classes. I trust you enjoyed the informal atmosphere at our workshops. The room is small so spaces are limited to a maximum of six people per class. This allows our excellent tutors the chance to teach their subject properly. In all classes individual tuition is guaranteed. We want you to discover the joy of sewing. Please note the classroom is located on the first floor of the shop.

Some of the courses include all of the materials which you require and are donated by * sign.

Tea & coffee are included and we suggest you bring a packed lunch. All you need to bring is your complete machine (in working order) and a basic sewing kit. For some specialist courses you will be sent a list of requirements, this allows you the freedom of choice to select colours etc. If you have difficulty bringing your machine we will gladly lend you one.

Remember you can drive down Friars Street before 11.00 and after 16.00 to load & unload your machine.

Tea & Coffee are available from 09.30. Classes start promptly at 10.00.

CONDITIONS
Refunds for cancellations will only be issued on the following basis:
Notice of 14-28 days prior to course - 80%
Notice of 7-13 days prior to course - 50%
Notice of less than 7 days - Nil
A lot of our courses have a waiting list so if you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible and if we are able to fill your place we will give you a credit for a future course. If we have to make an unavoidable cancellation, we will endeavour to offer you an alternative date or a full refund will be given. The course schedule may be subject to change depending on demand for the class(es) and tutors may be replaced at short notice. Payment is due at time of booking, any instructions and requirements will be sent on receipt from tutor.
Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine LD1*Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine LD1*
Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine *
with Lorna David
LD1 Friday 6th March. 10am - 4pm £40
Find out how to use your new machine to its full potential. Learn about the new stitches - from the humble straight stitch to the delicate heirloom stitches with a wing needle and the fun of free motion work.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Get to know your Sewing Machine LD2*Get to know your Sewing Machine LD2*
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine.
with Lorna David
LD2 Saturday 7th March. 10am - 4pm £40
You have bought the machine but what about using it to its full potential? In this class you will find out about all the stitches on your machine - from the humble straight stitch to the satin stitch applique and the fun of free motion work
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Dressmaking CF1Dressmaking CF1
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF1 Thursday 12th March 10am - 4pm £35
The first in a series of classes, come for one or as many to suit your diary. These workshops will be tailored to your needs. Get back to basics, learning the most up to date methods for doing markings, darts, zips and the easiest pocket welt ever. Learn how to take the measurements you require to choose the correct size of pattern. Make and fit a toile before making up the garment of your choice. The procedures covered in our successful course last year included pattern drafting for jackets, skirts and a bodice block, the basis for dresses and tops. Christine will contact each student before the class to arrange a timetable and requirements.
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF2Dressmaking CF2
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF2 Friday 13th March 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1


Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Beginners Get to Know your Overlocker AP1*Beginners Get to Know your Overlocker AP1*
Beginners - Get To Know Your Overlocker with Andrew Pemberton SORRY NOW FULL
AP1 Saturday 14th March 10am - 4pm £40
If you have an overlocker this course is for you. The course covers threading, threads, needles, cleaning, which stitch to use for what and how to balance the stitches, how to do a rolled hem and how to gather fabric. You will also learn how to go round the inside/outside of curves and corners.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF3Dressmaking CF3
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson SORRY NOW FULL
CF3 Friday 27th March. 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1




Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF4Dressmaking CF4
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF4 Saturday 28th March 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1


Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Overlocker Garment CF5Overlocker Garment CF5
Overlocker Garment with Christine Finlayson.
CF5 Friday 10th April 10am - 4pm £35
Learn to make a garment using your overlocker choosing a simple style of dress skirt blouse or trousers in knitted or woven fabric. Please have the garment cut out and ready to sew. If help is required with this please come to one of the dressmaking classes prior to this one. We will spend some time getting familiar with your machine before we launch into your garment.

Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Dressmaking CF6Dressmaking CF6
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF6 Saturday 11th April 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Embroidery Units LD3*Embroidery Units LD3*
Embroidery Units* with Lorna David
LD3 Friday 17th April 10am - 4pm £40
Learn how to get the best out of your embroidery unit. Find out about the different stabilisers available and learn how to do applique, cutwork and free standing lace.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Dressmaking CF7Dressmaking CF7
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF7 Friday 24th April 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1

Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Overlocker Garment CF8Overlocker Garment CF8
Overlocker Garment with Christine Finlayson.
CF8 Saturday 25th April 10am - 4pm £35
Learn to make a garment using your overlocker choosing a simple style of dress skirt blouse or trousers in knitted or woven fabric. Please have the garment cut out and ready to sew. If help is required with this please come to one of the dressmaking classes prior to this one. We will spend some time getting familiar with your machine before we launch into your garment.
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Dressmaking CF9Dressmaking CF9
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF9 Friday 1st May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF10Dressmaking CF10
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson SORRY NOW FULL
CF10 Saturday 2nd May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Beginners Get to Know your Overlocker AP2*Beginners Get to Know your Overlocker AP2*
Beginners - Get To Know Your Overlocker with Andrew Pemberton.
AP2 Friday 8th May 10am - 4pm £40
If you have an overlocker this course is for you. The course covers threading, threads, needles, cleaning, which stitch to use for what and how to balance the stitches, how to do a rolled hem and how to gather fabric. You will also learn how to go round the inside/outside of curves and corners.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11Summer School CF11
Summer School Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11 Monday 11th May until Friday 15th May 10am - 4pm £175
Come for one or as many to suit your diary. These workshops will be tailored to your needs. Get back to basics, learning the most up to date methods for doing markings, darts, zips and the easiest pocket welt ever. Learn how to take the measurements you require to choose the correct size of pattern. Make and fit a toile before making up the garment of your choice. The procedures covered in our successful course last year included pattern drafting for jackets, skirts and a bodice block, the basis for dresses and tops. Christine will contact each student before the class to arrange a timetable and requirements.
Price: 175.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11ASummer School CF11A
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11A Monday 11th May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF11
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11BSummer School CF11B
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11B Tuesday 12th May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF11
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11CSummer School CF11C
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11C Wednesday 13th May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF11
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11DSummer School CF11D
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11D Thursday 14th May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF11
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF11ESummer School CF11E
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF11E Friday 15th May 10am - 4pm £35 See CF11
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Get to know your Sewing Machine LD4*Get to know your Sewing Machine LD4*
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine* with Lorna David.
LD4 Friday 29th May. 10am - 4pm £40
You have bought the machine but what about using it to its full potential? In this class you will find out about all the stitches on your machine - from the humble straight stitch to the satin stitch applique and the fun of free motion work.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine  LD5*Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine LD5*
Get to Know Your Husqvarna Computerised Sewing Machine *
with Lorna David
LD5 Saturday 30th May 10am - 4pm £40
Find out how to use your new machine to its full potential. Learn about the new stitches - from the humble stitch to the delicate heirloom stitches with a wing needle and the fun of free motion work.
Price: 40.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Dressmaking CF12Dressmaking CF12
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF12 Friday 5th June. 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF13Dressmaking CF13
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson. SORRY NOW FULL
CF13 Saturday 6th June 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Dressmaking CF14Dressmaking CF14
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF14 Friday 19th June 10am - 4pm £35 See CF1
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Kids Dressmaking CF15Kids Dressmaking CF15
Kids Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF15 Saturday 20th June 10am - 4pm £35
Suitable for over 10 years old.
This will be a fun day learning the basics of the sewing machine while making a simple bag to hold all your sewing gear. Bring along 1 metre of fabric thread and sewing kit.

Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF16Summer School CF16
Summer School Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson SORRY NOW FULL
CF16 Monday 6th July until Friday 10th July 10am - 4pm £175
Come for one or as many to suit your diary. These workshops will be tailored to your needs. Get back to basics, learning the most up to date methods for doing markings, darts, zips and the easiest pocket welt ever. Learn how to take the measurements you require to choose the correct size of pattern. Make and fit a toile before making up the garment of your choice. The procedures covered in our successful course last year included pattern drafting for jackets, skirts and a bodice block, the basis for dresses and tops. Christine will contact each student before the class to arrange a timetable and requirements.
Price: 175.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Summer School CF16ASummer School CF16A
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF16A Monday 6th July 10am - 4pm £35 See CF16
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF16BSummer School CF16B
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF16B Tuesday 7th July 10am - 4pm £35 See CF16
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF16CSummer School CF16C
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson SORRY NOW FULL
CF16C Wednesday 8th July 10am - 4pm £35 See CF16
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


Summer School CF16DSummer School CF16D
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF16D Thursday 9th July 10am - 4pm £35 See CF16
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Summer School CF16ESummer School CF16E
Dressmaking with Christine Finlayson
CF16E Friday 10th July 10am - 4pm £35 See CF16
Price: 35.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Software Training LDSoftware Training LD
SOFTWARE TRAINING
Tuition is available for both Husqvarna and Pfaff software on a one-to-one basis and also in home. Contact us for more details.

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