Monday, 18 October 2010

Oh Sew Basic Workshop in Dumfries

Oh Sew Basic
Beginners Sewing Machine Workshop

at 67 Terregles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9BD
PRICE : £25.00

Never used a sewing machine before? Or just a bit rusty and keen to get back on that pedal? This class is for you! During this 3-hour beginner’s workshop you will learn to use a sewing machine and you'll complete a simple textile project as you pick up heaps of new skills! Take your pick from a selection of vintage, thrifted and new fabrics from my fabric stash to make a pretty cushion cover to take home at the end of class. You’ll also leave with the project pattern so you can create more cushions of your own at home!
You will learn how to do all these things...
· How to thread a machine
· How to change a needle
· How to use the presser foot
· How to fill and load the bobbin
· How to stitch in lovely straight lines and how to get to grips with back stitching
· How to adjust stitch length
· How to stitch a simple hem
· Basic pinning, cutting & ironing techniques
Material included. Fabric, thread & a cushion pad.
Basic tools of the trade are also provided* so all you have to do is show up!
*If you have your own sewing machine bring it with you but don’t forget the instruction manual & some spare machine needles.
Classes are small, maximum class number is 8 guests,to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and you get the best out of each workshop we host. Plus there is also the chance to chat with the other guests!

What some happy stitcher's have said,

" Hello Leah,Just wanted to say Thanks again for the class on Monday at ra Barras...My husband could not believe I had made a cushion with a sewing machine...Thanks for your patience..", Lisa.

"Thank you for a lovely night on Monday Leah! I am still over the moon with my cushion and I'm really looking forward to any other classes that are going to be arranged!", Rachael.

"Had a fun night and love my new cushion, thanks ladies :) started practicing on my own machine last night so i'll be sewing up a storm in no time!", Beth.

".....just wanted to thank you again for a great class - I learned loads, overcame my machine "phobia" and had a chuckle....and I've got a lovely new cushion for my sofa. Perfect. I am *ridiculously* proud of it!", Lynda.

"I had a great time and appreciated your coaching skills and patience!!! I am definitely pleased as punch with my cushion and took it to work yesterday to show a fellow stitcher who is more experienced than me and she was quite impressed that we managed to do what we did in the three hours. All well organized and pleasant surroundings…." Isabella.

"Hey Leah, really enjoyed the evening class, and thanks for your patience. Soon as i got home i had a whiz on my new sewing machine and then foolishly entered a fabric stall today and spent a fortune....Liberty fabric..mmm! I purchased some fancy scissors (must not use them on paper or meat...!)" Sarah.

"Leah ... thanks sooooo much for last night .... had great fun, learned loads, met some great people and came home chuffed to bits with my new cushion. I think it's fair to say we would all be up for more classes!!! Thanks again. xx" Joanna.

"fab, so sew pretty class, i am so proud of my cushion and Leah you have the patience of a saint - thankyou, x" Nicola.

"Leah- I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for running the So Sew Pretty classes in Dumfries. I had such a fun evening and genuinely couldn't be any prouder of my cushion (which now has pride of place on my living room sofa!) It was great going to something a little bit different so close to home! It was also lovely to meet such nice new people my fellow beginner stitchers! I cannot recommend the class highly enough! I have been raving about it to everyone who will listen since Thursday!! Everyone is suitably impressed with the cushion too! Can't wait for you to organise some more so I can come again." Kerry.

"Thank you so much Leah - what a great evening! I learned loads and feel so inspired to keep sewing! Can't wait to hear about what courses will be offered next, I will definitely be be booking up! xxxx" Somar.

Please check your diary carefully and read our Booking Terms & Conditions before you book a So Sew Pretty Workshop.
To reserve a place on the 'Oh-Sew-Basic' workshop in Dumfries, head on over to our online shop, Click Here.
Let's get stitching!

Leah x

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