March 2017 Workshops

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I’m spending a few days in London this week, seeing a show and seeing the sights. I’ve made myself a waterfall coat and a couple more of my favourite dungaree dresses to keep me warm and stylish while I’m there.

Would you love to be able to do the same? Whip yourself up some new clothes for a few days away or even for a special ocassion? If you’ve never sewn before or if you’ve not touched a sewing machine for years or if you would class yourself as a beginner, then all this month’s workshops are are ideal to get you started in making your own clothes. In each workshop you will learn some new tips and techniques that will help increase your sewing skills and experience level.

Wednesday 8th March (7-9pm) – Learn to Sew Storage Baskets – Helm, Balby, Doncaster (DN4 8QN)


In this quirky class you’ll learn to sew useful pretty storage baskets, that you can use on your dressing table, the kids room or hundred’s of other places around the home. You’ll leave the class with new skills, a lovely storage basket & the instructions to make it again. Learn bsaic sewing machine skills and how to apply interfacing and why we use it.
£25 (all materials included) – Click here for more info. Email me at alisonrgreer@hotmail.com to book your place.

Saturday 11th March (10am-3.30pm) – Learn to Sew Shift Dresses – St Nicholas Church Hall, Bawtry (DN10 6JD)


This is the most popular workshop I do and it is a firm favourite with me too! It’s such a great dress to wear, I used to wear one to the office (before I left the day job) and I regularly wear them now. They are easy to dress up or dress down and you can feel office smart or weekend ready depending on the fabric and how you style the shift dress. In this workshop you will learn about facings and darts.
£45 (materials not included) – Click here for more info and to pay £15 deposit to secure your place.

Saturday 18th March (10am-3.30pm) – Learn to Sew Casual Trousers – St John’s Church Hall, Swinton, Rotherham (DN10 6JD)


Fingers crossed, by this point in March, Spring will be well and truly on it’s way and these lightweight casual trousers will be just the perfect thing to wear. With a drawstring and elasticated waist and pockets they are the ultimate comfy trousers. You will learn to sew pockets and buttonholes in this workshop.
£55 (all materials included) – Click here for more info and to pay £15 deposit to secure your place.

Saturday 25th March (10am-3.30pm) – Learn to Sew Gathered Skirts – St Nicholas Church Hall, Bawtry (DN10 6JD)


This was one of the first clothing workshops I ever did. The skirts are lovely and ideal for spring and summer. In this workshop you will learn a technique for creating gathers and how to insert an invisible zip.
£45 (materials not included) – Click here for more info and to pay £15 deposit to secure your place.

Monday 27th March (9.30am-3pm) – Learn to Sew Kimono Jackets – Austerfield Study Centre, Austerfield (DN10 6RG)


These Kimono Jackets are fab for your spring wardrobe. I throw mine on as an extra layer if it’s a bit cooler and it is something that can work on a night out or as a casual jacket or as a beach cover-up. It is really versatile. You will learn abot working with different fabrics, how important the grainline is as well as how to sew French Seams.
£45 (materials not included) – Click here for more info and to pay £15 deposit to secure your place.

I look forward to seeing you at a workshop soon and to help you start to create your own wardrobe of fabulous clothes.

Alison xx

PS. There are still places left on Saturday’s Sew Your Own Project Workshop and Monday’s Learn to Sew Simple Woven Tees Workshop. Click here for more info on upcoming workshops.

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