Even when life gets busy; there’s still time for a little bit of sewing!

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Coming up over the next few weeks…

Hi Lovely,

I know, I know this is the time of year when things start to get a little busy! There’s always so much more that we find we “need” to do!

Gary and I are hoping to be moving house before Christmas, so I imagine we’ll feel it more than ever this year, but we haven’t really thought about Christmas yet! For the past few years within my family we have given handmade Christmas gifts, which takes a little more thought and planning. Uh-oh! Better get on with that!!

(Don’t worry, even though we are moving my business will not be affected by this move.)

I know that come the big day, everything will get done that needs to be done even if that means that things slide off the bottom of my to-do list!

Don’t forget to fit in some time for some of the things that you want to do too! A few hours stolen away to do some sewing perhaps?

There’s lots of one day and shorter workshops coming up over the next few weeks…
Saturday Workshops in November

Saturday 23rd November – Friday Pattern Co Adrienne Blouse in Bawtry

This jersey top from Friday Pattern Company is a great first project using jersey and it’s perfect for layering under pinafores or looks great thrown on with jeans. I love mine so much, that I already plan to make another couple.

Saturday 30th November – Paper Theory LB Pullover – at Oh Sew Sweet at the Hut in Wombwell

I love the casual elegance of this top, I feel equally chic lounging at home wearing it with a pair of yoga pants or out and about teamed with a pair of skinny jeans.
It can be made in a woven fabric, like mine (I used linen) or in a low stretch knitted or jersey fabric.

 

If committing a full day to sewing is a bridge too far then there’s also some 3 hour classes coming up in November & December all for you to sew your own project or finish what you’ve started.

Learn to Sew Your Own Project (3 hour sessions) in Bawtry

  • Tuesday 19th November – 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Sunday 24th November – 5-8pm
  • Tuesday 26th November – 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Sunday 1st December – 5-8pm
  • Tuesday 3rd December – 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 10th December – 9.30am-12.30pm

Book Learn to Sew Your Own Project – 3 hour sessions at Bawtry Here

Sew Surgery (3 hour sessions) at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

  • Wednesday 20th November – 1-4pm
  • Wednesday 20th November – 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 27th November – 1-4pm
  • Wednesday 27th November – 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 4th December – 1-4pm
  • Wednesday 4th December – 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 11th December – 1-4pm
  • Friday 13th December – 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 18th December 6-9pm

Book Sew Surgery – 3 hour sessions at StraightCurves in Chesterfield Here

Sewing Time (3 hour session) at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell

Monday 9th December – 12noon-3pm

Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book your place on Sewing Time

And if you’re ready to get in a really Christmassy mood, I’m hosting another Meadowhall Session where you can create your own personalised Christmas Stocking on Thursday 12th December (6.30-9pm).

These sessions are held in the mall in Meadowhall and give you the chance to try something new and creative.

All materials are included for this workshop, so top off an afternoon’s Christmas shopping in Meadowhall with a festive stocking making workshop.

Book Here

 

Book Learn to Sew Christmas Stockings Workshop at Meadowhall Here

 

Hope this has given you some inspiration to steal away some time for you during the build up to this festive season.

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

PS. Gift Vouchers are available to purchase here.

June 2019 – Dressmaking Learn to Sew in Bawtry, Barnsley & Chesterfield

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Hello lovely,

After a super fun and stitchy May, I’m here to tell you what’s coming up in June (& beyond) and how you can book.

Overlocker Driving License at StraightCurves in Chesterfield on Saturday 8th June
Book a 1 hour private lesson to get going or gain confidence in using your overlocker.

Overlocker Driving Licence - StraightCurves

Book you Overlocker Driving Licence here

Sunday 9th June
Scunthorpe Embroiderers’ Guild Fabric Fair, 10am-4pm, £1 entry
I’d love to see some familiar faces there!

Fabric Fair

Monday 10th June
Sewing Time Dressmaking at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley. 12noon-3pm, £25
Call Lorrayne, Jeff or Bev at Oh Sew Sweet to book your place on 01226 805955.

Courses at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Beginner’s Dressmaking (5 week course) start dates:
Wednesday 12th June, 6.30-9pm
Friday 14th June, 1-3.30pm

Beginner’s Dressmaking Part 2 (5 week course) start dates:
Wednesday 12th June, 1-3.30pm
Friday 14th June, 6.30-9pm

One week courses:
Beginner’s Dressmaking: Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug, 6.30-9pm
Young Dressmaking: Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug, 4-5.30pm

Saturday 15th June
Learn to Sew Tilly and the Buttons Marigold Trousers or Jumpsuit Workshop – Bawtry – 10am-3.30pm

I made this... Marigold Jumpsuit & trousers

Click here to book the Marigold Trouser or Jumpsuit Workshop

Saturday 15th June
Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshop – Bawtry – 10am-3.30pm

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Sew your Own Project

Book Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshop here

Sewing School in Bawtry

Dressmaking course where you can learn exactly what you want to learn (whatever your skill level), no syllabus and small class sizes (max 3 students) mean that you can learn exactly what you want/need to learn. Choose from the list below or select your own learning areas.

5 week dressmaking course
Sunday Evenings 5-8pm – starts Sunday 16th June
Tuesday Mornings 9.30am-12.30 – starts Tuesday 18th June

5 day course – Summer Sewing School:
Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August – afternoon 1-4pm
Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August – evening 6-9pm

Saturday 29th June
Learn to Sew Sew to Grow Bondi Top Workshop at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, 10am-3.30pm

Bondi Top

June – Saturday 29th – Bondi Top

Call Lorrayne, Jeff or Bev at Oh Sew Sweet to book your place on 01226 805955

Sew Surgery – Dressmaking at StraightCurves in Chesterfield
3 hours of dressmaking with tutor support, bring whatever you’re working on and get the help & guidence you need.

  • Friday 28th June 9.30am
  • Friday 19th July 1pm
  • Friday 19th July 6pm
  • More dates to be added

Click here for more info or to Book Sew Surgery Dressmaking

Last, but not least, don’t forget about Tuesday Sewcial – every Tuesday 6-8pm in Bawtry. Just £5 per person.

Join my Learning to Sew Facebook group here, to find out more, or send me a message.

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

Inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee? Let’s get sewing! What are you going to make?

March 19 Mailchimp headerHi lovely,

Have you been loving watching the Great British Sewing Bee (Tuesday’s 9pm on BBC2) as much as I am? I’m in awe of what they can acheive in such a short timescale! I swear I would freeze with indecision like a rabbit in the headlights!

Who do you think will end up victorious? Drop me an email to see if we’re thinking the same thing!

Can you believe that we’re halfway through this term already, which means there’s a whole host of new stuff coming up, starting on 1st March.

Coming up in Bawtry…

Saturday 16th March 10am-3.30pm
There are 3 options for you on this date:

  1. Fancy Tiger Crafts – Sailor Top (Suitable for Beginners) £59
  2. Tilly & the Buttons – Etta Dress (Suitable for Improvers) £59
  3. Sew Your Own Project (Suitable for all skill levels) £49

Book Fancy Tiger Crafts Sailor Top Workshop

Book Tilly & the Buttons Etta Dress Workshop

Book Sew Your Own Project Workshop

Sewing School – 5 week course – Monday Evenings 6-9pm
Starts Monday 11th March

Sewing school is the perfect opportunity for you to increase your dressmaking skills, whether you’re a total novice or you’re more advanced, this in the time and place for you to get focussed and spend some time learning and doing a hobby you love.

Click here for more info and to book Sewing School

Tuesday Sewcial
Every Tuesday 6-8pm

An untaught session of social sewing at my home sewing studio in Bawtry. Sew, chat, laugh & drink tea. £5 per person.

Join my Learning to Sew Facebook Group Here to find out more.

 

Coming up at StraightCurves in Chesterfield…

Beginner’s Dressmaking – 5 week course

Beginners’ Dressmaking Course will take you from zero to finished garment in just five 2.5 hour sessions.

You will learn all the skills to make clothes, in exactly your style and your colours that fit you perfectly. Look good and feel good. Nothing beats the feeling of being complimented on something you’re wearing and being able to say “I made this!”

Course Start dates:

  • Wednesday 6th March – Afternoon – 1pm
  • Wednesday 6th March – Evening – 6.30pm

Book Beginner’s Dressmaking here

 

Beginner’s Dressmaking Part 2 – 5 week course

Following on from Beginner’s Dressmaking (part one), continue your journey into making fabulous wearable clothes that you’ll love! This course allows you to develop, practice and increase your confidence to make beautiful clothes that actually fit you in the fabrics you love. It is the perfect way to continue to indulge your dressmaking habit and develop it into an addiction.

Repeat this course as many times as you like, your skills will grow and you will become a more confident and skilled dressmaker.

Course Start dates:

  • Friday 1st March – Evening – 6.30pm
  • Friday 8th March – Afternoon – 1.30pm

Book Beginner’s Dressmaking Part 2 Here

 

Mastering Zips – 2.5 hour workshop

Never worry about inserting a zip again when you learn how to insert not one but two different types of zips in this short workshop with Alison. Remove your fear of sewing zips, learn tips & techniques to make inserting zips easy allowing you to choose that sewing pattern you love with a zip!

Dates:

  • Friday 1st March – 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 10th April – 6.30pm

Book Mastering Zips Here

 

Sew Surgery – Dressmaking – 3 hour workshop

Not ready to fly solo with your dressmaking?

Join the Sew Surgery for a fully tutor supported group session and work on a garment of your choice. This is a relaxed session where you can come in with your own projects to take advantage of our big tables, sewing machines and overlockers with a tutor on hand at all times.

Dates:

  • Friday 15th March – 1pm
  • Friday 5th April – 6pm
  • Other dates up to July available to book

Book Sew Surgery – Dressmaking Here

 

Dress in a Day – Tilly & the Buttons Bettine Dress
Saturday 9th March 10am-4pm

This is the stuff your sewing dreams are made of! A whole day of uninterrupted dressmaking and a finished dress by the end of the day!

Using patterns from UK independent pattern designers you will sew up a storm. To make a dress you’ll really love, you bring your own fabric to make your dress. With all students making the same dress together in our sewing studio, you will learn together in a friendly and supportive group.

Book Dress in a Day – Bettine Dress Here

 

Coming up at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley…

Sewing Time at Oh Sew Sweet – 2nd Monday of every month – 12noon-3pm
Monday 11th March – 12noon – 3pm

You provide the pattern, fabric and other bits & bobs required and I’ll provide the advice, guidance & tools. Together you will work on your very own project of choice.

You may have already started a project and have found yourself a bit stuck or you just need that extra bit of motivation to finish a pile of UFOs (Unfinished Objects).

Come along and get the help & advice you need.

Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book

 

Sew to Grow – Seoul Blossom Blouse
Saturday 30th March 10am-3.30pm

Over the next few months I’ll be hosting a range of workshops at Oh Sew Sweet to help you build a capsule wardrobe collection of me made clothes from a range of Sew to Grow.

The feminine details and soft silhouette of the Seoul Blossom Blouse are inspired by my time discovering the wonders and beauty of South Korea. This top features flattering front diamond darts, V-Neck, and a curved back hem with side slits making it perfect for the “french tuck”. The optional bow cuff completes the design making this the top you’ve been looking for to add to your handmade wardrobe.

Seoul Blosson Blouse & Stella Skirt

March – Saturday 30th – Seoul Blossom Blouse

Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book

 

And if that’s not enough for you to get your teeth into…

You can also book for a private “Get to Know Your Sewing Machine (or Overlocker)” lesson. Spend an intensive hour (or 2) with me and really get to grips with what your machine can do!
Stop it gathering dust, unloved and unused, and get yourself sewing. I will teach you everything you need to know to get going.

Book 1 hour Get to Know your Sewing Machine/Overlocker – £30

Book 2 hour Get to Know your Sewing Machine/Overlocker – £60

 

As for me, I can’t wait to get back to the sewing machine tomorrow and make my self some new season favourites. I’ll be sharing photos with you very soon, I’m sure!

If you have any questions, just email me at alisonrgreer@hotmail.com and I’ll get back to you soon or call or text me on 07957 437001.

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

October Sewing Courses, Dressmaking Workshops in Doncaster, Chesterfield & Barnsley

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I hope you’re ready for the change of season, if not the stormy weather we’re having! But storms mean it’s perfect time for cosy clothes and staying warm inside sewing.

If you want to know what I’ve got coming up to tempt you this month, check out the list below and book yourself a fantastic sewing experience.

Tuesday Sewcial – Every Tuesday – 6-8pm at My Home Sewing Studio in Bawtry – £5
Email for more info alisonrgreer@hotmail.com

Beginner’s Dressmaking (5 week course) – Starts Friday 28th September – 6.30-9pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £110
Click here for info & booking.

Beginner’s Tote Bag – Saturday 29th September – 9.30am-12.30 or 1pm-4pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £25 (includes material)
Click here for info & booking.

Sew Different Cocoon Jacket – Saturday 6th October – 10am-3.30pm – Bawtry (venue TBC) – £55
Click here for info & booking.

Learn to Sew Your Own Project – Saturday 6th October – 10am-3.30pm – Bawtry (venue TBC) – £45
Click here for info & booking.

Sewing Time with Alison – Monday 8th October – 12-3pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £20
Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book

Dress in a Day – Bettine Dress – Saturday 13th October -10am-4pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £70
Click here for info & booking.

Sew Surgery – Wednesday 17th October – 6.30-9.30pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £20
Click here for info & booking.

Zero Waste Dress – Saturday 20th October – 10am-4pm – Bawtry (venue TBC) – £55
Click here for info & booking.

Learn to Sew Your Own Project – Saturday 20th October – 10am-3.30pm – Bawtry (venue TBC) – £45
Click here for info & booking.

Vintage Christmas PJs – Saturday 27th October – 10am-4pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £45
+ £10 for your pattern.
Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book

Autumn Sewing School (5 day course) – Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November – 1-4pm at My Home Sewing Studio in Bawtry – £129
Click here for info & booking. (Only one place left.)

Sewing Time with Alison – Wednesday 31st October – 5-8pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £20
Call Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book

Wow! There’s a lot going on! I hope to see you soon & as always if you have any questions, please get in touch by email or 07957 437001.

Alison xx