January Sewing School Dates – 5 week dressmaking course in Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Hi Lovely,

This December has been busier than usual for me as we moved house this week! We’re in and our Christmas tree is up and we are starting to get settled, but some of you will know that this move has been a long time coming and it feels great to finally be there!

Don’t worry, we’ve only moved a few miles away and my business is unaffected as I’ll still be working out of my Sewing Studio at my parents house in Bawtry.

I hope you’ve been having a good December and are enjoying the festive season too.

If you are looking ahead to January, and have decided that 2020 is going to be the year that you start to learn to sew then I’ve got some fantastic courses for you to join.

Upskill your dressmaking for 2020!

Whether you’re a beginner or want to learn more, this course is designed just for you. Class sizes are small – maximum of 3 students – to ensure you get the support you need to develop your dressmaking skillset.

There are only 7 spaces left for January start dates, so if you want one to be yours don’t miss out.

Course Dates
5 week dressmaking course

  • Sunday Evenings 5-7.30pm – starts Sunday 12th January – Book HERE
  • Monday Evenings 6-8.30pm – starts Monday 13th January – Book HERE
  • Tuesday Mornings 10am-12.30 – starts Tuesday 14th January – Book HERE

5 day dressmaking course – New Year Sewing School

Monday 6th – Friday 10th January – 1-4pm – Book HERE

Book your January 2020 Sewing School Place

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January Courses at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Beginner’s DressmakingClick HERE for more info & booking

  • Wednesday 15th January – 6.30-9pm
  • Friday 17th January – 1-3.30pm

Beginner’s Dressmaking (Part 2)Click HERE for more info & booking

  • Friday 10th January – 6.30-9pm
  • Wednesday 15th January – 1.30-4pm

 

More details of 2020 lessons coming soon.

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

PS. Gift Vouchers are available to purchase here.

 

What are you doing for the rest of the decade?! There’s not long left!

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Hi Lovely,

I know that it sounds dramatic… “The end of the Decade!”, but I don’t think that it had hit me until today that is what it actually will be in 18 days time!

When I think about how different my life was as this decade was beginning, I’m very grateful for all the experiences and people that the last 10 years has given me and to be going into the next decade doing a job I love and helping to inspire others with sewing and helping them to increase their dressmaking skills.

However there is still time in this decade to squeeze in a bit of learning to sew with me!

Thursday 12th December – 6.30-9pm
Christmas Stockings at Meadowhall

Book Christmas Stockings Workshop Here – £35

Saturday 14th December 10am-12.30
Zipped Make-up Pouch at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Also at StraightCurves there are a couple of Sew Surgery sessions before Christmas.
These are informal tutor supported 3 hour sessions for you to bring along your project and get the extra guidance you need.

  • Friday 13th December – 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 18th December – 6-9pm

Book Sew Surgeries Here – £25

 

Even though we all know how hectic the Christmas period can be, I’m available throughout the holidays for 1:1 lessons at a time to suit you.

🧵 If you’ve got a brand new sewing machine or overlocker, you can book in a session to get you stitching with confidence on it.

✂️ If you need a place of calm in the Christmas chaos, you can find that in my sewing studio and get my support and tuition for your project for an hour or two.

🧵Or if your looking for longer term 1:1 tuition to help you acheive your dressmaking goals, you can book for a free 30 minute consultation to chat with me about what you would like to acheive.

Prices
1 hour – £30
2 hours – £55
10 hours – £250 (usually 5 x 2 hour lessons – payable in full at the first lesson)

Book One to One Lessons Here

 

However you’re spending the rest of the decade, I wish you happiness.

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

PS. Gift Vouchers are available HERE

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.

Courses to finish the year in style! What are you going to make?

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Hi Lovely,

We’re half way through our half term one week Sewing School course already and the lovely Anne has already completed one dress. (The Geo Dress from Sew Different.)


There are more 5 week Sewing School courses starting over the next few weeks…
Have you thought about what you might make?

Sewing School Start Dates
5 week dressmaking course

Sunday 3rd November – Sunday Evenings – 5-8pm
Tuesday 5th November – Tuesday Mornings – 9.30am-12.30
Monday 11th November – Monday Evenings – 6-9pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Click here to book your place on Sewing School

Sewing School is the perfect course for any skill level or experience, as you choose the project and learning areas and learn to your own level.

The class sizes are small (max 3 students) so that you can have plenty of tutor time to support you during the course.

You decide what you want to make and what you want to learn – choose from the list below or decide your own learning options and I will make sure we cover as much as we can during the course.

  • Measure yourself correctly
  • Select the right size for you
  • Read and understand the pattern
  • Pick the right fabric for your project
  • Sewing machine basics
  • Sew and finish different types of seams
  • Cut your paper pattern
  • Arrange your pattern to cut your fabric correctly
  • Pin and cut out your fabric
  • Stripe, check or pattern matching
  • Transfer pattern markings to your fabric
  • Pattern adjustments
  • Full or small bust adjustment
  • Garment construction
  • Understand the importance of interfacing, stay stitching, pressing and understitching
  • Make minor adjustments to the fit
  • Making a toile and making pattern alterations
  • Zip techniques & samples
  • Hemming techniques & samples
  • Hem your garment
  • Finishing off
  • Hand finishing
  • Sewing buttonholes
  • Jersey skills
  • Overlocker basics

Recent Sewing School graduates have learnt a wide variety of subjects and have made some amazing garments.

Elsie sold one of her Halloween makes online during the course, and is planning to support her new fabric habit by selling her festival clothing online.

Lindsey has gone outside her comfort zone and has learnt pattern alterations and has altered a coat pattern to fit her perfectly.

Emma has covered Full Bust Adjustments and has made up some toiles that will help her create some cosplay creations.

Students have also sewn flawless zips, tackled buttonholes, done full bicep adjustments to overcome snug fitting sleeves. Others have never sewn before and have tackled the basics from understanding how to thread a sewing machine and selecting the correct size on a dressmaking pattern to creating fantastic wearable finished garments.

Click here to book your place on Sewing School – £129

 

Click here to book your place on Sewing School

In other news…
New dressmaking courses start at StraightCurves in Chesterfield next week.

Beginner’s Dressmaking – BOOK HERE

  • Wednesday 6th November – 6.30pm
  • Friday 8th November – 1pm

Beginner’s Dressmaking – Part 2 – BOOK HERE

  • Wednesday 6th November – 1.30pm
  • Friday 8th November – 6.30pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Click here to find out more about Sewing and Dressmaking at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

If you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch. email: alisonrgreer@hotmail.com

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

Click here to book your place on Sewing School

PS. If you’re already looking forward to 2020, New Year Sewing School (5 day dressmaking course) runs from January 6th-10th (1-4pm) and is bookable online 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

February Dressmaking Courses & Workshops in Bawtry, Chesterfield & Barnsley

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Hi lovely,

I hope the start of the year has been kind to you and you are enjoying all the fresh challenges that a new year brings.

If learning a new skill, namely dressmaking, was one of your 2019 goals, but you’re not sure where to start I’ve got lots of fabulous options coming up in February for you.

Happening in Bawtry, Doncaster:

Tuesday Sewcial – Every Tuesday 6-8pm in Bawtry, untutored social sewing. Join my Facebook Group Here to find out more.

Learn to Sew Sew House Seven Tea House Dress or Top – Saturday 16th February 10am-3.30pm

i made this... sew house seven tea house dress

Book Here

Learn to Sew Tilly & the Buttons Cleo Dress Workshop – Saturday 16th February – 10am-3.30pm – Beginner’s Workshop

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Book Here

Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshop – Saturday 16th February – 10am-3.30pm

You provide the pattern, fabric and other bits & bobs required (to the pattern specification), I’ll provide the advice, guidance, sewing machines, tools & biscuits and together we’ll get you going on your very own project of choice.

Book Here

Winter Sewing School (5 day dressmaking course) – Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February, 1-4pm

*** Only one place remaining ***

Winter Sewing School is the dressmaking course for you, whether you are a novice ready to take the first steps into making clothes or you are more experienced and want to upskill your dressmaking and get a better fit and a better finish.

Small class sizes (max 3) ensure that you get the individualised support and tuition that you need.

Book Here

 

At StraightCurves in Chesterfield:

Sew Surgery – Dressmaking

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 your tutor on hand at all times.

  • Wednesday 6th February – 12.30-3.30pm
  • Friday 15th February – 6-9pm

Book Here

Family Simple Skirt Workshop – Saturday 9th February – 10am-1pm

I made this... Simple skirt

Book Here

Kimono Jacket – Saturday 9th February – 2-5pm

I made this... Kimono Jacket one size

Book Here

Beginner’s Dressmaking – Part 2 (5 week dressmaking course) – Starts Friday 1st March, 6.30-9pm

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.

Book here

 

 

At Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley:

Sewing Time Dressmaking – Monday 11th February – 12-3pm

learn to sew sewing time dressmaking - oh sew sweet - 2nd monday of each month

Click Here for more info

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

 

Sew to Grow Stella Skirt Workshop – Saturday 23rd February – 10am-3.30pm

stella skirt

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

Sew to Grow patterns are designed to help you get great fitting me-made clothes that will build your body confidence as well as your sewing confidence with the Fit to Flatter pattern adaption techniques that will help you understand your body shape better and how to adapt patterns to fit.

Click here for more info.

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

 

There’s lots there to keep you busy, but if what you want to learn isn’t covered here, you can book a free 30 minute consultation to chat about how I can help you learn on a one to one basis.

Book your 30 minute consultation here.

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or want to know more.

Hope to see you sewing soon,

Alison xx

 

 

Coming in January 2019 – Learn to Sew Dressmaking Workshops and courses in Bawtry, Wombwell & Chesterfield

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January 2019 Courses & Workshops

Below is a list of what’s coming up and how to book. Click on the course or workshop title for more info.

New Year Sewing School – 7th-11th January in Bawtry

5 day dressmaking course (Monday-Friday; 3 hours per day)

  • Morning (9.30am-12.30) – Book here
  • Afternoon (1-4pm) – Fully Booked

Tuesday Sewcial – Every Tuesday 6-8pm in Bawtry – £5 per person

Drink tea/coffee, chat, sew & laugh!

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

 

Beginner’s Dressmaking – 5 week course at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Course start dates:

Sew Different Geo Dress Workshop – Saturday 12th January, 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry

I made this... Sew Different Geo Dress(1)

Book your Geo Dress workshop place here.

 

Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshop – Saturday 12th January, 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry

You bring your pattern & fabric and I’ll support you with expert tuition to sew it up.

Book Learn to Sew Your Own Project here

 

Learn to Sew My 1st Garment Workshop – Saturday 12th January, 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry

Perfect beginner’s workshop, make lounge pants or a circle skirt, you decide.

Book My 1st Garment Workshop here

 

Sewing Time with Me – Monday 14th January, 12-3pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley

Another opportunity to work on your own project with expert tuition to support your dressmaking. £20 per person, booking is essential.

Call Lorrayne or Bev at Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book.

 

Beginner’s Dressmaking Part 2 – 5 week dressmaking course at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Follow on from Beginner’s Dressmaking and increase your skills.

Course start dates:

 

Kid’s Dressmaking – 5 week dressmaking course at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Suitable for 11-16 year olds, make a fab dress or jumpsuit

I made this... New Look 6444

Course start dates:

  • Wednesday 16th January – 4.15pm – Book here
  • Monday 27th May – 4pm – (Mon-Fri, one week) – Book here

 

Dress in a Day – Sew Different Scoop Pinafore – Saturday 19th January at StraightCurves in Chesterfield

Make your version of the Sew Different Scoop Pinafore

I made this... Sew Different Scoop Pinafore

Book Dress in a Day – Scoop Pinafore here

 

Beginner’s Simple Skirt Workshop – Saturday 26th January, 9.30am-12.30 at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley

Suitable for age 11 to adult, start from the beginning and learn to make a simple skirt.

I made this... Simple skirt

Call Lorrayne & Bev at Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book.

 

Beginner’s Kimono Jacket Workshop – Saturday 26th January, 1-4pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley

In this popular beginner’s workshop you will create an amazing Kimono Jacket using a simple pattern.

I made this... Kimono Jacket one size

Call Lorrayne & Bev at Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to book.

 

Mastering Your Overlocker – Sunday 27th January, bookable 1 hour 1:1 slots at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell, Barnsley

The overlocker day is fully booked, call Lorrayne & Bev at Oh Sew Sweet on 01226 805955 to be added to the waiting list.

If you don’t want to wait, book yourself a 1 hour 1:1 “Get to Know your Overlocker” lesson in Bawtry Here.

 

And as always if you want to chat with me about private 1:1 lessons in Bawtry, you can book at free 30 minute consultation HERE.

Hope to see you sewing soon,

Alison xx

 

 

November Learn to Sew Workshops & Courses in Bawtry, Doncaster, Wombwell, Barnsley & Chesterfield

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Want to know how you can get your sew on this month? Check out the details of everything that’s happening below.

Beginner’s Dressmaking (Part 2) – 5 week course at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £110
Daytime course starts: Wednesday 7th November, 9.30am-12noon
Evening course starts: Friday 9th November, 6.30-9pm

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.

Click for more info & booking for Beginner’s Dressmaking – Part 2

Learn to Sew Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt
Saturday 10th November – 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry (Venue TBC) – £55

Bring along your overlocker and make the sweatshirt almost entirely on your overlocker or use one of my Janome 525s sewing machines to make it on a regular machine.

The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for autumn layering.

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Learn to Sew Jersey Swing Dress
Saturday 17th November – 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry (Venue TBC) – £55

I made mine as a Christmas dress, but you don’t have to, you can use whatever medium weight jersey you choose. It is ideal to wear at the office or on a weekend dependent on the fabric used and how you style your swing dress.

Click for more info & to book Jersey Swing Dress Workshop

Mastering Your Overlocker – 1:1 Tuition
Sunday 18th November – Bookable 1 hour timeslots at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £30

This session unravels the mystery of threading the machine, stitch length, tension control, use of different needles, care and maintainence and troubleshooting!
Learn to love your overlocker rather than have it gathering dust because the thought of re-threading it terrifies you!

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

Click here for more info on Mastering Your Overlocker

Learn to Sew Christmas Shift Dress
Saturday 24th November – 10am-4pm at Oh Sew Sweet, Wombwell – £45 (+ £10 for the pattern)

Join us at the favourite workshop to Learn to Sew a Shift Dress but with a Christmas twist!
Make it in a sparkly, slinky or glam fabric to be your go to dress for the party season or in some Christmas themed fabric to be a pretty cute alternative to the ugly Christmas Jumper.

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

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Learn to Sew Handi Bag Handbag
Sunday 25th November – 4-7pm at my Home Sewing Studio in Bawtry – £28

You will walk away with your fabulous made by you bag, something that you can be proud that you made yourself. Perfect for a gift or lovely just to treat yourself. This useful bag has multiple interior pockets for all your handbag essentials.

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Mastering Zips
Wednesday 28th November – 12.30-3pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £30

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!

Click here for more info & to book Mastering Zips

Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshops
Saturday 10th November – 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry (Venuue TBC) – £45
Saturday 17th November – 10am-3.30pm in Bawtry (Venuue TBC) – £45

You provide the pattern, fabric and other bits & bobs required (to the pattern specification), I’ll provide the advice, guidance, sewing machines, tools & biscuits and together we’ll get you going on your very own project of choice. Find your happy place in the sewing room for £45 for the day.

Click here for more info & to Book Sew Your Own Project Workshops

Sewing Time with Alison at Oh Sew Sweet
Monday 12th November – 12noon-3pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £20

This regular dressmaking class runs on the 2nd Monday of each month, bring whatever you’re working on and get my expert help and advice.

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

Click here for more info on Sewing Time with Alison at Oh Sew Sweet

Freestyle Dressmaking at Oh Sew Sweet
Wednesday 14th November – 5-8pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £20
Wednesday 28th November – 5-8pm at Oh Sew Sweet in Wombwell – £20

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 Lorrayne or Bev at Oh Sew Sweet to book your place on 01226 805955.

Sew Surgery – Dressmaking
Friday 16th November – 1-4pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £20
Wednesday 21st November – 6.30-9.30pm at StraightCurves in Chesterfield – £20

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 your tutor on hand at all times.

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Tuesday Sewcial
Every Tuesday – 6-8pm at my Home Sewing Studio in Bawtry – £5

If you want to sew and chat and drink tea with others who love to sew, this untaught session is for you. All you need to do is email me alisonrgreer@hotmail.com to let me know that you’re coming.

There’s a lot happening this month and hopefully there’s something for everyone, but don’t forget there are always private lessons available too. (Click here to see the 1:1 options)

Hope to see you sewing soon,
Alison xx

Bagladybird @ StraightCurves (Summer 2018)

Bagladybird @ StraightCurves Summer 2018

Hello Lovely,

Now that summer is well any truly with us it’s time for me to tell you all the new Bagladybird – Learn to Sew things that are coming up in July & August at StraightCurves in Chesterfield.

If you haven’t heart of StraightCurves they are on Saltergate in Chesterfield an run a range of high quality arts & crafts workshops for adults and kids and I’ve been the dressmaking tutor there since Autumn 2017.

There is a fully equipped sewing studion as well as two other studios with large tables for cutting out your projects.

Click here for more info on StraightCurves

There is a 1 week Beginner’s Dressmaking course, running Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 1pm-3.30pm. This course usually runs one day a week over 5 weeks, so if you are impatient and you want quick results, then this is the course for you.
It is also ideal for teachers, teaching assistants and anyone else who get a long summer break!

(There are more dates for this workshop online too starting in September.)

Within the week you will go from novice to having completed a simple wearable dress. Look what some of the previous students on this course have made…

Click here for full details and to book Beginner’s Dressmaking

*** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** to StraightCurves are the Tilly & the Buttons 2 part Workshops

Make the Agnes Jersey Top (Monday 23rd & Monday 30th July, 6-9pm)

or

Make the Bettine Dress (Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th July, 6-9pm).

With patterns designed by the Great British Sewing Bee contestant and Simply Sewing Magazine columnist, you will learn how to sew great wearable clothes that you will love to show off to your friends and family.

Click here for full details and to book the Tilly & the Buttons 2 part Workshops

Kimono style jackets are such a big trend this year and you can make your very own at StraightCurves on Thursday 2nd August (6-9pm).

This workshop is ideal for beginner’s who already know how to use a sewing machine, a good quick and easy make, ideal to thrown on over a dress on summer evenings, on the beach or dress up a jeans and T-shirt combo.

I made this... Kimono Jacket SC

Click here for more details and to book the Kimono Jacket Workshop

I’m also hosting a bunch of Sew Social sessions at StraightCurves on Wednesdays throughout July & August, with morning afternoon or evening sessions available. Come and sew in a friendly and supportive environment, use the sewing machines and cutting tables and get my advice on your project.

Click here for more details and to book Sew Socials

If you’ve never been to Chesterfield, it’s less than an hours drive from Doncaster and all StraighCurves sessions include drinks and biscuits so you’ll be fully refreshed!

And if you’re looking for workshops in Doncaster or Barnsley, in July (Click here). August workshops are due to be launched very soon.

Alison xx