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Understanding sewing patterns workshop



Saturday 16th March 10am to 2pm

This new 4 hour workshop will help with you learn how to understand sewing patterns, teach you how to read sewing patterns, matching fabric to patterns and what's behind the jargon.

We won't be making anything in this workshop but it will help you with all your future pattern projects . This is the first workshop for budding dressmakers! 

With a maximum of 4 students per class, this is a hands-on class.

Learn with Heather, who's a dressmaker/tailoress and who also makes curtain and soft furnishings.

Please note it is up a flight of stairs, but we can help carry your machines up the stairs if needed. Drop off is available at the rear of the property. Please contact us for more details.

What is provided:

- Learn how to match the fabric to the pattern

-Learn how to understand cutting diagrams, fabric quantity requirements, how to cut out the fabric and pattern placement.

- Learn what the symbols mean and why you use them

- Recognising different fabrics and when they can be used 

- Use of irons, scissors, threads, and fabrics to practise with.

- Help, advice and support throughout the workshop

- Step by step instructions and demonstrations 

- Refreshments including tea or coffee and biscuits and cakes.

- A fun and friendly environment to meet like-minded people.

This 2 hour workshop is held upstairs in our shop in Northallerton High Street.

What you need to bring:

- Sewing machine (if you want to use one of ours, please email in advance). Don't forget the power cable, foot pedal if you use one. 

-Sewing pattern (optional)

- Optional Notebook and pen for notes

-Your glasses for sewing if needed. 


- Sewing threads

-Fabric for your project or we have a range of fabrics available in store to purchase as needed. 

- Basic sewing kit including pins, scissors,


Date:: Saturday 16th March 10am to 2pm