Workshops and Short Courses

These short courses and workshops can be arranged on request, Monday to Saturday, depending on my availability. A materials list will be supplied on booking. You are expected, unless specifically stated, to have basic machine sewing skills and to be able to operate your sewing machine without supervision.

Studio machines are available on request.

Please contact me by email (lois@bluebell-design.com) to discuss your requirements and check availability.

All classes are age 16+

Absolute Beginners – One to One Lesson

Learn to use your sewing machine – perfect for absolute beginners with no previous experience.

3 hours – £50

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Workshop Time

Work independently in my studio. You get the use of the facilities and some equipment. Bring your own sewing machine (or use a studio machine), your pattern, sewing kit and fabric. No instruction.

£16 for 2 hours

Machine sewn lined curtains

Half day workshop. Learn how to measure up for and make lined machine sewn curtains.

3 hours – £80 per person. Cost includes materials for sample curtain.

Machine made roman blinds

Full day / 2 x half day workshop. Learn how to measure up and make a lined roman blind.

6 hours total – £190 per person. Cost includes all materials for a sample roman blind.

Embellished Textile Keepsake Box

Full day / 2 x half day workshop.

Make a small fabric keepsake box. Discover hand and machine embroidery, applique and unleash your inner artist.

6 hours – £120 per person. All materials included.

Japanese Knot Bag

Morning or afternoon workshop.

Japanese knot bags are the perfect evening bag. Slip one strap through the other, then over your wrist, and you have a secure place for your phone and keys.

2 hours – £40. No materials included. A list of the supplies you will need will be sent to you on booking.

Pattern cutting – Skirt Block and pattern development

Full day workshop. Start pattern cutting with a basic block made to your own measurements. You’ll then learn ways to develop this simple building block to create different skirt styles.

Full day – £200. All materials included.