7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques.
Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.
I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.
If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.
You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.
What will I learn? I’ll coach you in the following:
>How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
>Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
>Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
>Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridal wear and over 20 years in a teaching & training role.
Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/dressmaking/
Enquiries to email@example.com or call 0773 939 7369
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.
It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.
I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.
Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).
What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.
Choose to make either
a lined reversible tote bag,
or a zipped make-up bag,
Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching role.
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
This Improvers sewing course will give you extra practice sewing easy craft projects once you’ve completed one of the Beginners sewing courses at Artisan Stitch.
This is a 4-week course (2 hours per week) to enable you to build on the skills learned on any of the Beginners courses. You’ll gain further confidence at cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine. You can also choose to repeat any of the projects you made in the earlier course if you’d like to improve on your first attempt. Perhaps you’d like to try it in a different size? For example the make-up bag can be made bigger for your holiday toiletries, or use the tote bag technique to make bottle gift bags, or there’s lots of other lovely options.
Who is this aimed at?
Improvers: those who’ve completed any of the Beginners courses and would like to continue to practice sewing and making small craft items.
What will I learn?
- further practice cutting fabric and using simple patterns.
- how to neaten up your sewing
- improve your sewing speed and confidence
- Lots more tips for measuring, cutting and sewing your projects
- how to use other materials such as interfacing and wadding
You’ll have the opportunity to try the other projects offered in the 4-week Beginners course, such as the tote bag, i-pad cover and make-up bag, as well as some new projects such as a patchwork cushion or a plain cushion with a zip. You can also have another go at your original project if you’d like to improve on your first attempt.
Choose four from the following list:
- lined and reversible tote bag, (or try the bottle gift bag this time)
- tablet or I-pad cover
- zipped make-up bag
- patchwork cushion (or plain cushion with a zip)
- sewing organiser
- sewing machine cover to keep your machine dust free.
You will need to bring your own fabric for your projects – I’ll provide further details when you book.
Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369 for further information. Pre-booking essential at: Improvers sewing course.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rhubaba Studio Holders would like to invite you to join us for the opening of No Stress, an exhibition of current work from:
Camilla Irvine- Fortescue
Katie Strachan &
Opening Friday 6th March from 6-9. Wine and Beer.
No Stress is being hosted by the wonderful St. Margaret’s House and will run from Sat 7th March- Friday 13th March, so if you cant make the opening then there is plenty of time to pop along!
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you are new to glass, but would like to design and make few pieces of your own bespoke jewellery then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity.
We will use colorful fusable glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.
In this class you will learn:
• the basics of fusing glass
• how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
• how to fuse glass in a kiln
• post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
• how to attach jewellery findings to glass
At the end of the class you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings of your own design. You are welcome to bring your own ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn in this class will help you start making your own glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. Tools, materials and refreshments will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.
To inquire or book a place, please email email@example.com
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet!
‘Crochet’ uses a hook and yarn to make items such as clothing, blankets, toys or accessories. In this beginners workshop we will be making a small basket, perfect for storing trinkets!
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners! We will be going through basic hook techniques and the different types of yarns that you may use.
In this relaxed 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to the equipment needed for crochet and learn both a commonly used crochet stitch and how to crochet ‘in the round’. You will also learn how to follow a pattern which uses UK terminology.
1 Ball of chunky wool
1 Crochet hook – Size 5mm – 6mm
2 or 3 Stitch markers (ensure they have a fastening and you can open them rather than the ones used for knitting which are solid!)
When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.
All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.