Sewing, Needlecraft & Dressmaking
Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting
Whether you're a beginner who just wants to get some use out of a neglected sewing machine or an experienced dressmaker wanting to make your own patterns we have classes for you. There is a full timetable of courses and one-day workshops for adults and young sewists.
Stitch Club - Sewing class for 9-13yrs
For kids who have access to a sewing machine at home or got one Christmas! Taught over 4 weeks after school, this course will introduce your child to the basics of machine sewing and give them the confidence to try projects at home. Taught by Hannah form Hillstitch, a secondary school DT teacher. £66 for 4 weeks.
Wednesdays from 4th March 5.30-7pm
Design and make your own Dungarees or Jumpsuit
Learn how to cut a pattern to your own design and measurements and make up your own dungarees or jumpsuit to fit.
Some sewing experience is preferable. You will need to bring your own sewing machine, trimmings and fabric on some of the evenings. 5 weeks 7-9pm.
Tuesday evenings from 25th February
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine - Sewing for Beginners
If you have a sewing machine lying around that you don't really know how to use or have no confidence with, this is the class for you. Taught over 4 weeks 7.30-9pm. You will learn all the basic stitches, threading, tension and complete a few small projects to practice seaming, hemming, inserting zips and all the necessary skills to start you sewing. £85 for 4 weeks.
Wednesdays from 4th March
Make beautiful baby clothes and time for you with Bristol Stitchery.
Join local mums Leanne and Sofia at a choice of workshops aimed at mums and mums-to-be.
Sew Your Own Baby/Toddler Leggings
Come and join The Bristol Stitchery for an evening of sewing. You’ll learn the basics of how to sew with jersey following a simple pattern, and be provided with all 1m of beautifully soft organic cotton jersey fabric as part of the workshop. We’ll teach you how to read and cut a pattern, hem trousers and insert an elasticated waistband. No sewing experience is required. Refreshments will be provided. £40
Tuesday 11th February 7-9pm
Sew Your Own Baby/Toddler Harem Romper
Come and join The Bristol Stitchery for an evening of sewing. You’ll learn the basics of how to sew with jersey following a simple pattern, and be provided with all 1 metre of beautifully soft organic cotton jersey fabric as part of the workshop. We’ll teach you how to read and cut a pattern, insert poppers and attach cuffs. No sewing experience is required. Refreshments will be provided. £45
Friday 24th January (SOLD OUT) 7-9.30pm
Monday 17th February 7-9.30pm
Make a Macrame Plant Hanger
Come and join MAKE Creative Workshops at Creative Space for a creative morning of macramé. In this 2 hour session, you’ll learn a variety of macramé knots giving you the skills to be able to make your own unique plant hanger.
£25 all materials included
Sat 1st February 10.30am-12.30 (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 5th April 10.30-12.30
Beginners Needle Punch Embroidery
Needle punch or punch needle, is a modern take on a traditional craft now used to make a whole range of different modern textile items including wall hangings, cushion covers and bags. You will be taught how to use the needle and create different textures. Attendees will create their own punch needle hoop wall hanging from one of Sara’s designs or come with an idea of your own.
£50 all materials included.
Sat 1st February 2.30-5pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 4th April 2.30-5pm
Natural Yarn Dyeing with Local Wool
An introduction to the techniques and methods of natural yarn dyeing, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged, home grown plants and food waste. You will leave with a variety of mini skeins of yarn naturally coloured with a range of hues, suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving or any other fibre craft. Yarn, materials and handouts are provided but please bring an apron, rubber gloves and a notebook. £45.
Sat 15th February 10am-1pm