Applique & Free Machine Embroidery

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Learn the fabulous art of applique and free machine embroidery and you'll start wanting to decorate everything in sight with it!  In this one day project you'll learn the techniques and then make a cushion cover, stuffed owl or heart to take away. We provide applique materials and buttons but if you have any memorable fabrics you'd like to use please bring them.

Classes needed: Half-1 class to do applique on fabric. Or 1-2 classes to include making it into an item.

Which Stitch Class to attend: Complete this project in our weekly Sewing and Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!

Sewing Experience/ level: Suitable for those who know how to thread up and sew seams with a sewing machine and have made at least one item before (though not neccessarily clothing). For adults and children aged 13+.

What to bring:

For a cushion cover: 

  • a cushion to cover or a new cushion pad (we sometimes have these in stock - see your booking confirmation for details if we do)
  • 1 metre of non-stretch medium weight fabric eg printed cotton (bring 2 m fabric if your cushion is larger than 20"x20")
  • Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric 
  • a reel of matching thread 
  • if you wear glasses for close up work please bring them 
  • we will provide small pieces of fabric for the applique but if you have any memorable fabrics you'd like to use please bring them.

For an applique owl or heart

  • if you wear glasses for close up work please bring them
  • we will provide small pieces of fabric for making the owl or heart and for the applique but if you have any memorable fabrics you'd like to use please bring them. We'll also provide wadding to stuff it and ribbon to hang it on and thread for sewing.

We provide: sewing machine (or bring your own if you prefer), scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure etc if you don’t have your own

Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here 

Email us here with any pre-class questions

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