Class Instructions Page

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Printable labels you may find useful to organise your sewing projects
Created by student John

Fabric Details

Pattern Pieces

Beginner projects

Learn to Use a Sewing Machine (what you learn in Week 1 of Beginner classes/courses or during a beginner workshop)

Janome 525S Illustrated Guide to Sewing Machine Parts

Drawstring phone/sunglasses case making instructions

3 hour Sewing & Dressmaking Skills Workshop - Bag Instructions includes how to make the pattern

4 hour Sewing & Dressmaking Skills Workshop - Skirt Instructions includes how to make the pattern

Overlap back cushion cover instructions includes how to make the pattern

PJ Pant Making Instructions page 1
PJ Pant Making Instructions page 2

Side Zip Cushion Cover instructions - make the pattern the same size as the cushion pad you are covering, then when you sew with a 1.5cm seam allowance it becomes a bit smaller than the pad - this makes a nice plump cushion! You need a zip that is 4" shorter than one side, ie a 12" zip for a 16" cushion cover.

Zipped darted purse instructions (You make this item on some beginner courses and as part of the beginner programme in sewing classes)

Zipped darted purse pattern
The pattern for the purse instructions may not print out actual size, so you can adjust the size yourself - the top (flat) edge should be 20.2cm long, with the gap between the innermost dots 15.2cm/6" - this is where you insert the 6" zip

Lined zip darted purse

Beginner bag instructions  & Beginner Bag Pattern making guide

Beginner bag with self-made same fabric straps

Beginner bag inner pocket

How to do Applique

Improver Projects

The Confident Curtain Making course's Pencil Pleat Curtain Instructions.You can also make curtains in 2or 3  'Stitch Classes' - just let us know on your booking form you'd like to make curtains and we'll tell you what to bring and get the planners ready for your class.:

Lined Zip Darted Purse

How to cut out & sew pencil pleat curtains

How to hand stitch curtain corners

How to PLAN Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains Planner for any size windows and also has the dimensions for the sample we make in class.

Making clothes from patterns

Patterns to Perfection: Make Your own Clothes, course info. You can also make clothes from patterns in 'Stitch Classes':

Pre-course pattern and fabric buying guide (print and take with you to fabric shop to buy pattern, fabric and notions or ask to join one of our pre-course shopping trips - contact us here to ask about these)

How to make clothes using a commercial sewing pattern (full guide to buying a pattern and making garment)


The Knicker Making Course stretch knicker making instructions. These are instructions for those who have attended the course and been given the pattern - we cannot supply the pattern as it's on A3 size. You can also learn to make knickers in 2 or 3  Stitch Classes - just let us know on your booking form you'd like to make knickers and we'll tell you what to bring and get the patterns ready for your class.
Click here to view/download the Knicker making instructions document
If you have any questions about instructions and patterns please contact us

Favourite Stretch Dress handouts - you can make our stretch dress in Stitch Classes - see all garments we have pattern for on our project page here
Making Instructions
Measure up chart

A-line skirt

Make a Skirt In A Day/Made to Measure skirt handouts  - you can make our various skirts in Stitch Classes - see all skirts on our project page here
A-Line Skirt:
Measuring Instructions
Sewing Instructions
Making Adjustments
How to sew the facing

Roman Blind Making handouts - you can make Roman Blinds in certain Stitch Classes and in 1-2-1 lessons - contact us to find out which
Workshop instructions

Beanbag and pouffe making course

Pouffe making Instructions (you will need to have copied the pattern whilst on the course or in Stitch Classes) 

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