Shelbee Sewing

Create Something Beautiful and Learn a New Skill


Workshops are the ideal place to gain experience in many different aspects of sewing. In a friendly relaxed atmosphere and are usually open to all skill levels





Courses & Workshops

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Continuing for 2020– Design your own workshop


This year I will continue to give you the chance to design your own workshop. By this I mean all that is needed is a topic you would like covered or a topic you have missed which we have covered in the past. Then so long as there is one or more others who would like to join you I will be happy to set up a workshop to cover the topic. Once friend are found who like the sound of the topic you wish to have covered, we then can go forward by choosing a date that suits all.

For most sessions I will use the usual 10-4pm hours and the cost will be £55.


I look forward to your further requests and ideas to add to those that have so far been put forward such as the overlocker, cutting fabric for patchwork, altering patterns, upcycling..



New - Patchwork club


Saturday 10-4pm,26th September, 10-4pm, cost £35


Have you made a start with your patchwork or maybe you would like to give it a try. If this is you then why not come along to the first of the new  Patchwork club sessions. These sessions will be held once every two months. The aim of the workshops is to let you undertake a patchwork project of your choice while giving you the opportunity to learn all the key points to help you get underway with your patchwork while learning new blocks at each session.




Class numbers limited to six


Next dates  , ,28th November

NEW City Back pack - learn bag making skills


Saturday 19th September, 2020, 10-4pm,Cost £55  

Get exploring with The City Backpack, a practical and stylish backpack that's the perfect size for carrying the essentials on a day out in the city ( or anywhere) , also makes a super gift, the day will give you the opportunity to learn key bag making skills using new items such as fusible wadding and cotton webbing, bag sliders and Kam snaps.


Class numbers limited to 6


Only 2 Spaces remaining





Over locking -Make a silk Kimono


Saturday 10th Oct, 10-3pm, cost £45


Make this beautiful kimono in silk or silk like fabric, using the lovely Stoff and Stil pattern. This simple garment will delight anyone and can be made learning French seams or completely on your over locker either way giving a beautiful garment. The workshop is open to all skill levels.


Numbers limited to 6 students


Back by popular demand.



Make a child's winter pinafore - 2 dresses in one



Saturday 28th November, 10-4pm, cost £60


Work from a choice of two patterns to make a cute child's reversible pinafore dress suitable for the winter. During this workshop we will look at understanding the pattern , cutting out techniques, how to make a good seams and much more. There may also be the opportunity to do some small appliqué to make the garment unique. Pattern can be provided and is suitable for sizes 1 to 8yrs.


Workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced sewers


Class limited to 4 students

Pattern making stage 1- the basic skirt block


24th October, 10-4pm, cost £60




This workshop can be for anyone who wishes to learn how to make a pattern block for a skirt . During the day we will look at taking correct body measurements and from these go on to create your first basic skirt block . Once completed you will be able to make up a toile in calico from your pattern and learn how to make any adjustments  if required. To complete the day we will also take a  look at how this basic block can be  altered to make other styles of skirts .


Class limited to 4 students