Shelbee Sewing

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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


Sunday date TBA 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  TBA

NEW City Back pack - learn bag making skills


Saturday date TBA 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






Make a silk Kimono


Saturday date TBA 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.


Technique sessions


Beat the bias binding


Saturday date TBA , 10-1pm, cost £35


Have you been stuck with Bias binding or really don't know when or how to use it ,then this technique session could be just what you need. Learn the different ways to apply bias binding and get a good understanding on what this can add to your garment or how it can replace facings. Use ready made bias binding or learn to make your own. There will be time to have a go at each idea and take home a sample of your work


Numbers limited to 6 - open to all skill levels

New - Make a super summer top


Saturday date TBA, 10-4pm, cost £55


Make a start on your summer wardrobe by sewing this lovely summer top which is sure to become one of your staple garments for this summer, Different styles to chose from and therefore so many different top can be created. During this day we will cover, sizing, cutting out, making a good dart, facing and sleeves. This workshop is a good starting point for beginners as well as a great day for those who have already gained some sewing skills


Class numbers limited to five


Super Summer trousers


date TBA, 10-3pm, cost £45


Why not have a go at making these super loose fitting summer trousers, a must have to have in your wardrobe for the warm summer days. During this session you will be using pattern Simplicity 8378, this project is suitable for all skill level including beginners, learning or revisiting skills like understanding the pattern, sizing and cutting out, making good seams plus more.


Class numbers limited to five.

Technique session


Fantastic facing.

Sunday date TBA, 1-4pm, cost £35


Is the neckline to a dress as mystery to you , does the facing never sit right, if so , then get confident with facings with this new workshop.


During the session we will look at and sew a practice neckline and armhole facing, look at what kind of interfacing to use, finishing the edges of the facing, 'stitching in the ditch' all to achieve a great finished garment. Also giving you a super sample to take home to refer to .


Numbers limited to 6 , open to all skill level

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All workshops will be given a new date as soon as we are able to reopen following instructions from the government that it is safe to do so