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 2019– 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 28 th 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 date ,9th Nov



NEW Learn to "Zip it"


Sunday 10th November ,1-4pm, cost £30


A master workshop on the dreaded zip, Here we will tackle the different ways to insert a zip and which works best for each project. During the session we will work through from a basic centred zip to the concealed. Zips and fabric for all your samples will be provided.


Suitable for all skill levels


Class numbers limited to 6


Sewing Machine feet - What can each do

Sunday 24th Novembe, 1.30-4.30pm, Cost £30


Got a new machine or had one for some time but still haven't worked out what each of the machine feet can achieve, then


this could be the session you require. We will look at both the feet that come as the normal with most machines and also at some extra ones which you may like to consider purchasing to make life easier.


A better understanding of sewing machine feet can only result in better sewing.


Class limited to 6




                      NEW                Beginner workshop - Make a lined tote bag


Sunday 24th Novembe , 10-1pm, cost £30


New sewing, want to learn some key basics, then why not join in the fun at this workshop where you will learn al about your sewing machine, cutting fabric, sewing good seams so tat you can make this super tote bag to take home with you at the end of the session. All fabric and notions to complete the project will be supplied and are included in the price.


Numbers limited to 6 students

Back by Demand - Over locker - part Two


Sunday 29th September, 1.30-4pm     Cost £27.50


Over lockers are great, but what else can they do? One step further from the basics, showing you extra feet that can be used with the machine and what these can produce


Numbers limited to 6 student -

Make your own pattern - The top block



26th Oct, 10-5pm ,Cost £65


This one day workshop will give you the insight to making a pattern from scratch using your own measurements to obtain a perfect fit. This block can be altered to create a variety of styles for a top or the upper part of a dress. This workshop is suitable for those that have already completed the skirt block and wish to expand in the area of pattern blocks. During the session you will have time to make up a toile from your pattern block for fitting. This workshop is open to all skill levels


Class numbers limited to 4

NEW Make a beautiful child's reversible pinafore dress for winter


Saturday 27th Oct , 10-4pm, cost £55


Whether you are a beginner or have some sewing skills you will love to make this cute reversible child's summer dress. Can be made out of two contrasting poly/cotton fabric making in fact two dress in one. Pattern for this course can be provided and during the day we will look at good cutting, great seams and managing curves, buttonholes and much more.


Class numbers limited to six

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NEW City Back pack - learn bag making skills


Saturday 16th November, 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


NEW -Over locking sewing - Make a child's sweatshirt


Saturday 23rd November, 10-4pm, cost £55


This new workshop will give you an opportunity to make a whole garment using the over locker. This super sweatshirt with or without hood covers the age arrange of 6months to 12yrs and the pattern will be provided. Advice on fabric will be given upon enrolment.


Numbers limited to 4 students

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