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TILLY AND THE BUTTONS

Learn how to sew and make your own clothes with fantastic teachers, in a bright and inspiring studio-with-a-view. Rediscover the pleasure of making things with your hands - remember how much fun that was when we were kids? Meet like-minded people in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Finish the workshop with a cheeky drink on us, and leave with new skills, clothes-making confidence… and a goodie bag to take home with you.

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Tilly and the Buttons training courses

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Freestyle Machine Embroidery Sewing Workshop!

Sewing machines aren’t just for stitching seams! If you want to learn a fun, expressive way of embellishing your sewing projects or creating a custom piece of textile art from scratch, you’ll love this workshop. You’ll learn techniques to mix free-motion thread 'drawing' with appliqué to create unique and individual pieces of art.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
SEWING KNITS: MAKE A COCO TOP OR DRESS SEWING WORKSHOP!

This workshop is for you if you know how to use a sewing machine, if you’ve sewn a few projects and want a bit of help to start sewing knit fabric. While it may have a reputation for being scary, sewing with knits really isn’t difficult once you’ve learnt a few tips and tricks.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6.5 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
LEARN TO SEW: MAKE PYJAMAS SEWING WORKSHOP!

If you want to start making your own clothes, this workshop offers the perfect introduction with an easy-peasy pyjama bottoms project using the Margot sewing pattern. You’ll need to be able to use a sewing machine first – this is a great follow on class from our Make Friends With a Sewing Machine workshop.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
LEARN TO SEW: MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SEWING MACHINE SEWING WORKSHOP!

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to start using a sewing machine for the first time, or who hasn’t sewn in a while and needs a refresher. You will learn: How to set up and thread a sewing machine Getting to grips with stitching – tips for straight lines, curves and corners Sew a simple scarf to tie around your head, neck or bag Tips on getting into sewing – easy project ideas, essential tools and how to choose a sewing machine No need to bring anything with you, we’ll provide tools and sewing machines for you to use, plus fabric and thread to make your scarf.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
LEARN TO SEW WEEKENDER SEWING WORKSHOP!

The Learn to Sew Weekender is a bundle deal combining our Make Friends with a Sewing Machine workshop on the Saturday and Make Pyjamas workshop on the Sunday - saving you £15 by booking them both together! The weekender is a great way of plunging head first into the wonderful world of sewing. Come along on Saturday with no experience of sewing, and by Sunday night you'll be wearing pyjamas that you've made yourself! WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to set up and thread a sewing machine Getting to grips with stitching – tips for straight lines, curves and corners Sew a simple scarf to tie around your head, neck or bag Tips on getting into sewing – easy project ideas, essential tools and how to choose a sewing machine How to start using sewing patterns and read their markings Techniques for cutting out fabric accurately The basics of clothing construction – including pinning, stitching seams and pressing How to sew pyjama bottoms, including drawstring and hem WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ALONG? 2.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend