Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making your own clothes
Sep
11
to Oct 30

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making your own clothes

Classes run every Monday for 8 weeks from September 11th until October 1st 

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER 

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Price: £170 

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT .   IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST BY CLICKING ON 'BOOK NOW' ABOVE. It will take you to the Eventbrite site and click on Book now. This will allow you to join the waiting list.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch, this course will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making your own Clothes
Sep
13
to Nov 1

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making your own Clothes

Classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from September 13th until November 1st

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Price: £170  

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT .   IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST BY CLICKING ON 'BOOK NOW' ABOVE. It will take you to the Eventbrite site and click on Book now. This will allow you to join the mailing list.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch, this course will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Sep
15
to Nov 10

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

Classes run every Friday for 8 weeks from September 15th until November 10th

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Price: £170

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT .   IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST BY CLICKING ON 'BOOK NOW' ABOVE. It will take you to the Eventbrite site and click on Book now. This will allow you to join the waiting list.

 

Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch, this course will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Sep
16
to Nov 4

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

Classes run every Saturday for 8 weeks from September 16th until November 4th

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Price: £170

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT .   IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST BY CLICKING ON 'BOOK NOW' ABOVE. It will take you to the Eventbrite site and click on Book now. This will allow you to join the waiting list.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch, this course will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

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 Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Sep
22
to Nov 3

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

Classes run every Friday for 8 weeks from September 15th until November 3rd

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Price: £170

THERE ARE 2 PLACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE

Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch, this course will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

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Back to Basics : Essential Sewing Skills in 8 hours
Jun
12
to Jul 3

Back to Basics : Essential Sewing Skills in 8 hours

Classes run every Monday for 4 weeks from June 12th to 3rd July

LEVEL 1 : BEGINNER

Class length: 4 x 2 hour sessions (8 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

£99  BOOK HERE

This 4 week (8 hour) crash course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will arm you with the all essential sewing skills. Its back to basics in this class.  Each action packed class is 2 hours long so you get the maximum sewing experience.

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Mar
25
to May 20

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

Classes run every Saturday for 8 weeks from March 25th until May 20th. There will be no class on Saturday April 15th due to Easter holidays.

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Price: £170 

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT - subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss out next time! New classes will be listed on April 15th.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making clothes
Mar
22
to May 16

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making clothes

Classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from March 22nd until May 17th. There will be no class on Wednesday April 19th due to Easter holidays.

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Price: £170 

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT - subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss out next time! New classes will be listed on April 15th.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Mar
20
to May 22

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

Classes run every Monday for 8 weeks from March 20th until 22nd May. Due to the class falling on a Monday we will take Easter Monday 17th April, and Bank Holiday May 1st off.

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Price: £170

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT - subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss out next time! New classes will be listed on April 15th.

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.  Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment.  

 

 

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jan
21
to Mar 11

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Saturday morning for 8 weeks from January 21st to March 11th 

LEVEL 1    BOOK HERE

£170

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.  WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE MARCH TO MAY BEGINNERS CLASSES.

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jan
18
to Mar 8

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks from January 18h to March 8th 

LEVEL 1  

£170  THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR MARCH - MAY BEGINNERS

Friday evening fun! Sewing up a storm this beginners class is the perfect way to wind down into your weekend.  Learning new skills and in a class full of like minded sewing bees!  It may be Friday, but in January its still very cold so there's no better place to be than social sewing time and a escape away from everyday work.  And its over early enough that you can still go out afterwards!

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jan
18
to Mar 8

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from January 18th to March 8th. 

LEVEL 1    THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.  WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR MARCH - MAY BEGINNERS

£170  

 

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jan
16
to Mar 6

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Monday for 8 weeks from January 16th to March 6th. 

LEVEL 1  

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR MARCH - MAY BEGINNERS

£170  

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

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The Unfinished Project Sessions : Tying up loose threads.
Nov
22
to Nov 29

The Unfinished Project Sessions : Tying up loose threads.

This custom evening class is aimed at anyone who has unfinished projects and needs guidance to the next step, without having the committal of a weekly course.

This class will also run on the 29th November.  When booking you select your preferred date.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME.  

£30 for 3 hours on the same day.   BOOK HERE

This evening session is the perfect way to tackle any projects that have been discarded and need finished off in time for Christmas and the New Year.  If you are stuck on a pattern and need guidance, or just would like some sewing assistance without the commitment of a weekly class, then this is the great way to go forward with your sewing journey.

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Back to Basics - The Essential Sewing Kit
Nov
14
to Nov 28

Back to Basics - The Essential Sewing Kit

3 hour classes run every Monday for 3 weeks from November 14th to 28th inclusive.  

LEVEL 1  

£99  BOOK HERE

This 3 week (9 hour) crash course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will arm you with the all essential sewing skills. Its back to basics in this class.  Each action packed class is 3 hours long so you get the maximum sewing experience.  Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience.  Our very own Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her students! 

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The Sunrise Sewing Sessions
Nov
4
to Dec 9

The Sunrise Sewing Sessions

A perfect way to wake up to the weekend, this refreshing morning class allows to you take time out and get on with your own project, with lots of guidance through each stage. Whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or already have a project in mind, this 6 week session is suitable for all levels.  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and get lots done on your own project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing

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Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Sep
24
to Nov 12

Absolute Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Saturday morning for 8 weeks from September 24th to November 12th.

LEVEL 1     BOOK HERE

£170

THERE ARE NO PLACES LEFT ON THIS CLASS.  EMAIL hello@colourandcloth.com TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE on street parking

Click here for full terms and conditions

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The Sunrise Sewing Sessions
Sep
23
to Oct 28

The Sunrise Sewing Sessions

Back by popular demand our wake up to the weekend Sunrise Sewing sessions are 2 hours dedicated to getting your projects started, completed and everything in between.   Classes run every Friday from 23rd September to 28th October inclusive.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME.  

£125  BOOK HERE  

THERE IS 1 PLACE LEFT ON THIS COURSE

A perfect way to wake up to the weekend, this refreshing morning class allows to you take time out and get on with your own project, with lots of guidance through each stage. Whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or already have a project in mind, this 6 week session is suitable for all levels.  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and get lots done on your own project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step. Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

FREE ON STREET PARKING

 

 

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Sep
22
to Nov 10

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Thursday for 8 weeks from September 22nd to November 10th.

LEVEL 1    

£170  BOOK HERE

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL: hello@colourandcloth.com

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE on street parking

Click here for full terms and conditions

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Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes : Intermediate
Sep
21
to Nov 9

Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes : Intermediate

2 1 /2 hour classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from September 21st to November 9th inclusive.

LEVEL 2     INTERMEDIATE LEVEL    

£180  BOOK HERE  

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL: hello@colourandcloth.com

I love seeing my students confidence soar with their sewing skills.  This 8 week course is the next step after Level 1 Beginners.  if you already know your way around a sewing machine and have the basic skills of hems and seams under your belt then this course is for you.  It aims to take it up a notch, focusing on improving your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. And always with lots of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover the following:

Removing fullness with darts, gathers and pleats.

How to insert an invisible zip, sew on a button and make a buttonhole.

Bias binding: My favourite! From shop bought to making your own.

Focus on fabrics, how to sew stretch, sequin, leather....making informed choices when purchasing cloth.

Choosing a pattern for you : Get informed so you get it right.

By the end of the 8 weeks you will be armed with lots of new skills, perfecting those already learnt and will have completed an intermediate level pattern in your chosen cloth.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and camera / phone for taking notes.

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE on street parking

For full terms and conditions click here

 

 

 

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Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes: Intermediate
Sep
20
to Nov 8

Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes: Intermediate

2 1 /2 hour classes run every Tuesday for 8 weeks from September 20th to November 8th inclusive.

LEVEL 2     INTERMEDIATE LEVEL    

£180   BOOK HERE

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL: hello@colourandcloth.com

I love seeing my students confidence soar with their sewing skills.  This 8 week course is the next step after Level 1 Beginners.  if you already know your way around a sewing machine and have the basic skills of hems and seams under your belt then this course is for you.  It aims to take it up a notch, focusing on improving your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. And always with lots of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover the following:

Removing fullness with darts, gathers and pleats.

How to insert an invisible zip, sew on a button and make a buttonhole.

Bias binding: My favourite! From shop bought to making your own.

Focus on fabrics, how to sew stretch, sequin, leather....making informed choices when purchasing cloth.

Choosing a pattern for you : Get informed so you get it right.

By the end of the 8 weeks you will be armed with lots of new skills, perfecting those already learnt and will have completed an intermediate level pattern in your chosen cloth.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and camera / phone for taking notes.

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE on street parking

For full terms and conditions click here

 

 

 

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making clothes
Sep
19
to Nov 14

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Monday for 8 weeks from September 19th to November 14th. The class will not run on Monday 31st October Halloween.

LEVEL 1    

£170  BOOK HERE

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL: hello@colourandcloth.com

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE on street parking

Click here for full terms and conditions

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Sew Soulful Sunday Sessions
Jun
26
to Aug 14

Sew Soulful Sunday Sessions

2 hour classes run every Sunday for 6 weeks from June 26th until August 14th. There is no class on Sunday July 10th

All levels welcome.   THERE ARE 4 PLACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE

£110  BOOK HERE

The Sew Soulful Sunday Sessions are the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Sewing stitches in a rhythmic motion, and the satisfaction of making is good for the soul. All are welcome to bring any unfinished projects and de-stress with a cup of tea and a slice of cake in our creative cosy sewing space, with some good backround tunes. From beginners and beyond, all levels are catered for in these sessions.

Whats on offer:

Sewing surgery for anything sewing related you are stuck on.

Encouragement to pick up unfinished projects and get them done! (and onto the next one!)

Tea and sewing sympathy when your project is just not working out right...we can fix that!

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

Class length 6 x 2 hour sessions.  

FREE ON STREET PARKING

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jun
20
to Aug 15

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Monday for 8 weeks from June 20th to 15th August inclusive. The class will not run on Monday 11th July.

LEVEL 1     THIS CLASS HAS NOW SOLD OUT

£160  BOOK HERE

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jun
16
to Aug 11

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Thursday for 8 weeks from June 16th to 11th August. The class will not run on Thursday 30th June

LEVEL 1     

£160  BOOK HERE

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

And much more!

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

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Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes
Jun
15
to Aug 10

Beginners Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

2 1/2 hour classes run every Wednesday for 8 weeks from June 15th to August 10th. inclusive. The class will not run on Wednesday 13th July.

LEVEL 1    THIS CLASS HAS NOW SOLD OUT

£160  BOOK HERE

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 8 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 8 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on a  project suitable for Beginners level.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

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Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes : Intermediate Level
Jun
14
to Aug 9

Next Steps in Sewing and Making Clothes : Intermediate Level

2 1 /2 hour classes run every Tuesday for 8 weeks from June 14th to August 9th inclusive. This class will not run on Tuesday 12th July

LEVEL 2     INTERMEDIATE LEVEL    THERE ARE 2 PLACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE

£165   BOOK HERE

I love seeing my students confidence soar with their sewing skills.  This 8 week course is the next step after Level 1 Beginners.  if you already know your way around a sewing machine and have the basic skills of hems and seams under your belt then this course is for you.  It aims to take it up a notch, focusing on improving your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. And always with lots of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

We will cover the following:

Removing fullness with darts, gathers and pleats.

How to insert an invisible zip, sew on a button and make a buttonhole.

Bias binding: My favourite! From shop bought to making your own.

Focus on fabrics, how to sew stretch, sequin, leather....making informed choices when purchasing cloth.

Choosing a pattern for you : Get informed so you get it right.

By the end of the 8 weeks you will be armed with lots of new skills, perfecting those already learnt and will have completed an intermediate level pattern in your chosen cloth.

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

A small list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and camera / phone for taking notes.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be a minimum of 2 people booked on for the class to run.

FREE ON STREET PARKING

 

 

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The Sunrise Sewing Sessions : 6 classes
Jun
3
to Jul 22

The Sunrise Sewing Sessions : 6 classes

2 hour classes run every Friday for 6 weeks. Dates are:  3rd, 17, 24th June.  8, 15, 22nd July.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME.  THERE ARE 2 PLACES LEFT ON THIS COURSE

£110 BOOK HERE  

A perfect way to wake up to the weekend, this refreshing morning class allows to you take time out and get on with your own project, with lots of guidance through each stage. Whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or already have a project in mind, this 6 week session is suitable for all levels.  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and get lots done on your own project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step. Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland.  Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

All machines are provided and there is 1 overlocker.  All machines are domestic.  You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

FREE ON STREET PARKING

 

 

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The Big Belfast Sewing Bee Sew A-long
May
25
to Jun 29

The Big Belfast Sewing Bee Sew A-long

Each class 'episode' is 2 1/2 hours long, which allows everyone time to complete the challenge.  Some weeks the Sewing Bee challenge will be less than the duration of the class, in this case we can use the extra time to learn new skills, and to discuss the show.

Episode classes run for the duration of the show which is 6 weeks.  The GBSB is aired Monday 16th May.  

DATES FOR THE BIG BELFAST SEWING BEE are: 25th May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th June.  This gives all contestants time to swot up by watching the show as it airs and also the repeat. (and of course on iplayer!)

OPEN TO ALL AMATEUR SEWERS*   Maximum 4 places available.

£120  BOOK HERE

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens Monday 16th May for a fourth series. So to get Belfast buzzing with Sewing Bee excitement, Colour and Cloth is hosting their own 'Sewing Bee Sew A-long' classes.

The series starts on Monday 16th May and the classes commence Wednesday 25th May which gives you time to watch and learn from the show.  Each week, one of the Sewing Bee challenges will be chosen to Sew A-long with.  Within the class time, each student will sew and complete the challenge.  Only no-one gets sent home! Although not officially a competition, the student with the best completed challenge will be acknowledged every week and a prize given.

Each weekly challenge will be issued the Tuesday after each episode is aired so each student has time to buy fabrics and do a little homework. 

Materials and habadashery are not supplied.  Each 'contestant' will be advised a shopping list for each challenge.

*In the official Sewing Bee application form, an amateur sewer is someone who does not earn money from their sewing skill.

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Design and Create your own Costume
Apr
8
to Jun 3

Design and Create your own Costume

2 1/2 hour classes run every Friday for 8 weeks from April 8th to June 3rd inclusive.

All levels welcome  

£200   BOOK HERE

This specialized class is for budding costume designers and makers.  Christine, the tutor wears many different costume hats... from carnival, circus, large scale productions, theatre, TV and film including making costumes for HBO's Game of Thrones.  Students will benefit from a wide range of knowledge and skills which can be tailored to suit their particular chosen area and costume budget.  From first concept to full costume realization, when it comes to costume, the skies the limit! With lots of designer / maker tips sewn in for good measure!  Each class is 2 1/2  hours long so that we can cover a lot of ground in each session.  Previous experience is sewing while recommended, is not essential.  Due to the nature of this class, out of class development is encouraged.

We will cover the following:

Creating a design board, and sketches.

Delivering a confident and assured costume presentation.

Creative concepts in pattern making, depending on your productions budget and timescale.  When to use a bought pattern, develop your own, or improvise!

Choosing the best fabrics for your production.

From sketch to reality! - Costume creation.

Introduction to costume breakdown.

Sourcing for costume: hires, buys and makes.

Getting a foot in the door in the industry.  With a wide range of projects under her belt, Christine has gathered many contacts, and often has personal projects and career opportunities that she can offer students to get involved in.

Students are encouraged to bring their concept for development to the first class.  Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

 

 

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Beginners Guide to Dressmaking - 10 week course
Apr
7
to Jun 9

Beginners Guide to Dressmaking - 10 week course

2 hour classes run every Thursday for 10 weeks from April 7th to June 9th inclusive.  

LEVEL 1

£160  BOOK HERE

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 10 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 10 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on the same project for Beginners level.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

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Next Steps in Dressmaking - 10 week class
Apr
5
to Jun 7

Next Steps in Dressmaking - 10 week class

2 hour classes run every Tuesday for 10 weeks from April 5th to June 7th inclusive.

LEVEL 2     THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT

£180   BOOK HERE

I love seeing my students confidence soar with their sewing skills.  This 10 week course is the next step after Level 1 Beginners.  if you already know your way around a sewing machine and have the basic skills of hems and seams under your belt then this course is for you.  It aims to take it up a notch, focusing on improving your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. And always with lots of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover the following:

Removing fullness with darts, gathers and pleats.

How to insert an invisible zip, sew on a button and make a buttonhole.

Bias binding: My favourite! From shop bought to making your own.

Focus on fabrics, how to sew stretch, sequin, leather....making informed choices when purchasing cloth.

Choosing a pattern for you : Get informed so you get it right.

Making your first garment in calico (a toile) and adjusting for fit.

Next steps in garment making.

Please bring 1 metre of medium weight Calico fabric, and a 7 inch invisible zip to your first class.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

LEVEL 2

Class length 10 x 2 hour sessions.

Price: £180

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Beginners Guide to Dressmaking - 10 weeks
Apr
4
to Jun 6

Beginners Guide to Dressmaking - 10 weeks

2 hour classes run every Monday for 10 weeks from April 4th to June 6th inclusive.  

LEVEL 1   THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT

£160  BOOK HERE

There's nothing I love more than introducing new people to the addictive world of sewing.  This 10 week course is for absolute beginners.  Even if you have never threaded a needle, or sewn a stitch before this course will give you the confidence and encouragement to tackle new projects. Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover all the basics including:

How to thread up the sewing machine and sew in a straight line.

Making seams and hems.

How to insert a lapped zip.

Learning to press with the iron, and essential hand sewing techniques and tips.

How to cut fabric, choose a pattern and cut out a simple garment. 

By the end of the of 10 weeks you will have made your first garment.  Everyone will work on the same project for Beginners level.

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

 

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Advanced Sewing Skills - 10 week course
Feb
25
to Apr 7

Advanced Sewing Skills - 10 week course

2 hour classes run every Thursday for 10 weeks from 25th February to 7th April inclusive. This class runs over the Easter holidays.

LEVEL 3

£180  BOOK HERE

This 10 week course is the next step after Level 2 Next Steps in Sewing.  Having already notched up a pocketful of sewing skills this class aims to perfect and hone your cutting, sewing, pressing and finishing techniques.  It will introduce garment construction with interfacings, interlinings and linings.   Students will be encouraged to choose a more advanced pattern to tackle, and tailoring is encouraged.  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover the following:

Garment construction, linings, interlinings.

How to press for the professional look.

Advanced pattern choice and fit.

Introduction to tailoring.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

 

 

 

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Mid Week Sewing Session - 10 week session
Jan
27
to Mar 30

Mid Week Sewing Session - 10 week session

2 hour classes run every Wednesday for 10 weeks from January 27th until 30th March inclusive.  

ALL LEVELS WELCOME  THERE ARE STILL PLACES LEFT FOR THIS CLASS

£160  BOOK HERE

Perfectly placed in the middle of the week, this refreshing morning class allows to you take time out and get on with your own project, with lots of guidance through each stage. Whether this is a new dressmaking pattern, on one that you are working through, this 10 week course is suitable for all levels.  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and get lots done on your own project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

This class will help you understand and complete your individual chosen sewing project.

Please bring your own project or idea, big or small to the first class. This class is not suitable for curtain making.  

A small materials list will be given out at the first class. Please bring a notepad and a camera to class. 

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

 

 

 

 

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