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Weekday Morning Introduction to sewing and dressmaking

Weekday Morning Introduction to sewing and dressmaking Why not treat yourself to a course of sewing lessons? I’ve bundled together some of my most requested courses which will teach you the basics of sewing and making clothes. This package is … Continue reading

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Savvy sewing professional tips and tricks- Sew a Pillowcase dress

Hello from The Thrifty Stitcher sewing studio. This week, I’m appealing for pillowcases to make pillowcase dresses. If you like my video blog, and want more free tips tricks and exclusive videos, then sign up to my free newsletter Happy … Continue reading

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Savvy Sewing professional tips and tricks:- Out-takes, how not to do a video blog

Video blogging takes practise… Lots of practise.. I cut together a little comedy video of my out-takes- this is how not to video blog… I hope it makes you smile a little CL:)

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Maxi dress class- A “beginner plus” dressmaking class

An exciting new beginner plus Dressmaking class, This workshop is aimed at those who are confident using sewing machines. If you are not confident but still keen, take one of our half day beginner sewing classes first You will learn … Continue reading

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Essential sewing skills- darts, zips, buttonholes and piping

If you’ve mastered your sewing machine, made some simple scatter cushions and a tote bag or two and feel ready to learn some new skills? Then this class is for you! If not then attend one of our half-day beginners … Continue reading

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Beginners full day sewing class

Always wanted to sew but never known where to start? This course is for you! Starting at the very beginning this step-by-step day will have you thrifty stitching in no time! During the day we will guide you through these … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Beginners Sewing Day package

If want to learn to sew and get dressmaking in one day or if you need a refresher to get sewing again, then this Ultimate fast-track day is for you. Morning session-  get “Sewing machine Confident” Begin to use a … Continue reading

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Beginners sewing class- Make a simple cushion cover

If you can already hand sew but are scared of the sewing machine then this course is for you. Begin to use a sewing machine! Wind on a bobbin, thread the machine and learn to start sewing forward in straight … Continue reading

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Great British Sewing Bee semi finale- Tips for draping and copying existing clothes

Can’t Believe it’s the semi final of the second series of the bee already! This week’s them was all about sewing without a pattern! Whilst this may seem daunting to home sewers used to working from commercial patterns,it can actually … Continue reading

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