The Crafty Stitcher offers you the opportunity to acquire new creative skills and develop your existing interests and talents. I offer a wide range of sewing and craft classes and courses at my home studio in Bradford on Tone. These classes will challenge and inspire you to create original, fun, modern textile items . I keep an eye on current trends in fashion and interiors to ensure the projects are up to date and relevant.

I also offer the opportunity to request your very own course or class content for those of you buzzing with your own ideas but requiring a little technical expertise and guidance.

Classes are usually booked in 2.5hr sessions: Mornings: 10am-12.30pm Afternoons: 1pm-3.30pm Evenings: 7pm-9.30pm or as a Day Workshop 10am-4pm

Discounts available for block bookings e.g: 5 x morning classes £90 Gift Vouchers Available

Scroll down for some ideas, popular classes and prices.................................

 

Getting to know your Sewing Machine - £25 (2.5hr class)

Suitable for complete beginners this class aims to give a strong, confident start to learning all the basics of machine sewing; threading, bobbin winding and making adjustments to the settings. Fabric will be provided to make a simple and useful Tote Bag.

Getting to know your Overlocker - £20 (2hr class)

Suitable for complete beginners this class aims to demystify a variety of applications for using overlocker, and help the user gain confidence in threading and making adjustments to the settings. A variety of sample fabrics will be provided.

Pyjama Shorts - £35 (3.5hr Half Day Workshop/2 x 2hr classes)

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. It is designed as an introduction to the use of paper patterns. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided for either ladies sizes 8-20, mens S-XL or children aged 2-10yrs.

Tunic Top/Shift Dress Dressmaking : £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 3 week Course/3x2hr classes)

Suitable for those with at least a basic knowledge of the sewing machine a workshop designed for Beginner and Intermediate Dressmakers. Learn the essential skills of neck facings, setting in a sleeve, rouleaux loop button fastening and most importantly getting a good fit! Materials will not be included, and a specific dress pattern will be recommended that will need to be purchased before this course.

Baby/Toddler Reversible Dungarees/Dress : £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. It is designed as an introduction to the use of paper patterns. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided for babies/children aged 3months-3yrs.

Clutch Bag/Tablet Case: £20 (2.5hr class)

Suitable for beginners with a basic knowledge of the sewing machine. A fun class to learn how to make a very useful fully lined Clutch bag which also makes a lovely gift. This pattern and techniques can be adapted for Kindle/i Pad/Tablet case. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided which can be kept for your own future use plus a magnetic fastener will be provided.

Straight or ‘A’ Line Skirt :£55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for Beginner and Intermediate Dressmakers with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. Learn the essential skills of darts, waist facings, concealed zip fastening and most importantly getting a good fit! Also learn how to adapt this very versatile pattern to make many types of skirts. Materials will not be included, I will provide a skirt pattern that you can keep.

Introduction to Free-motion Machine Embroidery: £25 (2.5hr class)

Suitable for Beginners and Intermediates, learn the techniques for free-motion stitching. You will make a small textural bowl using soluble fabrics and a sample of free stitched appliqué.

A variety of sample fabrics and threads will be provided. A free-motion or darning foot will be required for your machine.

Cushion Covers: £20 - 2.5hr each class 3 Option Choices: Button Backed, Zipped, Piping

Suitable for beginners with a basic knowledge of the sewing machine. A very good introduction to the skills required for a variety of home decor items. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided which can be kept for your own future use. These are 3 separate classes, please state which class you wish to do 1st upon booking, remember discounts are available for 5 classes or more.

Kimono Jacket: £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. A simple but versatile garment that can be adapted in multitude of ways. Materials not included, and a specific pattern will be recommended that will need to be purchased before this course.

Zippy Pouch : £20 (2.5hr class)

Suitable for beginners with a basic knowledge of the sewing machine. A fun class to learn how to insert a zip easily while completing a very useful make-up/stationary/storage pouch which also makes a lovely gift. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided which can be kept for your own future use

Button backed Top : £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. It is designed as an introduction to the use of paper patterns, and also covers the essential skills of continuous neck/armhole facings and button holes! Taken from the popular Sewing Bee TV show, a lovely flattering sleeveless top, a smart alternative to a T-shirt. Materials will not be included, however patterns will be provided for ladies sizes 8-20.

Classic Straight or Wide leg Trouser :£55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for Beginner and Intermediate Dressmakers with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. Learn the essential skills of darts, waist facings, concealed zip fastening and most importantly getting a good fit! Also learn how to adapt this very versatile pattern to make many types of trouser. Materials will not be included, I will provide a trouser pattern that you can keep.

Baker Boy Hat: £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 3 week Course/3x2hr classes)

Suitable for those with a good basic knowledge of the sewing machine, a workshop designed for Beginner and Intermediate Dressmakers. Learn the skills involved in cloth hat making; joining curved crown segments, inserting lining and the all essential perfect peak! Materials will not be included, but a good excuse to buy that lovely wool tweed in a not so expensive quantity! Pattern provided for small, medium and large heads

Stylish Autumn/Winter Cape: £55 (Day Workshop 10am-4pm or 2 week Course/2x 2.5hr classes)

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of the sewing machine. A simple garment requiring no pattern that also covers the essential skills of button holes and covered buttons. A flattering one size fits all cutting guide will be provided. Materials not included.

Contact me:
E-mail: jones.bernie@hotmail.co.uk
Phone number: 07986 298808

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