We are a patchwork and quilting supplies shop based in Blackhall Mill (about 8 miles outside Newcastle Upon Tyne). Originally established in August 2005 we provide a wide range of quilting and patchwork related goods and services.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Dressmaking 27th May


We had a very successful dressmaking class this morning. Everyone found Wendy's demonstration of how to alter the sleeve of a jacket very useful.

If you are interested in dressmaking but are unsure where to start, our classes are ideal for you. Wendy will help you to decide on a simple project to get started such as pyjamas or a simple skirt. She will also be able to advise which type of fabric is best for your chosen project. The class is also ideal for people who have been dressmaking for a while but would like some guidance for their chosen project. One of the girls who comes has just about finished her own coat which looks amazing!

At the beginning of every session Wendy will demonstrate a dressmaking technique. In the next session at the end of May she will be demonstrating how to insert or alter a dart. She will be bringing different fabrics to show you how much difference it will make to the shape of the garment depending on fabric. Another factor for moving/altering a dart is everyone's unique body shape, Wendy will be able to show you how to make the garment fit best for your body shape.

After the demonstration you will be able to work on your own project with Wendy's help. This could be how to read the pattern, how to start or choosing the best fabric for your chosen garment. We have patterns available here and the McCalls most recent catalogue for you to look through and order.

Each class is only £10! The next class will be on Saturday 27th May, 10:15am-12:45pm.

For any further information or to book call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website via the link below.


We hope to see you soon!

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