Improvers Sewing Masterclass

When: Saturday, May 5th 2018 - Sunday, May 6th 2018, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

This masterclass is suitable for those who have completed the Beginners Sewing weekend or who are comfortable with a sewing machine and looking to improve their sewing skills. We will work together to produce a pair of pyjama trousers and a messenger or handbag with zipped pockets and adjustable strap. In addition to this we will take time to look at other techniques and also how to make adjustments or add pockets to existing clothing (Please feel free to bring along items of your own clothing)



Skills that you will learn:

  • Measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size
  • Cutting out patterns & fabric accurately
  • Sewing pockets
  • Sewing zipped pockets
  • Buttonholes
  • Sewing Bias Binding
  • Adjustable straps

Time allowing I will introduce you to applique and adding embellishments to garments also.

After this class you will be able to apply these different techniques to all those projects you have lined up!

The Basic Sewing Kit

It would be helpful to have a basic sewing kit for this course, but not essential as there will tools available for use.

  • Fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Threads
  • Dressmaking tape measure
  • Sewing gauge
  • Bobbins, zipper foot and buttonhole foot suitable for your machine
  • Temporary markers - this could be tailor's chalk, fade or wash-away pen

Sewing Machine

You will be required to bring your own sewing machine (which can be left securely overnight within the sewing room) this allows you to learn and become familiar with your own machine. There will also be a limited amount of extra machines available if you do not have your own machine please enquire upon booking.


Fabric will be supplied however you may decide that you would like to pick your own fabric for your pyjama trousers and/or your bag. If this is the case please advise when booking and we will send you details of requirements.

£100 - includes tea & coffee and most materials. Please bring a packed lunch each day.

We require 25% deposit to reserve your place - email or tel 01381 600354.
Please note, this course is also running on 13 & 14 October.  

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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