All About the Sew sewing workshops set up by Lorna Hulme are up and running in the Solihull area. Maybe you have never sewn before and the thought of sewing a button on brings you out in a cold sweat, you sewed 20 years ago at school and would like to have another go or you enjoy general crafts and would like to try something new – there will be a class to suit you, just come along and have a go. You will be hooked in no time!
Lorna wants to share her passion of sewing with others by encouraging people to come together, learn a new skill, make something they are proud of and most importantly enjoy themselves. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 5 people to allow lots of guidance and support from Lorna. Classes include the use of Janome sewing machines, basic sewing tools and fabric in a lot of the workshops. Lorna has achieved the Level 1 NCFE in Dressmaking and Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
• Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple cushion cover
• Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple tote bag
• Christmas bunting
• Zipped pouches
• Lined tote bag
• Learn how to appliqué
The UK’s premier School of Sewing, established in 1992. Alison offers a huge range of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry classes. The School of Sewing specialises in fit, couture techniques and tailoring.
Classes on offer include:
Beginners are taught in the Sewing Café together with Craft classes.
Alison also offers City & Guilds qualifications.
The tutor at the Birmingham School of Sewing is Sheila-May Green. She is a qualified teacher currently working part time as Head of Textiles at a comprehensive school in Birmingham. She is also the proprietor of Sheila-May Couture in Northfield, and has been designing and making bespoke bridal gowns, ball gowns and evening dresses for over 30 years, and also has many years experience in designing and supplying wholesale, bras, lingerie and communion dresses.
Classes are small, with a maximum of six people and are for beginners and experienced sewers. A extensive variety of one day workshops and short courses include:
Birmingham School of Sewing, Weymoor Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0RX
Maria has a HND in clothing studies and offers tailored tuition to those of all levels who want to improve their ability to create well fitting and professionally finished bespoke garments.
Telephone: 01543 480822
Yvonne is an established textile artist who has a wealth of knowledge in art, design and embroidery. Small classes, one to one tuition and distance learning are available. All abilities are catered for.
BA Hons. Textile Design
City & Guilds – Silver Medal Holder – Creative Techniques
Gill loves to share her wealth of knowledge and experience gained over 30 years in industry, retail and teaching roles. She welcomes people of all abilities to her studio near Birmingham to enjoy comprehensive hands on days training days, including Janome Overlockers and CoverPro machine.
Former City and Guilds teacher now runs Sewability Sewing Leisure Club. Small classes, wonderful facilities and one to one teaching caters for all abilities who want to sew to a high standard.
Telephone: 0121 321 3002