NEW! Sewing Summer Sessions Evenings Wednesday 24th & 31st July, 6th & 7th August 2024


NEW! Summer Sewing Sessions in the Evenings

Wednesday 24th July, Wednesday 31st July, Tuesday 6th August, Wednesday 7th August 2024

(See also the Day Time Sewing Sessions available)

Bring a project that you would like to learn to do – a window seat or sofa cushion or throw cushion – and I will show you to how work out your plan, how to measure up and cut out, show you how to put in a zipper, make and attach piping and join the ends and pull it all together!  Please see full description below.  Please note we will not be doing curtains or clothing.

All sessions are 6:30pm til 9:30pm

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Bring 1-1.5m of fabric (But please confirm your project and fabric with the tutor to ensure it is appropriate) and a Guttermans spool of thread to colour match with your fabric


Course Fee:  £220

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Ok! Finally I am able to offer some Sewing Sessions at The Upholstery Bureau!  We all want to improve our sewing skills and I have some skills that I am happy to pass on.

This is a course of 4 x 3 hour sessions to gain sewing experience and confidence.  The plan is, you bring a project that you would like to learn how to do, such as make a new sofa cushion cover, a window seat cushion cover or a couple of throw cushions.  We will not be doing curtains or clothing, but practising sewing will give you experience and confidence to try sewing more things.

If you feel your sewing machine skills are a bit rusty, I can help you to get back up and running through a few sewing exercises.

I can be flexible – to a degree – with what individuals work on and how they wish to work, so please email me so you can let me know your proposed project and the fabric you hope to use to make sure it is suitable.  You can use your time to practise how to put in a zipper, to make and join piping for a cushion and I’ll share tips and tricks that I have learned over my time sewing.  Or you could also choose to bring in one sofa cushion or a window seat cushion and I will guide you through the steps to make a new one.  Either way, there is lots of 1 to 1 instruction as well as group learning to cover certain tasks.

Everyone will have different levels of skill and will sew at their own space so it is not always possible to guarantee that you will finish your chosen project. At times, depending on projects and what people are doing, you may have to share sewing machines very occasionally.

**You should note that it can take a newbie 10-12 hours to complete a full size, piped and zipped box cushion.

If you wish to bring your own machine, that is possible too. But please check with the tutor to make sure.  Please ensure you bring a zipper and a single and/or double piping foot for your machine.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and there is one 30-40 minute break for lunch.

Fee £220