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Autumn sewing class discount offer

Autumn sewing class discount offer

Autumn sewing class discount offer of 15% for a full day workbox with family and/or friends if you book for three or four people  before 31 October 2016. Treat yourselves to a full day of sewing with lunch and tea and cake included.  Personal tuition for bespoke

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Summer Sewing in Suffolk

Summer Sewing in Suffolk

  The Great British Sewing Bee is on the television to inspire you all, so I hope you will think about summer sewing in Suffolk. I have just made some lovely short pyjamas for my grandsons using some fun fabric together with a blue sheet. Sheets and

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Spring Time Fun with Summer Cottons

Spring Time Fun with Summer Cottons

Spring is springing so time to have fun with summer cottons. It is still possible to buy good quality cottons at a reasonable price for making summer clothes. Clothes for the summer are easier to sew – they are not usually tailored, not necessarily fully lined and

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Sewing Machine Confidence

Sewing Machine Confidence

You need some time to play with a new machine, and not be daunted by it, otherwise it’s all too easy to put it off for another day. If this is the case the Sewing Machine Workbox is a personalised sewing class tailored for you to give you

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Learn new sewing skills in 2016

Learn new sewing skills in 2016

Happy Christmas! What a great year it has been, and I am pleased to announce the dates for the new year where once again you will be able to learn new sewing skills in one of my Spinney Brook Workbox sewing classes here in Suffolk. Workbox participants have

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Spinney Brook Workbox – the Story so Far.

Spinney Brook Workbox – the Story so Far.

This has been year 3 of sewing classes at Spinney Brook Workbox and it’s been a busy one. Sewing in Suffolk is on the up. I have had some lovely people in my personalised sewing classes and have enjoyed myself as much as they have enjoyed their

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Christmas Sewing Classes

Christmas Sewing Classes

There is still time to make something for Christmas, whether it is a decoration, Advent calendar, stocking for Father Christmas or crazy patchwork table runner. It is always very touching to receive a present made with love, so how about spending the day in one of my

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Up-cycling sewing classes

Up-cycling sewing classes

Buying fabric for sewing projects can be very expensive so don’t despair there are lots of ways to save the pennies and find good material. Traditionally, patchwork was always about reusing clothes and saving scraps of fabric; this still works, and the same applies to other sewing

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New to Sewing – which machine to buy?

New to Sewing – which machine to buy?

I would love you to enjoy sewing as much as I do. It is fun to try a new hobby so at my classes you can borrow one of my sewing machines if you haven’t got your own yet. The make I use is Juki; they are

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Building confidence for using paper patterns

Building confidence for using paper patterns

Help! Have you never used a pattern and are overwhelmed by the very thought of it? What do the markings mean, how do I pin it to the fabric? Fear not, help is at hand in a sewing class with me that will help you in building

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