Children's Sewing Workshops
with Emma of Pom, Stitch, Tassel
1 August, 10 am - 12 noon
15 August, 10 am - 12 noon
22 August, 10 am - 12 noon
29 August, 10 am - 2pm
Art Studio, on the second floor
Cost: £125 per person
For children aged 7 – 17 years
Minimum of 4 attendees (if not enough people are booked on the workshop, please note it will not go ahead)
The cost of these workshops includes all materials for projects, a dressmaking pattern to take home once used, project instructions and a booklet of information including sewing terminology. You'll also take home two completed projects: an envelope cushion and a skirt and you'll know how to use your sewing machine to undertake simple dressmaking projects.
Juice/water and biscuits will be supplied throughout the sessions. Please notify us beforehand of any allergies.
All you need is your own sewing machine in good, working condition with a current PAT test, and if you have any sewing equipment already we would ask you to bring this too. We do have spare sewing equipment (scissors, needles, thread etc) that you can use. So as long as you have a sewing machine we can provide the rest of the equipment.
No experience needed - we teach right from the basics.
Session 1 – Stitches. How to use your sewing machine, how to thread it, how to wind a bobbin, what stitches there are and where to use them. Practising stitches.
Session 2 – Seams. We will practise 4 different seams; 2 will be used in everyday wear and 2 will be seams used in different types of clothing. You will create a sample for each seam. We will then undertake our first project – the envelope cushion. By the end of the session you should have a completed cushion cover to take home. Cushion filler is also included.
Session 3 – Beginners Dressmaking Project. We are then going to start our dressmaking project and you will learn how to measure yourself and take down basic measurements for future projects, how to read a paper pattern, how to cut out a paper pattern and how to transfer the information on the pattern to the material. We also hope to have the garment cut out of the material by the end of the session.
Session 4 (4 hours) – finishing our dressmaking project and turning the material into a skirt. All the patterns we have cut out will create a final piece for you to take home and wear.
Pom Stitch Tassel is a mobile craft company, fully insured and DBS checked so you can trust that your children are in safe hands.