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7 May 2017

Stitch your own Japanese triangle tote bag with Stitchless Tree

Date: 7 May 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Fabrications is proud to present a special workshop with our guest teacher Tree Walsh , Who has her own inspiring 'how to sew fashion'  STITCHLESS TV YouTube channel.

Stitchless is for people that want to make accessories and clothes but don't have the time or the skills to do complicated dressmaking. Tree's speciality is to show you how to create stylish, on trend 'one-off' pieces using a few simple tricks that she's picked up in her 30 years of experience. To keep things simple she rarely uses pins or tacking, opting for thin strips of 'Bond-a-Web' or even thin strips of 'Double Sided Sticky Tape' to hold things in place and then it's a dream to sew!

In this class you will create a unique Japanese Triangle tote bag. You will learn to machine sew a lining to the main fabric and then with a clever folding technique, you magically transform your stitched creation into a bag!

From beginners to improvers. Children aged 10+ are also welcome if accompanied by an adult (also participating in the workshop) Only 6 places!

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- Explore the range of features and stitches on the machine.

- Learn how to 'bag out' to create a seamless and lined item

- Assemble the fabric pieces on the machine

- Mix and match contrasting patterned fabrics

- Work with a tricky fabrics

- Make many variations of this classic, stylish Japanese design!

- Explore the art of creative fabric manipulation

TIME: There are 2 sessions to choose from:

- 10am - 1pm

- 2 - 5pm

PRICE: £45

Includes all materials (which will be lovely qulited and brocade style fabrics and leather for the handle)








Sew your own 'Sculpural Bucket Coat' with Tree from Stitchless TV

Date: 4 February 2018 11:00 to 04 February 2016 17:00



Fabrications is very happy to welcome back Tree from Stitchless TV for one of her one of a kind  classes. Tree has a brilliant YouTube chanel teaching how to make all of kinds of stylish items that any level of sewer can make. Her philosophy is to take high end catwalk looks and show us in easy, no fuss steps how we can make our own versions in our front rooms!

Tree has recently branched out into creating patterns from her designs and tutorials - hot off the press is her brilliant 'Sculptural Bucket Coat'. During the class, Tree will guide you through cutting the pattern, piecing together on the machine and the finishing touches.. Here is her video tutorial for a sneak preview, but there is nothing better than spending time with Tree live and direct, and being able to ask lots of questions and get feedback on your sewing.


All levels of sewer are welcome but being able to thread up a machine / have used a machine before is advisable.



On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- Work with a paper pattern, layout & cut out your cloth pieces.

- Assemble fabric panels on the machine

- The coat is not lined and we will be using an overlooker to finish the inside seams.

- Apply a bias binding to embelish and finish a raw edge (more experienced sewers)

- Create your own stylish unlined scultural coat

TIME: 11am - 5pm

COST: £90 (includes your own paper pattern worth £15)

YOU WILL NEED: Bring your choice of fabric for making your bucket coat - you can pretty much use anything for this design (except stretch fabric or anything too fragile/that frays easily) or choose from our selection of suitable fabrics.
150cm: 2m 65cm
115cm: 4m

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Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 

Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!

Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.

Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.

Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!

Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!

Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!


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