Creative Stitches Workshops: The Vilene Sewing Club
Yehaw for Saturdays! What’s not to love about Saturdays?
The last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy, so reaching a lovely relaxing weekend is just what the doctor ordered. Last weekend I was hosting a series of workshops at The Vilene Sewing Club at the Sewing For pleasure at the NEC and next weekend I will be bringing The Vilene Sewing Club to the Creative Stitches show at ExCel, London.
So, today I’ll be taking the quiet, enjoying the still and having some much needed time with family and friends. Oh yeah…and getting busy cutting and preparing all the awesome fabrics and materials for the workshops.
These workshops are completely free and will be running throughout the days of the event – the places for the workshops are limited but, they are bookable on the day of the event, on a first come, first served basis…so, be sure to swing in past and get your spot booked in when you arrive!
Here’s a little peek at what we’ll be making…
The Vilene Sewing Club Workshops, Creative Stitches Show
3 – 5 April, ExCel London
PETER PAN COLLAR
Create your own stylish removable Peter Pan Collar in a duo of designer prints.
Skills You’ll Master: working curved seams, neatening and clipping seams, turning through, slip stitch, adding double faced buttons, applying a snap fastener.
THE EVERYDAY PURSE
Discover how to make a simple and stylish purse with many unique customisation options.
Skills You’ll Master: creating neat box corners, neatening seams, applying a fastening/zip.
THE EASY BABY BIB
Create a reversible baby bib using a combination of stunning contemporary prints.
Skills You’ll Master: piecing contrast panels, working curved seams, neatening and clipping seams, slip stitch, top stitching, applying a snap fastener.
LOG CABIN POT HOLDER
Add a modern twist to a kitchen classic with a fun blend of designer print cottons.
Skills You’ll Master: log cabin piecing – using Vilene Quickscreen Square, layering elements for quilting, adding simple quilting, applying binding to finish raw edges
Relax in style with a custom eye mask created in a duo of striking printed cottons, contrast piping and teamed with an elegant ribbon tie.
Skills You’ll Master: creating and inserting piping into a seam, securing ribbon ties, working curved seams, clipping and slipstitch.
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If you’re coming along to the Creative Stitches show at ExCel, London next week be sure to visit The Vilene Sewing Club and come say Hi!
Not got your tickets yet? Not a problem – you can buy them online right now!
Have a lovely weekend Peaches!
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The Vilene Sewing Club In Association With…
All of the delicious fabrics for these makes are from the stunning range of designer prints from Art Gallery Fabrics – take a look over the range, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
The ribbons and trimmings for these projects were supplied by Berisfords, who offer a range of ribbons for sewing and decorative projects in a host of colours styles and finishes. Priced from 70p per meter and available from fabric and sewing stores. For more information visit www.berisfords-ribbons.co.uk or call 01453 883581
The buttons and fasteners for these projects are from Hemline, who provide a vast range of products for all aspects of sewing and crafting which are available nationwide from sewing and craft suppliers. For more information contact email@example.com or call 01453 883581
Thank you to DotComGiftShop for the fab additions to the Vilene Sewing Club Goodie Bags!