Sewing For Pleasure Workshops: The Vilene Sewing Club
Happy Saturday folks!
Right now, I find myself underneath a mountain of fabrics. That, my friends is no exaggeration either! I’m spending the weekend cutting, prepping and packing for the exciting new Vilene Sewing Club Mini Workshops that I will be hosting at Sewing for Pleasure next weekend!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on some fun mini make designs, drafting patterns and searching out some of the finest fabrics and supplies. These workshops will help you to learn (or polish up on) a few essential sewing techniques, and you’ll finish up with a cute little project to take home too!
Not only will you be able to try out a few technique, these mini makes will also help to demonstrate some of the products in the extensive Vilene range, and help you to find the right products to take your makes to the next level!
These workshops are completely free (the best price there is, right?!) 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, you’re going to have to get in quick!
Whilst I’m up to my little eyeballs cutting, pressing and preparing, I thought I’d share a quick peek at the projects you can make with me at The Vilene Sewing Club and the timetable of the workshops throughout the event!
The Vilene Sewing Club Workshops, Sewing For Pleasure
20-23 March, NEC Birmingham
10.30 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.
11.45 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.
13.00 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.
14.15 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
15.30 SLEEP MASK
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 heading to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC, Birmingham next week do pop in past the The Vilene Sewing Club and come say Hi!
Not got your tickets yet? Not a problem – you can buy them online right now!
Ok, so if anyone needs me, I’ll be cutting, pressing and packing my way out from under this mind-blowingly huge pile of stitching supplies!
Have a rad Saturday Y’all!