Sewing For Pleasure Workshops: The Vilene Sewing Club

Sewing For Pleasure Workshops: The Vilene Sewing Club

Sewing For Pleasure Workshops: The Vilene Sewing Club

March 15, 2014 | Events | 12 Comments

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

The Vilene Sewing Club Made PeachyCreate 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 Vilene Sewing Club Made PeachyDiscover 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 Vilene Sewing Club Made PeachyCreate 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.

The Vilene Sewing Club Made PeachyAdd 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

The Vilene Sewing Club Made PeachyRelax 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!

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    March 17, 2014

    ooh, that great zippered bag and bib are too cute!

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    Di Scarrott

    March 20, 2014

    Went to the exhibition today. Bought some Vilene products as usual but sadly missed the workshop as it was booked up. Wanted to do the bib. Are you selling the pattern please?

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      March 20, 2014

      Hello Di,
      Sorry – the workshops booked up much quicker than I had imagined! I will be adding all of the handouts from the workshops, which include step-by-step guides, as free downloads after the Sewing for Pleasure show at Excel. These will be posted to this site – so, you can add this site to your bookmark bar, save to your blog reader, or follow on Facebook and Twitter and I will let you when these will be available .
      Hope you have a great time at the show!

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    Di Scarrott

    March 21, 2014

    That’s great thanks so much. look forward to it. Enjoy the rest of your shows x

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    Carol Coleman

    April 17, 2014

    Hello Laura,

    We came to the Excel show and you said that we could find the patterns on your website but we can’t find them. Are they available yet online?

    thank you

    Carol and Ali
    x x x

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      April 17, 2014

      Hello! I have started adding the project how-to guides for The Vilene Sewing Club Workshops – the rest will follow over the coming weeks – If you search “The Vilene Sewing Club” in the search box on the side bar – it will bring up all the current workshops added and there will be a new workshop download added each Wednesday – so check back if the one you want isn’t already there!
      Let me know how you get on!

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