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Beginners Workshop
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Our Workshops are held in Bristol and Colerne, Wiltshire (see Weekly workshops for details)

Workshops consist of either one-off Workshops or weekly 2hr Workshops where you will learn the skills of Machine & Hand Sewing including Applique and to put them into practice by making a girls, boys or unisex garments of 0 to 2 years.

Alternatively you can gather another 4+ friends and take the fun to your living room by Hosting a Workshop at home giving you the flexibility to choose the days and times to get creative! Each Workshop caters for up to eight participants, allowing maximum opportunity for one-to-one supervision. You can even bring baby along!

The patterns we use are simple to make up and produce classic clothes with a twist – the twist is where you come in. Choose from our range of beautiful linen and cotton fabrics, or recycle your own garments to create individual clothes of quality and style. Add the final flourish with your choice of buttons, ribbons and trimmings from our treasure chest of irresistible accessories. Everything you need is on hand in our one-stop-shop.

Our trained tutors are available throughout to guide you all the way, so no previous experience is needed and they’re full of creative ideas if you get stuck. You’ll be surprised at the speed with which you’ll learn and once you’ve made one garment, you can make others to match and create a co-ordinated outfit or set.

  • ITSY DO Host at Home Christening pinafore dress
  • ITSY DO rolled up Changemat
  • ITSY DO Ribbon and Trimmings
  • ITSY DO Host at Home Sewing Workshop Christening pinafore dress

Change Mat: 2 Workshops. Skills Used: Basic Patchwork, Machine & Hand Sewing and/or Applique
Bib: 1 Workshop. Skills Used: Machine Sewing
Bunting: 1 Workshop. Skills Used: Machine Sewing

  • ITSY DO Patterns
  • Handmade bibs, a perfect project if you are beginning to sew!

Pinafore Dress: 2-3 Workshops. Skills Used: Machine Sewing and Patchwork or Applique
Trousers: 2 Workshops. Skills Used: Machine Sewing and Patchwork or Applique
Dungarees: 2-3 Workshops. Skills Used: Machine Sewing and Patchwork and/or Applique

  • ITSY DO Lined Pinafore Dress
  • ITSY DO Trousers
  • ITSY DO Dungarees
  • ITSY DO

Weekly Workshops

COLERNE, WILTSHIRE – Booking Essential!

-MAKE A BEAUTIFUL LINED PINAFORE DRESS: 18th May, 10am-4pm. £30
Details & booking.

-MAKE A FUNKY PAIR OF DUNGAREES: 25th May, 10am-4pm. £30
Details & booking.

-MAKE A BIB (Beginners): Friday 1st June, 10am-12noon. £15
Details & booking.

-MAKE BUNTING (Beginners): Friday 1st June, 2pm-4pm. £15
Details & booking.

Venue details: Star Chapel, Star Corner, Colerne SN14 8DG. Plenty of room for prams. Play gym, play mats and selection of toys available to use. Parking in the village, self-serve drinks available.

WINDMILL HILL, BRISTOL – *FULL*

Thursdays 10 – 12noon (6 x 2hr session Workshop):

Starts 19th April to 24th May

Choose to make: lined pinafore dress, dungarees, trousers, bibs, bunting & changemats for your 0-2yr old.

Make 3 or more items during the 6 session Workshop.  Sewing machines, cotton and use of patterns are included and all the fabric and haberdashery you need to make each item is available to buy at the Workshop, alternatively bring your own or recycle some fabric!

Venue details: The Victoria Park Pub and Restaurant, 66 Raymend Road, Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4QW.
Scrummy coffee & cakes available! Plenty of street parking and room for prams. There will be a little play area and toys for little ones to play with.

BISHOPSTON, BRISTOL

Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm (6 x 2hr session Workshop):

Starts 9th February: FULL

Choose to make: lined pinafore dress, dungarees, trousers, bibs, bunting & changemats for your 0-2yr old.

Make 3 or more items during the 6 session Workshop.  Sewing machines, cotton and use of patterns are included and all the fabric and haberdashery you need to make each item is available to buy at the Workshop, alternatively bring your own or recycle some fabric!

Venue details: Playfull toyshop (above shop), 87 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AS.
Street parking off Gloucester Road, self serve drinks available. Limited room for prams – car seats, slings etc preferable.
Play area and toys available for little ones to play with!

• Beginners Workshop £48

also available as a Host at home Workshop.

Thursdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm (4 session Workshop).

Next Workshop dates to be confirmed.

Designed for absolute beginners – yes you can…!

Learn to make funky and practical changemats, bibs and bunting especially for your little one during the 4 x 2hr sessions. Quick and simple patterns. One-to-one tuition to guide you at this fun and creative workshop will enable you to make them again and again.

Week 1: Dribble bib
Week 2 & 3: Changemat
Week 4: Bunting

You will learn:  how to thread and use a sewing machine, cutting out patterns, basic sewing machine stitches and hand sewing skills, basic applique.  This workshop will give you the skills and confidence to progress to making simple and funky garments for your 0-2yr old plus other home projects!

Babies are welcome!

Venue details: Playfull toyshop (above shop), 87 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AS.
Street parking off Gloucester Road, self serve drinks available. Limited room for prams – car seats, slings etc preferable.
Play area and toys available for little ones to play with!

    Made by mummies:

  • ITSY DO Host at Home Sewing Workshop recycled tablecloth dungarees
  • ITSY DO Sewing Workshop recycled jeans dungarees
  • ITSY DO Sewing Workshop recycled jeans dungarees

Host a workshop at home

If you have a group of 5-8 people who would like to join together you can host a Workshop in your own home and make lots of delicious items for your little ones. The Workshops could also be run as a party, or in preparation for a Baby Shower, where friends and family members would join together to make clothes as a gift for the soon-to-arrive baby.

All you will need is a dining table to seat the total number in the group and we provide the rest!

Hosting at home can be arranged flexibly on days and times to suit your group. Workshops can consist of a set of the following sessions or a combination to make up the hours, for example:

6 x 2hr sessions
3 x 4hr sessions
4 x 3hr sessions
2 x 6hr day sessions (with a break for lunch)

Workshops available in your living room!

- 6 session/12hr Workshop: £72. Host receives a FREE £20 voucher for fabric & haberdashery and a £5 voucher each for other members of the group!

Choose from selection: bib, change mat, lined pinafore dress, trousers, bunting, dungarees.

- 4 session/8hr Beginners Workshop: £48. Host receives a FREE £12 voucher for fabric and haberdashery and a £3 voucher each for other members of the group!

Week 1: Dribble bib
Week 2 & 3: Changemat
Week 4 Bunting

Bookings taken Monday-Friday between 9.30am – 4.00pm.

Prices

Each four-session Beginners Workshop or six-session Workshop of two hours per session costs £48 or £72 respectively per person (£6/hr). Free vouchers apply to Host at home Workshops only. The cost includes tuition and use of a sewing machine and patterns plus thread. Fabric and haberdashery are available to buy at the Workshop or you can bring your own. Bookings and payments should be made in advance. Please Contact us to book your place.

Gift Vouchers

Treat a friend or relative to an ITSY DO Gift Voucher which they can use towards the cost of a Workshop or fabric and haberdashery. A perfect Christmas or Birthday present!

Be inspired, book now!

 

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