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Sewing @ the B.: Sewing Courses in 2018

Sat 10th Nov Xmas sewing and making costumes: £10.00
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Sewing @ the B.: Sewing Courses in 2018

Sewing @ the B - Courses for all levels

There are Sewing @ the B workshops in 2018 on all the dates below .

All classes cost £25 and all materials are supplied, apart from the one dedicated to making a garment.

The Sewing @ the B team are happy to give advice to anyone considering a class and can be contacted via  ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk . Please title your email  "Sewing @ the B".

In the first half of the year classes are held on a Monday due to our major Toys exhibition. However, the team can also  offer bespoke classes for individuals and small groups at mutually convenient times, The team are very flexible and are experienced at responding to individual needs and interests . Please email via the address above if you wish to discuss anything about the course or your existing skills.

You are strongly recommended to book now, as places are limited. Please pay just a £10 non-returnable deposit now on the courses you require in 2018. (Your 10% discount will be deducted later for multiple bookings).

 NB A sewing machine is essential. The Museum can supply machines for a small deposit.


Our programme for 2018 is- 


Sat October 27th- Working with patterns: making an item using a pattern. Aimed at those who are confident using their sewing machine and wish to work on more demanding projects. Learn about the intricacies of using a pattern to make clothes that really fit you. 

Sat November 10th- Christmas is Coming- make gifts, costumes and decorations to impress your family and friends. 

We promise that you will have lots of fun, work hard, and learn lots. Our team of tutors love to share their skills and EVERYTHING IS TAILORED TO THE INDIVIDUAL.


            All classes cost £25. 

There is a 10% reduction for multiple course bookings. Just a £10 non returnable deposit is required now for each course you wish to book. All materials are provided, except for pattern class. Classes run 10am to 4pm. We can run classes at other times for individuals and groups of friends. 


Sewing @ the B Saturday 27th October 2018 10am to 4pm

Making a garment.....using a pattern…..sew easy.

We want to help people with some basic sewing and machining skills to move on to working with a pattern and making a garment which could include-


fitting a zip,

fitting in sleeves,


attaching pockets,

applying interfacing,


fitting a waistband.

We will give the class of a choice of projects to work from.

We would also like you to buy a pattern in advance of the class. We will then advise you how to choose the right fabric, cut out the pattern and prepare it for sewing.

Our advice about choosing a pattern, keep it simple. Basic skirt/dress /trousers/top.

We can give you advice about this in advance of the class if you wish. Once you have booked your place we will be available to answer your questions before we meet to ensure you can make the most out of the day.

We will focus on ensuring that you can complete the project with confidence at home. The world of sewing is at your feet. Literally -with an electric machine.

We provide-

Iron, pressing cloths, spare pins, hand sewing needles, some scissors, practice patterns.

Scraps of fabric for practise on sewing machine

You provide-

A pattern for your own project to complete after the class.

Good quality scissors, spools of thread for your machine, pins, hand-sewing needles

Quick unpick tool- essential! We all make mistakes.

Spare bobbins and needles for your machine, instruction manual- just in case!

Sewing machine and its instruction book, please! If you do not have a machine please let us know in advance. We will have some spare machines but numbers will be limited.

Hilary, Jill and Jane- Your tutors

Sewing @ the B Saturday 10th Nov   2018 10am to 4pm

Sewing For Christmas 

Christmas Sewing @ the B. Saturday November 10th 10am to 4pm.


We will run a special day to make gifts and decorations for Christmas. Charge £25, most materials supplied but if you wish to personalise items please bring your own special fabrics. We will have some Christmas fabric for making aprons but may wish to bring a meter of plain fabric in a Christmas colour of your own choice.

We will offer you the opportunity to make

* Christmas bunting

* Christmas stockings /bags

* Christmas apron

* Toys

We have lots of ideas about how all these items can be made very special, and seasonal, while expanding your skills and knowledge.

Please contact Vivien at ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or call 01665 605847. Or email janehmann@btinternet.com for further details.


These days are about having fun, being busy and learning lots of important skills.

Tutors- Jane Mann, Hilary Waugh and Jill Mallen.




All your tutors are experienced teachers who have been making their own clothes since they were teenagers. Jane also teaches knitting at Treaclehandknits in Morpeth.

They are all very keen to ensure that everyone can get something out of the day and will adapt the sessions to suit individuals. They also promise lots of fun.


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