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Workshops with Holly

Have you always wanted to learn a specific textile technique or make an textile item but never quite knew how? Or perhaps you want to have a go on a sewing machine before you commit to buying one? Holly can help.

As well as over10 years sewing experience Holly also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Textiles. Holly successfully runs her online business and has customers all over the world and has featured in national home interior magazines. Her workshop in based in the Gordano Valley, Clevedon, BS21 where she runs sewing workshops for all ages including children 8+ with a parent/carer.

These workshops also make a great gift for someone itching to be creative. Workshop vouchers available. The workshop is based outside of Clevedon on the south coast. Most workshops can also be taught via ZOOM or Holly can travel to you in North Somerset.



Holly is a great teacher, I really enjoyed the sewing machine workshop! Holly goes step by step, giving lots of tips and advice. Already booked my next workshop!  - Shubhaa 2021


All workshops are fitted around you. Weekday/weekend/evenings, Holly is flexible with this. All workshops are 1-1 or with a maximum of 4 people at any one time which means you will get the most out of your workshop and be free to ask any questions at any time.  

Beginner - basics and appliqué 2 hours £40 pp (ZOOM £45) includes all materials. A sewing machine can be provided. You will learn the basics of your machine, how to control the machine and how to appliqué using fabric and stitch and will leave with samples, a personalised handout and plenty of enthusiasm to start your sewing journey! Plus you'll go away with a kit that includes fabric and materials for you to continue what you practised in your lesson. 

Free motion embroidery - 3 hours £50 pp (ZOOM 2 hours £50) 

During this workshop you will learn free motion embroidery on your sewing machine. Holly will take you through each step and you will leave your workshop with lots of samples, a personalised handout and the beginnings of a product you have made using the technique. This technique is one that Holly specialises in so she has a wide knowledge surrounding this technique. 

Custom! If you have a pattern/dressmaking pattern you don’t quite understand or would like some help and guidance with something you’re making just let her know! £18 per hour

Pick a product workshop -  (please allow 2 hours) £35 pp. Includes all fabric, instructions and pattern pieces to take away. Items marked with a * are suitable for children too.
1. Zipped purse
2. Zipped cushion cover
3. Envelope cushion cover*

4. Tote bag*
5. Bunting*
6. Scrunchies*
7. Drawstring bag*
8. Fabric baskets*
9. Flat bottom zipped make up pouch

10. Barbie doll clothes*

11. Piped cushion cover

12. Pocket cushion cover*

Dressmaking Workshops 

Girls summer dress (ages 6months-4years old) please allow 3hr 30mins max. £60 pp includes all fabric and your very own pattern piece £55 if you supply your own fabric.

You will learn how to follow a commercial pattern piece, how to pattern cut, understand the different terms and techniques, button holes, hemming, seams and so much more! All sessions are 1-1 to insure you get the most out of it and are able to ask questions and have my help and guidance throughout. By the end of your workshop you will go away with a finished dress, pattern pieces and step by step instructions so you can go away and make again!

Jersey Romper (unisex 6months-6 years) please allow 3hours 30mins max. £60 pp includes all fabrics and your very own pattern piece. Fabric choice limited due to being jersey fabrics - happy to advise so you can bring your own fabrics £55 if you supply your own. 

You will learn how to work with stretch fabrics to make a reversible romper. This make is not suitable for complete beginners. Taught 1-1 so you will get the most out of your session and you are welcome to ask questions throughout. 


Free Motion Embroidered Landscapes

During this course you will learn how to free motion a landscape of your choice. This could be your favourite landmark or perhaps your home? Holly will help and guide you through it all. 2 week course taught in two sessions 4.5hours total (week 1- 2hr, week 2 - 2.5hr). First week will be designing, getting fabrics together and starting to piece it together and the second week will be sewing and finishing. You will create a flat piece A4 size ready for you to frame. Must have already completed my free motion embroidery lesson or be confident with free motion embroidery already.
£85 for the full 2 week course

Advanced Applique

This workshop is perfect for those of you who have already completed the beginner lesson. You will build on your applique skills to create samples and complete a chosen design to feature in your own embroidery hoop that you can hang in your home. Your design can be hand drawn or taken from my preset designs. All materials provided.
2.5hours £37


Even after your workshop is finished you will gain access to an online community of likeminded sewers to help and inspire you. You will also be able to purchase sewing supplies tried, tested and loved by Holly and join the loyalty scheme to get workshops at discounted prices!

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