Workshops with Holly
Have you always wanted to learn a specific technique or to make an textile item on a sewing machine but never quite knew how? Or perhaps you want to have a go on a sewing before you commit to buying one? Holly can help .
As well as 10 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 Weston Super Mare 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 on Whitecross Road, Weston super mare, BS23 1EN.
All workshops are fitted around you. Let Holly know when you would like to book in. Weekday/weekend/evenings, Holly is flexible with this. All workshops are 1-1 or with a maximum of 3 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 for £20 for one person (£10 extra per person - 2 extras max) includes all materials. Sewing machines 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!
Free motion embroidery - 3 hours £35 for 1 (£25 each 2-3 people)
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 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 you don’t quite understand or would like some help and guidance with something you’re making just let her know! £10 per hour
Pick a product workshop - (please allow 2 hours) £25 for one person (£10 extra per person - 2 extras max) includes all fabric and instructions and pattern pieces to take away. All items are suitable for children and beginner sewers.
1. Zipped pouch
2. Zipped cushion cover
3. Envelope cushion cover
4. Tote bag
7. Drawstring bag
8. Fabric baskets
9. Flat bottom zipped make up pouch
10. Barbie doll clothes (suitable for children)
Simple Dressmaking Workshops
Girls summer dress (ages 6months-4years old) please allow 3hr 30mins max. £55 includes all fabric and your very own pattern piece £50 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!
Bloomers (newborn-24months) please allow 2hr 30mins max. includes fabrics and your very own pattern piece £45. £40 if you supply your own fabric.
You will learn how to pattern cut, how to create a casing and use elastic within clothing. You will go away with a finished pair of bloomers, pattern pieces and step by step instructions so you can make 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.
Even after your workshop is finished Holly offers online support. If you wanted her to explain something further or you didn't quite understand something, Holly is on hand to answer any queries to help you on your sewing journey!
Textile Rag Wreaths - Enjoy rummaging through Holly's festive fabrics to create your very own wreath. You will also learn how to create festive textile patches that can be attached onto your wreath or go away and be used for something else! Lovely workshop with a group of you.
Allow 3 hours. £34 for 1 person (£10 per extra if you come as a group - no more than 3)
Festive scrunchies - Learn to make festive scrunchies and how to work with velvets. You will go away with a handful of scrunchies and plenty of enthusiasm to make lots more!!
Allow 2 hours. £28 for 1 person - £12 extra pp - up to 3
Pick a product - Lots of festive fabrics to pick then..choose from: Bunting, cushions, drawstring bags, zipped pouches or fabric baskets. If you’d like to come in and make up some festive gifts for family and friends and learn at the same time these workshops are all
£27 (£25 for normal fabrics) for 1 person - £12 extra pp - up to 3. Allow 2 hours.
Beginner sewers/more advanced/children 8+ welcomed. Taught 1-1 or small groups of 3 only.
Based in Weston Super Mare, BS23.