***NEW! Dressmaking, Knitting & Free Motion Quilting Classes now available***

Call us on 012810060 for more details

We are very proud that our Classes and Workshops are so popular!

Students often rebook because of our easygoing teaching methods and in-depth knowledge of various techniques. We all remember being nervous beginners and so we are especially gentle with anyone new and nervous! We love to challenge our more experienced students too with detailed projects, however, we always allow you to set the pace. The standard 10% off fabrics purchased in store is a nice bonus too!

We ask that you use your own machine, scissors, thread and straight pins and quilting pins during class. These items (except machines) can be purchased during class. Machines are available to rent for €5 per session/€20 per course. Fabric is not included unless otherwise stated. Fee is payable in full upon booking.
Private bookings are very welcome including groups. We are happy to tailor a class or workshop to your needs.

To book, call in or phone the shop on 01 2810060.

4 weeks €90- choose from:

Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm, Thursdays 7 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm.

Each course usually begins the first week of each month but please check dates as some vary.

2019 Class Timetable

Patchwork & Quilting

Taught by Trina O’Mahoney & Sinead Byrne

Our students arrive to us at all levels of learning from complete and utter beginner to experienced people wishing to brush up a certain skill.

As such we tend to take people from where they are and hopefully move them along in their preferred direction! We cannot teach you everything, so please check with us before booking if you wish to learn something in particular.

For absolute beginners, expect to make a small quilt, cushion or bag in your first 4 classes. Progress will depend on how much time you can spend on your project and how much you spend trying to decide on colours!

Some of what you can learn from us;

How to use your sewing machine, Fixing common sewing issues, Feeling in control of your machine sewing, How to sew straight (well, we can show you how but it’s on you after that!), Accurate cutting using rotary cutting tools, How to layer up a quilt sandwich, How to minimise bumps and folds in your quilting, Choosing a colour palette that you love, How to use precuts, Making bags, pencil cases etc, Making cushions, bunting, table runners, wall hangings, Inserting zips, Adding buttons and buttonholes and Lots Lots more

Embroidery by Hand

Taught by Marie O’Mahoney

In this 4 week course you will learn a variety of stitches including some of the most used stitches in hand embroidery.

Marie will show you how to use them to produce contemporary or traditional effects in your sewing. Learn how to stitch letters to produce your own labels for quilts or to personalise or embellish a project.

The class will run over four 2 hour sessions and will be very informal and relaxed. All levels are welcome. Marie is a calm and relaxed teacher so nervous beginners have nothing to fear!

Class dates to be confirmed. Please call to register interest. 012810060

Dressmaking

Taught by Andrea Boyle

Would you like to learn to bring a dress pattern to life?
Have you ever watched the Great British Sewing Bee and wished you could do what they do? Come and learn from a highly experienced pattern drafter and master tailor and you’ll have a skill for life. Bring your own pattern and make a garment to fit YOU perfectly!

Andrea is a highly renowned dressmaker and pattern drafter. She has worked with Louis Copeland, Louise Kennedy and John Rocha so you can be sure you are in good hands.

This is a four week course which will run on Saturdays from 11am-3.30pm for 4 weeks.

So what do you get;

-To pick your own pattern, a Burda magazine or similar with free patterns is perfect
-16 hrs of hands on tuition with a highly qualified and experienced teacher who has worked with Louis Copeland, Louise Kennedy, John Rocha and others
-1/2hr lunch break midday to catch your breath!
-Very small class size means more time to learn
-skills that will help you go on to make/repair further garments

Cost is €260, max 6 spaces available. Payment in full is required to hold a place.

Further dates to be confirmed. Register your interest to get first option on place in the next course.

Phone us on 012810060 to book

Free Motion Quilting

Taught by Terri McNeill

Knitting for all Levels

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Doll Making Workshop

Taught by Louise Kelly

Louise will be visiting from wee Derry to show us how to make her beautiful dolls. She has authored 2 books and makes regular appearances on the Sewing Quarter. She is a brilliant teacher and a wonderfully creative craftsperson.

This will be a very enjoyable 2 day workshop, running from 10am – 4pm each day. There will be tea/coffee making facilities and you can bring your lunch with you or pop out to one of several nice spots in the village.

You will need a doll making kit which will be provided to you on arrival. You will also need your sewing machine in good working order, threads, scissors etc.

The cost for the 2 days is €190 which includes your doll kit. This is payable in full upon booking and is non refundable in case of cancellation.

To book call us on 012810060

JANUARY

No Classes this month.

Quilt Retreat Jan 25th – 27th

FEBRUARY

Wed 11am – 1pm; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 7th, 14th, 19th, 28th

Sat 11am – 3pm; 2nd, 9th

MARCH

Reduced classes on Wed & Thurs due to Kaffe Fassett events

Wed 11am – 1pm; 13th, 20th, 27th – €67.50

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 14th, 21st, 28th – €67.50

Sat 11am – 3pm; 9th, 16th

APRIL

Wed 11am – 1pm; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Sat 11am – 3pm; 6th, 13th

MAY

Wed 11am – 1pm; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Sat 11am – 3pm; 4th, 11th

JUNE

Wed 11am – 1pm; 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Sat 11am – 3pm; 1st, 8th

JULY & AUGUST – No Classes

SEPTEMBER

Wed 11am – 1pm; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Sat 11am – 3pm; 7th, 14th

OCTOBER

Wed 11am – 1pm; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 3rd, 10th, 24th (3 week month)

Sat 11am – 3pm; 6th, 13th

RETREAT; 18th-20th

NOVEMBER

Wed 11am – 1pm; 20th, 27th, 4th & 11th Dec

Thurs 7 – 9pm; 21st, 28th, 5th & 12th Dec

Sat 11am – 3pm; 23rd, 30th

DECEMBER

Wed 11am – 1pm; cont from Nov … 4th, 11th

Thurs 7 – 9pm; cont from Nov … 5th, 12th