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WELCOME TO OUR SEWING LESSONS 

We want your sewing experience at Tracey's Sewing Room to leave you inspired with your newly found skills and experience to want to do more.  Being creative is a wonderful way to relax and take your mind of everything else.  Our lessons are designed to make you feel at ease as you grow your sewing skills no matter what level you are at when you begin. Our group lessons are small so that you get the individualised attention from our trainers.  There is also the option of requesting private lessons if you would prefer - click on the link or visit us at our shop for more information.

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Row 1

Intermediate Sewing Course 1

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four weeks

Sewing Studio

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will make a tote bag in the first week and a gypsy style blouse over the next three weeks. Suitable for someone who has a basic level of sewing skills or has completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Intermediate Sewing Course 2

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four weeks

Tailor's Tools

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will make a set of two lined drawstring bags and a casual knit loungewear top and bottom for male or female. Suitable for those with basic sewing skills or have completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Row 1A

Intermediate Sewing Course 3

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four weeks

Sewing Machine

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will prep and make a pair of pyjama trousers in the first two weeks and a matching top in the final two weeks for male or female. Suitable for those with basic sewing skills or have completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Make a Lined Tote Bag with a Pocket

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £60.00

Duration: 3.5 hours

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This handy tote bag, complete with pocket and top stitching, is a fabulous sewing project and makes a superb gift . Once you have made one you’ll  want to make more. What you will learn includes making sewing bag handles, a patch pocket and how to sequence putting your bag together.

Row 2
Row 2A
Row 3

Make a Gypsy Style Blouse

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £130.00 

Duration: three 3-hour workshops over three weeks

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Expand your sewing skills with this gypsy style top. Learn the basics of garment construction, using a sewing pattern and taking your own measurements. You will learn about fabric grainlines and cutting out the different pattern piece shapes, plus learn how to stitch the blouse together and finish it off.

Make a Set of Two Lined Drawstring Bags

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £55.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

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In this 2.5 hour lesson you will learn how to make a lined set of two drawstring bags that have many uses. It's a handy sewing project for keeping your pyjamas in or use it as a fabulous alternative to wrapping gifts for that someone special. You will expand on your skills from the beginner level.

Row 3A

Make a Raglan Sleeve Blouse

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £110.00 

Duration: two 3-hour workshops over two weeks

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Expand your sewing skills with this raglan sleeve top. Learn the basics of garment construction, using a sewing pattern and taking your own measurements. You will learn about fabric grainlines and cutting out the different pattern piece shapes, plus learn how to stitch the blouse together and finish it off.

Make a Casual Loungewear Top and Bottom

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £150.00

Duration: three 3-hour workshops over three weeks

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Get to know how to use stretch fabric on your machine with this popular casual loungewear top and bottom for male or female. This will give you the ability to be able to progress to more advanced workshops like the Hoodie and Cross-over Knitted Stretch Dress in the Advanced classes.

Row 4
Row 4A

Make a Kimono Top

Level: intermediate

Workshop Price: £90.00 

Duration: two 3-hour workshops over two weeks

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This stylish Kimono is a must-have for your wardrobe. It can be worn with jeans or dresses and is a perfect mid-season style. Suitable for a confident beginner. If you have completed our Learn to Sew Course and you're looking for an easy wearable sewing project then this is a fun class to join.

Row 5
Row 5A

Intermediate Sewing Course 1

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four consecutive weeks

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will make a tote bag in the first week and a gypsy style blouse over the next three weeks. Suitable for someone who has a basic level of sewing skills or has completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Week 1: Make a Lined Tote Bag with Pocket

In this 3 hour lesson you will learn how to make a handy tote bag, complete with pocket and top stitching. It's a fabulous sewing project and makes a superb gift. Once you have made one you’ll  want to make more.

What You Will Learn

In this lesson we will quickly go over what you learnt if you attended the Learn to Sew Course, including:

  • Threading the machine;

  • Winding a bobbin;

  • Keeping to seam allowances; and

  • Sewing straight lines.

New skills will include the following:

  • Sewing bag handles;

  • Sewing a patch pocket;

  • Squaring the bag bottom; and

  • Learning how to sequence putting your bag together. 

 

This class will give you the confidence you need to tackle slightly more challenging projects.

What You Need to Bring Along

You will need to bring fabric of your choice to the lesson. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and chambray are suitable. You will need  50cm of 115cm wide or 140cm wide meters of fabric .

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. You can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. Alternatively you can purchase the Tote Bag kit specifically for this lesson from Traceys Sewing room for £10.00.

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Week 2 to 4: Make a Gypsy Style Blouse

Expand your sewing skills with this gypsy style top. As you become more confident in creating garments like this, there is no limit to what you will be able to make that is made to measure. 

What You Will Learn

 

Over the two weeks that this workshop runs we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your garment that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learn how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Making a drawstring neckline;

  • Making a key hole fastening at the neck back; and

  • Sewing side slits at your blouse hem.

This is a lot of ground that we will be covering, but as I have allowed plenty of time, there is no need to rush and our classes are kept to a maximum of 6 so you will have plenty of individual attention.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your top. Suitable fabrics that you can use for this lesson include cotton, cotton lawn, light weight linen and cotton chambray. Avoid silky fabrics and stretch fabrics.

 

To give you an idea of how much fabric you will need here is a guide:

XXS, XS:   1.5m of fabric 115cm wide

Small :  1.8m of fabric 115cm wide

Medium : 2.10m of fabric 115cm wide

Large : 2.30m of fabric 115 cm wide

XLarge : 2.50 of fabric 115 cm wide

XXLarge : 2.70m of fabric 115 cm wide

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. Alternatively, you can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. 

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1 Intermediate Course

Intermediate Sewing Course 2

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four consecutive weeks

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will make a drawstring bag and a casual knit loungewear top and bottom for male or female. Ideal for those work from home days. Suitable for those with basic sewing skills or who have completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Week 1: Make a Set of Two Lined Drawstring Bags

In this 3 hour lesson you will learn how to make a drawstring bag that has many uses. It's a handy sewing project for keeping your pyjamas in or use it as a fabulous alternative to wrapping gifts. Why not gift your gift in a drawstring bag for that someone special!

 

What You Will Learn

Continue to develop your sewing skills and your sewing confidence. In this lesson we will do a refresher on what you learnt if you attended the Learn to Sew Course, including:

  • Threading the machine;

  • Winding a bobbin;

  • Keeping to seam allowances; and

  • Sewing straight lines.

New skills will include the following:

  • How to create a drawstring opening;

  • How to line the bag; and

  • Learning how to sequence putting your bag together. 

 

This class will give you the confidence you need to tackle slightly more challenging projects.

What You Need to Bring Along

Bring along fabric of your choice as well as a matching or contrasting drawstring cord or ribbon for your bag. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and chambray are suitable. Fat Quarters are great for this project.

 

You will need  40 cm of fabric and 40 cm of lining.  Also, 2 meters of cord or ribbon.

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric, lining and cord or ribbon. You can buy online by using the Fabric and Haberdashery link provided below. Alternatively you can purchase the Drawstring Bag kit specifically for this lesson from Traceys Sewing room for £6.00.

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Week 2 to 4: Make a Casual Loungewear Top and Bottom

You will be working on your lounge wear outfit, starting with taking your measurements and tracing out your pattern pieces. You will make your lounge wear trousers first and then move onto your knit loungewear top.

 

What You Will Learn

 

During weeks 2 to 4 we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your loungewear outfit that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learn how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Learning to handle knit fabrics;

  • Using different settings on your sewing machine specifically for stretch fabrics;

  • Learning all the do’s and don’ts when sewing with stretch; and

  • How to attach a stretch band around the neckline.

You will have plenty of individual attention to get to know how to use stretch fabric on your machine. Stretch fabrics are great as they are more forgiving for all shapes and sizes and this will give you the ability to be able to progress to more advanced workshops like the Hoodie and Cross-over Knitted Stretch Dress in the Advanced classes.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, overlockers, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of stretch fabric for your outfit.  Suitable fabrics that you can use include sweat shirting, stretch knit, or t-shirting fabric. The loungewear outfit comes in sizes XS to XL.

When we receive your booking request form, we will call you to establish how much fabric you will need to bring along. Let us have your measurements and we will be able to guide you.

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric, ribbing and elastic. You can buy online by using the Fabric and Haberdashery link provided below.

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2 Intermediate Course

Intermediate Sewing Course 3

Level: intermediate

Course Price: £175.00 

Duration: four 3-hour workshops over four consecutive weeks

Four workshops of three-hour duration where you will prep and make a pair of pyjama trousers in the first two weeks and a matching top in the final two weeks for male or female. Suitable for someone who has a basic level of sewing skills or has completed the Learn to Sew Course.  Adult and teenage courses are offered.

Over the 4 weeks you will learn to make a professional pair of pyjama trousers, complete with a drawstring elasticated waist, and a matching  button-up pyjama top, with revere collar and patch pocket . The top can be long or short sleeve depending on your preference. The pyjama trousers can be made cropped or full length.

Week 1: Preparation

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Week 3 and 4: Making Your Pyjama Top

Week 2: Making Your Pyjama Trousers

The first week of this course is all about the preparation.  We will reinforce what you learnt if you attended the Learn to Sew Course that includes:

 

  • How to take your measurements for your pyjamas;

  • Learning about pattern sizing and how to trace out the correct size for your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learn how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Cutting out your pyjamas and making the necessary markings.

In this week, new skills that you will learn include:

 

  • How to stitch together your pyjama trousers;

  • Sewing  curved pattern pieces;

  • Keeping to your seam allowance;

  • How to make an elasticated casing with a drawstring;

  • Finishing seams with an overlocker; and

  • Hemming your pyjama trousers.

The final two weeks are all about finishing your pyjama top.  There are lots of new skills that you will learn that include:

How to stitch together your pyjama top;

Placing and stitching your patch pocket;

Constructing a collar;

Sewing in the sleeves to your top;

Finishing your seams using an overlocker;

Hemming your top;

Marking and sewing the button holes; and

Sewing on your buttons.

This course will give you the confidence you need to tackle the more challenging projects we offer in the Advanced section.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, overlockers, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your pyjamas.  Suitable fabrics that you can use include brushed cotton / flannel, cotton lawn, chambray, 100% cotton, anglaise and double gauze cotton. The pyjamas come in sizes XS to XL.

When we receive your booking request form, we will call you to establish how much fabric and other habberdashery like buttons and elastic you will need to bring along. Let us have your measurements and we will be able to guide you.

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric and other items. You can buy online by using the Fabric and Haberdashery link provided below.

3 Intermediate Course
Tote Bag

Make a Lined Tote Bag with a Pocket

Level: intermediate

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: £60.00

This fabulous handy tote bag, complete with pocket and top stitching, is a great sewing project. Once you have made one you’ll want to make more. It makes a superb gift too!

What You Will Learn

 

In this lesson we will quickly go over what you learnt if you attended the Learn to Sew Course, including:

  • Threading the machine;

  • Winding a bobbin;

  • Keeping to seam allowances; and

  • Sewing straight lines.

New skills will include the following:

  • Sewing bag handles;

  • Sewing a patch pocket;

  • Squaring the bag bottom; and

  • Learning how to sequence putting your bag together. 

 

This class will give you the confidence you need to tackle slightly more challenging projects.

What You Need to Bring Along

You will need to bring fabric of your choice to the lesson. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and chambray are suitable. You will need  50cm of 115cm wide or 140cm wide meters of fabric .

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. You can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. Alternatively you can purchase the Tote Bag kit specifically for this lesson from Traceys Sewing room for £10.00.

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Gypsy Blouse

Make a Gypsy Style Blouse

Level: intermediate

Duration: three 3-hour workshops over three consecutive weeks

Price: £130.00

Expand your sewing skills with this gypsy style top. As you become more confident in creating garments like this, there is no limit to what you will be able to make that is made to measure. 

What You Will Learn

 

Over the two weeks that this workshop runs we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your garment that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learn how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Making a drawstring neckline;

  • Making a key hole fastening at the neck back; and

  • Sewing side slits at your blouse hem.

This is a lot of ground that we will be covering, but as I have allowed plenty of time, there is no need to rush and our classes are kept to a maximum of 6 so you will have plenty of individual attention.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your top. Suitable fabrics that you can use for this lesson include cotton, cotton lawn, light weight linen and cotton chambray. Avoid silky fabrics and stretch fabrics.

 

To give you an idea of how much fabric you will need here is a guide:

XXS, XS:   1.5m of fabric 115cm wide

Small :  1.8m of fabric 115cm wide

Medium : 2.10m of fabric 115cm wide

Large : 2.30m of fabric 115 cm wide

XLarge : 2.50 of fabric 115 cm wide

XXLarge : 2.70m of fabric 115 cm wide

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. Alternatively, you can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. 

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Drawstring Bag

Make a Set of Lined Drawstring Bags

Level: intermediate

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: £55.00

Expand your sewing skills with this raglan sleeve top. As you become more confident in creating garments like this, there is no limit to what you will be able to make that is made to measure. 

What You Will Learn

 

Over the three weeks that this workshop runs we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your garment that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learning how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Using a bias binding finish around the neck;

  • Making a key hole fastening at the neck back; and

  • Sewing side slits at your blouse hem.

This is a lot of ground that we will be covering, but as I have allowed plenty of time, there is no need to rush and our classes are kept to a maximum of 6 so you will have plenty of individual attention.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your top. Suitable fabrics that you can use for this lesson include cotton, cotton lawn, light weight linen and cotton chambray. Avoid silky fabrics and stretch fabrics.

 

To give you an idea of how much fabric you will need here is a guide:

XXS, XS:   1.5m of fabric 115cm wide

Small :  1.8m of fabric 115cm wide

Medium : 2.10m of fabric 115cm wide

Large : 2.30m of fabric 115 cm wide

XLarge : 2.50 of fabric 115 cm wide

XXLarge : 2.70m of fabric 115 cm wide

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. Alternatively, you can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. 

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Loungewear Outfit

Make a Casual Loungewear Top and Bottom

Level: intermediate

Duration: Three 3-hour workshops over three consecutive weeks

Price: £150.00

Get to know how to use stretch fabric on your machine with this popular casual loungewear top and bottom for male or female. This will give you the ability to be able to progress to more advanced workshops like the Hoodie and Cross-over Knitted Stretch Dress in the Advanced classes.

You will be working on your lounge wear outfit, starting with taking your measurements and tracing out your pattern pieces. You will make your lounge wear trousers first and then move onto your knit loungewear top.

 

What You Will Learn

 

During the three weeks we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your loungewear outfit that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learn how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Learning to handle knit fabrics;

  • Using different settings on your sewing machine specifically for stretch fabrics;

  • Learning all the do’s and don’ts when sewing with stretch; and

  • How to attach a stretch band around the neckline.

You will have plenty of individual attention to get to know how to use stretch fabric on your machine. Stretch fabrics are great as they are more forgiving for all shapes and sizes and this will give you the ability to be able to progress to more advanced workshops like the Hoodie and Cross-over Knitted Stretch Dress in the Advanced classes.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, overlockers, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of stretch fabric for your  outfit.  Suitable fabrics that you can use include sweat shirting, stretch knit, or t-shirting fabric. The loungewear outfit comes in sizes XS to XL.

When we receive your booking request form, we will call you to establish how much fabric you will need to bring along. Let us have your measurements and we will be able to guide you.

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric, ribbing and elastic. You can buy online by using the Fabric and Haberdashery link provided below.

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Raglan Blouse

Make a Raglan Sleeve Blouse

Level: intermediate

Duration: two 3-hour workshops over two consecutive weeks

Price: £110.00

Expand your sewing skills with this raglan sleeve top. As you become more confident in creating garments like this, there is no limit to what you will be able to make that is made to measure. 

What You Will Learn

 

Over the two weeks that this workshop runs we will take you through all the steps from start to finish for making your garment that include:

 

  • How to take your measurements;

  • Reading sewing pattern markings;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines;

  • Becoming familiar with different pattern piece shapes;

  • Learning how to read sewing pattern instructions; and

  • Putting your top together.

New skills include:

  • Using a bias binding finish around the neck;

  • Making a key hole fastening at the neck back; and

  • Sewing side slits at your blouse hem.

This is a lot of ground that we will be covering, but as I have allowed plenty of time, there is no need to rush and our classes are kept to a maximum of 6 so you will have plenty of individual attention.

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your top. Suitable fabrics that you can use for this lesson include cotton, cotton lawn, light weight linen and cotton chambray. Avoid silky fabrics and stretch fabrics.

 

To give you an idea of how much fabric you will need here is a guide:

XXS, XS:   1.5 m of fabric 115 cm wide

Small :  1.8 m of fabric 115 cm wide

Medium : 2.10 m of fabric 115 cm wide

Large : 2.30 m of fabric 115 cm wide

XLarge : 2.50 m of fabric 115  cm wide

XXLarge : 2.70 m of fabric 115 cm wide

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. Alternatively, you can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. 

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Kimono

Make a Kimono Top

Level: intermediate

Duration: two 3-hour workshops over two consecutive weeks

Price: £90.00

This stylish Kimono is a must have for your wardrobe. It can be worn with jeans or dresses and is a perfect mid-season style. Suitable for a confident beginner. If you have completed our Learn to Sew Course and you're looking for an easy wearable sewing project then this is a fun class to join. The Kimono comes in various lengths and sizes, and different sleeve lengths.

What You Will Learn

 

Try your hand at sewing with slightly lighter weight fabrics. Learning to handle different fabric types becomes a focus in our intermediate and advanced courses.  What you will learn in this workshop includes:

 

  • How to handle slightly more flimsy fabrics;

  • How to cut out your garment;

  • Learning about fabric grainlines and pattern markings;

  • Attaching a sleeve to your garment;

  • Finishing seams using an overlocker;

  • Hand sewing the hem and neck band of your Kimono; and

  • Learning how to make a home sewn garment look professional.

 

What You Need to Bring Along

All sewing machines, tools and accessories are provided. You will need to bring your own choice of fabric for your top. Suitable fabrics that you can use for this lesson include viscose, challis, cotton lawn, double georgette, cotton, lightweight linen and soft silky fabrics.

 

As this Kimono comes in small, medium and large as well as various lengths, fabric quantity will need to be confirmed. When we receive your booking request form, we will call you to establish how much fabric you will need to bring along. Let us have your measurements and we will be able to guide you.

 

If you come into the shop before the day, we can help you choose the right fabric. Alternatively, you can buy online by using the Fabric link provided below. 

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