Category Archives: MIY Workshop – Sewing Classes

Two New Summer Sewing Classes at MIY Workshop Brighton

I’ve just added two fantastic summer sewing workshops to the MIY Workshop timetable to make all your holiday essentials:

kaftan making class

make a beach bag class

Only £45 each, they’re bound to get booked up fast and there are only 5 spaces on each class! 

Full details and booking information here.

New Class!!! Make a Wrap Skirt

skirt making classAll images taken from “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts and © Cico books / Julian Ward Photography.

Join me for a day of dressmaking this summer. You will make the easy Granville wrap skirt from my latest book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts”.

This class is ideal for beginners and there are lots of different ways to make the wrap skirt; with ties or buttons, with pockets and even a reversible version so you can really make it to suit your own style. It’s quick, easy and a gorgeous flattering skirt that’s perfect for summer.

You’ll learn how to sew accurate seams, my favourite method for neat hems, how to sew darts, how to attach a facing or lining and how to make and attach a pocket (if you choose that option!).

By the end of the day you’ll feel confident using a sewing machine and leave with a unique-to-you handmade skirt, ready for wearing all summer.

Some materials will be provided, a full list of materials needed will be sent when you book your place.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners.                                                                                            
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • £95

To book your place email Wendy on miyworkshop@gmail.com or ring 01273 693451

Give The Gift of Sewing

Give the gift that keeps on giving this year – the gift of sewing!!

If you have a crafty type to buy for or you’d like to suggest a present for yourself, what about a MIY Workshop gift voucher?!

sewing classes brighton

You decide what £ value you spend and the lucky recipient can use it as full or part payment for any MIY Workshop sewing classes taught by me or any of my booksMIY Collection sewing patterns or tools.

Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase.

Get in touch on 01273 693451, call into MIY Workshop at 33 North Road, BN1 1YB or email post[at]wendyward.co.uk to buy yours.

Alternatively, email this blog post to someone who needs a massive festive hint!!

Christmas Gift Making at MIY Workshop!

Avoid the stress of fighting the crowds in the shops and enjoy a relaxing day making some unique Christmas gifts this year.

At MIY Workshop I’ve just added 2 new one day gift making classes. Make a cosy Parkwood Cowl or a pair of luxurious pyjama trousers. The cowl class includes all materials and a copy of the pattern to take home and make more. The pyjama class includes a copy of my first book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” to take home, just bring your fabric.

Full details on dates, prices and how to book here.

These classes will be taught by Candy. Find out more about Candy here.

 

DIY Bobbin Holder

diy bobbin holder

Do you have to fight your way through a tangled nest of threads at the bottom of a box or drawer every time you need a bobbin?

Life’s too short, find some toe dividers and make your own bobbin holders! Keeps your bobbins neat, tidy, you can see what colour thread is on them and they then fit easily into your portable sewing kit. Lots of my MIY Workshop students have started bringing bobbins to class like this.

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A Tour of MIY Workshop

If you’re even half as nosey as I am you’ll like this.

Here’s a short video from my YouTube channel that gives you a little peek inside MIY Workshop where I teach all my classes and do my sewing. As I  don’t have space for a sewing machine at home, all the magic happens here!

 

New Classes at MIY Workshop!! Make a Kimono | Make Your Own Knickers | Fabric Stamping

Two new teachers are bringing 3 fantastic new classes to MIY Workshop this autumn with lots of dates and times (weekdays, weekends, evenings) available.

Michelle will be showing you how to make your own bespoke kimono and your own knickers:

how to make a kimono

knicker making classes

Nula will be teaching fabric stamping so that you can print your own fabric:

fabric printing classes brighton

Spaces are limited at all these classes. Full details including prices, dates and how to book are on the MIY Workshop website here.