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Sewing School

Nimble Thimbles has a fully equipped Sewing School with room for up to 10 students. Different courses will be available throughout the year for different skill levels including Dressmaking, Bag making, Quilting, Crafts, Knitting, Crochet and much more.
Drinks and biscuits are provided and 'Greggs' bakery is just two doors away for a quick lunch.

For more information about current courses please see below.
To book a class either come into the shop, book by phone or email or book on-line.

​​If you need to cancel a workshop, please contact us as soon as possible. It is possible that we may be able to fill your place from the reserve list. Course fees are only refundable if your place can be resold.
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'Drop -in' Quilting Class - Every Friday Morning
10.30am to 12.30pm includes tuition and tea & biscuits. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£10.00
BOOKLET POUCH:  Saturday 9th March
Make this gorgeous and very useful PVC and fabric BOOKLET POUCH on this one day workshop. Fabulous for keeping your haberdashery in order! ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 9
£57.00
FOLDED STAR CUSHION- Saturday 23rd February
Learn the quilting technique of the 'Folded Star' and make this beautiful cushion in the class. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 6
£57.00
QUILTED PROJECT POUCH:  Friday 15th March
Make this gorgeous and very useful PVC and fabric QUILTED PROJECT POUCH in just one evening. Fabulous for keeping your haberdashery in order! ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 9
£30.00
ROW BY ROW QUILT - BEACH HUTS:  Saturday 30th March
BEACH HUTS - Row 2 of eleven different quilt rows to make this beautiful quilt. You can join in at any time during the eleven months. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 9
£42.00
ROW BY ROW QUILT - RIBBON ROW:  Saturday 2nd March
RIBBON ROW - Row 1 of eleven different quilt rows to make this beautiful quilt. You can join in at any time during the eleven months. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 4
£42.00
TILDA'S DAPPER DACHSHUND - Saturday 23rd March
A fun few hours spent making this adorable little dog ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ***
Units in Stock: 10
£40.00
Chelle Handbag Workshop - Saturday 16th February
Make your very own beautiful lined handbag on this one day workshop with internal pocket and zipped top closure. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ***
Units in Stock: 6
£58.00
Dressmaking - The Basics : Zips & Buttonholes: Friday 22nd February
Learn how to successfully sew a zip and a concealed zip plus machined buttonholes all in one evening. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 6
£28.00
DRESSMAKING - THE BASICS:  Friday 15th February
All the things you need to know to get you started on dressmaking from patterns. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 3
£28.00
Dressmaking - The Basics: Necklines & Bias Binding - Friday 1st March
Learn how to apply bias binding in two different ways, how to sew and attach a collar and how to make a neckline facing and on this workshop. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£28.00
Dressmaking - The Basics: Pockets -  Friday 8th March
Learn how to apply bias binding in two different ways, how to sew and attach a collar and how to make a neckline facing and on this workshop. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£28.00
DRESSMAKING BASICS: GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE: Friday  8th February  2019
Do you have a sewing machine that's been hidden under the stairs for years and you've wanted to dust it off and get started on some fabulous projects but you don't have the knowledge or confidence to get going? Then this class is for you. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 4
£28.00
PATTERN CUTTING 1- SKIRT BLOCK PATTERN - Friday 22nd March
Make a skirt block pattern to fit your measurements ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£40.00
PATTERN CUTTING 2 - MAKING A PATTERN FROM YOUR SKIRT BLOCK - Friday 29th  March
Make a paper pattern from your skirt block ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£40.00
PATTERN CUTTING 3 - MAKE A SKIRT TOILE - Friday 5th April
You've made your skirt block and your skirt pattern. Now it's time to check that it works by making a toile (or mock-up) ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£40.00
SKIRT CLASS - Saturday 16th March
A lovely project for the beginner or more experienced sewer alike, includes fitting advice. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 10
£50.00