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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
LEARN TO  QUILT - BLOCK A MONTH :  Friday 20th March
Learn quilting basics on this on-going evening course and produce your very first quilt in your choice of fabrics. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 8
£33.00
One to One Lessons
Personal tuition on overlockers, dressmaking, quilting, ladies tailoring or for a specific project. By the hour. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 1
£20.00
QUILTING - BLOCK KEEPER BOOK:  Saturday 22nd February
Perfect for keeping your finished quilted blocks in order until you're ready to sew them all together. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 5
£49.00
QUILTING - FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING - DIVIDED DIAMONDS- Saturday 1st February
Each month we will be teaching a different block using the Foundation Paper Pieced method. The first block is the Divided Diamonds ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 2
£43.00
QUILTING - FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING - STAR RING - Saturday 7th March
Each month we will be teaching a different block using the Foundation Paper Pieced method. The third block is STAR RING ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 4
£43.00
BAG WORKSHOP - SQUIFFY SLING - Saturday  25th January
Make your very own fully lined bag on this one day workshop. Price includes pattern worth £10. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 6
£55.00
CARPET BAG WORKSHOP - Saturday  8th February
An impressive bag suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced sewer. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 2
£58.00
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS  - Saturday 7th March
Learn to crochet and improve your skills by learning new stitches and techniques. ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 8
£12.00
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS - Saturday 1st February
Learn to crochet and improve your skills by learning new stitches and techniques. *** CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ***
Sold Out
£12.00
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS - Saturday 4th April
Learn to crochet and improve your skills by learning new stitches and techniques. *** CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ***
Units in Stock: 10
£12.00
DRESSMAKING - THE BASICS:  Friday 24th January
All the things you need to know to get you started on your dressmaking project ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Units in Stock: 9
£30.00
DRESSMAKING FOR BEGINNERS - Saturday 18th January, 15th February and 14th March
A perfect course to kick start your dressmaking skills ***CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION***
Sold Out
£110.00
GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE: Friday 10th January
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: 5
£30.00