Creative Sewing Courses & Workshops for Everyone

Creative Sewing Courses & Workshops for Everyone

Rosies frilly cuffs finished

LET’S MEET ROSIE

Rosie signed up for the RE-STYLE Mend and Alter your Clothes course for the past two seasons after completing her One Day Beginner workshop in 2023.  Rosie has been creating some really unique pieces and each week brings a full bag of charity hauls to the table for transforming! Rosie has a natural flair for fashion and has a magpie’s eye for spotting charity shop gems with great potential!

It is a joy to encourage her passion for fashion, design and creativity.

This course has a great sense of comradeship as we encourage group conversation and feedback on each students progress – checking in with how the transformations are going.  Its such an encouraging course and gives great satisfaction saving another garment from landfill. 

Conor, Alison, Stephen, Eileen, Karen and Valerie have attended this course and I will be show casing their makes and remakes later in the year.

ABOUT THE SHIRT TRANSFORMATION

Rosie had purchased a basic linen long blue and white shirt from a local fair.  It was pretty straight up and down and needed a design re-awakening! 

I have collated folders of upcycled and restyle images so after sharing these images with Rosie, she opted to crop the length of the shirt and use the length to make cuff frills. 

She wanted to go BIG with the volumne, which we all encouraged – it was so much fun seeing it all come together.  Once Rosie learned how to make a frill there was no stopping her! I love her design ensuring that the button placket was in the same place on both sleeves.  Spreading the frills into the sleeve area was a mammoth task and both lots of pins and hand tacking made this a little easier.  

You can see that Rosie really loves frills as the yellow dress she is wearing has frills on it also. 

In class she also made a second frilled shirt.  I’m  wondering what Rosie has up her sleeve next to make?!

HAS ROSIE INSPIRED YOU TO  RESTYLE YOUR WARDROBE?

Colour and Cloth teach all levels of Sewing Courses and Workshops so no matter what level you are at, there is no better time to start than now.  Like Rosie, your new creative journey starts with learning how to thread a needle…its that easy! 

New dates for our RESTYLE, Mend and Alter your Clothes  are booking up fast.

Rosie sewed on a vintage Bernina sewing machine – we love vintage machines – they are robust and can tackle any project including sewing lots of frills and gathers into a small space – visit the store to see our stock of vintage machines.

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Christine Boyle

Christine Boyle

Creative Director

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anya hanna
anya hanna
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Just had a one to one class with Christine. It was brilliant! As a complete sewing machine novice I now feel confident enough to do everything from a multitude of different stitch styles on different fabrics to sewing button holes and zips! She taught me all the basics including how to wind on a bobbin, thread up and strip down the machine and tackle most rogue issues!! Brian was brilliant too and had serviced my lovely singer machine that had been sitting in a box for 10 years… since it was bought! I would thoroughly recommend them both! Thankyou
Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson
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I ver much enjoyed my classes with Christine! She's very knowledgeable and able to adapt things when I had problems with my pattern. The small group in the class were a lovely, friendly group of people. I'd thoroughly recommend!
Olivia
Olivia
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I just finished the 7 week beginner's course after a 10 year hiatus from sewing. I absolutely loved it, the classes are intensive but every week from when I entered until when I left Christine's studio it was like entering a time warp! 3 hours felt like 20 minutes as I learnt so many practical sewing skills. Christine is such an inspirational person with her creative projects and she absolutely reignited my love for sewing with her excellent teaching skills, creativity, patience and encouragement. Thank you Christine!
Rosie
Rosie
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I recently completed the 7-week sewing course at Colour and Cloth, mend and repair, led by the talented instructor Christine. Overall, it was a worthwhile experience that expanded my knowledge and skills in the world of sewing.Christine's expertise in mending and repairing textiles was evident from the start. She shared valuable insights on how to breathe new life into worn-out garments. Her passion for sustainable fashion and the importance of reducing waste resonated throughout the course.Christine's teaching style was clear and concise, making it easy to follow along and understand the intricacies of each method. She provided hands-on demonstrations and offered individualized guidance, ensuring that every participant felt supported and confident in their abilities.The small class size allowed for a collaborative and supportive environment. Sharing ideas and learning from fellow participants added an extra layer of inspiration and motivation. Christine fostered a sense of camaraderie among us, creating a space where we felt comfortable asking questions and seeking feedback from one another.I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in mending and repairing textiles while embracing their creativity.
Audrey Palnoch
Audrey Palnoch
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I have attended the Intermediate sewing course with Christine and have learnt so much. I am a self taught sewer and had a lot of bad habits. Christine is such a brilliant teacher she brings the best out of each of us. She is patient and encourages each of us to stretch ourselves but more than that guiding us along the way with her wealth of experience. I thoroughly recommend completing a sewing course with Christine that’s why I’ve signed up for another one!
Kathryn McBride
Kathryn McBride
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Having found Colour & Cloth online, Christine directed me to Brian who kindly overhauled and serviced my lovely treasure of a find: (a beautiful hand crank sewing machine "Sylvia" made by Harrods) and traced the model number back to 1876. The quick turnaround on servicing and knowledge of machines is impressive in itself and Brian's joy on seeing such a machine was obvious.By way of a one to one lesson, Christine took me through the absolute basics of sewing from how to thread "Sylvia" to stitching in various forms. She has also guided me in the best threads and fabrics to use to get the best from this older machine.Christine's knowledge and genuine passion of fabrics and sewing is infectious and her patience with me as the beginner has set me up to find joy in using this lovely instrument.Thank you Brian and Christine.
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