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Improve Your Sewing Skills And Make A Pretty Appliqué Cushion…

Thanks to the recent sewing programmes on TV, this craft has grown in popularity. If want to learn more or need a confidence booster to improve your technique, we’re holding a sewing workshop. Jane Bolsover, author of Sewing Machine Basics and Sewing School Basics, will advise you on cutting out fabrics and threading a machine, to stitching seams correctly.

She’ll be assisted by sewing experts, Thelma Judge and Linda MacDonald. Once you’ve mastered these skills on the day, you can adapt them to make many more enjoyable sewing projects.

Our Experts
hr JaneBolsoverJane Bolsover has over 25 years’ experience as a designer and writer,specialising in the sewing and craft industry, and has appeared on TV. She’s created many sewing and craft projects for magazines, including Woman’s Weekly, and written books on all aspects of sewing from dressmaking, to soft furnishings and patchwork. She currently works as a consultant for a major textile and craft show company.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThelma Judge worked as the Dressmaking Adviser for John Lewis stores, in London’s Oxford Street for over 14 years. She now teaches dressmaking workshops at textile shows, and undertakes dressmaking Commissions for fabric and pattern companies.

Linda MacDonaldLinda MacDonald worked for Butterick and Vogue Patterns, as dress-making and promotions co-ordinator and also as editorial assistant on Sew Today magazine. She sews, advises on patterns/sewing at exhibitions and gives talks and workshops on how to dress to suit your figure.


8th August – Make A Pretty Appliqué Cushion (£69 per person)

Learn how easy it is to turn a basic cushion into a work of art using quilting, appliqué and simple embroidery stitches under expert guidance.

Applique Cushion Itinerary:
10-10.30am Meet and greet with tea and coffee
10.30-1pm Jane will show you how to create a quilt sandwich, stitch simple machine quilting, work two different methods of appliqué and handworked French knots. Thelma and Linda will be there to assist as you start your own cushions, giving you plenty of help and advice.
1-2pm Lunch
2-4.30pm In the afternoon, you’ll be shown how to insert a centred zip fastener to complete your cushion cover, and Jane will also demonstrate how you can create and insert handmade piping for an added decorative detail.

Plus you’ll get a free copy of Sewing School Basics by Jane, worth £14.99.
Click here to book your place now!

Important information:

– The workshop will be held in our offices: IPC Media, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.
– The office is in walking distance of London Bridge, Waterloo, Waterloo East, Blackfriars and Southwark stations.
– Lunch is not included, but there is a restaurant onsite, and you can buy a cooked meal or sandwiches to eat on our roof top terrace if the weather in fine, or in the restaurant, which has amazing views over London. There are also local sandwich bars or you may prefer to bring your own packed lunch.
– Your ticket price includes all fabrics and materials, plus a complimentary copy of one of Jane Bolsover’s best-selling books.
– There will also be the chance to buy her other book on the day.

Terms and Conditions:
IW CB401_SEW_MACHINE_JCKT_12MMSPINE _02 8_628 x 276Woman’s Weekly has the right to change the itinerary of a day. Tickets cost £69 per ticket and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep your booking confirmation, as this is your ticket for the event. A guest list policy will be in operation at the event. Shortly after purchasing tickets, you will receive an email booking confirmation: this is your ticket to the event, so please retain it for future reference. Tea, coffee and water will be provided on the day, but lunch is not included.

These workshops are in association with:

– Singer
– Gütermann Creativ
– Fiskars
– Vilene
– Hemline
– Stitch Kits