Welcome to the Stitch Workshops’ first blog

Here we have the first ‘absolute beginners’ sewing class at The Pineapple Palace Lodge in Thatcham, Berkshire.

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looking a bit nervous before we start (or maybe it’s just because they are on camera!)

We set about with a quick lesson on how to wind a bobbin, thread our machine and check tension. We then practiced some straight lines, turning corners and following a curve.

We then chose the fabric, made our inner pillows, which were filled with ½ volume lavender (from Yorkshire Lavender Ltd) and ½ volume Mouldmaster toy filling.

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Busy Bees!
Look what we made!
Look what we made!
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Katrina, Ginette and Jacqui, Relaxed and happy with their finished eye pillows.

“Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon last Friday at the sewing workshop.

Although I didn’t manage to get my machine out over the weekend I do feel so much more confident about what to do! Considering I’ve had the machine for 2 years and been too afraid to use it I consider Friday a great success.

My daughters were so impressed with the lavender pillow.

I cannot fault the course or tuition. It was very friendly & relaxed, and I would love to join you again on a future course.

Ginette Perrin