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Pattern Cutting.



This workshop contains maths! Not much but we will be measuring, adding and subtracting and adjusting seams.

There is no end to the art of learning to pattern cut. This makes it a popular but slippery subject to cover in a day! Bearing this in mind we are going to cover working on the bodice block only. We’ll be exploring some easy techniques to adapt and play about with shapes and silhouette rather than making a complete finished article of clothing.


You will work from a size 12 industry block and we’ll look at the similarities in shop brought patterns. We’ll also cover darts, sleeves, ruffles and flounces. There’s time to ask questions and explore the answers as a group PLUS plenty of time to slag off shop brought clothes and why they don’t fit properly!

Please bring 2m of cotton- an old duvet or sheet will do.

Class cost £55.
Refreshments included, but bring a packed lunch
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Classes are held in my own studio in Northampton.  The building itself is in the boot and shoe quarter and was built in 1883.  It has housed many different businesses over the years but finally closed in 2006.  I moved in in 2010 and following development from a very generous landlord we now have 18 artists spread across 12 studios.  Behind our doors you will find Sign-writers, filmmakers, photographers, rubbers clothes makers and painters amongst others. We do have some on site parking in the yard on the side of the building and as long as residents do not park across the gates you can park in the yard.


I’m  very proud of my light filled studio, it’s a wonderful inspiring place to come for a class.  We have big tables to cut out on,a comfy lounge area to sit and have tea, lots of books and magazines to read and most materials and equipment will be supplied for the classes. In  the summer months you won’t want to go home!

Tea and biscuits will be offered to you on arrival and you will be welcome to poke around the bookshelves and investigate all the nooks and crannies (but no pilfering the fabric!)


Please note;  Classes take a lot of time to plan materials and equipment wise, tutors are very knowledgeable and are booked months ahead.  If you need to cancel your place please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE . Sometimes we have a waiting list in which case we will be able to transfer someone else into your empty space.  If YOU need to cancel up to 14 days before you will receive your deposit back.  However, If you cancel after 7 days before you will lose your refund, unless of course we have a waiting list for the class.

You can pay for your classes over the phone by ringing Abi on 07972862740.


We are always happy to devise classes for hen parties- such as fascinator or corsage workshops and also children’s parties. We’ve run fascinator and French Knicker making workshops for hen classes.  Sock monkey and bunting making classes for children, the Stitch and Make Studio in Burns St is the Ideal location for large groups and we have space for drinks, nibbles and food too.
If you aren’t sure on your experience or suitability of a class please ring for advice 07972862740.

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