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  1. If you would like to learn how to make baby taggies and bibs and how to applique baby wear we have the perfect workshop for you. Spend a day with Jess this Sunday - 10am-3pm and make the perfect baby gifts... hours of fun and some great new techniques. All you need is a baby vest, T Shirt or babygrow or two (We have some for sale on the day if you cant get hold of any!) and you are good to go - we supply a slection of fleece and torwelling and fabric scraps for your applique artwork. See our website or click here for full details and to book.


  2. 473x500Our introduction to dressmaking course has certainly been a hit, we absolutely love this course and love seeing our ladies process. This is the perfect place to start any dressmaking journey.

    Our lovely Jess leads you through the details of properly understanding a dressmaking pattern, how to cut out & place a paper pattern and how to correctly cut - this may sound basic but  does anyone really know what the pointy triangles and the long arrows mean on a pattern piece?!? (!)

    This workshop is not only great for transforming you into the seamstress of the year, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of lovely likeminded ladies who want to share your journey (and possibly your biscuits!). Giggles are a must! 

    During the five weeks, your dressmaking skills will develop as you put together your very own summer dress! (Yayy!!) 


     Do not be fooled into thinking you leave this workshop able to make one summer dress and never read another pattern again, the skills which Jess teaches are transferable throughout dressmaking and will enable you to tackle any pattern you fancy. 


    (Our Lovely Jess xx)


    The possibilities for your dress are endless! I am thinking a dress in this Notions fabric....What do you think? HayleyBobs xxxx


  3. Here at Grace and Favour, we love hosting workshops at our Sewing Sanctuary. Fully equipped with 8 fabulous Janome computerised machines and 5 new overlockers!

    Have you been to any of our workshops? We have created a perfect learning space with you in mind. Our tutors are friendly and of course know their stuff.

    Here’s what we’ve got on for you this month:

    For The Kids (8-15):

    Junior Tote Bag With Applique Workshop Tues 11/08 1:30pm - 4:30pm - £20

    Make Your Own Stuffed Owl Or Bobo Elephant. Tues 18/08 1:30pm - 3:30pm - £15

    Fun & Friendly Junior Bunting Workshop Weds 19/08 10:00am - 1:00pm - £20

    Please note that adults cannot  remain at the workshop with juniors. 

    For The Grown-Ups

    How To Use An Overlocker

    Weds 12/08 10:00am - 3:00pm -  £49

    Sun 30/08 10:00am - 3:00pm -  £49

    Make Your Own Stunning Ragdoll  

    Sat 15/08 10:00am - 3:00pm -  £35

    Beginners Crochet In A Day   

    Sat 22/08 10:00am - 4:00pm -  £35

    Baby Wear Workshop: Make It and Applique It

    Sun 23/08 10:00am - 3:00pm -  £35

    Our workshops range from Level 1 (absolute beginners) to Level 4 (experienced) and are always fun. You’ll come away with a new skill and maybe even some new friends too.

    Don’t just take our word for it though. Here’s what one of our lovely new friends had to say about our most recent sewing machine workshop:

    “I attended a beginners sewing machine workshop last Sunday. I almost didn't book it because I had a 230 mile journey and a 10 hour day but it was brilliant. Emily was very patient, friendly and helpful and we all came away with a fab cushion that we made ourselves. Despite the fact I live so far away I will definitely be booking on some more workshops at the Sewing Sanctuary. It was a great day out and lots of fun. Thank you.”

    To book, click on the links on this blog post and pay online or phone 01253 365510. See you soon!