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Join a Sewing Class with Camille

It's time to get sewing something Spring time ready at a Thimble Studios sewing class in West Wales! Camille is a qualified dressmaker with years of industry experience to help guide you through the process, no matter what skill level you are!

Choosing your Sewing Class 

Here at Thimble Studios in West Wales, there is a range of sewing classes for you to choose from each term; from a complete beginner to seasoned sewists, there's a sewing class for you.

The levels are here as a rough guide for your ability, but no matter what you can expect a warm welcome, inclusive teaching and lots of one-to-one support in all our sewing classes.

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  • You have never used a sewing machine

  • You dabbled but don't feel in control

  • You need a refresher 

You need to come to my

beginners sewing class before you go any further in your sewing journey

And  then you'll be on your way!

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  • Could also be called a Rusty Returner

  • You can thread a sewing machine

  • You are curious about different skills 

In these classes, you will be introduced to a new area of your craft.

Expect clear step-by-step teaching, a gentle learning pace and building on acquired skills.   

 

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  • You have made a garment before 

  • You can cut a pattern out. 

  • You want to improve your skills

On these courses, you might be asked to do some prep at home and I, therefore, assume you have acquired skills such as choosing your size and cutting your fabric. 

If you're still not sure what kind of class you need, just get in touch and we can figure it out together.

Complete Beginner

Complete Beginner? Start here!

The beginner dressmaking series is suitable for the total novice or the returning sewist. 

Every term a new pattern is chosen to make in this class, so you can discover or revisit dressmaking fundamentals and walk out with a new garment each time. We try to cover different techniques with every pattern, so your sewing skillset is always expanding no matter how many times you join us.

Feb / April / June 2023

A dip dive into sewing machine skills that will convert you into someone who sews in just one day. 

Short Up-Skilling Courses

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12th February

3 hours

A deep dive into fabric knowledge so you can make the right choice for your project.

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4th March

3 hours

Have a go at sewing stretch with our pant making workshop

Garment Explorer

1 & 2-day Courses

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25th & 26th March

2 days

Learn how to make your own clothes

using sewing patterns.

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23rd April

1 day

An in-depth look at using an overlocker whether you are starting out

or wanting to get more out of it. 

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11th & 12th March

2 days

Resolve fitting issues by learning the steps to making well-fitted garments.

You will practice with a pattern

of your choice.

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13th & 14th May

2 days

Learn how to recreate your

favourite ready-to-wear clothes.

Seasoned Sewist

Sew Your Own Projects

Do you have a project you've become a bit stuck with? Maybe one you'd would like to get some help with? Our open-sew offering is an excellent blend of expertise knowledge and a bit of tuition, all while achieving your own projects.

All levels are welcome, but knowing how to thread and operate a sewing machine is preferred.

20th & 21st May

A whole weekend to dedicate to your project, with expertise in the room and excellent company to boot!

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Pick Your Own Hours

Need some ongoing support and accountability?

The pass is your ticket to a season of sewing.

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A Lovely Place to Sew

I'm a bit in love with our West Wales sewing studio. And I know I'm kind of biased so here's some things that previous students have loved about the it...

 

  • it's a bright, airy space

  • the high cutting tables (goodbye sore backs!)

  • long individual working benches, which bring a whole new meaning to personal space - no knocking elbows around this studio!

  • a shared overlocker, which is always threaded

 

And really the best part about coming to our dedicated dressmaking studio is that everything is on hand; from endless cups of tea to a fully stocked haberdashery.  Everything you need to get you through your project is here.

Still don't believe me? Here's some direct quotes...

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"Camille is a genuinely lovely person who goes all out to ensure everyone gets support and direction to achieve their sewing aims .... her jolly outlook is contagious"

- Linda

"I love the in-person teaching. I love the camaraderie of the group, having a whole, uninterrupted session to work through each stage and of course, having Camille right there."

- Deirdre

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