Crafty Baba

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32 St Peters Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Crafty Baba

Join us for an afternoon of social sewing in central Ipswich from 12-3pm.
Sewing Bee Ipswich
Learn the basics of making a pattern in this one-day course held in Ipswich. You will be taught how to create a pattern from scratch, adding the appropriate markings to ensure success. We will also be turning our hands to grading (increasing/decreasing) a commercial pattern to be certain that everything you make in the future fits first time and finally, taking a pattern from an existing garment.
Pattern Making & Grading for Beginners
Join us in this one day course to start your patchwork and quilting skills. We will be exploring the lingo of patchwork and quilting to demystify it and to increase your confidence. We will be enjoying both hand and machine patchworking before quilting a project to take home. By the end of the class you will have lots of samples of different styles to get you started on bigger projects.
Patchwork & Quilting for Beginners
We will be measuring, designing and making a sample blind to take home. Our sample blinds are approx 100cm x 50cm in size and designed to be for refernece purposes. A handout will also be available after the class for future use.
Making Roman Blinds
In our after school sewing club, we will be tackling a new project each week to encourage a love of the needle and thread. We will be covering sewing with felt, embroidery, machine sewing and much more.
Kids' After School Club
On this one-day course you will be learning the techniques needed to produce beautiful drum lampshades. By the end of the day, you will have a 30cm wide lampshade to take home with you.
Interiors-Make Your Own Drum Lampshade
In this class, we start with learning to thread our sewing machines and how to control them. Once everyone is feeling more confident, we will cover basic tasks like sewing in a straight line, turning over a hem, sandwiching fabrics together, how to pin and cut your fabrics. We plan to tackle a simple project for you to take home, such as a cushion cover. By the end of the course, you should have mastered the basics of machine sewing.
Sewing for Beginners (Daytime)
In this one-day course, we will be getting to grips with jersey and knit fabrics. Learn how to set up your machine and what types of needles are suitable for stretch fabrics. We will be cutting our jersey with confidence,  sewing seams and hems and setting in a neckline.
Learn to Sew with Jersey Fabrics
Learn to make lined curtains in this one day course. We will be making a professionally finished sample sized curtain (approx 100cm x 100cm).
Sensational Curtain Making
If you are finding your clothes are not quite fitting properly with gaping necklines or arm holes, then a bust adjustment may be just what you need to learn. This class is perfect for anyone finsing their clothes are not fitting as they expected. We will be learning how to redraft your patterns with your correct measurements, ensuring a perfect fit everytime.
Dressmaking: Adjust the Bust
Have you ever wanted to learn to make your own clothes? This course will suit you perfectly. Over the day we will be exploring the fundamentals of dressmaking, reading a pattern, knowing which fabrics to select and what notions are perfect for the task. We will be practising how to insert a zip, finish a seam and putting in a bias binding finish. There will also be an opportunity to ask the questions you want the answers to.
Dressmaking for Beginners & Improvers
We will be getting to grips with freehand machine embroidery and applique in this fun day time course. By the end of the day you will have a beautiful cushion cover to take home with you.
Freehand Machine Sewing for Fun
Do you feel as though you are getting the most out of your sewing machine? Would you like to learn more about what you could be doing with it?
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine
Have you ever fancied making your own cushion covers? Would you like to learn how to design and create your own soft furnishings and cushions? Then this is the perfect course for you. We will be making a piped cushion cover with inserted zip to take home at the end of the day. The course also teaches plenty of transferable skills to take into other areas of upholstery and soft furnishings.
Introduction to Soft Furnishings & Cushions
If you are thinking about purchasing an overlocker (or serger as it is sometimes known), or have recently bought one, then this is the perfect course for you.
Learn to Love your Overlocker
Join us to create professional fitted slip covers for your furniture. Refresh your sofa and armchair with a great new look.
Sashiko embroidery is a Japanese folk art, producing beautiful designs in cloth. In this classwe will be learning the basics and producing a beautiful sampler which can be used to make a wall hanging or a cushion cover.
Make a Sashiko Embroidery Sampler
Once you have learnt the basics of quilting, free motion quilting is the next step to taking this skill to the next level. There will be plenty of tips, techniques and practical information in this step by step workshop for those new to free motion quilting.
Free Motion Quilting Techniques
Inspire your children to love sewing!
Kids' Summer Sewing Classes