Crafty Baba


32 St Peters Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Crafty Baba

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Do you have much loved garments you would like to replicate? Bring them along to our half day class and learn how to draft a pattern from them.
Drafting a Pattern from an Existing Garment (half day)
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
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
Learn to sew a hooded sweatshirt in a day under the expert tuion of our teachers. You will be cutting a custom pattern for your sweatshirt and sewing it together in our small group class.
Hooded Sweatshirt in a Day
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
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.
Introduction to Soft Furnishings & Cushions
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
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
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
This class is ideal for those wishing to learn to make their own roman blinds.
Roman Blinds for Beginners
This class is perfect for those wanting to explore quilting making.
Patchwork & Quilting for Beginners
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
Would you like to create your own quilt, block by block? Join us as we learn the different techniques used in quilting. In this class we will be focussing on a different block each month. You can book just one class or more to create that beautiful quilt.
Quilting for Beginners-Creating Blocks
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
Join us for an afternoon of social sewing in central Ipswich from 12-3pm.
Sewing Bee Ipswich
This class is perfect for the beginner or those in need of a refresher course in sewing. Our one day class is a good introduction to the topic but those wishing to study more in depth should take a look at our Sewing for Beginners 5-week evening class.
Sewing for Beginners (Daytime)
Ever fancied making your first bra top? This is a great introduction to bra making in our one day class. Create a custom made bra top in soft jersey to fit your contours, under the expert guidance of our tutors.
Soft Jersey Bra top in a Day



Machines are provided in all our classes


We also offer one-to-one tuition with our experienced tutors. Please call the shop to discuss your requirements.