Monday, 31 January 2011

New workshops @ Affordable Sewing Machines!

As the only one stop sewing machine shop to be found within Merseyside, Affordable Sewing Machines offer a fabulous selection of Janome machines and accessories. In addition Affordable Sewing Machines is one of the few remaining suppliers of haberdashery within the Wirral peninsula. Threads, zips, ribbons, bindings, wool, buttons, stranded silks and beads are just a few of the items available in store. Affordable Sewing Machines have now launched their new Workshop Calender, which has something for everyone! From Introduction to Crochet and Knitting on Saturday for only £3 per session, to Patchwork and Quilting, and of course, Know your Sewing Machine & Overlocker workshops. Why not pop in next time you are in the area and pick up a full list?

Have a look at their website for more details, Affordable Sewing Machines.
Or look at the Janome website to find a sewing class in your local area.

A bit of history about S Nutt Sewing Machines.....

Richard from S Nutt Sewing Machines has written a few words about the history of the family business......

"After over sixty years trading at the same shop in Alum Rock, Birmingham, S Nutt Sewing Machines has moved to a new shop in Nechells.
We've been trading here for a year and going from strength to strength. A lot of our loyal customers have followed us to our new location. We are the third generation to be selling and repairing sewing machines.
Our grandfather started the business after originally selling pianos. His son, Steve Nutt, took over next. Now the shop is run by us, his two sons Tony and Richard, though dad still comes in to help.
The family are proud to be selling a wide range of Janome sewing machines including the Janome MB4 model. After 60 years this Birmingham sewing machine business is still adapting and developing. This year will see the launch of our new website, showcasing Janome products to an ever-growing customer base.
Richard Nutt
0121 327 2828

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New Sewing Club @ Coventry Sewing Centre!

Coventry Sewing Centre invites you to...

New Drop In Sewing Club
Starting Tuesday 15th February
Costs £4.
Come along and work on your own projects, alterations & unfinished items in a friendly environment. Sewing Machines & Overlockers provided.
Held 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month. 10.30am - 1.30pm.

New Pattern Cutting & Tailoring Classes starting soon. Please ring for more details or check out their website.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

S A Sewing Machines will be at Stitches and Creative Craft Show 3rd - 5th February!

S A Sewing Machines from Rochdale and Oldham will be exhibiting Janome Sewing Machines at The Stitch and Creative Craft Show in Manchester from 3rd - 5th February. Held at Manchester Central, formally known as Gmex, the show has lots to offer for all types of sewers and crafters! Have a look at their website for more information and to pre-order your tickets. For more information on S A Sewing Machines, have a look at their website Here.

Extra 10% off Sale Fabric till end of January!!

Fabulous Fabrics in Ashby de la Zouch are knocking another 10% off Sale fabrics until the end of January! Well worth a visit! From lingerie, wools and dress fabrics... there's bound to be something you'd like!
Check out their website for more information! Fabulous Fabrics.
New dressmaking Class for teenagers... two consecutive Saturday's and learn how to make a top, skirt or even a dress! Check out the Sewing of School website for more details.

J & P Sewing Machines and Dimples Workshops can cater for all your sewing needs in Warrington!

Jan, from J & P Sewing Machines, has many years of experience within the sewing machine business, and has been the main agent for Janome in the area for a long time. Not only is there a range of fabulous machines, but there is also a large range of haberdashery, quilting accessories, books, dressforms, sewing baskets & boxes. In 2010 Jan teamed up with Dawn from Dimples Workshops, directly opposite the shop on Suez Street, to bring sewing courses and workshops to Warrington. Jan can loan you a machine to use on your sewing class, often, this can be the same machine as you have at home, so this makes sewing even easier!

Dawn, at Dimples Workshops, runs various workshops were you can learn new skills & expand upon existing ones. With many courses to choose from you will be spoilt for choice, we offer courses in Dressmaking, Corsetry, Millinery, Jewellery making, Overlocking, Machine Embroidery & much more.
For more information on J & P Sewing Machines, check out Jan's website.

For more information on Dimples Workshops, check out Dawn's website.

Monday, 17 January 2011

New Sewing Club starts at D C Nutt with Maria Breslin

New Sewing and Embroidery Clubs for 2011!

From January Maria Breslin is introducing both Sewing and Embroidery Software Clubs at D C Nutt Sewing Machines in Bloxwich near Walsall.

The Sewing Club will be meeting on the first and third Thursday of the month and for those who work during the week, there will be a weekend session every Saturday of the month.

The Embroidery Software Club will meet on the second and forth Thursday of every month.

Each session will last for two and half hours and the cost is £20 per person.

Please see Maria’s website Breslin Sewing Courses for more information.
If you would like to book a place, please contact Maria as soon as possible, as places are limited (maximum of four people per session).

For more information on DC Nutt Sewing Machines, please visit his website

Janome stockist in Whitley Bay wins Small Business Retailer of the Year Award!!

The North Tyneside Small Business Awards were held on Tuesday 14th December at North Tyneside Business Village. The categories were: Manufacturing, Services, Retail, Business Start-ups, and Young Entrepreneur. The awards ceremony was attended by the Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council, the Mayor of the North Tyneside, as well as blue chip local company representatives.
The Singer Sewing Centre from Whitley Bay was one of two finalists in the retail category who were asked to attend and ultimately were successful in claiming the top prize as winner of the Retail category.
Accepting the award for Singer Sewing Centre was company director Colin Mills. Colin expressed his thanks for being selected for the Retailer of the Year award and also his appreciation and thanks to his staff for their support and hard work. He added ‘Over the last year, when many companies have suffered hardship, we have worked extra hard to find new openings and expand into new premises allowing us to set up Sewing, Quilting and Craft Classes. We would hope we have brought a little something extra to the town of Whitley Bay, which is slowly seeing more shops opening and becoming the busy town centre we once knew.
The Singer Centre in Whitley Bay is more than just a sewing machine shop, they hold regular sewing class, stock a good range of patchwork and dress fabrics, and a huge selection of buttons and haberdashery.
To see more information about Colin's shop in Whitley Bay, follow this link to his website.

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year Sales!

Are you looking for a sale to stock up on crafty items?? Check out some of the shops below!
Fabulous Fabrics @ Ashby de la Zouch has a wonderful sale... most winter fabrics have 30% off! Lots and lots of bargains to be had!

Coventry Sewing Centre Up to 50% off selected haberdashery, sewing boxes, machine accessories & kits. Last few days of fabric sale on stretch and dressmaking fabrics.Offers end last week January!
M and S Sewing Machines in Heywood are having a price freeze for January! Check out great deals on patterns, haberdashery and machines!

Saeed @ S.A Sewing Machines in Rochdale has promised a 5% discount on anything in his shop (in January only) if you mention the blog when you call in! That would be worth braving the snow that's coming down fast when he took this photo!

Pembertons of Stirling sale is now on... with 25% off fabric, haberdashery, wool and needlework kits... well worth a visit!!

White Rose Sewing and Craft Centres in Harrogate and Wetherby, are having a January sale on threads, haberdashery and in the Weatherby store... lots and lots of card, needlecraft and other hobby items!

Couling Sewing Machines in Lincoln, you can see Alan above from an Horizon workshop in 2010, are running a Sale on various haberdashery, sewing accessories ... why not pop in if your in the area!

Singer Sewing Centre in Darlington is running a sale on Moda Fabric at only £10, and all colours of Coats thread is half price!

Scarborough Sewing Centre, also know as Patchwork Online, is having a huge sale starting on Friday 14th January....over 4000 patchwork cottons, normally £4.70 p/m will be discounted by 10% for four weeks! They also stock dance, dress and bridal fabric and lots and lots of haberdashery... all will be reduced by 10% for four weeks!!! Go and stock up for all your crafty projects for 2011!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Thinking of doing a sewing class in 2010?

I'm sure many of you would like to take part in some sewing classes in 2011 and learn new skills! I'm thinking of taking a millinery course...and I've found one at The Textile Workshop in Nottingham, just down the road from me and on a Saturday morning.... perfect for me to fit around work. I'm sure you'll find a workshop perfect for you too!

Check out the post below and follow this link to see Janome recommended classes all over the UK. There are so many classes and workshops my area, I will do another post very soon.

Coventry Sewing Centre runs regular dressmaking and quilting class, and is also starting a Tuesday "Coffee and Sewing Drop in Session", where you can come in with small sewing tasks that you need advice on, how to turn up trouser hems, how to replace elastic on a skirt waist, why not give Briege a call at the shop for more details? 02476 257266 or check out their website?

The Textile Workshop in Sherwood, Nottingham is ran by Karen and Suzie. They runs a huge range of sewing and craft classes, from jewelery making, card classes, quilting and felting and of course dressmaking! They have three workshop locations as the course range keeps growing! Check out their website for full details.

Michelle Pye @ The English Couture Company, in Syston, Leicestershire, runs a range of dressmaking and tailoring one day workshops to four day workshops. Michelle also is the UK distributor for many specialist tailoring interfacing's and interlinings. Check out her website for full information.

Ministry of Craft runs all kinds of sewing and craft workshops in the Manchester area. From Snap Frame Purse (above) to digital Photography and jewelery making! Check out their website for full details.

J & P Sewing Machines and Dimples Workshops cater for all your sewing needs in the Warrington area! J & P has over 30 years experience in the sewing machine business and supplies sewing machines for Dawn at Dimples Workshops (directly opposite). Dawn runs workshops on dressmaking, corsetry, bra's, millinery, pattern cutting and kids classes! Check out her website for full details.

Alison Smith @ the School of Sewing in Ashby de la Zouch runs various dressmaking, corsetry and tailoring classes to City and Guilds level, the School also runs fun one day workshops such as Fabric Corsages and cushions. Check out their website and download the full Course Brochure for 2011.

Make It Glasgow opened in September 2010, and run various sewing and craft workshops, from cushions to corsets, there is something for everyone! Check out their website or follow them on Facebook.

Sheila May teaches at the Birmingham School of Sewing and runs various dressmaking classes and workshops. Please see her website for full details.

Pembertons, in Stirling is running a 25% sale in January off fabric, habby, wool and needlework kits! Well worth a visit if you are in the area! There 2011 class list is now available on their website, please book early to avoid disappointment!

To see the full list of Janome recommended classes please see our website