Sewing Clubs

Dyane Offers:

Monthly Dressmaking Technique Workshops

Stitch Kidz - After school and Holiday clubs - for 8 - 14 yrs

Sew Social Club for hobby sewists



Dressmaking Techniques Workshops 2018

2018 Sorry no Workshops offered for a few months for Family Reasons 


New for 2017 - Bishop Auckland 

Last Saturday of each month 10.30am - 12.15pm

Ideal for beginners or those wanting to refresh an old skill or build on current ability.

Workshops are for 3 - 5 people. £12.50 per session if you commit to (and pay for) attending at least three sessions over the year or £15 per session if you just want to dip in for a particular skill.

Saturday 28th January -  SEWING MACHINE BASICS - how to thread, how to wind a bobbin, how to maintain your machine and how to do the basic stitches.

Saturday 25th February - SEAMS and HEMS - Flat seam, Zig Zag seam, Plain Hem, Rolled Hem

Saturday 25th March - MORE SEAMS and HEMS -  Overlocked seam, Bias Bound Seams & hems, Blind Hem, Twin Stitch Hem

Saturday 29th April - ZIPS - centered Zips, Invisible / concealed Zips

Sunday 29th May - WAISTs - traditional waistband, waist with facing, elasticted

Saturday 24th June - BUTTONs and BUTTONHOLES



Saturday 28th October - SLEEVES - Classic, Insert, Raglan

Saturday 25th November - Pockets: In-Seam, Trouser

Minimum 3 people for a workshop to go ahead. £5 booking fee required via

Please Book: 07977719782 or email or via messenger Dyane Cakebread



Stitch Kidz

Stitch Kidz

A certificated sewing curriculum / Sew Fun / Sew Cool - club for 7 - 14 year olds.

Mondays - Bishop Auckland Workshop   4 - 5 pm (Term time)

Thursdays - Bishop Auckland Workshop 3.45 - 4.45pm (Term time)

?Holiday Club - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings 10am - 12pm Crafters Companion - Newton Aycliffe 

£25 per half term (5-6 sessions) or 3 mornings in holidays. Single mornings £10 


Level 1 - Hand sewing pincushion and appliqued mini cushion.

Level 2 - Hand sew a doll and its wardrobe, plus babies and machine sew a bag to keep your doll family in :-)

Level 3 Machine sewing - making strip patch cushion or bag :-)

Level 4: Machine Sewing a Simple cotton Top

Level 5: Independant Choice, must include zip

Level 6: Embroidered Item

Level 7: PJ bottoms

?Level 8: Independant choice

Community Certificate - Making Garments for a community Project such as dress a girl around the world or for Award winning Kynryn.

Please Book via myself on 07977719782 or the Stitch Kidz page on Facebook



Sew Social

Small friendly group for those who already sew and would like to do so in company and skill share. Participents bring their own projects to work on, with a tutor on hand to help with any tricky bits.

Sewing Machines provided by funding from Teesdale Action Programme (TAP)

Sew Social - Bishop Auckland £5 per session  

Free if you choose to help with the Cloth Sanitary Pads project instead :-) 

Every Tuesday Morning 9.30 am - 12.30pm                                                                 a minumum of 2 participents required, Space for 5 participents :-)      

Includes:- Drinks and cookies plus optional cuddles with cats and small friendly dog :-)