Know Your Sewing Machine - A course for the terrified
Get your sewing machine out of your cupboard and discover its true potential. Develop the confidence to use all the stitches on your sewing machine and make your own piece of "stupendous stitching" into something quite unique e.g cushion or a wall hanging or something similar.
Please note new price from January 2016
3 hour course
2 - 5pm £30.00 includes materials, coffee/tea
Please contact us for further details
Design your own Handbag
One day course 9am - 5pm - £65.00 per day
This structured handbag making course for beginners, covers basic pattern design/cutting and construction techniques for fabric handbags. The course will be run by one of our in-house handbag designers, who will work with you to adapt a range of techniques for decorating tweed/tartan and textile handbags.
The essence of the handbag making course at the Keith Kilt and Textile Centre will cover designing your own handbag pattern, attaching linings/facings, creating pockets and handles and applying metal fittings/closures - all essential skills in handbag making. The course also covers decorative/bead techniques and crazy felt to add the finishing touches to your own unique designer handbag. (Patterns for handbags and handles can be provided if required).
Please note that all essential materials such as linings, magnetic clasps etc will be provided within the cost of the course.
Material for your handbag can be purchased at the centre at an additional cost or your own can be used at the discretion of the tutor.
Courses are suitable for anyone looking to gain an invaluable insight into contemporary bag making processes. The techniques learnt can be applied to a variety of shapes and styles.
Classes will be maximum 4 students or we can provide private tuition on an hourly basis.