This is a sewing class aimed at beginners but also fun for current sewers who want to progress onto making toys/decorative peices. During this relaxed, fun and chatty workshop you will learn the following:
- Using a basic pattern to cut your material pieces
- Running stitch
- Back stitch
- Blanket stitch
- French Knots
- Sewing buttons and beads onto your birds
- Demonstration of how to display your birds as mobiles or on rustic twigs
You will take away with you your birds, at least one of which will be finished in the class (NB Depending on previous sewing experience, you might not be able to finish the second in which case you will take home everything you need to finish it including needle, thread, material, stuffing and buttons/beads).
You will also take home the pattern pieces so you can make a whole flock of birds!
Your first hot or cold drink is included in the price (beer, cider, wine, hot drink, soft drink) .
All three of our partner locations are relaxed, warm and welcoming:
Perky Blenders is an upmarket local cafe, with high quality hot and cold beverages. Ginette recommends the tumeric latte! Leyton Star has a great burger menu including vegan/veg options, along with a great selection of beers, wines and cider - great place to view the now famous Leyton hipsters! Leyton Technical, a comfortable and cozy local, has a charming sitting room reserved for us - with a chaise longue if Ginette works you too hard!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Box and Roll
Ginette has been working with her hands - focused mainly on sewing and textile crafts - since she was a child, creating gifts for family and friends and most recently selling at local markets in her home town London. Her love of knitting was passed on from her mother but the desire to create with fabrics came from within, with Ginette sewing her first pair of trousers in Liberty fabric when she was 11. She still has expensive taste in fabrics!
Having worked in Human Resources, specialising in training within customer service and management, Ginette decided to combine her love of teaching with her love of craft and as well as her workshops, she has her own business selling hand-crafted goods for travel and home including leather bags and accessories.
If you have any questions, please contact her using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page and she will be pleased to respond to you.
Don't forget your reading glasses if you wear them! Ginette will provide a selection of fabrics with at least two plain coloured upper-body fabrics (including corduroy) and two patterned under-body fabrics. Everything else you need to start and finish your project is included the pattern, pins stuffing/padding, toning thread and needles. A few beads and buttons will be supplied in case you want to use them for eyes.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.