Crafty Baba

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32 St Peters Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Crafty Baba

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Would you like to be able to create trousers that fit every time? Learn to take your own measurements and use them to make a template from which you can create any style of trouser pattern. Then adjust it to create a limitless range of your very own made to measure trousers.
Create the Perfect Sewing Block for Trousers
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. This class starts at 9.30am and finishes around 12pm. You will learn the techniques needed to create a new pattern from scratch to make a new garment from.
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
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
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)
Are you a a keen sewer with a few dressmaking projects under your belt, willing to expand your understanding of how patterns are drafted? Do you wish to learn how to draft a basic bodice block you will be able to use as a template to create endless designs? Do you wish to be able to create patterns that will require a minimal amount of alterations? Then this course is for you!
Learn to Draft a Bodice Block
We will be learning to make the Japanese lunch bag-a simple but effective style commonly found in Japan. This class starts at 9.30am and finishes around 12pm. All materials are included in the price of the class.
Introduction to Sewing-Make a Japanese Lunch Bag
Learn to sew a cute zippered pencil case in this half day class. We will be cutting our fabrics and learning to insert a zip to create a pretty pencil case for school or work.
Introduction to Sewing-Make a Pencil Case
Learn to sew a lined tote bag in this half day class. We will be selecting and cutting our fabrics and learning the 'bagging' technique for creating a lined bag. The finished bag makes a great gift or something for yourself.
Introduction to Sewing-Make a Tote Bag
Dive in to soft furnishings and learn the basics of sewing a piped cushion cover. By the end of the class you will have learned to insert a zip and piping, creating a fully functioning cushion cover.
Make a Piped Cushion with a Zip

BOOK CLASSES ONLINE OR CALL 01473 210636

 

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.

 

Bookings are accepted with the terms and conditions outlined here