Intermediate Sewing with Suzi

This is a past workshop. See all current workshops here. 

Fridays 10.30am to 4pm with an hour for lunch (1-2)

Choose to come on any or all of the days

•£50 per session

•£40 per session if you book 2 sessions

•£30 per session if you book 3 sessions

•£25 per session if you book all 4 sessions

All materials required are included in the course fee. Professional sewing tuition from Make it in Wales founder Suzi Park. A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own sewing machine and accessories to use while they’re here. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and cake is provided. Delicious lunches are available to purchase from The Coach House. The Coach House happily cater for any dietary requirements when notified in advance.

Scroll down to see what Suzi has planned for each week.

Week 1 – 30th June

Manipulating fabrics

• Pleating
• Folding
• Gathering
• Quilting
• Couching

Week 2 – 7th July

Free stitch embroidery onto water-soluble fabric

• Make shapes, flowers/butterflies etc

•Learn various free stitch embroidery techniques to make your own picture from a photograph of your choice

Have a look at our ‘free stitch embroidery’ Pinterest board

Week 3 – 14th July

Make an appliqué designed cushion cover

• Choose from several designs to make your own appliqué cushion

Have a look at our appliqué Pinterest board

Week 4 – 21st July

Fabric embellishment
• Learn hand embroidery and beading to help enhance your creative machine embroidery and appliqué

Have a look at our ‘hand embroidery‘ and ‘embroidery and embellishment‘ Pinterest boards

What people say

“Anyone who missed this course missed a treat (and that includes the banana cake every week!). Suzi is a wonderful teacher with the patience of a saint and with a whole heap of fabulous fabrics and threads which she shares very generously. I learned so much and am now motivated to get on with using different methods of embroidery and stitching. I would repeat this course another time because there is still so much to learn. The group was amazing, the venue ideal, and I wish I could go there every week and do some more sewing with Suzi. Thank you Make it in Wales for another brilliant course.” – Michelle

“Suzi is an exceptional teacher with the patience of a saint (I was a teacher for many years and know the challenges of teaching art and craft, involving equipment, machines, multi-skills, etc. and constant demands for help.) I learned a lot and came away feeling enthusiastic, with new skills, and with much more confidence in using my machine. Suzi also had an awareness of the ‘group’, as well as each individual, and brought us all together. Let us not forget the CAKE. It is because of Suzi’s enthusiasm and vision that we are able to enjoy courses like this, which fulfil so many various needs other than practical ones. I shall return. Thank you.” – Carole

“Suzi was a great teacher who understood every students needs and abilities. She never got frustrated when someone couldn’t achieve the task and was very one on one with each learner. It was very lovely to hear about her past experiences in sewing and that she too started out as an amateur. It was inspiring to see her previous work and her exciting plans for the future. Being a part of the class which was very welcoming and fun made me want to take part in the other courses available and keep learning. Thank you Suzi, you have inspired and lit a fire within!” – Lili

“What another fab sewing day today. I LEARNED SO MUCH! Thanks Suzi and the sewing gangsters xxx.” – Sue