Open Sewing Dropins – Thursday Mornings


Thursdays: 1 Feb - 28 March, 10am - 1pm
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Thursdays: 1 Febuary – 28 March
10am – 1pm

Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

Join us for a drop-in open sewing session, supported by Stitchery founder Cassandra Belanger. Returning students and seasoned sewers are welcome on this sociable supported stitching session, where you can work on your self-directed projects with the usual warm and friendly expert support of our structured classes. Cass will be on hand throughout to help you with your projects, and will assist with taking body measurements, adjusting the flat pattern to fit your specific body shape, seams and seam finishes, sleeves, darts, pockets, pleats and gathers, or whatever other issues you might encounter. She will also be on hand with valuable techniques and tips for a more sustainable making practice.

These intermediate level open sewing sessions are for ‘beyond beginners’ and improvers, which means it’s suitable for returning students, or anyone with previous experience of basic sewing and garment making. We have a Janaome 230DC computerised (with speed control) sewing machine available for each student; although you can bring your own if you like.

Cost includes: 

  • Use of 230DC Janome computerized sewing machine each
  • Use of 6234XL overlocker (shared between students)

Course cost excludes:

  • Cost of patterns
  • Cost of fabric and haberdashery

About Your Tutor

Cassandra’s work is an invitation to a more sustainable future. It challenges home sewists, designers and educators to think through the social and environmental impacts of their practice, exploring issues such as zero waste, transparency, embedded storytelling, feminism, sizism, and body image.

Originally from Western Canada, Cassandra currently runs The Stitchery Studio in Dunblane, Scotland, which offers private tuition and pop-up workshops, educating both home sewers and designers on the topics of making a zero waste wardrobe, garment construction, machining skills, sustainable design processes, garment fitting and patchwork quilting, all with an approach to encouraging sustainable thinking and zero waste sewing. She is also the co-founder of the Zero Waste Design Online Collective that develops online education resources in the field of zero waste design and systems thinking in fashion.

People of all genders, sizes, and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend this course.

Additional information

Pick A Date:

Thu 15 Feb, Thu 22 Feb, Thu 29 Feb, Thu 7 Mar, Thu 14 Mar, Thu 14 Mar, Thu 21 Mar

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