41 Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay , West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5BP

07795295161 For your local craft classes Nottingham

Nottingham's Local Craft Classes Lady Bay - West Bridgford




EVERY MONDAY 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM

This is the perfect  sewing class for you if you are a complete  beginner wishing to have a thorough introduction to using a sewing  machine, learning different sewing techniques, understanding the machine and how it works . You will be taken  from the very basics of setting up and threading a sewing machine to  mastering blind hemming and zip insertion!!!!! I run this class every Monday and keep it to a very  small group  with plenty of individual attention from me, learn to sew, chat  and make friends. The Lunch and Processo are on me.......................... WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • Machine safety
  • Learn the different functions of the sewing machine
  • Threading the machine
  • Winding a bobbin
  • Tension
  • Changing a needle, needle position, needle size
  • Mastering sewing machine speed control
  • Sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Sewing seams (understanding seam allowance)
  • Finishing seams and reverse stitching
  • Using a seam ripper
  • How to use the overlocking (serging) stitch on a sewing machine
  • Top-stitching
  • Care of your machine and troubleshooting
  • How to insert a zip
  • How to make and use bias binding 
  • and much much more 





EVERY TUESDAY 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM

This craft class is for you if you are new to embroidery. There will be information about needles, fabric and threads. You will learn how to put fabric in a frame, starting and stopping stitching neatly, tips for threading needles etc. We will stitch half a dozen of the most commonly occurring stitches: Chain, Backstitch, Stem, French Knots, Split Stitch, Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch and more. There will be time to practice each stitch. By the end of the day you should have finished a small embroidery project. We can also offer advice about your next steps in embroidery.

The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. Once again lunch and a glass of something nice will be included. In the afternoon we will then go on to 

the joys of free machine embroidery using the machine with your feed dogs down and an embroidery foot on means exactly that FREE to be as creative as you dare.........its great fun .......... dont panic, ill show you how.......





I love this class, you are literally open to have a go at making what you want.................please look in my gallery for projects to choose. I have the patterns and material for a large range of items such as:-

· ipod Cases

· Specs Cases

· Bags in all shapes and sizes, Duffel, Tote, Shopper, Shoulder

· Aprons

· Knitting Needle Cases

· Needlecase and Pin Cushions

· Oven gloves

· Peg Bags

· Cushions of all designs, maybe a patchwork cushion incorporating embroidered lettering as a personalised gift 

· Napkins - maybe you want a machine embroidered set of 6!!!


You may have your own ideas of a project that you have been wanting to try out. I provide all material, cushion pads, zips, buttons, binding etc.............. not to mention lunch and a glass of something................... Once again i keep class number low so you can get as much out if this experience as possible. 





EVERY FRIDAY 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM

Quilting..............Little pieces of fabric sewn together. That's truly quilting at its most basic, The creativity (and the love) is in the who, what, when, where, and why of how it all happens. This Quilting Basics class is designed to help beginning quilters get rollin'. I explain the fundamentals of quilting, including the various tools you’ll need (and may already have), cutting techniques, how to create quilt blocks from basic shapes, piecing tips and techniques, and actual quilt stitching. One disclaimer: enter at your own risk; quilting can be addictive

You will end the day completing a small quilted project (check out the gallery) and of course lunch and refreshments are provided. 





Evening Class - from 7.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.


Please contact me with your preferred evening/date 

Card making is a really enjoyable hobby - its immensely satisfying and gives you a chance to indulge family and friends with handmade tokens that show that you care. in this class you will make 10 cards to take home in the designs of your choice. I always tell my crafters to look at their calendar at home and see what occasions you have coming up, birthdays, easter, mothers day, valentines, etc etc....... write them down and bring them to the class and that way you will have all your card needs catered for ................ all materials are included as well as evening nibbles and a cocktail or two.............I am a demon at a French Martini.... the ultimate crafting girls night in.


Payment is required at time of booking - please either click on the "Book Now" button at the the bottom of the class description or go to the "Online Booking" page above to book in for the next available slot and checkout via paypal.