Sewing Workshop - Bespoke Bunting CANCELLED - LOW NUMBERS (UC09U04F)


When? Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm from 22nd June 2019 until 22nd June 2019 for 1 weeks.
Where? The course is held in Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £34.00.

Please see additional cost information below
Please see information under "What do I need to bring to the first session?" To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

How to enrol?

Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.

Course overview

Learn how to make beautiful double sided bespoke bunting for your home or garden.

During the course

What you already need to know

This workshop is open to anyone with or without sewing experience.

What you will learn

You will have the opportunity to make up to 1.5 - 2 metres of bespoke bunting (6 - 8 double-sided bunting triangles)

You will learn:
How to measure and cut the fabric
How to clip the fabric to reduce bulk
How to sew double sided bunting using a sewing machine
How to use pivoting on the sewing machine
How to attach the bunting triangles on to bias binding

How you will learn it

The tutor will demonstrate all the steps involved in making the bunting to the group and offer one-to-one support. You will receive handouts to take home and be shown relevant websites and useful video tutorials.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

We request that you bring in your own sewing machine if you have one but we will be able to provide a sewing machine if you would prefer this. Please let us know when enrolling for the course if you would like to use one of ACRES sewing machines.

- Your chosen fabric for the bunting. You will need approximately a metre of woven cotton/polycotton fabric or a selection of
fat quarters to make 6 or 8 doubled sided bunting triangles.
- 1.5 - 2 metres of bias binding

A basic sewing kit (large and small scissors, pins, tape measure, stitch picker, fabric chalk/marker, hand and machine needles, bobbin sewing threads)

Notebook and pen for taking notes

** Please note: For weekend courses students are asked to bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided at the venue. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for purchase during breaks.**

How much extra study or practice is involved?

This is a one-off half-day workshop.

What do previous students say?

Feedback from Sarah's previous courses:

"I enjoyed learning how to make a skirt and socialising too!"
"Proud of finishing my skirt and that it fit!"
"Looking forward to trying out skills again on another garment".

What can I learn next?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

Sarah will be offering dressmaking and soft furnishing courses in September 2019. See the ACRES brochure or call the ACRES office on 01825 761820 for more details.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

To find out about other courses that might extend your skills and knowledge go to

How can I get further information about these?

For details of ACRES courses, please speak to your tutor, visit the ACRES website at, consult our latest brochure, or alternatively speak to a member of staff at the office in Uckfield on: 01825 761820