Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Sheffield S2 4DU

07903 046 544 info@rwssheffield.co.uk

Private Tuition

Running With Scissors is currently offering Private Tuition sessions.

There are limited times and availability. Sessions are held at the Hagglers Corner Workshop only.

Please email to request and arrange a session.


 

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Sewing Machines for Beginners

Running With Scissors can show you everything you need to know to get you started on your sewing adventures, all in the comfort of your own home. You will learn how to thread the machine and have a practice before making a cushion cover by using the basic stitches. You can use your own machine or we can bring along one of ours for you to have a go, ideal if you are thinking about buying a machine but don’t know what all the knobs and buttons do!

Time: 2 hour session (evening or weekend)
Price: £40 (includes all materials)
Number of crafty individuals: Just you!
Contact: Please e-mail info@rwssheffield.co.uk for further details and to arrange a suitable date.

 

Just wanted to say thanks for the great sewing lesson last night – I really enjoyed it and learnt loads. I’ve been out to buy material to make my own cushion covers this morning!

– Emma


 

Curtains for Beginners

Learn to make new curtains for a snip of the price of ready made ones. You will get to make a simple mini-curtain to get to grips with different the techniques so you can make your own curtains at your leisure. The mini-curtain will be lined and will incorporate a standard ‘header tape’ (the bit on the curtain that attaches to your curtain rail). We will also have a look at some different techniques for attaching your curtain to the rail or pole.You can use your own machine or we can bring along one of ours.

Time: 1.5 hour session (evening or weekend)
Price: £35 (includes all materials)
Number of crafty individuals: Just you!
Contact: Please e-mail info@rwssheffield.co.uk for further details and to arrange a suitable date.

 

Thank you so much for the excellent curtain making lesson – I honestly can’t recommend it highly enough. You made what I initially thought would be an impossible task (especially for a beginner), an achievable and enjoyable activity. The lesson was easy to follow and the notes you provided enabled me to return to it at a later date to make not one but two pairs of lined curtains! Up until now, anything beyond a simple cushion cover has felt too daunting to even attempt, but I now feel confident enough to try all sorts of projects, not just curtains. And I have of course saved myself a fortune in the process…

 

 


Free-hand Machine Embroidery

Due to popular demand we are also offering Free-hand Machine Embroidery as a private tuition session. If you’ve not heard of this before then this is ‘free style machine sewing’, kind of like sketching by moving the paper rather than the pencil, the only limit is your imagination!. We will start with the basics to get you used to using a different sewing technique and then you can be as creative as you want. You can either use you own machine or one of ours, however there are a few points to consider:

If you would like to use your own machine for this session then you need to have a good quality machine which is robust enough to do free machine embroidery. You will need to be able to lower the feed dogs (the little metal teeth under the needle), or have a plate to cover your feed dogs, and have a free machine embroidery foot to fit your machine (or you can borrow one of our free machine embroidery feet). Alternatively we can bring one of our machines and a free machine embroidery foot for you to use during the session.

Feel free to e-mail Emma at info@rwssheffield.co.uk for more information or if you have any queries.

Time: 2 hour session (evening or weekend)
Price: £45 (includes all materials)
Number of crafty individuals: Just you!
Contact: Please e-mail info@rwssheffield.co.uk for further details and to arrange a suitable date.

 


Zips and Buttons

Can you sew a basic seam, but want to be able to do more? Have you ever been put off doing a project because it you need to put in a zip or add some buttonholes? Or wondered if the other 99 stitches on your machine are of any use to you? Then this is the workshop for you! You will learn 2 different methods of putting in a zip, running up a quick buttonhole on the sewing machine and even sewing buttons on using the machine. We will also make a small make-up style bag, which will give you chance to put in a zip and practice buttonholes. This is a great workshop for building on your basic skills and will give you lots more confidence for making your own clothes or lovely projects for your home.

Time: 2.5 hour session (evening or weekend)
Price: £45 (includes all materials)
Number of crafty individuals: Just you!
Contact: Please e-mail info@rwssheffield.co.uk for further details and to arrange a suitable date.