Classes - What to Bring (Requirements Lists) - Patchwork (Birds)

Requirements List - Patchwork (Birds)


  • Sewing Machine, power lead, foot pedal and the Instruction Book
  • Spare Machine Bobbins that fit your machine
  • Universal Sewing Machine Needles (preferably size 80 and 90 )
  • Pins
  • Wonder clips
  • Safety pins
  • Unpicker/Seam Ripper
  • Scissors - one pair for cutting out fabric; one pair for paper and a small pair for snipping threads and clipping fabrics
  • Rotary cutter (if you already own any acrylic rulers then bring these too)
  • Marking tools (chalk, iron off/wash off pens, chalk pencils)
  • Pen, pencil, ruler and notebook

Project Requirements

  • Fabric (Quilting Cotton)
    • At least 10 different fabrics for the piecing of the birds. This is a great way to use up scraps as each bird takes up a small amount in each.
    • 6 Fat Quarters for the background of each bird (there will be enough to use these as a part of the 10 above should you choose.
    • At least 1 fat quarter for the sashing and borders although this will be discussed in class as it will depend on what you want to make the birds up into.
    • Backing fabric and wadding will also be discussed on the course.
  • Bias Binding for the border (25mm/1" wide) or you could use the leftover fabric for a scrappy border. 
  • Matching thread 

All Machine Sewing Classes

We do not provide sewing machines for classes as we believe that you will learn more from using your own machine. If your machine is too heavy to lift; let us know before the class and we can make exception by prior arrangement.

We can help you to get your sewing machine from your car to the workshop space upstairs if you pull up outside the shop on the double yellow lines to drop it off. Then you can go and park in the car park behind.

Lunch Breaks

If your class goes over lunchtime you can either:

  • Bring your lunch with you
  • Pre-order your lunch from the lovely cafe opposite the shop (The Commute). (They now also offer a range of takeaway sandwiches too and offer us a discount!).

Our classes generally only break for a maximum 30 minutes so there isn't really time to go out and buy lunch during the day.