Claire Humphries

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Claire is a qualified fashion designer and has been a professional dressmaker for many years. While working in bridal and evening wear she developed her skills in surface embellishment leading to a love of free hand machine embroidery. She is an enthusiastic teacher with lots of patience and great advice and experience to share. Her approach is refreshing, exciting and with an absolute eye on quality.  She is bound to inspire and guide those around her – both experienced people and those new to the art of sewing.

“I loved everything!  I feel much more confident with my sewing machine now...hope to be back soon.”

– Natalie
Master Your Sewing Machine and Basic Skills

Claire’s Courses

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Dressmaking - Casual Linen Jacket in a Day

Sat, 7 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

With professional seamstress, Claire Humphries as your guide, you will make a simple casual jacket in a day. No pattern involved! You will draw the pattern directly on to your fabric using Claire's...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions)

Thu, 19 Mar 2020

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dates: 19, 26 March, 2, 23, 30 April and 7 May 2019 If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Pattern Cutting - Trouser Block

Fri, 16 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is a continuation of Claire's 2 day Pattern Cutting course.  You must have previously attended Claire's Introduction to Pattern Cutting or a similar course.  Under Claire's guidance you will draft your own personal...

£85

Info & Book

Intermediate

7 spaces available

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is quick...

£85

Info & Book

Novice

8 spaces available

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag

Sun, 17 May 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew your own casual messenger bag in your own choice of fabric. Under Claire's guidance you will explore adding pockets...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

Freehand Machine Embroidery Techniques - Elements of Landscape (3 day series)

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: 18 Mar, 01 and 22 Apr 2020 An exciting three day series, taking place over a month to enable your work to be developed between sessions. Though classed as intermediate, this series...

£235

Info & Book

Intermediate

6 spaces available

NEW

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations

Sat, 5 Dec 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations. Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 19 Mar 2020

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 19, 26 Mar, 2, 23, 30 April and 7 May If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Creative Combo - Cyanotype Print + Sew a Simple Cushion

Sat, 26 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist? Claire will guide you through the process of sewing a simple cushion - but with a unique printed fabric. Create your own cyanotype print for the...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Wed, 7 Oct 2020

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 7, 14, 21 Oct and 4, 11, 18 November If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Launch yourself into the wonderful world of sewing and dressmaking with this one day workshop with Claire Humphries. Learn how to find your way around your sewing machine - select the correct foot,...

£85

Info & Book

Novice

6 spaces available

Sew Your Own Cushion Cover

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims, you will be...

£75

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All Levels

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