Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn a new skill or a more experienced crafter or sewer we are sure you will find a workshop to interest you. We also have a variety of workshops for those who would like to try their hand at new crafts but can’t commit to a weekly class.

If you would like to attend one of our workshops or enrol on any of our courses then please book online and we will look forward to seeing you. Also, if there are any workshops you would particularly like to see us running, please let us know and we will try our best to organise this.

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to call the shop on 01383 747884 or email us at info@buttonsandblethers.co.uk and we will help in any way we can.

We are always looking for new ideas for classes, so if you have a craft and would be willing to put on a workshop, please get in touch.

A list of classes can be found here.

Beginners gentle crochet class – Wed 9th January for 3 weeks £45
Beginners gentle crochet class – Wed 9th January for 3 weeks £45
Have you struggled to learn how to crochet. Come along to our beginners workshop and our tutor Alison McMurray will get you started. You will learn double & treble crochet to make a sample piece. All materials supplied as well as coffee, tea & cake each week. Starts 9th January 7pm-9pm for 3 weeks.
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Beginners Plus Crochet class – Wednesdays for 3 weeks from 24th October – 7pm-9pm
Beginners Plus Crochet class – Wednesdays for 3 weeks from 24th October – 7pm-9pm
Crochet a bobble hat learning new stitches.  You will also learn how to decrease as well as working in the round. Must already know basic stitches including both double and treble crochet. 2 balls of chunky wool and 6.5mm hook included as well as coffee/tea & cake each week.
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How to custom fit a paper pattern – Wed 16th January for 6 weeks 7pm-9pm
How to custom fit a paper pattern – Wed 16th January for 6 weeks 7pm-9pm
Do you struggle getting shop bought garments to fit you? Why don’t you come along to our custom fit paper pattern making class and learn how to make garments that fit properly?  This class is for people who are confident sewers, who can use a sewing machine and are already able to make their own garments.  Please bring along your own sewing machine if you prefer, however, we have machines here which you can use instead.  Please let us know if you intend to bring your own. You will learn:
  • How to select the best fit pattern for your chosen garment
  • All possible adjustment points and to take accurate measurements
  • How to adjust your pattern to custom fit to your true measurement
  • How to make and cut a personalised “pattern block” for future use
You will make pattern blocks for the following: A classic skirt, top, trousers and by combining the skirt and top you will make a dress block. On completion of the course you will have your blocks, notes and the knowledge to custom fit all your future dressmaking projects. Coffee/tea & cake provided every week.
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Improvers crochet – Make a bear Friday 8th February for 5 weeks 7pm-9pm
Improvers crochet – Make a bear Friday 8th February for 5 weeks 7pm-9pm
Join our crochet class for improvers and make this beautiful bear which is Alison McMurray’s own pattern.  She will help you create this cute item any child would love. You must be able to do double & treble crochet. This is a 5 week class but for the special price of £60...5 week classes are normally £75 You will need to bring with you: 3.5mm hook 1 x 100g ball Aran wool in any colour (main colour of bear) 1 x 50g ball Aran wool in red small amount each of blue & black Aran wool for the eyes
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Improvers Overlocker class – Wednesdays for 4 weeks from 27th February 7pm-9pm
This class is for those of you who are confident in using your overlocker or who have attended our beginners classes. You will be making a ladies hoodie top or dress using jersey fabric.  (Length of fabric required & photo of the top/dress to follow soon). Pattern and know how will be included, but you will be required to bring fabric of your choice or choose from the range of jersey fabrics we have in stock in our shop. Please ensure that you also have the threads you require too. 4 week class 7pm-9pm Wednesdays.   Tutor Jackie Milne.
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Kids Sewing class Fridays 11th January for 4 weeks 4pm-5pm
Kids Sewing class Fridays 11th January for 4 weeks 4pm-5pm
Sewing class for children age 8+. We will teach your child a selection of skills on sewing machines and also by hand sewing items.  They will be taught how to use sewing machines safely and properly and learn how to sew up projects.  Items made previously in the children’s sewing classes are bags, cushions, Christmas stockings, shorts, skirts and tunic tops.  Skills learned:  zip insertion, appliqué, frill gathers, sewing on buttons & bias binding, elastic insertion, pocket application, pattern layout & cutting out. Classes are for 4 week blocks, but there is the option to continue to the next block which runs immediately on and especially since it is not always possible to complete their project in 4 weeks. Class price includes a small amount towards the cost of fabric. Payments are required in advance of each block starting.
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Kids Sewing class Wednesdays 9th January for 4 weeks 4pm-5pm
Kids Sewing class Wednesdays 9th January for 4 weeks 4pm-5pm
Sewing class for children age 8+. We will teach your child a selection of skills on sewing machines and also by hand sewing items.  They will be taught how to use sewing machines safely and properly and learn how to sew up projects.  Items made previously in the children’s sewing classes are bags, cushions, Christmas stockings, shorts, skirts and tunic tops.  Skills learned:  zip insertion, appliqué, frill gathers, sewing on buttons & bias binding, elastic insertion, pocket application, pattern layout & cutting out. Classes are for 4 week blocks, but there is the option to continue to the next block which runs immediately on and especially since it is not always possible to complete their project in 4 weeks. Class price includes a small amount towards the cost of fabric. Payments are required in advance of each block starting.
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Knitted Lace Scarf Class – Saturday 19th January 12:15pm – 2:15pm for 5 Weeks
Knitted Lace Scarf Class – Saturday 19th January 12:15pm – 2:15pm for 5 Weeks

You will learn: – Essentials of lace knitting – How to knit a lace scarf incorporating 4 different lace stitches – Kitchener (grafting) stitch – How to block completed piece to display the lace to its best You will need: … Continued

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Beginners Sewing class Fridays from 31st August for 6 weeks – 1.30pm-3.30pm
Beginners Sewing class Fridays from 31st August for 6 weeks – 1.30pm-3.30pm
This class is for beginners with little or no sewing experience.  You will be taught the basics of how to use a sewing machine, lay and cut out a pattern or any of the skills you require in making your chosen project whether it is a garment, toy or other sewn item.  Advice will be given on suitability of pattern choice. We will talk you through the processes you need, give help and guidance along the way.    
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Beginners Sewing class Saturdays from 19th January for 6 weeks – 10am-12noon
Beginners Sewing class Saturdays from 19th January for 6 weeks – 10am-12noon
This class is for beginners with little or no sewing experience.  You will be taught the basics of how to use a sewing machine, lay and cut out a pattern or any of the skills you require in making your chosen project whether it is a garment, toy or other sewn item.  Advice will be given on suitability of pattern choice. We will talk you through the processes you need, give help and guidance along the way. TERMS & CONDITIONS: If you are signing up for the first time and you have missed the start of the block of 6 classes, you may join the current class at any time and only pay for the remaining weeks.  Once you have attended your first block you will have the opportunity to carry on to the new block of 6 classes.  (These continue on immediately after). You will be required to pay in advance for the new block (by the last class of the previous block).  Any fees unpaid before the start of the new block will mean that your space will be advertised and filled.  Any classes you miss cannot be refunded, however, if we have to cancel a class for any reason, we will add the missed week onto the end of the block.    
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KNIT & NATTER GROUP – MONDAYS 10am – 12noon & 2PM-4PM
KNIT & NATTER GROUP – MONDAYS 10am – 12noon & 2PM-4PM

Why not pop in and enjoy a chat with other knitters on a Monday afternoon? There is no charge for this, but we just ask you to buy a coffee or cake while you work. Whether you’re a beginner or … Continued

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Sewing class – Mondays from 4th February 7pm-9pm – 6 weeks
Sewing class – Mondays from 4th February 7pm-9pm – 6 weeks
Learn how to sew in our evening class for Beginners or Improvers. Beginners: You will be taught how to read patterns, layout, cutting & step by step instructions for completing your chosen project. Bring along a pattern and fabric or purchase both in our shop.  If you bring in these items please choose an easy pattern which requires the use of cotton fabric (cotton is the easiest fabric to start on).  We have lots of fabric in stock and also stock Butterick, McCalls & Kwik Sew patterns. Bring any project you like and we will help you to complete. 6 weeks x 2hrs every Monday £72 Please note a small price increase from last year.  Price increase begins 1st Feb 2019. TERMS & CONDITIONS: If you are signing up for the first time and you have missed the start of the block of 6 classes, you may join the current class at any time and only pay for the remaining weeks.  Once you have attended your first block you will have the opportunity to carry on to the new block of 6 classes.  (These continue on immediately after). You will be required to pay in advance for the new block (by the last class of the previous block).  Any fees unpaid before the start of the new block will mean that your space will be advertised and filled.  Any classes you miss cannot be refunded, however, if we have to cancel a class for any reason, we will add the missed week onto the end of the block.
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