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New Year Sew-Along classes Available Now

Join the WenJen team for  a whole schedule of new year sew-along classes available now. We record these Zoom classes too so if you are unable to attend on the day, simply sign up, and then watch, pause and rewind at your leisure! We’ve got a great mix of classes, learning new skills from craft makes to dressmaking and Jennie’s own methods of  patchwork/quilting techniques. Book any/all on Jennie Rayment’s website (links below) and we’ll send out the Supply List and any preparation notes well in advance.  PLUS we are holding a Fun and Frolics early evening get-together on 15th January.

The price (see individual classes for prices) includes the recording which will be available for repeated private viewing for six months.

The schedule:

Thursday 7th January

Chenille Clutch Bag Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner – 3 Hr Sew-Along: 10 – 1pm – £20

Learn a new technique to create textured fabric and turn your piece into a chic clutch bag. Use fabric remnants or shimmering fabulous fabrics, the choice is yours. Layer up and sew before cutting! It’s an easy technique to master but the results can be used for all sorts of projects – from bags to mats or cushion covers.

£20 Click here to Book

Explore Log Cabin Zoom Class with Jennie Rayment 3 Hr Sew Along: 2 – 5.00pm – £20

Take this very versatile technique and play! Discover how simple and speedy the basic steps can be then add extra oomph. Explore Courthouse Steps, discover Cornerstones, look at different centre shapes and experiment with a Log Cabin based heart – ideal for Valentine’s Day perchance? Great class for all who wish to understand and develop the building blocks of this of oh so traditional design. Series of samples will be made plus a completed heart ready for use in quilts or as cushion front etc..

£20 Click here to Book

Friday 15th January

Fun and Frolics – a Zoom evening with Jennie & Wendy – 2 hour 5.30pm – 7.30pm – £15

Join us for an early evening of enjoyable info-tainment – fun, fabric frolics and much more! Start with a cocktail/mocktail demo and mix along with us (ingredient list sent beforehand), then settle down for a quick talk by raconteur Jennie sharing some Lockdown experiences! Next,  Wendy demo’s a super easy cosmetic caddy project. This is a great project for remnants, makes a fabulous gift and suitable hold-all for all sorts of knickknacks! Followed by a fabric basket demo by Jennie. (Two delightful projects to make later when viewing the recorded video.) Finish with a fun Bingo session that everyone can join. First full line wins a patchwork pattern from Jennie, Full House wins both Demo projects made earlier.

£15 Click here to Book

Thursday 21st January

Boro Patchwork Bag Zoom Class with Jennie Rayment  3 Hr Sew-Along 10am – 1.00pm  £20

Got lots of scraps – why not try this technique? Experiment with machine made Boro (Japanese word referring to reworking and repairing fabrics through piecing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use) and create a flat bottomed bag. Make a small panel for the side of a bag or watch the bag demo, continue with the technique  and complete at a later stage. Fabulous way to use up scraps and recycle old materials. Simple to make and really can’t go very wrong – if you get a gap – stick another patch on top! (Suitable for all abilities.)

£20 Click here to Book


Appliqué Trio Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner – 3 Hr Sew-Along 2-5.00pm – £20

Appliqué adds another dimension to projects – whether it is for clothing, furnishings or crafts. There are different types of appliqué – which basically means adding a fabric motif to a base. We’ll start by looking at how to choose appliqué fabric and how to use Bondaweb (double sided fusible webbing). We’ll explore regular appliqué with a satin stitch border, reverse appliqué and free motion appliqué. Make three samples which can then be used as part of a project later.

£20 Click here to Book

Saturday 6th February

Trio of Zips Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner – 1.5 Hr Sew-Along  10 – 11.30am – £15

Brush up on your dressmaking techniques and master three zip insertion methods in this 90 minute class. We’ll cover lapped zip, invisible zip (with invisible zip foot) and fashionable exposed teeth zip insertion. Make three samples so that you can decide which to use on future projects. This is a great chance to conquer your fear of attaching zips and learn new contemporary methods.

£15 Click here to Book


Parcel of Pockets Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner – 1.5 Hr Sew-Along 12 – 1.30pm – £15

Everyone loves a pocket or two! Extend your dressmaking skills with this 90 minute technique class making three types of pockets that you can add to any garment even if it is not included in the pattern. Cover a simple patch pocket, self-lined patch pocket with piping and a side seam pocket. Learn to make the pattern template and then construct the pocket.

£15 Click here to Book

Boxes Galore Zoom Class with Jennie Rayment – 3 Hr Sew-Along 2 – 5.00pm  – £20

From a plain square box to hexagonal ones or indeed other shapes  – with or without lids, this class shows you how to make. Boxes are stiffened so ideal for use yet washable and light. Can be made from two Fat Quarters or equivalent and once you have learnt the technique you can increase or decrease the size making the boxes suitable for many intentions. Learn how to do a successful Satin Stitch and what presser feet to use. Finally twiddle the side seams or leave elegantly flat.

£20 Click here to Book

Thursday 18th February

Origami Twist & Cross Over Tucks with Jennie Rayment – 3 Hr Sew-Along 10am – 1.00pm – £20

Play with textured surfaces and create two cushion fronts/quilt blocks or utilise for a tote. Two pleasingly simple tactile effects with a multitude of possibilities for further exploration. Embellish and enhance with stitch, beads, ribbons and threads. Simple techniques to take you into a world of twiddling, fiddling, rolling and folding. Quick and easy – it’s magical manipulation.

£20 Click here to Book

Sewing with Stretch Fabric: Make a T-Shirt Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner – 3 Hr Sew-Along 2-5.00pm

Stretch fabric is fabulous to work with – so forgiving and requires minimal fitting as it stretches and moulds to the figure! But it can be tricky to prevent unwanted stretch, or get slipped stitches. Join Wendy to make a T-shirt at the same time as learning tips and techniques of sewing with stretchy fabric. You will need New Look 6735 (sizes 10-22) available from (Suitable for all abilities.)

£20 Click here to Book

Thursday 4th March

Fabric Covered Rope Basket Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner 1.5 Hr Sew-Along 10 – 11.30am – £15

Try your hand at machine sewing a 3D basket! It is very simple to do with a couple of fat quarters and cotton washing rope! You will get to grips with the technique of wrapping and stitching and then finishing by making handles. Once mastered you can use the technique to make bigger baskets with additional decoration. It’s a fun 90 minute class to expand your repertoire of projects (and makes a great gift too!) (Suitable for all abilities)

£15 Click here to Book

Bubble Technique Chic Clutch Zoom Class with Wendy Gardiner 1.5 Hr Sew-Along 12 – 1.30pm – £15

I love to create different textures using a sewing machine and simple sewing. This bubble technique is created with soluble stabilisers and straight stitch. Create a panel and use it to make a stylish clutch bag – or of course, you could make a cushion front, a tote bag or whatever! It is all about mastering a new technique in just 90 minutes. (Suitable for all abilities.)

£15 Click Here to Book


Cathedral Windows, Secret Gardens and Bow Ties with Jennie Rayment – 3 Hr Sew-Along 2 – 5.00pm

Discover how to make a true Cathedral Window patch by hand or machine, understand the Secret Garden. Learn how to make a facsimile often called a Bow Tie. Explore use of colour with both designs. Tuck that favourite piece of fabric in the ‘windows’, discover different stitch techniques for sewing ‘windows’ in place. Play with the faux version and study its equally diverse potential. Ideal class for those who like to sew by hand. Combine two Cathedral Windows for an elegant pincushion/or small panel. Create an additional panel with the Bow Tie. Hand sewers enjoy – no need to sew frantically as you can watch the video later. Machinists will complete both designs in the class.

£20 Click here to Book