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Sew an Apron - Christmas Present Workshop

Sew an Apron - Christmas Present Workshop

Sew your Christmas gifts



Our inaugurate Christmas Present Workshop Weekend will inspire you to make your Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  We've designed 4 different easy projects to learn to sew in class and then you can replicate and make as many as you like at home!

Book one class, two or even all four! 

Hint: these make great gifts for your co-workers, in-laws or perhaps those hardworking nurses, teachers and childcare educators that you have around you!

APRON - Sunday 6th November 1pm to 5pm

Apron, are great gifts - very quick, unisex, and can be customised to the giftee!  BBQ aprons anyone?  

Skill level for Apron: You will need to know how to thread and run your machine and have a few projects under your belt.

What you will learn:

  • Recap of seam allowances
  • Sewing curves
  • Clipping curves
  • Topstitching

What is included:

  • One spool of Gutermann thread
  • Exceptional tuition with 6 others in the class
  • Copious cups of tea and coffee

What you need to bring

  • Your sewing machine....Or you are welcome to use one of ours.
  • Your glasses, if you need them

Suggested Fabric to bring:

Lightweight Denim, Duck Canvas, Linen, cotton drill or twill, other medium/heavy weight woven fabrics that hold their structure. 

Fabric Needed:

One metre of main fabric.

You can bring other fabric to have a contrasting pocket!

Ensure your fabric is washed and pre-shrunk before class.

Dates available:

Sunday 6th November, 1pm to 5pm with Stella

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What you will learn

  • Recap of seam allowances, Sewing curves, Clipping curves, Topstitching

What you will get

  • One spool of Gutermann thread, Exceptional tuition with 6 others in the class, Copious cups of tea and coffee
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 


We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • One metre of fabric, Your sewing machine....Or you are welcome to use one of ours, Your glasses, if you need them

What to wear

Comfortable & warm

Appropriate for


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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School


I agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).

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