Sew: This is Christmas – A three week course in making your own fabric Christmas decorations.

Date(s) - 01/12/2023 - 15/12/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Bluebell Community Centre

Course Content

Sew: This is Christmas! Join Laura Bright from Laura Rae Craft Co. in making your own fabric Christmas decorations. You are invited to create an Advent Christmas bunting, Christmas sack or Christmas stocking. You will learn how to layer fabric, line bags and stockings, and attach trinkets.

Weeks 1-2 will be learning to create advent bunting.

Week 3 will be creating Christmas gift sacks.

Equipment required

  •  Sewing machine (essential)
  • Snippers or embroidery scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Pins and pin cushion
  • Bobbins
  • Thread (spooled)
  • Cutting scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil and notepad
  • Ruler

All fabric and trinkets will be provided. A choice of fabric and designs are available to choose. A surcharge of £7.50 for the Advent Bunting and £4.50 for the Sack/Stocking is included in the course cost. Fabric choices will be sent to on enrolment. Patterns are included with the course.


About the tutor

Bio – Laura Bright

Like many people, I found sewing in some of my darkest hours. My mum lent a sewing machine and gently nudged to give it a go whilst recovering from a family trauma – I became instantly addicted. There was something about the creativity married with the mathematics and logic that drew me down its rabbit hole.

Desperate to know more, I went to college where I studied sewing technique and fabric fundamentals. I was trained to pattern cut and to design clothing from block.

I started a small sewing business in 2018, mostly hiring bunting to weddings, but began retailing during the pandemic as the wedding market crashed. I now work full-time sewing and am blessed that my hobby has become my livelihood.

My business predominantly makes reusable fabric bags. In the past 12 months I have worked with companies such as the Royal Scotsman to repurpose their old uniforms, I also design make up bags for the English Mineral Makeup Company.

I like to make clothing when I am not sewing for work. I design and make outfits for all the little people in my life. I enjoy costume design and I also love to rummage through a good charity shop to find preloved clothes to alter.

Sewing is my life, and to have the opportunity to gift the pleasure of this pastime to others is a privilege.



Bookings are closed for this event.