Following a recent survey we sent out about our workshops, we achieved an excellent average satisfaction score of 9.7 out of 10 but we still know how hard it is for you to take the plunge and come to one of our workshops, especially if you haven't been to see us before. So don't just take our word for it that we provide an excellent learning environment in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere; have a read of what some of our lovely workshop graduates have to say about us!
Beginners Sewing: The class gave me so much confidence to give a go, the tips were brilliant and helped me carry on when I got stuck. I even managed a zip on my first try! Would never have attempted it without taking the class so wanted to say a big thank you to you and Emily.Already planning my next project and looking out eagerly for a weekend Sewing Fundamentals class to join you again for more :) (Vicky B)
Sewing Stretch Fabrics Using a Sewing Machine: Brilliant workshop. Very informative and interesting. Learned lots of new skills. The cakes were lovely - as always x (Sam G)
Beginners Dressmaking: Great course, excellent tutor, who was especially helpful. Can’t wait for my overlocking course to start. (Julie H)
Beginners Dressmaking: Great beginner workshop. Excellent tutor who knew when to help and when to step in. Wonderful shop to delve into and choose fabric from. Very friendly, great course (Kate T)
Sewing Fundamentals: I found the sewing fundamentals workshop to be really informative but also great fun. I was able to receive a lot of support with lots of basic techniques (perfect for a self-taught sewist) and it gave me the confidence to try using zips. Still working up to buttonholes though :-) The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and we all had a really good time. I’d recommend these courses to anyone who wants to have a go. (Jo B)
Sewing Stretch Fabrics Using a Sewing Machine/Sewing Fundamentals: Thanks to the workshops at Fabricate and the patience of the fantastic teachers I have developed a real love for sewing my own clothes. Over the last year my skills and confidence have developed. Lisa and Emily are really patient, very experienced and the workshops are truly enjoyable. Philippa knows her customers and what we like and offers great advice. Also - love the cakes during the workshop...much needed when you are trying to focus! I would highly recommend these workshops to anyone looking to develop new skills!
Don't be afraid to take the first steps as the workshops are a friendly place with like-minded people many are beginners as well as more experienced and we can all learn from each other as well as getting tuition from expert sewers
As a complete beginner I learned such a lot firstly at the beginners class and then dressmaking for beginners. Money well spent. (Candy R)
Pattern Grading: I learned very practical skills so I can now change the neckline and shoulder line so no more slipping around the shoulder and constantly having to tug at the neckline (Marjorie R)
Pattern Grading: Very informative, felt very relaxed , would do another workshop in a heart beat (Marjorie M)
Sewing Fundamentals, Overlocking for Beginners: Thoroughly enjoyed the courses. Learnt a lot and refreshed things I had forgotten. I will be back for more (Alison B)
Beginners Sewing: I took the beginners sewing class which was really great in many ways. Had never touched a machine before in my life and I came away with a fully workable tote bag!!! Took the next class - a peg bag and wow ..... I never knew I could be so talented!!! Great simple easy steps with a great atmosphere. Just Great! (Sally S)
Beginners Dressmaking/Trouser Making/Sewing Fundamentals: I recently attended the Beginners Dressmaking workshop, one of many I have attended over the past year or so. I was patiently taught extremely well by Lisa. Even though it was a beginners class and I’ve been sewing a while now I improved my zipper and collar skills. I also like the way Lisa helps you with the fit of the garment too! The tempting bonus of a discount on the day with fab friendly chatter and cakes provided by Philippa really adds to the workshops too!
Fantastic workshop with a lovely group of ladies topped off with cake and a 15% discount on any items bought - what’s not to like? (Kim N)
Overlocking for Beginners: Attended the Overlocking for Beginners workshop and so glad that I did. My overlocker is no longer something to be scared of and I couldn't wait to get home and get using it. (Natalie W)
Beginners Sewing/Beginners Dressmaking/Overlocking for Beginners: I have attended 3 workshops at Fabricate and they have all been fantastic. Brilliant, knowledgeable tutors with lots of patience. Plenty of time to create your items and then a discount in the shop. What more could you ask for?! (Alison W)
Beginners Sewing/Beginners Dressmaking/Overlocking for Beginners: Fabricate’s workshops have given me the confidence to give anything a try! (Vicky M)