Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sew in the City

I visited sew in the city in Sheffield recently for their Thursday night craft social.

On a Thursday evening from 6:15pm til 9:45pm sew in the city opens their studios to all sorts of crafters. If you want to knit and natter, crochet and chat or sew and socialise this is a perfect place to visit.

I went along with my Sheffield sewing friends Elena and Katie. We each paid £8 for use of a sewing machine (it is just £5 if not using a machine). Kerry the owner was very welcoming and showed us around when we arrived. The shop/studio is set out over 3 floors. On the ground floor is the main shop front with fabrics galore. On the first floor there are 3 main rooms; a cutting room, a lounge and sewing studio. I didn't venture up to the 2nd floor but believe that to be a knitting studio where workshops etc are held.

The sewing studio was spacious and set up with 7 sewing machines. I did have a worry when I sat down to the machine that I might not be able to use it but the brother FS40 was easy to use and I needn't have worried.

I didn't need to use the cutting room as I had pre cut all my pieces but there were 2 (possibly) A0 cutting mats on a huge desk so alot better than most of us home sewists will have access to!

I particularly loved the lounge area Kerry has set up. Here there were tea and biscuits and comfy sofas and sewing magazines to read. Perfect!

Whilst there I worked on my cotton and chalk Zoe dress. I had taken along my sewing box with scissors, pins etc but another time I wouldn't bother as all these are available in the workshop

There is even a loyalty card. Attend 5 times and yet your 6th visit for free!

Sew in the city is based at 119 West Bar in Sheffield City centre.

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