Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop

Category: Workshops at Bambers

Kathryn's Quilt Club at Bamber Sewing Machines Manchester

Kathryn’s Quilt Club

Join our friendly Quilt Club Good clubroom/classroom, excellent teacher, free parking. Bring your machine or use our very latest model Bernina Aurora 440’s. Good atmosphere, beginners welcome. Please click here for more information & workshops… 

Brother Innovis 950

Brother Innovis 950

All in all the Brother Innovis 950 is a great little all rounder. As it is a sewing and embroidery machine that offers you a little bit of everything. A little bit of an embroidery machine and a little bit of a sewing machine. It’s a good starting point for those that need both features […]

Twin Needles

Twin Needles

Twin needles can be used for decorative sewing, pintucking and topstitching. Two needles are mounted onto a single shank. They come in different widths, 2mm, 4mm etc. Always be careful when using a twin needle. Always set your machine to straight stitch. If you use a zigzag or swing stitch, you will break the needle! […]

Maggie’s Jacket

Maggie’s Jacket

Maggie appeared in her new jacket, the other day. The last time we were visited by the Linton Tweed girls Maggie made a small purchase of her own, and here is the result. Maggie used 2 metres of Linton tweed and McCalls pattern M5668. Maggie lined the whole jacket, rather than just the sleeves. A […]

Alterations Workshop

Alterations Workshop

At least half a dozen people a week walk into our shop and ask if we can shorten their trousers or fix a broken zip. An indication of the everyday need for an alterations service. People will always want their trousers taking up or letting down. A waistline taking in, or letting out…etc. etc. etc. […]

Fit For Fashion Sewing Workshops

Fit For Fashion Sewing Workshops

Celia Banks runs a number of very popular workshops in our classroom. This time it was a ‘Fit for Fashion’ sewing basics workshop and some had travelled from as far as Cambridgeshire to attend. The aim of this 2 day course is to show you how to choose the correct size of pattern after trying […]

Making Quilted Blocks

Making Quilted Blocks

This mornings workshop, run by our expert teacher – Kathryn, explored ways of using quilted blocks. Lorraine Johnstone-Davies is pictured proudly showing off her handywork after creating a quilted bag. Lorraine is a regular member of our quilt club. Find details of all our Sewing Workshops in Manchester.