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Teddy Bear Paddington

Teddy Bear Workshop

         Teddy Bear Workshop ~ Paddington Bear Day  ~ Learn How to Make Paddington With his Coat and Hat

         This is a Full Day Course

 

Make a beautiful bear for yourself - or as a gift, and know that you are supporting Support Animal Aid for Bears in Asia *.Paddington Coat

Paddington is perennial favourite with children and adults alike. He can be made in two ways on this course: with high quality plush fur and glass eyes as a heritage bear to keep, or with machine washable fur and safety eyes if it is to be given to children.

Paddington

On this course you will learn to make a Paddington bear along with his duffle coat and hat.

You don't need to have any experience of sewing - we can help you learn on the day - as Paddington can be made with hand sewing or a machine.

After making Paddington, we have patterns to make his duffle coat and hat too – so your bear will be fully dressed – and if you have a name in mind we have an embroidery machine for those finishing touches !!

Patterns and full course instructions will be provided, and materials can also be supplied for a small fee - but we don’t supply the wellington boots !! 

On this day we will be using the Paddington pattern Simplicity 8223

We will advise you about the materials needed for the course upon booking.

This course is suitable for beginners.      

 

Course Fee:        £80.00 *

Course ~ 10 am to 5 pm ~ refreshments provided, not lunch.

£80.00 per day

 

*To support bears around the world £10.00 of the day’s course fee will be donated to Animals Asia who help to end cruelty to bears across the world – we are so happy to support this charity on our bear making day - and we hope you are too

Teddy Bear Heritage

Teddy Bear Workshop

         Teddy Bear Workshop ~ Herritage Bear Day Teddy2

         This is a Full Day Course

 

Make a Beautiful Bear for yourself - or as a gift, and know that you are supporting Support Animal Aid for Bears in Asia *.

Teddy bears above all the other toys are lavished with such great love and affection that we often keep our furry friends as keepsakes into adulthood, as they are the most loyal of confidents and friends.

Making a teddy bear is easier than you might think, this course will teach you how to make your own unique bear.

We have a choice of bears for you to make, when you book the course we will send you pictures of the patterns you can choose from and let you know what will need to be purchased for each design.

Over the day you will make your bear and discuss ways to personalise him or her, and if we have time make a set of clothes for the new friend in your life.

All step by step instructions and patterns will be given for each design, and a list of materials needed will be provided before the course which will detail what is needed to be purchased such as fur, eyes, joints etc. If you want to replicate your bear at home, then please bring along some tracing paper or card and you can make a template of your bear for future projects. Alternatively, you could also bring some practise fabric and use the day to learn the techniques before you make your own bear at home.Teddy3

Teddy1Alternatively, we can purchase the teddy making parts in advance for an small fee. For this option please contact us at least 2 weeks before the course so that we can ensure timely delivery of your ‘body parts’ and can discuss the type of fur that you would like to use.

This course is suitable for beginners and novice sewers – as the bears can be either hand or machine sewn.

 

Full Day Course - 10 am to 5 pm, snacks and refreshments provided, but not lunch.

Course Fee:          £80.00 *

*To support bears around the world £10.00 of the day’s course fee will be donated to Animals Asia who help to end cruelty to bears across the world – we support this charity on our bear making days.

Made to Measure Curtains

Made to Measure Curtains & Interiors

We professionally make curtains and soft furnishings to the highest standards in our dedicated workrooms.

We know that hand-made curtains and soft furnishings are an investment in your home and will last for many years, so please feel free to discuss your designs with us and be creative with our fully tailor-made service. We can talk you through fabrics, style and design from a simple pole through to full window dressings including swags and tails.

We can arrange a no obligation home visit within a 20 mile radius of our base in Telford and Wolverhampton. Or we can discuss your requirements over the phone and send you our comprehensive measuring guide for providing your own details.

We can source the highest quality fabric at wholesale prices from our many suppliers, or you can provide us with the fabric.

For quick quotes please e-mail us with your measurements and design requirements and we will provide you with an approximate quote within 24 hours.

 

Pricing & Options

We charge by the width and length for the making of curtains.

The cost of your curtains will depend on how many widths of fabric you need, this is determined by the size of your pole/track, the heading you choose, and also the length of the curtains.

All curtains will be pattern matched with 3" hems, 3" header tape, machined sides and will be blind stitched on the hem – to provide an invisible finish to the bottom.

For curtains over 90” / 230 cm we recommend 6” header tape.

You have the choice of 5 headings:

Pencil Pleat, Pinch Pleat, Goblets, Tab Tops and Metal Eyelets

Prices below are per width depending upon the type of heading chosen and how the curtains are to be lined/interlined.

Pencil Pleat Heading 3” Tape per Width of Fabric

  • up to 170 cm (65”) £25 lined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £35 lined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £50 lined
  • up to 170 cm (65”) £40 lined and interlined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £50 lined and interlined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £65 lined and interlined

6” pencil pleat tape Add £5.00 per width

Hand Headed Curtains, i.e., Pinch Pleat/Double Pleat/Triple Pleat/Goblet/Tab Tops per Width of Fabric

  • up to 170 cm (65”) £35 lined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £45 lined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £60 lined
  • up to 170 cm (65”) £50 lined and interlined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £60 lined and interlined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £75 lined and interlined

Covered Buttons in a fabric of your choice, add £1.50 per button

Metal Eyelets with Buckram Insert, Typically 8 Eyelets per Width of Fabric

  • up to 170 cm (65”) £45 lined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £55 lined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £70 lined
  • up to 170 cm (65”) £60 lined and interlined
  • up to 230 cm (90”) £70 lined and interlined
  • up to 270 cm (106”) £85 lined and interlined

 

Larger Widths and Lengths

  • For curtain lengths over 106” (270 cm) please contact us
  • Curtains over 3 widths of fabric per curtain please contact us

 

Examples of Pricing

A pair of curtains will require 1.5 to 3 times the width of the pole/track, this is then divided by the width of the fabric to give the total number of widths required, excluding any pattern matching needed.

As a rough guide a standard window/track is 5 ft/ 60” (153 cm) this will require 1 width per curtain (2 widths in total), and a bay window all the way round is approximately 10 ft / 120” (305 cm) this will require 2 widths per curtain (4 widths in total).

Pricing Example 1.

Window/Track = 60” (153 cm), this will require 1 width per curtain i.e., 2 widths in total

For Half Length curtains i.e., to the window sill/radiator – 65” (170 cm) = £25 per width,

Total Price = £50

For Full Length curtains i.e., to the floor - 90” (230 cm) = £35 per width, Total Price = £70

Pricing Example 2.

Bay Window = 120” (305 cm), this will require 2 widths per curtain i.e., 4 widths in total

For Half Length curtains i.e., to the window sill/radiator - 65” (170 cm) = £25 per width, Total Price = £100

For Full Length curtains i.e., to the floor - 90” (230 cm) = £35 per width, Total Price = £140

 

Lining

All curtains are lined with a high quality cream PolyCotton liner, for other colours please contact us for pricing.

For Thermal and Blackout lining please contact for pricing as this will depend upon the length of your curtains.

 

Other Products

We can also make your matching tiebacks, cushions, pelmets, valances, swags and tails, tablecloths and all other types of soft furnishings.

We can also measure and install in parts of the West Midlands, Shropshire & Staffordshire.

Curtain refurbishment and relining, shortening, lengthening, dropping existing hem or adding a new piece of fabric to the top or bottom. We can also divide larger curtains or join together existing curtains. We also have a relining service to add a new liner e.g., coloured, thermal or blackout.

Please contact us for details and pricing.

 

How to Measure

We will send you our comprehensive guide to measure for your curtains and an extensive recording sheet.

Please note that we will make the curtains to the measurements that you supply, so any inaccuracies are your responsibility.

If in any doubt of how to measure or what information we need, then please do not hesitate to contact us – this costs you nothing – and we want to make sure that we get it right.

The golden rule is always measure twice and cut once!!

 

Despatch Time

From receipt of your fabric we aim to despatch your finished curtains by courier within 10 days, we will inform you as soon as possible if there is a delay. We can also offer a Premium 72 hour turnaround service, please contact us for details and pricing.

 

Fabric

We are not responsible for the postage of your fabric to us or damage sustained during transit. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you send it to us by a reputable, signed for courier.

We are not responsible for any faults in the fabric or insufficient quantities, upon receipt of the fabric we will check the quality, quantity and it’s suitability for your project and inform you of any problems within 24 hours.

Excess fabric will be returned to you with your curtains.

 

Shipping

Your curtains will be professionally wrapped and sent by a tracked, signed for courier for delivery.

This will be charged at £9.99, unless you wish to arrange your own collection/courier.

Returns

These are a bespoke made-to-order product and as a result we cannot accept returns.

If the order is faulty or not as described we will have the items returned to us at our cost and corrected.

If we have not started the work we can refund 100% of your money and return the fabric at your cost, after that the amount that we can refund will depend upon how much work has been done.

 

Quotes

A detailed quote for the full price of the curtains will be sent to you within 24 hours of your enquiry, our quotes are valid for 28 days.

Upon accepting the quote and instructing us to schedule your work you will be required to make the full payment within 48 hours.

If we receive the fabric before the payment is received, we will not start work until a full payment has been made. Subsequently, if your payment is not received or your funds are not cleared we will not take responsibility for the return of the fabric.

 

Payment

We can accept PayPal, Personal Cheques and Direct Bank Transfer.

 

Questions, Advice, Not Sure?

If you would like a more detailed quote for other sizes, widths or decorative embellishments, then please contact us and we will work out an accurate price for you.

Knicker Making Workshop

KnickersLearn to Sew Some Fancy Pants

No sewing experience is necessary – all patterns and tuition will be provided. Either bring your own slinky materials on the day or cottons, stretch fabrics, elastics and trimmings will be available for a small fee.

Spend a day sewing with us and take home something a bit slinky and frilly.

 

We have several patterns available to make:

  1. Pretty Cotton Elasticated Knickers – traditional style - or tie sided for a bit of extra va va voom

  2. Stretch Fabric Knickers

  3. Silk or Cotton French Knickers / Boudoir Shorts

AND if there any boys that would like to sew – we have a patterns for boxer shorts and trunks !!

No experience of using a sewing machine is needed – we will have at least 5 fully serviced sewing machines and 2 overlockers to use. For those of you that have your own sewing machines please feel free to bring them along.

We do have fabric, knicker elastic, ribbons lace and bows – but please bring along what ever you would like to sew with – cotton laces, silks – we will be able to help you create some fancy pants.

When you book we will give you a shopping list for the day. 

Half Day = £40.00

Full Day = £80.00

 

 

 

 

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We professionally make curtains and soft furnishings to the highest standards in our dedicated workrooms.

 Additionally, if you would like to learn make curtains or need help with a home furnishing project, we can offer bespoke one-to-one tuition tailored to your requirements, or see our Courses for learning in small groups.

 We also offer an intensive Two Day Course that is taliored for those that want to learn home furnishing in a short space of time, and for those that want to turn their hobby in a business.

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