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Applique sounds like a fancy word, but all it really means is sewing a smaller piece of fabric onto a larger one! (Now maybe I've made it sound too simple...)

Once you know how to do it effectively you can create amazing designs on anything, I promise you will use it time and time again! We will show you the classic way of sewing your appliques on with zig-zag stitch, as well as reverse applique and how to do free machine embroidery. This is a fantastic way of sewing, you can literally draw with the sewing machine.

You can make a sampler to practice all the different techniques, great for students who want to try something new and add into their portfolio, or if you want to make something out of your picture we've got stuffing and everything you need to make it into a beautiful cushion.

Complete beginners are welcome. We would encourage a more simple design if you've never sewn before but you will still have lots of fun. If you are an experienced stitcher, we have got a few tricks up our sleeve to challenge you and you will be able to learn lots of decorative techniques in the 2 hours.

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What you need

Equipment: We have a selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which you can purchase for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. If you would like to bring your own fabric you just make sure it is big enough for 2 sides of your cushion.

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Anytime Booking

This is an Anytime experience, meaning the host can run the experience to fit your schedule!

You need to be a group of minimum 3

Available on Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Between 10:00 and 20:00

SE4, Lewisham (address might differ to one shown in the map below)

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 5 days and 0 hours in advance.

Did you know?

Women's buttons are on the left side of garments because when button garments first came to be, only women with servants could afford to wear them. They were sewn on the left side to make it easier for servants to help these wealthy women dress.

Find your way there

35 Tyrwhitt Road, London, UK

The Host

Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. We are enthusiastic life long sewers (both sewing since were 5 years old!), who love sharing their making skills with others. We have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with children & adults. We offer sewing lesson, alterations, makes, commissions in our Brockley studio & are also available for external school & community projects.

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