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‘Sew much more’ workshop – vintage fabric tote

August 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am

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Sew much more – sewing workshops with Pamela McIntryre

Once upon a tablecloth! Make a stylish and practical vintage fabric tote bag. Skill level beginners – although familiarity with a sewing machine is helpful.


Following her love of fabrics and making clothes as a teenager, Pamela McIntyre began her professional career in the costume department of The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, age 17, where she gained considerable knowledge in the cut & construction of period costume during three years of rep theatre of plays, period & contemporary, pantomime and musicals.

Pamela continued her career at Glyndebourne Opera, Sussex as deputy head of costume for a further 11 years before taking over the role of Head of Costume. During this time, she worked on award winning productions with internationally acclaimed directors, designers and artists. Thereafter followed a freelance career working at prestigious theatres and opera houses in New York and throughout major European cities.

Presently, Pamela is combining her passion for, and knowledge of, textiles, construction and design, together with her love of collecting original pieces of clothing and fabric, and is working with a collection of interior and fashion accessories made from existing materials including embroidered and printed linens. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire others to explore the endless possibilities and discover the joy and satisfaction of creating individual, stylish and imaginative pieces.


Sew much more

above : a selection of projects from the ‘sew much more’ workshops with Pamela McIntyre

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Learn how to use vintage linens, including hand embroideries and printed tablecloths to upcycle into contemporary, individual, stylish tote bags. The bags are interlined and lined for strength and longevity, so don’t just look great, but are highly practical too. A special memento of your holiday as well as brushing up on your sewing technique …. or even learning a new skill to continue at home.

What you will learn;

  • cutting and combining vintage fabrics
  • what to look for, and look out for, when buying vintage
  • where to buy the best of vintage
  • backing and strengthening vintage fabrics
  • safe use of equipment – do’s and don’ts
  • sewing ‘hacks’ – sew like a pro … and tips for sourcing and cleaning vintage fabrics

Fee £85

  • What is included;
  • Equipment and quality materials (although you are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish)
  • Refreshments – including a light lunch

The workshop takes place on Saturday 18th August

Offer – book one of the other ‘Sew Much More’ workshops this weekend and get 10% discount!

Available for Tiny Homes Holidays guests only



August 19, 2018
10:30 am
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