Next workshop: Weds 10th July, 1.30pm – 3pm

All workshops are held at our premises at 32a Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3RA

Have you ever wanted to have a go at free motion embroidery but don’t know where to start?  This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some basic techniques and give you the confidence to explore the technique, using our machines and equipment.  In the workshop you will …

  • Setting up your machine for free motion embroidery (you will use one of our Brother sewing machines)
  • Learn about stabilizers
  • Make a stitch sampler made up of practice stitches and techniques such as line and applique styles and how to add writing
  • If time allows, start work on your own design applique project

This workshop is ideal for those who have little or no sewing experience, as well as those who are more experienced looking to learn a new skill.

All materials and equipment are supplied.  We will provide some pictures and examples from which to gain inspiration, but if you have some design ideas of your own, please do bring them.  Likewise, if you have any particular fabric scraps you wish to incorporate in a design, then by all means bring them with you.

Drinks and biscuits will be available.

Photography – During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Please refer to our terms & conditions below:

Booking our classes is similar to making a theatre booking, the ‘show must go on’ regardless of your attendance, therefore classes are non-refundable and sadly there are no catch-up opportunities for missed sessions. Please do check your diary carefully before booking a class.

Workshop bookings require payment in full either through the website or in the shop with payment via cash, voucher or card.  Gift Voucher bookings can be made by in the shop.

Workshop Cancellation – by Haberdasherdo Customers

If you have to cancel your workshop please notify Haberdasherdo as soon as possible by telephone: 01202 428612, and confirm in writing by emailing us at

Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we cancel (see below)

You may transfer your workshop (subject to a £5 administration charge) to another of our workshops as long as we have 14 days notice. Alternatively, you may arrange to send an acquaintance in your place.

We do understand that sometimes you might have to cancel at late notice and we will do our best to re-fill you place by re-listing on our website, checking a waiting list, promoting late availability on our Social media pages and attempt to resell your space. If your space sells we will inform you by email after the class runs and arrange a refund.

No refunds are given to those who fail to attend a workshop.

Workshop Cancellation – by Haberdasherdo

We will endeavour to run every published workshop, however there may be times, due to impracticalities, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances that we will cancel the workshop. In these instances you may transfer to any other workshops available. All payments received will be carried over to a new booking.  Alternatively you will receive a full refund.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at short notice. In this event you will be notified as soon as possible via telephone and/or email.