Upcycle/ reuse: gifts create strawberry pin cushions

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone. Learn to sew by hand while making a strawberry pincushion and other small gift items using vintage fabrics.

Course content

You’ll learn how to stitch by hand and also some hand embroidery stitches to create some gifts from vintage fabrics. These items can be taken home and you will have the skills to create more!

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will complete an individual learning plan and have one-to-one discussions with your tutor.

If you feel you require any support for your learning, please talk to a tutor or centre staff who will arrange for you to receive support or talk to a learning support tutor. Any information given will be treated confidentially.

Additional costs and requirements

All equipment and materials will be supplied. If you have any fabrics that you would like to use, please bring these along.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Sam Brown, tutor for Learn Devon offering courses in design, crafts and employability skills. Her background is in Graphic Design, an Interior Designer and Manager in interior and fashion retail.

Sam qualifications include BA (Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth and diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.

Sam includes combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics.

“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.” – Sam Brown, Tutor, Learn Devon

Start date07 Dec 2019
End date07 Dec 2019
Start time10:00
End time13:00
Concessions not available