Sew & Stitch (Updated 14/10/2019)

Group Leader Maureen Paterson Contact the office 01292 260086
Location Prestwick Community Centre
Wednesday  10.00 - 12.00 noon

Sew and Stitch Group. 2019

Known previously as the Dressmaking Group, a name change was needed, as that did not cover the variety of 'sewing and stitching' that takes place!!

We meet every Wednesday in the Citadel, from 10 – 12am., there are 3 sessions in the year and rental is paid at the start of each session, e.g. the block after Easter is 10 weeks and rental is £10.00 for that session. Apart from dressmaking, several of the ladies knit and crochet and sew for premature babies at Crosshouse Hospital, also for various charities and churches.

The group also enjoy a good chat as well as catching up with the latest gossip with a cup of tea or coffee! There are 16 members at the moment and although there is not a waiting list, there is probably only space for 1 or 2 more members; we have 4 sewing machines, scissors, thread, patterns and some materials and trimmings etc. that have been been donated to the Group by people who have given up their hobbies.

We usually have a lunch out before we stop for the summer and again before the Christmas break, this year, for a change, we are hoping to book for a Ladies Day instead of a Christmas Lunch.

Below are photographs showing a small selection of the work carried out by members of the Sew and Stitch Group


Black Leather Phone Cover (above & below)



Above: DENIM SEAT CUSHION FOR A SHOE BENCH - using the 'wrong' Grey side of the dark blue denim fabric.


Margaret (Ferguson), a Sew & Stitch member for a long time, has been fringing a wool tweed blanket to donate to Holybush House, Holybush, Ayrshire.


Fan Roman Blind - Coral Cotton Sateen, Black Petersham Trim & Crystal Beaded Edging.

Black Velvet & Silver Lurex Curtains
Lined in Coral Sateen, edged with Black & Crystal Beading


 Extra Extra Large Floor Cushion (Pad from Remnant Kings,            Reversible throw: Faux Sealskin & Black Fur Fabric on
Glasgow) covered in Peach Jacquard Curtain Remnant with                the reverse.
Hand-Stitched Covered Piping. 
(Piping 'Cord' is actually Pipe Insulation Tube from B & Q)


Round Grey Velour Cushion: With Frilled Edge & Centre Covered      Extra Large Coral Sateen Cushion (Pad from Remnant
Button (made from a matching remnant left over from a                         Kings, Glasgow) Trimmed with Black Feathers.
reupholstered, metal-framed, tub chair)


Japanese Doll Cushion: Made from Pre-Printed Kit  (from Sew Materialistic, Cow Wynd, Ayr) Embellished with Buttons & Beads

 (not inc. in pack)


Reupholstered Storage Seat: Upholstered in Leather (from J. Milton Upholsterers) Embellished with
Crystal Bead Headboard Buttons.


                      Headboard Cushions, piped & buttoned                       Set of 4 duck egg blue cushions, piped, frilled, & covered
                               in duck egg blue fabric                                                         buttons (made from fabric remnants)


                                                                                   Duck egg  blue roll-up cushion

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