Practical Sewing Skills: UFO (Un-Finished Objects) & Festive Fripperies

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Practical Sewing Skills: UFO (Un-Finished Objects) & Festive Fripperies

1 December, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


With Karen Odinga

Have a few loose ends from our previous sewing sessions?  Bring along any unfinished business and get it completed in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. Plus, there will be a few quick, little sewing projects available to get you in the holiday spirit. Even if you just want to use the time to catch up on a past project, patterns for the little festive projects will be available to all. Maybe I’ll remember to bring some mince pies as well.


Requirements for catch up session:

  • Machine with accessories, leads and manual
  • Your project (if putting on the finishing touches for the session) plus any threads & materials to accompany it.
  • Usual sewing kit to include sewing needles, tape measure, dressmaker’s pins, dressmaking scissors plus any other bits you have collected as part of your kit.

Requirements for Christmas Fripperies things:

From your stash (don’t buy anything-just bring what you have) Anything interesting in small quantities to include:

  • Fabric scraps
  • Beads, charms, broken jewellery bits, sequins, lace, trims etc.

I’ll bring along my bag of oddments too.


Any queries, please feel free to e-mail me at


    Register your interest:

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    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at or telephone 01376 323280.


    1 December, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Karen Odinga


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.