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Want to learn how to make your own clothes, but don’t know where to start?

Running With Scissors is Sheffield’s first craft lounge, launched by keen sewer Emma Kent.

“Sewing is a great skill to have. It can save you money and you can make clothes that fit you properly,” says Emma, who set up the workshops three years ago after finding other sewing sessions involved signing up for long courses and had up to 20 people per class.

‘We have about eight people per workshop and most of our sessions are either half days or full days. People who come often build up to more adventurous projects, such as our Dress in a Day workshop as their skills and confidence develop.”

Classes are held at Sheffield’s Harland Works on John Street. You don’t need to have a sewing machine, as Running With Scissors have their own.

RWS runs workshops in other crafts such as knitting, crochet, patchwork, quilting and felt making and can be booked for private parties and events. For more information go to www.rwssheffield.co.uk or contact Emma on 07901 875599.

Jeans streak

WE love our jeans... Almost half (42%) of women wear jeans at least five times a week, according to Marks & Spencer research.

Most women have between four and five pairs in their wardrobe that they wear regularly.

The survey marks the launch of new Body Shape Denim for M&S Woman, which focuses on shape rather than size to achieve the perfect fit.

Three styles for pear, hourglass and apple are launching tomorrow in three leg lengths, priced £25 each.