We regret that, due to the requirement for social distancing during the current Covid 19 pandemic, all live classes are suspended indefinitely. I hope to be able to offer some online classes in the New Year. If this is something that might interest you, please get in touch using our contact form.
Beginners’ Sewing Classes
Beginners’ Sewing Class: “No Fears, No Failures”
This class is aimed at the complete beginner with no (or very little) previous experience, who wants to learn to make their own clothes. You’ll learn to use a sewing machine by making a colourful tote bag, before starting your first dressmaking project making a garment from a commercial pattern.
Find out more about: Beginners’ Sewing Course “No Fears, No Failures”
Advanced Sewing Classes
These workshops are suitable for those who have already completed a beginners’ dressmaking course or those who may be self-taught and have equivalent experience.
The courses are fast-paced, and participants will need accurate machine-sewing skills. To get most out of the day, you should bring your own sewing machine or overlocker.
Love your overlocker
Thread your machine with confidence and learn how to adjust the settings to create professional finishes. Then practice your skills using an overlocker to make simple t-shirt.
Find out more about: Advanced Sewing Courses: “Love your overlocker”
Practice advanced dressmaking skills that will give your future dressmaking projects a bit of professional polish. There are three classes to choose from. In Dressmaking Techniques #1 and #2 you’ll practice different types zip applications, seam finishes and pockets. In Dressmaking Techniques #3, you’ll make up a small sample jacket pattern that includes testing features, such as custom pockets, and tailored lapels and collars.
Find out more about: Advanced Sewing Courses “Sew Professional”
In the words of this year’s winner of the Great British Sewing Bee, “Anyone can sew … Just get out there and give it a go.” I so agree, and I’m making it my mission in life to introduce more people to this practical, creative – and therapeutic – pastime. If you would like to give sewing a go, why not come in and try it.
Sewing machine demos
If you’ve been thinking of buying a sewing machine, why not make an appointment to try my range of Husqvarna machines. No obligation to buy. What better way to compare machines?
Minor repairs and alterations
Don’t relegate that favourite outfit to the back of the cupboard for want of a button or a hem! Bring in your small repairs and alterations and I’ll teach you how to fix them yourself. I can’t promise to turn you into an ace seamstress in half an hour, but you might be surprised at what you can achieve with a bit of help. (NB I teach sewing. I don’t take in repairs and alterations.)