Would you like to Learn to Sew? Our sewing classes for beginners include techniques and interesting projects for you to learn and improve your sewing skills. The morning classes have access to the Creche and we run classes in the evening too. 


To see all our scheduled classes and how to book please go to the bottom of the page.


This is our very popular Sewing intensive course. In 5 weeks you will learn basic sewing skills and gain confidence at the sewing machine. We have prepared a wide range of projects to cover the most important skills! 



Day 1: Become familiar with the sewing machine: Learn to thread the machine and the bobbin and practice using different settings on the machine. Learn to sew and finish a seam. Cut out a simple pattern and make a tote bag. 


Day 2: Learn how to insert a zipper and use interfacing. Make yourself a lined zip pouch which can be used as make-up bag/purse/pencil case etc.


Day 3: The jump into simple clothes making! Learn how to read and cut a simple pattern. Make your own pair of pyjama bottoms where you’ll learn how to hem trousers and insert an elasticated waist.


Day 4: Make a simple top, you will learn how to sew darts and turn a bias tape. 


Day 5: You will learn great techniques to make your own alterations, hemming, how to sew a buttonhole and how to insert an invisible zip (you will need to bring some clothes for this, we will advise during the class)


This course is aimed at beginners who would like to learn basic sewing techniques. These techniques can be applied to small projects at home or can be used in more advanced classes. 


Materials: Included (we will provide a range of fabrics for you to choose from, but for the last project you will need to bring some clothes to be altered)

Price: £225

Duration: 5 days x 3 hours (Weekdays) OR 3 sessions x 5 hours (Weekend)


Always wanted to learn how to sew? This is a great class for super beginners as it covers the basics for you to gain a bit of confidence at the sewing machine and get ready for future projects.


In this 1 session class you will learn:


- Sewing tools and notions, threads, fabrics and other tips. 

- How to choose fabrics. 

- Very useful hand sewing stitches.

- THE sewing machine, how to thread a bobbin, thread up the machine and machine stitching! 

- How to read a simple pattern and mark up and cut your fabric. 

- Pinning, sewing, pockets & straps.


This is a great class to gain some confidence and from here you can jump on to any of the beginners or intermediate classes. We will help you create a modern totebag. You will be able to choose from a range of seasonal canvas or beautiful designer prints. 

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