Children’s Courses

    At Nest, we are passionate about passing craft skills on to the younger generation. Crafting is known to improve fine motor skills, concentration and mental wellbeing but above all, it’s great fun and very rewarding!

  • Parent and child machine sewing

    • One session
    • Dates: 28th January 10-12.30
    • Time: As above
    • £30.00

    A number of you have asked whether we could offer a parent and child session where you can learn how to use a sewing machine with your child to help them when things go wrong at home.

    On this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to thread and use a sewing machine by making a tote bag. All materials and machines included. If you are bringing your own machine, please ensure that it has been serviced in the last 2 years and that you bring the operating manual.

    Suitable for complete beginners

  • Boys Sewing class

    • 5 weeks
    • Dates: Friday 12th January
    • Time: 4-5.30pm
    • £70.00

    From fisherman to tailors, sewing has always been in the male domain and last year’s winner of the Great British Sewing Bee was a man. So join us for
    some fabulous “boy” projects.

  • Children Beginners Knitting

    • 5 sessions
    • Dates: Monday 6th November
    • Time: 5.30 - 6.15 pm
    • £40.00

    Price includes a set of needles and ball of yarn

    We will cover all the knitting basics The course will include:

    • the very beginning – how to hold your needles and make a slip knot
    • casting on and off
    • knit and purl
    • garter stitch, stocking stitch, stripes etc.
    • increasing and decreasing
    • reading a pattern
  • Children’s Sewing

    • 5 sessions
    • Dates: Starting November 8th Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 4.00 - 5.30 pm
    • Time: Saturdays 9.45-11.15 or 11.15-12.45
    • £70.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    If you are aged 7-13 and would like to learn to sew, then this course is for you. Suitable for both beginners and those with a little more experience.
    The course is project based and will include a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing to improve your skills.

  • Teens Pattern Cutting

    • 5 sessions
    • Dates: Wednesdays
    • Time: 5.15-6.45 pm
    • £70.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    This course is designed for secondary school aged children and will teach you the skills needed for making your own pattern blocks – the basis for making patterns in exactly your size. A fantastic course for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills and those studying for textiles GCSE

‘Good class size allowing focus on each persons questions. Clear detailed instruction, a nice progression through the skills to more complicated techniques.’

‘Small class size so the tutor had plenty of time to give individual attention.’

‘I really enjoyed how practical the course was - guiding us to be able to make something, following a pattern, after just a few weeks.’