Sewing and Dressmaking Courses


  • Fabric wreath

    • one session
    • Friday 24th November 6.30-9pm
    • 6.30-9.30pm
    • £35.00

    Turn scraps of fabric into a stunning wreath for your door or your wall. All materials and equipment are provided but people have also enjoyed bringing old, loved clothes and transforming them into a gorgeous decoration.

    No stitching required. Suitable for ages 7 to 107!

  • Parent and child machine sewing

    • One session
    • 28th January 10-12.30
    • 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

  • Adult beginners sewing

    • 5 sessions
    • January 11th for 5 weeks.
    • Thursdays 9.30-12
    • £225.00

    Learn to love the sewing machine and master a whole range of new skills in this project based course. Some homework will be required!
    The course will include:

    • a tote bag – lay, pin, cut a pattern and construct a really useful bag
    • a zipped, lined pouch – overcome the fear of the zip
    • a techniques lesson – covering darts, seams, finishing
    • an apron- master pockets and gathers
    • a zipped, piped cushion

    * price includes everything you will need plus refreshments


  • Adult Sewing

    • January 11th for 5 weeks
    • Thursdays 9.30-12
    • £145.00

    Need motivation? These sessions offer the perfect opportunity to work on your own dressmaking projects under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Bring your own patterns, fabrics and questions! The course is a mixed ability group so you can choose from the complete beginners package above or this intermediate level

  • Teens Pattern Cutting

    • 5 sessions
    • Wednesdays
    • 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.’