Adult & Children’s Sewing Classes

Adults Sewing

Absolute Beginners Learn to Sew Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over the course you gradually build up your skills, techniques and knowledge. We teach everything you need to know to be able to confidently sew basic projects and complete simple dressmaking. Skill Level: Beginner Suitable for those who have never sewn before or have lost […]

Featured Class: Beginners – Hand Embroidery Taster »

Embroidery is really having a resurgence and for lots of reasons embroidery needs to be in your lives. Once you have attended this taster class you will realize how useful this skill is. Repairing worn clothes, darning or decoratively adding a patch to something or just simply adding a personal touch to and old or […]

Featured Class: Beginners Dressmaking A-Line Skirt »

A fabulous new addition to our Capsule collection series by the Assembly Line one of our favourite pattern companies. The A-line midi skirt is easy sewing with a modern finish. It has an A-line fit and is detailed with an elasticated waistband and side slant pockets. The pattern comes with several versions to choose from – […]

Featured Class: Create a Christmas Centrepiece »

Make this fantastic centrepiece at one of our most popular workshops at Christmas. The workshop focuses on a little more technique introducing some great skills for beginner sewing bees. Fabric piecing and 3d construction, using trimmings, machine embroidery and appliqué. This class will let you run free with your creativity and inspire and encourage you to […]

Cushions & Trimmings »

Everybody loves cushions, but often not the prices of them. Here is your chance to learn everything you need to know to make them affordable and exactly to your design. You will be learning about zips/buttonholes and making your own patterns and inserting trimmings. Skill Level: Suitable for those who have some basic sewing experience […]

Dressmaking Patterns Taster »

Join us in this introduction and guide to dressmaking with patterns. We explain and guide you on the different types of patterns available, looking at traditional Paper patterns and the current available options for Digital downloads. We also explain what the difference is between Pattern cutting and creation and commercially made patterns. Plus we give […]

Garment Repair and Restore   »

Hand sewing workshop which teaches you all the essential skills and techniques to repair garments and fabric items. We teach you how to approach the most common repair problems and undertake basic alterations which you may often pay a fortune at the dry cleaners. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric items, […]

Sew a Patchwork Tote Bag »

Have you discovered the joy of cutting up perfectly good fabric and then sewing it together again? Well here is a great introduction to make a patchwork cushion and learn the essentials of patchwork and quilting. In this workshop you will be guided throughout and leave armed with many hints and tips to set you […]

Featured Class: Sew your Pyjamas  »

Here is a really fabulous beginners project to take you to the next level sewing clothes for yourself or your family. The Free Pyjamas Sewing Pattern from the Assembly Line Patterns is a two-piece set of dreamily comfortable loungewear. The short-sleeved top has a wide neckline and the shorts have a relaxed fit, elastic waistband, […]

The Beginner’s Capsule Wardrobe – The Cuff Top »

From The Assembly Line Patterns We are so happy to be featuring this fantastic pattern as a Special Edition Featured class and a NEW SERIES called THE BEGINNERS WARDROBE Perfect for beginners who have just started to experience the delights and satisfaction of sewing and creating for themselves using a machine and who want to […]

Beginners

Absolute Beginners Learn to Sew Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over the course you gradually build up your skills, techniques and knowledge. We teach everything you need to know to be able to confidently sew basic projects and complete simple dressmaking. Skill Level: Beginner Suitable for those who have never sewn before or have lost […]

Featured Class: Beginners – Hand Embroidery Taster »

Embroidery is really having a resurgence and for lots of reasons embroidery needs to be in your lives. Once you have attended this taster class you will realize how useful this skill is. Repairing worn clothes, darning or decoratively adding a patch to something or just simply adding a personal touch to and old or […]

Featured Class: Beginners Dressmaking A-Line Skirt »

A fabulous new addition to our Capsule collection series by the Assembly Line one of our favourite pattern companies. The A-line midi skirt is easy sewing with a modern finish. It has an A-line fit and is detailed with an elasticated waistband and side slant pockets. The pattern comes with several versions to choose from – […]

Featured Class: Sew your Pyjamas  »

Here is a really fabulous beginners project to take you to the next level sewing clothes for yourself or your family. The Free Pyjamas Sewing Pattern from the Assembly Line Patterns is a two-piece set of dreamily comfortable loungewear. The short-sleeved top has a wide neckline and the shorts have a relaxed fit, elastic waistband, […]

Christmas

Featured Class: Create a Christmas Centrepiece »

Make this fantastic centrepiece at one of our most popular workshops at Christmas. The workshop focuses on a little more technique introducing some great skills for beginner sewing bees. Fabric piecing and 3d construction, using trimmings, machine embroidery and appliqué. This class will let you run free with your creativity and inspire and encourage you to […]

Sew Elf Stockings »

We think ELF Stockings are far more Fun for the Kids! Check out our array of different ones we made for Santas-Elfs Over the years Santa always asks us to run up a few as obviously they get WORN out due to excessive Elf activities, so we thought why not make tis a class! This […]

Featured Class: Sew your Pyjamas  »

Here is a really fabulous beginners project to take you to the next level sewing clothes for yourself or your family. The Free Pyjamas Sewing Pattern from the Assembly Line Patterns is a two-piece set of dreamily comfortable loungewear. The short-sleeved top has a wide neckline and the shorts have a relaxed fit, elastic waistband, […]

Crochet & Knitting

Absolute Beginners Knitting One Day Workshop »

This one day quick start course is designed for those with little or no experience of Knitting or perhaps you have tried at school or a long time ago but need a proper refresh session. We begin by talking you simply and quickly through the basic technically terms, we then get the knitting needles out […]

Easter

Kids Sewing

Featured Class: Create a Christmas Centrepiece »

Make this fantastic centrepiece at one of our most popular workshops at Christmas. The workshop focuses on a little more technique introducing some great skills for beginner sewing bees. Fabric piecing and 3d construction, using trimmings, machine embroidery and appliqué. This class will let you run free with your creativity and inspire and encourage you to […]

Kids Stitch Club »

Our kids after school Stitch Clubs are back for 2021/22 in recent years these have been one of our most popular offerings for children from age 7 – 11 years old. In these classes kids work on a range of textile sewing projects, mainly on the sewing machines but we mix it up often and […]

Sew Elf Stockings »

We think ELF Stockings are far more Fun for the Kids! Check out our array of different ones we made for Santas-Elfs Over the years Santa always asks us to run up a few as obviously they get WORN out due to excessive Elf activities, so we thought why not make tis a class! This […]

Knitting & Crochet

Absolute Beginners Knitting »

This ONE DAY QUICK START COURSE is designed for those with little or no experience of Knitting or perhaps you have tried at school or a long time ago but need a proper refresh session. We begin by talking you simply and quickly through the basic technically terms, we then get the knitting needles out […]

Absolute Beginners Knitting One Day Workshop »

This one day quick start course is designed for those with little or no experience of Knitting or perhaps you have tried at school or a long time ago but need a proper refresh session. We begin by talking you simply and quickly through the basic technically terms, we then get the knitting needles out […]

Absolute Beginners Knitting One Day Workshop »

This one day quick start course is designed for those with little or no experience of Knitting or perhaps you have tried at school or a long time ago but need a proper refresh session. We begin by talking you simply and quickly through the basic technically terms, we then get the knitting needles out […]

Blanket Arm Knitting Workshop »

Join Cocoon&Me in our studio & learn the simple skill to create your very own throw/blanket, made from extreme chunky vegan friendly yarn from Woolly Mahoosive. Perfect for beginners & knitters alike, Paula from Cocoon&me will guide you through the simple art of arm knitting to create this beautiful homeware accessory. It is so satisfying knitting […]

Featured Class: Knitting Taster »

This course is for beginners and improvers and is designed to give you an introduction to the skills of hand knitting. Beginners will explore knitting through learning basic principles, creating knitted samples, and will be looking at colour, texture, shaping and pattern. You will also learn about a variety of yarns. Level  Absolute Beginner • […]

Macrame

Chunky and Copper Macramé Plant Hanger »

This workshop is designed for Beginners. A fun & contemporary plant hanger using recycled cotton cord & copper trim, that will teach you 3 basic knots: twisted half, square and wrap knots. Using your colour choice of 9mm braided recycled cotton yarn & copper beads you will be shown how to create a unique & […]

Macramé Dog Lead »

Learn how to make this beautiful Macramé Dog Lead, made from a chunky recycled cotton braid. The finished lead can be made to any length up to 150cm. It’s strong, with a little stretch for your pooch! We have a choice of colours & hardware to best suit your four-legged friend. This workshop is suitable […]

Featured Class: Macramé market bag workshop »

With the popularity of Macramé bags, we thought we would add a beautiful Macramé Market bag to our workshop range, that is not only practical but bang on trend! Macramé is such a mindful craft & is very therapeutic. So, you will feel a real sense of achievement that in one session you have created […]

Macrame Plant Hanging »

This workshop is designed for beginners, learn how to make your own bespoke macrame plant hanger. Paula from Cocoon&me will firstly show you a few basic knots and techniques. Using 5 mm recycled cotton in a choice of colours, you will then be able to design and customise your very own macrame plant hanger. A […]

Patchwork

Sew a Patchwork Tote Bag »

Have you discovered the joy of cutting up perfectly good fabric and then sewing it together again? Well here is a great introduction to make a patchwork cushion and learn the essentials of patchwork and quilting. In this workshop you will be guided throughout and leave armed with many hints and tips to set you […]

Sewing

Absolute Beginners Learn to Sew Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over the course you gradually build up your skills, techniques and knowledge. We teach everything you need to know to be able to confidently sew basic projects and complete simple dressmaking. Skill Level: Beginner Suitable for those who have never sewn before or have lost […]

Featured Class: Beginners – Hand Embroidery Taster »

Embroidery is really having a resurgence and for lots of reasons embroidery needs to be in your lives. Once you have attended this taster class you will realize how useful this skill is. Repairing worn clothes, darning or decoratively adding a patch to something or just simply adding a personal touch to and old or […]

Featured Class: Beginners Dressmaking A-Line Skirt »

A fabulous new addition to our Capsule collection series by the Assembly Line one of our favourite pattern companies. The A-line midi skirt is easy sewing with a modern finish. It has an A-line fit and is detailed with an elasticated waistband and side slant pockets. The pattern comes with several versions to choose from – […]

Featured Class: Create a Christmas Centrepiece »

Make this fantastic centrepiece at one of our most popular workshops at Christmas. The workshop focuses on a little more technique introducing some great skills for beginner sewing bees. Fabric piecing and 3d construction, using trimmings, machine embroidery and appliqué. This class will let you run free with your creativity and inspire and encourage you to […]

Cushions & Trimmings »

Everybody loves cushions, but often not the prices of them. Here is your chance to learn everything you need to know to make them affordable and exactly to your design. You will be learning about zips/buttonholes and making your own patterns and inserting trimmings. Skill Level: Suitable for those who have some basic sewing experience […]

Dressmaking Patterns Taster »

Join us in this introduction and guide to dressmaking with patterns. We explain and guide you on the different types of patterns available, looking at traditional Paper patterns and the current available options for Digital downloads. We also explain what the difference is between Pattern cutting and creation and commercially made patterns. Plus we give […]

Garment Repair and Restore   »

Hand sewing workshop which teaches you all the essential skills and techniques to repair garments and fabric items. We teach you how to approach the most common repair problems and undertake basic alterations which you may often pay a fortune at the dry cleaners. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric items, […]

Kids Stitch Club »

Our kids after school Stitch Clubs are back for 2021/22 in recent years these have been one of our most popular offerings for children from age 7 – 11 years old. In these classes kids work on a range of textile sewing projects, mainly on the sewing machines but we mix it up often and […]

Sew a Patchwork Tote Bag »

Have you discovered the joy of cutting up perfectly good fabric and then sewing it together again? Well here is a great introduction to make a patchwork cushion and learn the essentials of patchwork and quilting. In this workshop you will be guided throughout and leave armed with many hints and tips to set you […]

Sew Elf Stockings »

We think ELF Stockings are far more Fun for the Kids! Check out our array of different ones we made for Santas-Elfs Over the years Santa always asks us to run up a few as obviously they get WORN out due to excessive Elf activities, so we thought why not make tis a class! This […]

Featured Class: Sew your Pyjamas  »

Here is a really fabulous beginners project to take you to the next level sewing clothes for yourself or your family. The Free Pyjamas Sewing Pattern from the Assembly Line Patterns is a two-piece set of dreamily comfortable loungewear. The short-sleeved top has a wide neckline and the shorts have a relaxed fit, elastic waistband, […]

The Beginner’s Capsule Wardrobe – The Cuff Top »

From The Assembly Line Patterns We are so happy to be featuring this fantastic pattern as a Special Edition Featured class and a NEW SERIES called THE BEGINNERS WARDROBE Perfect for beginners who have just started to experience the delights and satisfaction of sewing and creating for themselves using a machine and who want to […]

Sewing with Juliet Uzor

Juliet Uzor – a classic coat »

Are you ready to truly move your sewing skills to a whole new level? Would you like to include a me-made tailored classic coat into wardrobe? Then this detailed coat making course would be perfect for you. Join Sewing Bee queen, Juliet Uzor, on this very detailed myth-busting course as she guides you every step of the way […]

Juliet Uzor – Sewing Surgery   »

Do you have an Unfinished Sewing Project that has ended up in your UFO pile? Or do you just need a helping hand to guide you through a project? This is the session you need! Come along and complete that project with Juliet’s support.  Juliet’s Sewing Surgery will be perfect for the smallest projects like […]

Juliet-Uzor – Garment making 101 »

Have you always wanted to have a go at making wearable clothes for yourself and had no clue where to start? This is the right class for you! Juliet, the winner of the 2019 Great British Sewing Bee will be teaching you how to sew using her versatile sewing pattern to create a top which […]

Summer

Textiles

Featured Class: Macramé market bag workshop »

With the popularity of Macramé bags, we thought we would add a beautiful Macramé Market bag to our workshop range, that is not only practical but bang on trend! Macramé is such a mindful craft & is very therapeutic. So, you will feel a real sense of achievement that in one session you have created […]

Macrame Plant Hanging »

This workshop is designed for beginners, learn how to make your own bespoke macrame plant hanger. Paula from Cocoon&me will firstly show you a few basic knots and techniques. Using 5 mm recycled cotton in a choice of colours, you will then be able to design and customise your very own macrame plant hanger. A […]
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