Adult & Children’s Sewing Classes

Adults Sewing

Absolute Beginners Christmas Special »

This is a great course to start your sewing journey, and a fabulous GIFT for someone who wants to learn. This 3 week programs gets you to build up your skills, techniques and knowledge making you confident to use a sewing machine for lots of sewing jobs. We teach everything you need to know to […]

Absolute Beginners 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: 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 price of them especially if you are looking for something a little bit different which brings a wow factor to jazz up your rooms. Here’s your chance to learn everything you need to know to make them affordable and exactly to your design. You will be learning about […]

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, […]

Learn to Sew a Classic Wrap Skirt »

Perfect for the Summer make it short midi or long you decide. We provide all the equipment and patterns. This is a fantastic next steps class for all beginners who have completed a taster course or class, and is a stunning wardrobe staple, who doesn’t need a wrap skirt in their wardrobe. Join our expert teachers and […]

Patchwork and Quilting »

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 a skirt in a day for Beginner Dressmakers »

This is the perfect Kick-Starter into dressmaking for beginner dressmakers and a great class for anyone just starting out to sew. You must have completed one of our Learn to sew workshops or courses (or equivalent) In this Workshop we take a Really Basic Skirt Pattern and adapt it to your personal fit. Using a […]

Beginners

Absolute Beginners Christmas Special »

This is a great course to start your sewing journey, and a fabulous GIFT for someone who wants to learn. This 3 week programs gets you to build up your skills, techniques and knowledge making you confident to use a sewing machine for lots of sewing jobs. We teach everything you need to know to […]

Absolute Beginners 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 […]

Sew a skirt in a day for Beginner Dressmakers »

This is the perfect Kick-Starter into dressmaking for beginner dressmakers and a great class for anyone just starting out to sew. You must have completed one of our Learn to sew workshops or courses (or equivalent) In this Workshop we take a Really Basic Skirt Pattern and adapt it to your personal fit. Using a […]

Christmas

Absolute Beginners Christmas Special »

This is a great course to start your sewing journey, and a fabulous GIFT for someone who wants to learn. This 3 week programs gets you to build up your skills, techniques and knowledge making you confident to use a sewing machine for lots of sewing jobs. We teach everything you need to know to […]

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 […]

Crochet Christmas Bauble Workshop »

Join Paula from Cocoon&me & learn how to create your very own modern Crochet Christmas baubles. This simple design is recommended for Intermediates & above however beginners are also welcome! Using a chunky 10 mm hook & 5mm recycled cotton braided cord the baubles grow fast!  You will be shown how to make: a magic […]

Pom Pom Christmas Wreath »

A fun workshop making Pom Pom wreath. Using a multi pompom maker you will be shown how to make multiple pompoms to attach decoratively to a copper ring. You will also be shown a simple macrame knot to hang the wreath from. Yarns will be provided, but please bring your own if you have particular […]

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 […]

Crochet & Knitting

Learn to Knit 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. Skill level: Beginner Adventurous […]

Pom Pom Christmas Wreath »

A fun workshop making Pom Pom wreath. Using a multi pompom maker you will be shown how to make multiple pompoms to attach decoratively to a copper ring. You will also be shown a simple macrame knot to hang the wreath from. Yarns will be provided, but please bring your own if you have particular […]

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 […]

Embroidery and Hand Sewing Stitch Club »

We are really delighted to be starting our first hand sewing and embroidery based stitch club, aimed at 7 -10 years of age (but of course older can join and are very welcome). This initially course is over a full term of 11 weeks (5 week then half-term followed by a 6 week run up […]

Kids Stitch Club »

Our kids after school sewing clubs ‘The Stitch Club’ are one of our most popular courses and growing every term in attendance. In these classes kids work on a range of textile sewing projects, mainly on the sewing machines but we mix it up and add in hand sewing skills and a few other sewing […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Sew your first patchwork cushion »

Want to improve your skills and learn some new techniques? This is the perfect ‘next steps’ class to follow your Sewing Machine Driving Licence. This workshop is super simple and teaches you how to cut your own pattern, join fabrics and sew buttonholes.  Extending sewing skills and learning techniques that can be applied to your […]

Teens Sewing »

Just the best class to get your KEEN TEEN into or improving SEWING SKILLS! Mostly sewing on the machine but with a little bit of hand sewing involved. We take a White shirt and REPURPOSE it, changing buttons/adding a new collar/cuffs and tweaking the shape all while advancing their sewing skills on the machine and […]

Knitting & Crochet

Absolute Beginners Knitting 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 »

Chunky knit, jumbo blanket workshop – arm knitting is easy fun & very satisfying as your work grows so quickly. Colours available: Mushroom Pink, Pink, Mint, Light Teal, Emerald, Midnight, Bright Pink, Mustard, Pearl Grey, Cream, Sky Blue, Light Silver, Slate Green, Dove Grey, Red & Black Please book 7 days before workshop to ensure […]

Knit your first hat, cowl or poncho »

On this course you will learn how to do Knit & Purl stitches so you will feel confident to work from a commercial knitting pattern with the support from your teacher to knit your first garment. Confident beginners can choose a more complex pattern that will be provided by you teacher. What you learn: We suggest […]

Learn to Crochet Taster »

Description: Beginners will learn the basics stitches of crochet, along with a variety of textured techniques, and finishing techniques. This course will give you everything you require to complete a project and give you the skills to embark on your own venture! Level • Absolute Beginner • Beginner What you learn: • Wool types, Wool weights, […]

Learn to Knit 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. Skill level: Beginner Adventurous […]

Pom Pom Christmas Wreath »

A fun workshop making Pom Pom wreath. Using a multi pompom maker you will be shown how to make multiple pompoms to attach decoratively to a copper ring. You will also be shown a simple macrame knot to hang the wreath from. Yarns will be provided, but please bring your own if you have particular […]

Macrame

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 & Quilting

Patchwork and Quilting »

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 Christmas Special »

This is a great course to start your sewing journey, and a fabulous GIFT for someone who wants to learn. This 3 week programs gets you to build up your skills, techniques and knowledge making you confident to use a sewing machine for lots of sewing jobs. We teach everything you need to know to […]

Absolute Beginners 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: 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 […]

Crochet Christmas Bauble Workshop »

Join Paula from Cocoon&me & learn how to create your very own modern Crochet Christmas baubles. This simple design is recommended for Intermediates & above however beginners are also welcome! Using a chunky 10 mm hook & 5mm recycled cotton braided cord the baubles grow fast!  You will be shown how to make: a magic […]

Cushions & Trimmings »

Everybody loves cushions, but often not the price of them especially if you are looking for something a little bit different which brings a wow factor to jazz up your rooms. Here’s your chance to learn everything you need to know to make them affordable and exactly to your design. You will be learning about […]

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 […]

Embroidery and Hand Sewing Stitch Club »

We are really delighted to be starting our first hand sewing and embroidery based stitch club, aimed at 7 -10 years of age (but of course older can join and are very welcome). This initially course is over a full term of 11 weeks (5 week then half-term followed by a 6 week run up […]

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 sewing clubs ‘The Stitch Club’ are one of our most popular courses and growing every term in attendance. In these classes kids work on a range of textile sewing projects, mainly on the sewing machines but we mix it up and add in hand sewing skills and a few other sewing […]

Learn to Sew a Classic Wrap Skirt »

Perfect for the Summer make it short midi or long you decide. We provide all the equipment and patterns. This is a fantastic next steps class for all beginners who have completed a taster course or class, and is a stunning wardrobe staple, who doesn’t need a wrap skirt in their wardrobe. Join our expert teachers and […]

Patchwork and Quilting »

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 […]

Pom Pom Christmas Wreath »

A fun workshop making Pom Pom wreath. Using a multi pompom maker you will be shown how to make multiple pompoms to attach decoratively to a copper ring. You will also be shown a simple macrame knot to hang the wreath from. Yarns will be provided, but please bring your own if you have particular […]

Sew a skirt in a day for Beginner Dressmakers »

This is the perfect Kick-Starter into dressmaking for beginner dressmakers and a great class for anyone just starting out to sew. You must have completed one of our Learn to sew workshops or courses (or equivalent) In this Workshop we take a Really Basic Skirt Pattern and adapt it to your personal fit. Using a […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Sew your first patchwork cushion »

Want to improve your skills and learn some new techniques? This is the perfect ‘next steps’ class to follow your Sewing Machine Driving Licence. This workshop is super simple and teaches you how to cut your own pattern, join fabrics and sew buttonholes.  Extending sewing skills and learning techniques that can be applied to your […]

Teens Sewing »

Just the best class to get your KEEN TEEN into or improving SEWING SKILLS! Mostly sewing on the machine but with a little bit of hand sewing involved. We take a White shirt and REPURPOSE it, changing buttons/adding a new collar/cuffs and tweaking the shape all while advancing their sewing skills on the machine and […]

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

Featured Class: Sew your first patchwork cushion »

Want to improve your skills and learn some new techniques? This is the perfect ‘next steps’ class to follow your Sewing Machine Driving Licence. This workshop is super simple and teaches you how to cut your own pattern, join fabrics and sew buttonholes.  Extending sewing skills and learning techniques that can be applied to your […]
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