Adult & Children’s Sewing Classes

Adults Sewing

Absolute Beginners – 5 Week Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over 5 weeks 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 […]

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 […]

Art

Mixed Media Art Class – Kids »

Our changing world This project is on the theme of conservation and global warming. You will use drawing, printing, layered fabric and materials to make an abstract colour collage. You may choose from two colour palettes; either eternal sunshine (reds, yellows and oranges) or melting ice (blues, purples and iridescent whites). What you learn Using […]

Mixed Media Art Class for Teens »

“Now you see me” with resident artist Marina Nasso-Beard These projects have their roots in making art with an environmentally considerate ethic. I am excited to share my love for combining materials to create mixed media pieces. The classes are an opportunity to try something new, something challenging and meaningful which encourages creativity and is […]

Beginners

Absolute Beginners – 5 Week Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over 5 weeks 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 […]

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 […]

Half Term

Kids Sewing Halloween Bat Tops »

Make a FUN and spooky BATWING top in this speedy morning workshop 3 hours of intense sewing. Using a Simple Pattern BLOCK we adjust to suit our own sizes and then swiftly cut out and sew this top up using a lovely t-shirt fabric from well known local designers . This top will turn heads […]

Kids Sewing

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 Sewing Halloween Bat Tops »

Make a FUN and spooky BATWING top in this speedy morning workshop 3 hours of intense sewing. Using a Simple Pattern BLOCK we adjust to suit our own sizes and then swiftly cut out and sew this top up using a lovely t-shirt fabric from well known local designers . This top will turn heads […]

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 […]

Mixed Media Art Class – Kids »

Our changing world This project is on the theme of conservation and global warming. You will use drawing, printing, layered fabric and materials to make an abstract colour collage. You may choose from two colour palettes; either eternal sunshine (reds, yellows and oranges) or melting ice (blues, purples and iridescent whites). What you learn Using […]

Mixed Media Art Class for Teens »

“Now you see me” with resident artist Marina Nasso-Beard These projects have their roots in making art with an environmentally considerate ethic. I am excited to share my love for combining materials to create mixed media pieces. The classes are an opportunity to try something new, something challenging and meaningful which encourages creativity and is […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Sewing your first Denim skirt  »

This is all about project ‘getting ready’ for those lighter brighter summer days and family days out or hanging out in the park with besties! This super cute very on trend denim skirt is sassy and stylish. You will also be able to incorporate re-purposed fabrics into your skirt or add some very on trend […]

Summer Floor Cushions »

Everyone needs one of these and kids and teens especially love a Beanbag floor cushion great for chilling, watching a movie, lunch breaks and sleepovers and of course perfect for a nap (cats and dogs also tend to like these too so watch out!!)We love this quick to make workshop and the best fun is […]

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 […]

Tie Dyeing for Kids & Teens »

The kids will love this fun and not so messy approach to tie dye – one of Summer 2019’s hot themes – it’s everywhere in fashion and we love the approach to making this totally cool technique quick and super easy by using Tulip One step kits we create some awesome effects. Feel free to […]

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 […]

Arm Knit Blanket Workshop »

Chunky knit, jumbo blanket workshop – arm knitting is easy fun & very satisfying as your work grows so quickly. Includes all materials and refreshments. 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 […]

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 […]

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 – 5 Week Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over 5 weeks 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 […]

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 Sewing Halloween Bat Tops »

Make a FUN and spooky BATWING top in this speedy morning workshop 3 hours of intense sewing. Using a Simple Pattern BLOCK we adjust to suit our own sizes and then swiftly cut out and sew this top up using a lovely t-shirt fabric from well known local designers . This top will turn heads […]

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 […]

Mixed Media Art Class – Kids »

Our changing world This project is on the theme of conservation and global warming. You will use drawing, printing, layered fabric and materials to make an abstract colour collage. You may choose from two colour palettes; either eternal sunshine (reds, yellows and oranges) or melting ice (blues, purples and iridescent whites). What you learn Using […]

Mixed Media Art Class for Teens »

“Now you see me” with resident artist Marina Nasso-Beard These projects have their roots in making art with an environmentally considerate ethic. I am excited to share my love for combining materials to create mixed media pieces. The classes are an opportunity to try something new, something challenging and meaningful which encourages creativity and is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Sewing your first Denim skirt  »

This is all about project ‘getting ready’ for those lighter brighter summer days and family days out or hanging out in the park with besties! This super cute very on trend denim skirt is sassy and stylish. You will also be able to incorporate re-purposed fabrics into your skirt or add some very on trend […]

Summer Floor Cushions »

Everyone needs one of these and kids and teens especially love a Beanbag floor cushion great for chilling, watching a movie, lunch breaks and sleepovers and of course perfect for a nap (cats and dogs also tend to like these too so watch out!!)We love this quick to make workshop and the best fun is […]

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 […]

Tie Dyeing for Kids & Teens »

The kids will love this fun and not so messy approach to tie dye – one of Summer 2019’s hot themes – it’s everywhere in fashion and we love the approach to making this totally cool technique quick and super easy by using Tulip One step kits we create some awesome effects. Feel free 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

Mixed Media Art Class – Kids »

Our changing world This project is on the theme of conservation and global warming. You will use drawing, printing, layered fabric and materials to make an abstract colour collage. You may choose from two colour palettes; either eternal sunshine (reds, yellows and oranges) or melting ice (blues, purples and iridescent whites). What you learn Using […]

Mixed Media Art Class for Teens »

“Now you see me” with resident artist Marina Nasso-Beard These projects have their roots in making art with an environmentally considerate ethic. I am excited to share my love for combining materials to create mixed media pieces. The classes are an opportunity to try something new, something challenging and meaningful which encourages creativity and is […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Sewing your first Denim skirt  »

This is all about project ‘getting ready’ for those lighter brighter summer days and family days out or hanging out in the park with besties! This super cute very on trend denim skirt is sassy and stylish. You will also be able to incorporate re-purposed fabrics into your skirt or add some very on trend […]

Summer Floor Cushions »

Everyone needs one of these and kids and teens especially love a Beanbag floor cushion great for chilling, watching a movie, lunch breaks and sleepovers and of course perfect for a nap (cats and dogs also tend to like these too so watch out!!)We love this quick to make workshop and the best fun is […]

Tie Dyeing for Kids & Teens »

The kids will love this fun and not so messy approach to tie dye – one of Summer 2019’s hot themes – it’s everywhere in fashion and we love the approach to making this totally cool technique quick and super easy by using Tulip One step kits we create some awesome effects. Feel free to […]
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