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 for. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric […]

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 […]

Sewing Collars and Cuffs »

This is a skills based workshop aimed at students who want to start taking their dressmaking a bit more seriously. It’s the beginning of the journey towards finer dressmaking details and grasping some tailoring basics. Once you have made some basic items and you have reasonable confidence on your machine you will be keen to […]

Craft

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 […]

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 […]

Kids Sewing

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 […]

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

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 »

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! Skill level: Beginners What you learn: Wool types Terms & symbols Make samples of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Featured Class: Shadow Quilting »

Introduction to this simple but highly effective technique for making decorative quilted pieces. Skill Level: All levels, including beginners (who can use a sewing machine) What you learn: How shadow quilting differs from conventional patchwork Construction of the quilt sandwich The fun of creating your own individual design How to quilt the layers together What […]

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 for. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sewing Collars and Cuffs »

This is a skills based workshop aimed at students who want to start taking their dressmaking a bit more seriously. It’s the beginning of the journey towards finer dressmaking details and grasping some tailoring basics. Once you have made some basic items and you have reasonable confidence on your machine you will be keen to […]

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 […]