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 […]

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, […]

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 Rock Chick Skirt for Teens »

No trick just a treat this lovely but simply constructed skirt is one of our seasonal favourites so you can make a freaky or fantasy entrance for the beginning of the autumn party season with lots of fireworks when you make that entrance ! This is nearly a full circle skirt and the lovely net […]

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 […]

Christmas

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 […]

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

Half Term

Frieda-style pom pom headbands »

Add to your party season look be the bonfire night super star. A simple project that can be created using lots of scraps of wool and fabrics and no waste project ! We repurpose many of our fabrics and so we have lots of lovely fabric and trimmings choice ! Suitable for all levels and […]

Hallween Lantern Workshop »

As with many of our creative workshops we focus on including as much recycled material as possible, so that you can continue to use the skills and develop the ideas you have learned here to make lots of beautiful pieces at home. You will see a range of different examples and develop your own design […]

Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Patchwork Softie  »

Come and create your own Pumpkin Patchwork. Our fabric Pumpkins have delicious and intriguing colour palettes.  We have some super cool ways to model and shape these softie Pumpkins and you might want to add a cute pocket for those trick and treats or give it the full Jack o Lantern design for an authentic Halloween spooky feel. […]

Learn to sew a Cross Body Bag »

We are excited to launch our re-designed messenger bag, meet the Cross body bag which we have been working on to improve. This is a great make for anyone with a little bit of sewing machine experience, and ready to make something a little bit more complicated. The Cross body bag is fully lined with […]

Sew a Rock Chick Skirt for Teens »

No trick just a treat this lovely but simply constructed skirt is one of our seasonal favourites so you can make a freaky or fantasy entrance for the beginning of the autumn party season with lots of fireworks when you make that entrance ! This is nearly a full circle skirt and the lovely net […]

Sew an Autumn Campfire Poncho »

This is a great follow on class if you have recently completed your Driving licence and want to get some practice sewing using fabrics in a different way and want to try out some new techniques. Applique is applying different fabrics on top of your main fabric and is really fun as you can be […]

Sew Wilda the Flat Cat Cushion »

NEW for 2021 Halloween or Day of the Dead – whatever you are celebrating – this lovely cushion by our talented teacher Mukti is going to be a super addition to your sewing collection! Flat and cuddly with lots of potential to make your own personal mark on this sewing star make ! What you […]

Kids Sewing

Frieda-style pom pom headbands »

Add to your party season look be the bonfire night super star. A simple project that can be created using lots of scraps of wool and fabrics and no waste project ! We repurpose many of our fabrics and so we have lots of lovely fabric and trimmings choice ! Suitable for all levels and […]

Hallween Lantern Workshop »

As with many of our creative workshops we focus on including as much recycled material as possible, so that you can continue to use the skills and develop the ideas you have learned here to make lots of beautiful pieces at home. You will see a range of different examples and develop your own design […]

Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Patchwork Softie  »

Come and create your own Pumpkin Patchwork. Our fabric Pumpkins have delicious and intriguing colour palettes.  We have some super cool ways to model and shape these softie Pumpkins and you might want to add a cute pocket for those trick and treats or give it the full Jack o Lantern design for an authentic Halloween spooky feel. […]

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 Cross Body Bag »

We are excited to launch our re-designed messenger bag, meet the Cross body bag which we have been working on to improve. This is a great make for anyone with a little bit of sewing machine experience, and ready to make something a little bit more complicated. The Cross body bag is fully lined with […]

Sew a Rock Chick Skirt for Teens »

No trick just a treat this lovely but simply constructed skirt is one of our seasonal favourites so you can make a freaky or fantasy entrance for the beginning of the autumn party season with lots of fireworks when you make that entrance ! This is nearly a full circle skirt and the lovely net […]

Sew an Autumn Campfire Poncho »

This is a great follow on class if you have recently completed your Driving licence and want to get some practice sewing using fabrics in a different way and want to try out some new techniques. Applique is applying different fabrics on top of your main fabric and is really fun as you can be […]

Sew Wilda the Flat Cat Cushion »

NEW for 2021 Halloween or Day of the Dead – whatever you are celebrating – this lovely cushion by our talented teacher Mukti is going to be a super addition to your sewing collection! Flat and cuddly with lots of potential to make your own personal mark on this sewing star make ! What you […]

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 & 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 […]

Peckish

Featured Class: Peckish Sewing Tasters »

Friday 18 June 6pm-9pm Sewing Machine Taster – Adults £30 SPECIAL OFFER usually £40 use code PeckishJuneSEW for £10 OFF Get into sewing with our express taster session learn how to use a sewing machine, make and take home a utility bag. Friday 9th July 4pm-6:30pm  Kids Sewing Machine Driving Licence offer use code PECKISHkidsSEW Kids get qualified to learn how to use a sewing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frieda-style pom pom headbands »

Add to your party season look be the bonfire night super star. A simple project that can be created using lots of scraps of wool and fabrics and no waste project ! We repurpose many of our fabrics and so we have lots of lovely fabric and trimmings choice ! Suitable for all levels and […]

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, […]

Hallween Lantern Workshop »

As with many of our creative workshops we focus on including as much recycled material as possible, so that you can continue to use the skills and develop the ideas you have learned here to make lots of beautiful pieces at home. You will see a range of different examples and develop your own design […]

Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Patchwork Softie  »

Come and create your own Pumpkin Patchwork. Our fabric Pumpkins have delicious and intriguing colour palettes.  We have some super cool ways to model and shape these softie Pumpkins and you might want to add a cute pocket for those trick and treats or give it the full Jack o Lantern design for an authentic Halloween spooky feel. […]

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 Cross Body Bag »

We are excited to launch our re-designed messenger bag, meet the Cross body bag which we have been working on to improve. This is a great make for anyone with a little bit of sewing machine experience, and ready to make something a little bit more complicated. The Cross body bag is fully lined with […]

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: Peckish Sewing Tasters »

Friday 18 June 6pm-9pm Sewing Machine Taster – Adults £30 SPECIAL OFFER usually £40 use code PeckishJuneSEW for £10 OFF Get into sewing with our express taster session learn how to use a sewing machine, make and take home a utility bag. Friday 9th July 4pm-6:30pm  Kids Sewing Machine Driving Licence offer use code PECKISHkidsSEW Kids get qualified to learn how to use a sewing […]

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 Rock Chick Skirt for Teens »

No trick just a treat this lovely but simply constructed skirt is one of our seasonal favourites so you can make a freaky or fantasy entrance for the beginning of the autumn party season with lots of fireworks when you make that entrance ! This is nearly a full circle skirt and the lovely net […]

Sew an Autumn Campfire Poncho »

This is a great follow on class if you have recently completed your Driving licence and want to get some practice sewing using fabrics in a different way and want to try out some new techniques. Applique is applying different fabrics on top of your main fabric and is really fun as you can be […]

Sew Wilda the Flat Cat Cushion »

NEW for 2021 Halloween or Day of the Dead – whatever you are celebrating – this lovely cushion by our talented teacher Mukti is going to be a super addition to your sewing collection! Flat and cuddly with lots of potential to make your own personal mark on this sewing star make ! What you […]

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

Sew a Rock Chick Skirt for Teens »

No trick just a treat this lovely but simply constructed skirt is one of our seasonal favourites so you can make a freaky or fantasy entrance for the beginning of the autumn party season with lots of fireworks when you make that entrance ! This is nearly a full circle skirt and the lovely net […]

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 […]

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 […]
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