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Learn to sew with Leonie

Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to develop your sewing skills, The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, offers a warm welcome, superb sewing tuition and a lovely, friendly atmosphere. Enthusiastic sewers come from all over the North to learn with Leonie.

Choose a small group or private tuition
Learn in a small group setting of never more than 5 people, where you’ll receive individual attention, or book one-to-one private sewing tuition. You’ll learn to sew at your own pace, build your confidence, and sew what you want.

Beautiful award-winning studio
The Sewing Shed is exactly that – a purpose-built studio dedicated to sewing lessons. Modern, bright and airy, it’s a great place to learn to sew.

Wide range of classes
Learn dressmaking and how to make soft furnishings: learn to sew anything from cutains, cushions and Roman blinds to patchwork, quilting, appliqué, free-motion embroidery, piping, bags, bunting, loose covers and lots more.

Brand-new Janome sewing machines
Bring your own sewing machine or use one of our shiny new Janome sewing machines. You can even use an overlocker in class.

 

 

 

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“You’ve saved my sanity! The first day I walked in, I was terrified. You instantly you put me at ease, and very quickly taught me the sewing basics – and, as the weeks went by, the not-so-basics.”


“Whatever class/group I’m in, the atmosphere is always wonderful. Lots of friendly banter, and everyone is supportive and encouraging. Leonie is an excellent, patient sewing teacher. I love The Sewing Shed!” 


“Leonie has a lovely light touch – knowing when to support and when to step in to give assistance.”


“Starting as a novice, I’ve now made curtains and several quilts for family and friends. I thoroughly recommend The Sewing Shed!”