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beginners sewing classes & workshops with Becky

Although beginners might like a suggestion of what they can make, our sewing classes are totally open – you have the freedom to learn to sew anything you want! You’ll work alongside no more than 6 other novice sewing students who have been grouped in a beginners class so that all the students will feel at ease. You might choose to cover such topics as:

  • Dressmaking
  • Patchwork
  • Quilting
  • Appliqué
  • Cushions
  • Piping
  • Bags
  • Bunting
  • Zips
  • Plus lots more…

what might you learn to sew?

Our Facebook page shows you what other students have made. During your course, you might work on:

  • A simple skirt
  • A vest top
  • A needle case
  • A cushion cover

This course is to encourage and teach sewing to beginners who want to start a new hobby or really haven’t got to grips with their sewing machine, in a class with students who have similar capabilities. 

about Becky 

Becky is professionally qualified in dressmaking and pattern cutting and grading. After graduating college Becky worked as a costumier and costume supervisor for the BBC for 15 years. Balancing her life as a Mum with her love of sewing Becky returned to what she loves best – making clothes and has established her own business specialising in bespoke vintage commissions here in Ilkley.

Becky has a passion for both hand and machine sewing and a wealth of knowledge to draw upon, she has recently discovered her enjoyment of sharing these skills with others which has brought her to teaching.

Her good sense of humour, patience and expertise ensure that all beginners will be nurtured so that they can grow in confidence and skills.


when & how much?

We offer 6-week sewing courses costing £90 (including the use of one sewing machine per student plus an overlocker). Courses run at the following times; once you’ve chosen a day and time, you’ll attend all 6 weeks on the same day and at the same time (eg always Wednesday Evenings or Tuesday mornings) Becky is also teaching Saturday Workshops costing £50 the last Saturday in the month – where you come for the day, just remember your packed lunch!

    course schedule sewing classes

      6-week sewing classes starting in October 2018

      • Wednesday 17 October 2018 – 7.30-9.30pm

      Please note no class in West Yorkshire half term holiday on the 24th Oct

      6-week sewing classes starting in December 2018

      • Wednesday 4th December 2018 – 7.30-9.30pm

      This course is split in half by the Christmas break, so you get three classes in December and three in January from the 9th.

      schedule sewing workshops

      Saturday 18th August 2018 10am-4pm

      Saturday 29th September 2018 10am-4pm

      Saturday 24th November 2018 10am-4pm

      how to book our sewing classes & workshops

      Our classes are always fully booked, so please do plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Student retention is really high and we are currently running a reserve list for ALL sewing classes. The good news is that we are expanding our calendar of classes and workshops all the time, so do get in touch if you would like to be added to the reserve list. Latest news and last minute availability is also posted on our Facebook page so do LIKE the page so you are kept up to date and we send out regular newsletters by email.

      Please read our booking terms & conditions carefully before booking (they’re only short!). Do also check your advance diary, because any money you’ve paid us can’t be refunded if you discover you’re double-booked. 

      You can choose what to make; just book the dates that suit you and we can discuss what you’d like to learn to sew.

      To enquire or book for any of our sewing classes, please call 07525 029986 or email us.