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Children’s Sewing Classes

Perfect for children wanting to learn a new skill and have fun with friends in the holidays. With no more than eight students in the class and a tutor and helper on hand the children are guaranteed lots of expert tuition and guidance while they get crafty making bunting, bags, cushion covers and much more.

Covid 19 Update (Friday 26th June) We have rearranged the studio to allow for social distancing as a precaution, we will of course be listening to government advice. We have a week of classes scheduled in for 20th-24th July, and have also added the following dates; Monday 27th July, Monday 3rd August, Monday 10th August & Monday 24th August. 

Who’s it for?

The class is for children aged between 8- 16 years old and they don’t need to have any previous sewing experience, just energy and enthusiasm for learning! This class is ideal for crafty children who want to learn to sew or more experienced sewers who want to spend time improving their sewing skills.

What will I learn?

Children will learn how to cut out and sew accurately and confidently use a sewing machine producing two projects to take home at the end of the day.

Hand sewing and machine sewing will be taught

Cutting skills

More experienced sewers are welcome to dress make, bringing their own fabric and pattern so have a chat when you book your place.

what do I need to bring?

Packed lunch & water bottle – we will provide everything else!

Children can bring their own sewing kit if they want to.

    what equipment is supplied?

    All materials and sewing supplies are included.

    One Janome sewing machine for each student with speed and touch control.

    Students will have their own set of tools and not share.

    how will you socially distance whilst teaching children?

    We have slightly amended our teaching plans so that the children will use the sewing machine in the morning and sew by hand in the afternoon. Our machines have speed control and can be controlled by touch as opposed to by the foot pedal so are idea for our junior sewers. We have been teaching children for a number of years so have lots of tricks we can share with them to ensure they are confident – without having to look over their shoulder. The students are seated around the circumference of the room so we have a clear sight of all students and two adult teachers will be in attendance for the class of seven sewers. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call to discuss them. 07525 029986.

    meet the tutor

    Leonie runs the Children’s Holiday Sewing Club with one Becky our other sewing teacher [Click here to read Leonie’s bio]

    when are the classes?

    Classes run from 10am – 4pm in the School Summer Holidays

    Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st & Monday 27th July

    Monday 3rd, 10th & 24th August

    how much does it cost?

    £35 per day, payable in advance

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    how to book

    Click here to book a place or join the waiting list please email

    where is it?

    The Children’s sewing classes are held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
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