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Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to develop your skills, The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, offers a warm welcome. Our tutors have huge amounts of experience, a love of teaching and enthusiasm for their craft. Class size is between two and eight students in the group depending on the craft, meaning you’ll get plenty of personal tuition, we now offer more than just sewing lessons.

Expert Friendly Tuition – Whether you attend our weekly classes or one of our workshops all our tutors have been hand picked for their calibre of qualifications, experience and their approachable teaching style.

Individual Tuition in a group setting– all our classes and workshops are dictated by what you want to learn. You really can sew, embroider, patchwork, papercraft and upholster what you want!

a Beautiful bespoke studio space– The Sewing Shed is exactly that: now housed in a beautiful converted chapel the studio dedicated to sewing lessons. Modern, bright and airy, it’s a great place to learn to sew.

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

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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!"

"Thank you Leonie. Thursday is my favourite day of the week. I am completely addicted to sewing (as you know). I love coming to class and I'm so inspired seeing what everyone else is making. A perfect way to spend a morning/afternoon/evening or just all day!"