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Children’s Sewing Classes & Young Designer’s Club

Children’s Classes are 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. Young Designers are for secondary aged children please see further down our page…

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.

    Young Designer’s Club

    Young Designer’s  Club is an after school club, aimed at secondary school aged children that are studying textiles as school, or have an interest in sewing.With no more than eight students in the class and an experienced tutor on hand the children are guaranteed lots of expert tuition and guidance making what they want to. This is on a Wednesday after school from 3-4.30pm, we are currently full but do get in touch to be added to our waiting list.

    Who’s it for?

    The class is for children aged between 11- 18 years old that would like support with their school, or working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award gaining new skills to enhance their school projects.

    What will I learn?

    The Young Designers will be learn what they want to – increasing their knowledge and skills and honing their level of finish, using both sewing machines and overlockers.

    what do I need to bring?

    Materials are not included in this and the students should decide upon their own projects and indeed supply the fabric (and pattern if necessary) For the first class The Sewing Shed will provide a small introductory project and to give the students chance to use the machines and discuss what they would like to learn or achieve. Their sewing can be safely stowed in between classes, students should bring their own sewing kit including fabric scissors, thread and pins can be purchased from us if required.

      what equipment is supplied?

      All materials and sewing supplies are included for Children’s Classes.

      Young Designers are to bring their own.

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

       

      do you make the same things every day or will my child make different things if they attend more than once?

      For Children’s Classes each day they make something new – indeed we have some children that attend all the dates! We carefully look at the names on the bookings to ensure they do not repeat what they have created before. To encourage all types of sewer will use the sewing machine in the morning and sew by hand in the afternoon or indeed a free choice. Our machines have speed control and can be controlled by touch as opposed to using 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. Two adult teachers will be in attendance for the class of eight sewers. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call to discuss them. 

      For both Children’s Classes and Young Designers the students are seated around the circumference of the room so we have a clear sight of all students.

      Our latest Covid-19 statement can be read on our FAQs page.

      meet the tutor

      Leonie runs both the Children’s Holiday Sewing Classes and The Young Designers Club  [Click here to read Leonie’s bio]

      when are the classes?

      Children’s Classes run all the school holidays. We are taking bookings for the Summer holidays onwards.

      Summer Holiday dates  FULLY BOOKED

      Autumn Half Term dates : Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th October.10am-4pm £40 per day.

      Christmas Holiday dates Monday 20th Dec, Tuesday 21st Dec, Wednesday 22nd Dec. 10am-4pm £40 per day.

      Young Designers Club is a Six Week Course (or as the half term dictates) Wednesday 3.00-4.30pm, We are now taking bookings for the September 2021 term ( but are currently full, do get in touch to join the waiting list).

      how much does it cost?

      Children’s Classes are £40 per day, payable in advance

      Young Designers are £72 for a course of six, payable in advance

      how to book

      Book Here

       

      where is it?

      The Children’s sewing classes are held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
      [Click here to view the map and contact details]