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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.

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.

    Who’s it for?

    The class is for children aged between 11- 18 years old that would like support with their school, 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?

    A sewing kit will be provided that can be safely stowed in between classes. 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.

      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.

      Students are to bring their own fabrics.

       

      how will you socially distance whilst teaching children?

      For Children’s Classes 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 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. February Half Term is cancelled due to the national lockdown. We are taking bookings for Easter onwards.

      Young Designers Club is a Six Week Course (or as the half term dictates) Wednesday 3.00-4.30pm, postponed, will now start Wednesday 24th February 2021.

      how much does it cost?

      Children’s Classes are £41.50 per day, payable in advance

      Young Designers are £73.50 for a course of six, payable in advance

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      how to book


      Book Here

       

      where is it?

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