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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 (Tuesday 19th May) we are hopeful that it is safe for children to return to school after May half term that Summer Holiday classes will go ahead. 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 do have availability on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Friday 24th … do email

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.

    Access to two overlockers for more advanced students

    meet the tutor

    Leonie runs the Children’s Holiday Sewing Club with one of her creative teen helpers [Click here to read Leonie’s bio]

    when are the classes?

    Classes run from 10am – 4pm but click here to check the calendar for the next holiday dates [Click here to view the calendar and latest course dates]

    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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