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sewing 1:1 with Leonie or Becky

Is there a sewing project that you’re struggling with? Are there sewing skills you’ve always wanted to master, or have you always wanted to learn the art of fitting clothes (a favourite amongst many of our students) If the answer is yes, then private sewing tuition is your answer! As of 2nd November we are now offering this via Zoom, 30mins for £20. 

who’s it for?

Anyone who wants support with a specific sewing project and would benefit from one to one tuition.

What will I learn?

You decide how you want to spend the two hours and what you want to achieve. Students in the past have had help with: Dressmaking (how to measure correctly, amend patterns and achieve the perfect fit) Hone and master a specific sewing skill; zips, piping Finishing tricky projects Start your own sewing business (improve your skills so that you can turn a hobby into a business)

What do I need to bring?

Fabric and pattern for your sewing project A basic sewing kit including fabric scissors, pins, tape measure and matching Gutterman sewing thread. You may also want to bring your own machine and overlocker to rally get to grips with it.

what equipment do you provide?

We provide a Janome sewing machine for each student.

Access to two very large cutting tables and two overlockers

meet the tutors

Leonie and Becky both offer one to one sewing lessons [Click here to read Leonie and Becky’s bio]

when are the classes?

Daytime or Evening times available between 12th April & 16th May. [Click here to contact us about one to one sewing lessons]

how much does it cost?

£100 for two hours private tuition, payable in advance.

Special Offers:

From 12th April to 16th May book three sessions and get your fourth free.

We have received a few enquiries for updating garden furniture or indeed to compliment your upholstery project so are offering Box Cushion 1:1 tuition on a Sunday afternoon 2.5 hours £150, choose from 25th April or 9th May.



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how to book?

Book a place here or join the waiting list


where is it?

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

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"I LOVE coming to the sewing shed as it gives me 2 hours to do something other than work, it has given me back my confidence in sewing and I love chatting to the other students and to Leonie!"