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sewing classes

Although most people want to learn to sew clothes or soft furnishings, our sewing classes are totally open – you have the freedom to learn to sew anything you want! Taught by Leonie you’ll work alongside no more than 6 other sewing students, and might choose to cover such topics as:

  • Dressmaking
  • Patchwork
  • Quilting
  • Appliqué
  • Free-motion embroidery
  • Cushions
  • Piping
  • Bags
  • Bunting
  • Zips
  • Loose covers
  • Plus lots more…

What might you learn to sew?

Our Facebook page shows you what other students have made. During your course, you might work on:

  • A couple of children’s garments
  • keepsake toys
  • One adult garment (or more, if you’re prepared to do homework between classes)
  • A cushion with a zip, piping and appliqué
  • Alterations to a much-loved garment, if you’ve changed dress-size recently.

You might also want to work on understanding how to measure correctly to fit your shape, learning to read a pattern, or gaining top tips on how to achieve a professional shop-bought finish.

When & how much?

We offer 6-week sewing courses costing £90 (including the use of one sewing machine per student plus an overlocker). Courses run at the following times; once you’ve chosen a day and time, you’ll attend all 6 (or 3) weeks on the same day and at the same time (eg always Monday evenings or Friday afternoons).

  • Monday evening – 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tuesday evening – 7.30-9.30pm
  • Thursday morning – 9.30-11.30am
  • Thursday afternoon – 12.30-2.30pm
  • Friday morning – 9.30-11.30am
  • Friday afternoon – 12.30-2.30pm

We also offer 2-week taster sewing courses in July, at a cost of £45. These offer a great introduction to The Sewing Shed. 

Course schedule 

      6-week sewing classes from w/c 21st October  (no class w/c 28th half term)

      6-week sewing classes from w/c 9th December (2 weeks before Christmas break and 4 in January from w/c 6th)

      6-week sewing classes from w/c 3rd February (no class in half term w/c 10 Feb, so last class w/c 16th March)

      6-week sewing classes from w/c 23rd March (no class at Easter w/c 6 April & 12th April, so last class w/c 11th May)

      6-week sewing classes from w/c 18th May (no class w/c 25th  May half term) so last class w/c 29th June

      How to book our sewing classes

      Our classes are always fully booked, so please do plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Student retention is really high and we offer preferential booking to existing students for the next course – we occasionally get a space so we run a reserve list. Do get in touch with your mobile number and the class you would like to join if you would like to be added to the reserve list. Latest news and last minute availability is also posted on our Facebook page so do LIKE the page so you are kept up to date.

      Please read our booking terms & conditions carefully before booking (they’re only short!). Do also check your advance diary, because any money you’ve paid us can’t be refunded if you discover you’re double-booked.

      You can choose what to make; just book the dates that suit you and we can discuss what you’d like to learn to sew.

      To enquire or book for any of our sewing classes, please call 07525 029986 or email us.

      "Just wanted to thank you for all your patience and wisdom over the last few weeks. I feel like I have learned so much from you and Tuesday evenings have been an oasis of calm in the middle of a few stressful weeks! If I don’t see you before, enjoy your holidays x"