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Sewing parties

Our Sewing Parties are the perfect way to spend time with friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a hen weekend, or you just want an excuse to spend time crafting and creating with your favourite people in a fun and friendly environment!

We have adapted to the times and can welcome a group of 8 students who are socially distanced at 2m and are welcome to bring nibbles and drinks for their own consumption. 

who’s it for?

Adult Sewing parties are for groups of up to eight adults (minimum age 16)

Children’s Sewing parties are for groups of up to eight children (maximum age 16)


All our students will remain socially distanced and we can accommodate 8 sewers in this new format.

What will I learn?

Adult sewing party – you decide what you want to make! If you need some help deciding or need inspiration, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help pull together some ideas and a package for you, starting from £7.50 per person.

Children’s sewing party – depending on the age of the children, guests can make and take home brooches, bags, cushions or make up bags. This is included in the cost.

What do I need to bring?

Adult parties you can bring your own sewing or we can supply projects for £7.50.

Children’s parties all materials are included.

    What equipment is supplied?

    Janome sewing machine


    Bespoke cutting tables

    meet the tutor

    Leonie is our Sewing Party host and tutor [Click here to read Leonie’s bio]

    when are parties available and how much do they cost?

    adult sewing parties

    We are offering Adult Parties on Friday nights  2 hour sewing  £100 .

    Other days and times can be arranged, please get in touch to ask.


    children’s sewing parties

    Saturday afternoons 2-4pm, on the second and third Saturdays of the month £150

    All materials are provided so party goers go home with what they make – no need to supply a party bag!

    [Click here to view the booking information / terms and conditions]

    how to book

    Click here to book a place or join the waiting list

    where is it?

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

    For more information email

    “Leonie exceeds expectations by being extremely attentive to what people want out of their time with her. She is always on hand to assist and offer knowledgeable advice and creative suggestions. Her support is not, however, overbearing. She also has a patent wealth of energy and enthusiasm for what she does, which shows.”