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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 6 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 six adults (minimum age 16)

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


Inline with Stage Two lockdown easing restriction we are able to host household or bubble parties and indeed children’s parties. All our students will remain socially distanced and we can accommodate 7 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. Children’s sewing party – depending on the age of the children, guests can make and take home brooches, bags, cushions or make up bags.

What do I need to bring?

You can either bring your own projects or we’re happy to put together a complete Sewing party package supplying all sewing materials and fabric. Christmas themed makes would be an additional £7.50 pp.

    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 between 12th April & 16th May – 2 hour sewing  £100 per household or bubble.

    Special Offer : book a party for adults on a Friday night and get all your materials included.


    children’s sewing parties

    For dates between 12th April & 16th May we can also offer afternoon parties as well as Saturday or Sunday 2.5 hour sewing party from £150 (includes 2 hours of teaching and half an hour for set up and clearing up) Due to the current situation please phone to discuss your requirements, as we will have limited numbers and restrictions about food consumption.

    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.”