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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!

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)

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.

    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

    Friday night 2.5 hour sewing party (includes glass hire) £150 Saturday

    4 hour sewing party (includes homemade cake and coffee) £235 Saturday

    2.5 hour sewing party (add homemade cake at £4.50 per person or light lunch or afternoon tea at £7.50 per person) £150

    children’s sewing parties

    Saturday or Sunday 2.5 hour sewing party from £150 (includes 2 hours of teaching and half an hour for party tea and clearing up)

    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 calendar and latest course dates]

    [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.”