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Which classes do you offer?
The Sewing Shed offers a range or sewing and crafting classes including sewing, upholstery, embroidery, papercraft and quilting. To see our full list of the classes we offer (click here)
Do you offer classes for beginners?
Yes!All our sewing classes welcomes beginners. Other crafting classes are also suitable for beginners including upholstery, embroidery, papercraft and quilting.To see our full list of the classes we offer (click here)
Do you offer classes for people with sewing and crafting experience?
Yes, we do!(click here) to view our full list of the classes we offer including sewing, upholstery, embroidery, papercraft and quilting.
Where can I find a list of all your classes?
You can find a full list of classes here (click here)
Do you only offer sewing classes?
No not at all! (click here) to view our full range of classes from sewing to upholstery, patchwork , papercraft and embroidery.
Do you offer weekend classes?
Yes, we do! Sewing, Upholstery and quilting take place on the weekend.(click here to view a list of all our classes)
What time are your classes?
We have a range of classes available in the daytime,in the evening and on the weekend.(click here) to view a full course listing.
Do you offer private 1:1 sewing tuition?
Leonie and Becky teach 1:1 sewing on a Tuesday morning, Friday evening or on a weekend by appointment. Tuition takes place at The Sewing Shed.
What will I make in my first sewing class?
We recommend if you are a novice sewer you make a cushion in your first class as this covers the basics very well, and is an excellent foundation for the course. You could also make a start on a garment and we are happy to come up with ideas to get you started.
I am a beginner sewer, and would rather make clothes?
If you dont want to make a cushion in your first class, you can make a start on a basic garment and we can recommend some patterns for you.
I’ve made clothes before, but they never fit and I’m not happy with the finish. Will you be able to help?
Yes, Careful measuring and understanding a pattern are both crucial. For example, we often measure 3 sizes larger on a dressmaking pattern than we do on the high street. Leonie and Becky can give you top tips for making sure you come to your first class fully prepared and confident.
Can you service my sewing machine/ Do I need to bring my own machine?
I do not service sewing machines and you do need to bring your machine to class. I can however recommend Marc Rainford please contact him direct on 01943 874734 / 07400 629114.