MONTHLY GROUP for improvers

£90 every three months

Due to its popularity you may have to wait a while to get a place in Sew Club.  Even though I have several groups, it’s not often someone leaves and a place becomes available.  Some of my very first students still attend Sew Club! 

Because I would like to be able to offer my SEW BASIC students the possibility of joining a regular group, it is now only possible to join Sew Club if you have done a Basic Course.  Those of you who didn’t learn to sew with me please scroll down to SEW CLUB EXTRA.

Each Sew Club group runs once a month, on a Friday morning from 10am till about 1pm

There are two levels in Sew Club…

Level 1 is for those who have just completed the Basic Course. You make simple items designed to improve techniques and confidence. We work all together, step by step, and the fabric is provided all ready cut out so all you have to worry about is the sewing. There is no dressmaking at this level. Items we make include… cushion covers, bunting, bags, apron, appliqued book cover, fabric box, and hanging decorations.  There is a small extra charge for the materials provided.

Level 2 is for those who are ready for more of a challenge as you work on your own projects from scratch, with lots of guidance and advice from me.  You do need to be at a level to manage without my help for short periods of time as everyone works on different projects. Dressmaking is a popular choice at this level. 




£35.00 PER CLASS

SEW CLUB EXTRA runs from 10am till 1pm, on a Wednesday or Thursday about once a month. Places can be booked no more than one month in advance, on a first come first serve basis. There’s no commitment with this club so you can just book to come when it suits.

I started SEW CLUB EXTRA a while back for those who would like to join Sew Club but aren’t able to for various reasons.  Although my regular Sew Clubbers are welcome to attend these classes, those who aren’t in a regular group  will get priority booking.

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

SEW CLUB EXTRA is a relaxed class and you can bring whatever you want to sew.

You may IMG_2599.JPGwant to bring an alteration, a garment or something else you’re making that you need some help with; or you could practise some techniques you’re not sure about. Please don’t bring a pattern to cut out unless you’ve been to a SEW PATTERNS session and can manage with just some basic instruction. There are six students in the class so my time is shared and space is limited. If you bring something that takes up a lot of space, you may have to work in another room.

You could also choose to make something that I have prepared, which would be cut out and ready to sew. There would be an extra £5 charge for this and I would need to know in advance if you want this option.

To attend this class you do need to have  good knowledge and confidence when using a sewing a machine. You should be able to follow basic instructions and work independently.



SEW patterns  

introduction to dressmaking patterns


It takes place about three times a year on a Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm. Due to space, this class can have a maximum of three students… hence the cost.

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

On a SEW PATTERNS session, you will learn how to cut out a simple pattern. I will explain how to work out your size,  calculate fabric amount and type,  and make simple alterations to the pattern. With my help you will prepare your paper pattern, pin it onto some fabric and cut  out the fabric pieces. At the end of the session it will be ready to sew together either independently at home or with my help in one of the Sew Clubs.

You will need to buy and bring with you a simple pattern, chosen from my list, and enough calico fabric. My list will be emailed to you on booking or if requested before booking.

Dress making fabrics can be very expensive so it’s  sensible, when putting together a new pattern, to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if you actually like the garment and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile as it’s cheap and practical.