£90 for 3 months

Due to its popularity you may have to wait a while to get a place in Sew Club.  Even though I have four separate 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 offer as many of my new students as possible the opportunity to continue classes with me, 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, generally on a Friday morning from 10am till about 1pm.  I also have one group on a Tuesday morning.

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. 




Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

SEW CLUB EXTRA runs from 10am till 1pm, on various days of the week about once a month.  It all depends on when I can fit one in!  Places can be booked up to one month in advance, on a first come first serve basis and the cost is £35 per session. 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 don’t have a regular Sew Club place would will get priority booking.

SEW CLUB EXTRA is an relaxed class and you can bring whatever you want to work on.

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 before 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 – Morning sessions


Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

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

SEW PATTERNS has been designed to give an introduction to dressmaking patterns.

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 ‘practise’ fabric and cut  out the fabric pieces.

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.
 At the end of the session it will be ready to sew together either at home or in one of my other classes.