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Masterclass Calendar of Events 2018

Please CLICK HERE to download the full 2018 Janome masterclasses schedule.


Also, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, be sure to watch our Masterclass tutors Jayne Emerson & Dionne Swift in their Fabric Recipes and Establishing a Rhythm videos! Both videos were created in partnership with R & A Collaborations.

CLICK HERE to view the Fabric Recipes video
CLICK HERE to view the Establishing a Rhythm video


  • Sew Moore

    Location: Holmfirth,
    Contact: Becky Moore

    Becky studied Fashion & Textiles at Bretton Hall College and gained a BEd degree from Leeds University in 1982. She taught Design & Technology (Textiles) for over 20 years, in secondary schools before leaving the chalk face to become a free-lance sewing tutor, delivering courses and workshops to sewing enthusiasts in community venues in Holmfirth and Marsden.

    Becky has a wealth of experience in sewing, dressmaking and pattern drafting and can competently teach learners of all ages and abilities.

    Courses run for 6 weeks and participants may sign up as many times as they like, to get the best possible experience.

    Class sizes are small, to maintain a high quality of teaching and learning. Students may make whatever they choose.

    Beginners will learn:

    • How to use a Janome sewing machine
    • Machine patchwork
    • Quilting
    • Decorative detailing e.g. applique
    • Binding
    • Inserting zips
    • Buttonholes
    • Using the Janome Overlocker
    • How to use a commercial pattern to make clothes, soft furnishings or accessories.

    The course is also suitable for those with some sewing experience wishing to expand their skills set and improve their expertise.


    This course I suitable for both beginners and improvers as well as those who are self-taught and would like to perfect their skills and achieve a professional looking finish.

    The course will cover:

    • Using a commercial pattern, from start to finish
    • How to choose appropriate fabric and buy the correct amount
    • Dressmaking techniques, including seams, zips, buttons & buttonholes, sleeves, collars, binding, piping, hems etc.
    • Accurate fitting – the tricks of the trade
    • Using the over-locker for finishing seams and edges

  • Sew Creative

    Contact: Kate

    Hi, I’m Kate and I’m the owner of Sew Creative in Altrincham!

    My background is in fashion and, after working in the industry for some time, I then made the decision to train to be a Textiles teacher. I set up Sew Creative in 2016 after being asked several times if I would teach friends and family how to sew and I have been teaching workshops ever since.

    At Sew Creative we run a variety of different lessons for children, teens and adults.  There are also regular school holiday clubs. 

    Why learn to sew with Sew Creative?

    A new approach to sewing and dressmaking classes!

    All of the sessions are ‘free sew’, where each individual is able to choose what they would like to make – instead of everyone making the same item. This gives you the freedom to go at your own pace and make something your would actually use – suitable for both absolute beginners and advanced seamstresses. Classes are also very small, allowing everyone to have as much, or as little, tuition as they require.

    With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and plenty of tea and biscuits, what’s not to love?!

    How can I book a sewing course?

    Please feel free to use the online booking system on our website, or use the Contact tab to get in touch! Interested in gift vouchers or want to book a party? Just drop us an email and we’ll get back to you asap!

    Facebook: @sewcreativestudios
    Twitter: @_sewcreative

  • Advanced Residential Couture Sewing Workshop & Fashion and Design with Kathryn Brenne

    Location: The Gaddens Sewing School, Charles’s Lane, Crow Hill, Ringwood, BH24 3FB,
    Contact: Jayne Edwards

    Run by Jon Moore, the sewing expert has been teaching in Palm Springs, California and North Bay, Ontario for the past 12 years. Jon also runs a bespoke fashion business London, creating modern couture clothing for private clients.

    Enjoy a fantastic sewing holiday with like-minded sewers tutored by a Couturier with over 35 years experience. No class will be more than 8 students in attendance, with all students using a newly built, fully equipped sewing space.

    The 5 day workshops open with traditional english tea afternoon starting at 4:00pm. You will also get the opportunity to meet all the tutors and students on the course. The classes will then run from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. On the Thursday there will be a celebratory dinner at a wonderful local restaurant.
    The 3 day workshops will begin on a Thursday evening. Students can arrive at any time after 6:00pm, allowing you to settle in. Classes will then run from 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday to Sunday. On the Saturday there will be a celebratory supper at Gaddens.


    The Classic Fitted English Tailored Jacket – June 3th – 8th 2018

    The Couture Bias Cut Wool Crepe Dress – June 10th – 15th 2018

    The Couture Bias Silk Top – August 10th -13th 2018

    The Perfect Body Double and Draping a Tailored Jacket – October 7th-12th 2018

    Click the button below to find out more details, read more about these fantastic courses and to book!




    Fashion and Design with Vogue Designer Kathryn Brenne

    Join Kathryn Brenne for Cream Tea with presentation to follow
    Sat. 17th March. 4:00pm at Gaddens Manor – Charles’s Lane Crow Hill Ringwood BH24 3FB

    Kathryn Brenne is a top selling Vogue pattern designer, teacher, contributing editor to Sew Today magazine and writer for the on line fabric retailer Emma One Sock.

    Join Kathryn for cream tea hosted by Jayne Edwards of Gaddens Manor House followed by a presentation and talk as Kathryn models and shares inside tips and techniques from a collection of garments and fabulous accessories you have seen and read about. Kathryn will talk about her pieces and give insight into her work as a teacher, maker and Vogue pattern designer.

    All welcome!

    A £5.00 charge at the door to cover the costs of refreshments.

  • Sew Fabulous. The Home of Community Sewing

    Contact: Susie and Sue

    We are a community sewing studio based in Brighton’s historic Open Market, providing fun, creative, affordable and educational sewing classes. Our mission is to empower people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity in a sustainable and conscious way.

    Small class sizes and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere are guaranteed and our experienced tutors and staff provide lots of individual attention. We are a not for profit Community Interest Company.

    We offer a wide range of classes

    Weekly adults sewing classes for all abilities.
    After school classes for kids and teens.
    Guest workshops with local artists.
    Bespoke parties for hens, birthdays and baby showers.
    Video and photographic content design.
    Studio hire.
    Small class sizes, friendly and supportive environment.
    We design and deliver high quality craft parties for all occasions.
    Funded courses, working partnerships and content design.

    The Sew Fabulous sewing studio is a professionally equipped sewing studio with brand new Janome sewing machines and overlockers.

    Please contact us:


    Susie Deadman and Susan McFarlane
    Sew Fabulous
    Studio 10 Brighton Open Market
    Marshalls Row
    Tel: 07916119285 or

    Facebook: Sew Fabulous Brighton

    Instagram: @sewfabulousbrighton

    Twitter: @sewfabulousHQ

  • The Sewing Shed

    Location: Ilkley,
    Contact: Leonie Pratt

    Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to develop your skills, The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, offers a warm welcome. You’ll get expert sewing tuition from a patient teacher, and lots of personal attention. You’ll be part of a small, friendly group of no more than 5 students. People come from all over the North to benefit from Leonie‘s professional training, patience and enthusiasm.

    Choose a small group or private tuition
    Learn to sew in a class setting or choose one-to-one private sewing tuition. You’ll learn at your own pace, build your confidence, and sew whatever you want.

    Beautiful award-winning studio
    The Sewing Shed is exactly that: a purpose-built studio dedicated to sewing lessons. Modern, bright and airy, it’s a great place to learn to sew.

    Wide range of classes
    You can learn anything from dressmaking (including fitting, and adapting patterns) to how to make soft furnishings. Our sewing classes will teach you to make interior items such as curtains, Roman blinds, cushions and loose covers. You’ll cover techniques such as patchwork, quilting, appliqué, concealed zips, free-motion embroidery, piping, bags, bunting, and lots more.

    Brand-new Janome sewing machines
    There’s no need to bring your own sewing machine (although you’d be welcome to do so). There’s a fully computerised Janome sewing machine for every student. You can even use an overlocker in class.

    Please contact Leonie on:
    T: 07525 029986




  • All About the Sew

    Location: Solihull,
    Contact: Lorna Hulme

    All About the Sew sewing workshops set up by Lorna Hulme are up and running in the Solihull area. Maybe you have never sewn before and the thought of sewing a button on brings you out in a cold sweat, you sewed 20 years ago at school and would like to have another go or you enjoy general crafts and would like to try something new – there will be a class to suit you, just come along and have a go. You will be hooked in no time!

    Lorna wants to share her passion of sewing with others by encouraging people to come together, learn a new skill, make something they are proud of and most importantly enjoy themselves. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 5 people to allow lots of guidance and support from Lorna. Classes include the use of Janome sewing machines, basic sewing tools and fabric in a lot of the workshops. Lorna has achieved the Level 1 NCFE in Dressmaking and Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

    Example classes:
    • Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple cushion cover
    • Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple tote bag
    • Christmas bunting
    • Zipped pouches
    • Lined tote bag
    • Learn how to appliqué

    Telephone: 07963 734756
    Instagram: @allaboutthesew
    Twitter: @allaboutthesew