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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



    Location: Sewing Studio, Gaddens, Charles’s Lane Ringwood BH24 3FB,
    Contact: Jayne Edwards

    ‘JEANS FOR YOU’ weekend of fitting and sewing

    8 places available, £175 for weekend including all materials and food!
    Friday November 2nd  2018 at 2:00pm – Sunday 5:30pm
    Sewing Studio, Gaddens, Charles’s Lane Ringwood BH24 3FB

    You will learn how to fit your jeans to make them how YOU would like them. Cut out and make a pair in dark blue denim (with a little stretch), learn how to top stitch, insert zipper, rivets and embellishment. You will achieve a pair of jeans and have a pattern to make as many as you wish.

    If you have to travel, accommodation is available for £65 per night.

    Why not make this a lovely fun Christmas present!

    Contact Jayne Edwards for information and booking.

    Advanced Residential Couture Sewing Workshop by Jon Moore

    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 Jessalli

    Location: Blandford,
    Contact: Sophia Palmer

    Sew Jessalli is a Modern Sewing School based in Blandford Forum. Offering workshops and sewing lessons for all abilities at all ages. From Children’s clubs to Free Motion Embroidery Workshops, there’s something for everyone. Upstairs in the studio, they offer spacious sewing for all, using the M100’s which are fantastic to use and great for Beginners to learn on.

    Alli and Sophia look forward to welcoming you into the Sewing School and giving you advice on the right sewing machine for you.

    26 Glenmore Business Park, Wend-al Road, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 7FP
    01258 268541

  • Stitch Studio Sewing School

    Location: Wisbech St Mary,
    Contact: Jayne Walpole

    Like to be individual? Budding to design and make creative clothes? Wish to learn or improve your sewing skills? Just got a new sewing machine?

    Learn to make beautiful original clothes and home furnishings, from complete beginners to experienced dressmakers; there are a range of Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting courses and workshops available in the day and evening.

    There are also workshops and after school classes for budding young designers,  juniors and teenagers, from 8 years upwards.

    Come and join a class and learn, with like-minded people and get creative.  Classes include group demonstrations as well as individual guidance and support. There are a maximum of six students per class, so everyone gets lots of attention.

    The classes will be led by Jayne Walpole.  Jayne has a degree in Fashion and teaching qualifications and worked as a fashion lecturer and designer in industry, so has a wealth of experience and professional knowledge to share.

    Open Days –  Please see the website for the next dates and visit the studio to find out more.

    Just some of the courses available…  See the website for more details.

    • Learn to sew one day workshops – Learn to sew the basics, learn to love your overlocker, Christmas stocking & bunting, advanced boned bodice, creative appliqué cushion cover – just to name a few.
    • Learn to sew – The basics
    • Beginners sewing course – The Skirt/Trousers/Dress
    • Improvers dressmaking & pattern cutting
    • Introduction to Pattern Cutting – The Skirt/Bodice/Trousers
    • Junior designers fashion school 8-11 years
    • Young designers fashion school 11-16 years
    • One to one tuition
    • Gift Vouchers available

    Call or email Jayne on 07584 341160 or email



  • 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

  • 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