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.
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:
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:
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?!
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!
Location: The Gaddens Sewing School, Charles’s Lane, Crow Hill, Ringwood, BH24 3FB, Hampshire
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 –
The Couture Bias Cut Wool Crepe Dress –
The Couture Bias Silk Top –
The Perfect Body Double and Draping a Tailored Jacket –
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.
A £5.00 charge at the door to cover the costs of refreshments.
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.
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
Studio 10 Brighton Open Market
Tel: 07916119285 or
Facebook: Sew Fabulous Brighton
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.
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.
• 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