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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 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

  • 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


  • Curious?


    Contact: Sarah Sewell, Sarah Manton & Jess Kemp

    We are three Nottingham artists, Sarah, Jess & Sarah, known collectively as Curious? You can find us in the heart of Nottingham’s creative quarter in the newly refurbished Sneinton Market Avenues where we  opened our doors in July 2016 offering a wide range of workshops, courses and masterclasses in a variety of different artistic disciplines suitable for absolute beginners to the more advanced.

    We have 2 workshop spaces – one for wet/messy arts (including 2 potters wheels and a kiln) & one for paper/textiles and a shared working studio.

    Some of the classes we currently have available include:

    • Free-machine embroidery
    • Ceramics
    • Silk Painting
    • Papercutting
    • Scrapbooking
    • Felting – wet, needle & using an embellishing machine
    • Lampshade making
    • Lantern Making
    • Plus many more planned for the coming months including crochet/knitting/bath bomb making/painting/upcycling/furniture/copper embossing/dress-making/quilting etc.
    • We also cater for private parties/hen do’s/children/one-to-one teaching
    Please email or call us for more information or to be added to our mailing list. Check out our Facebook page for more information!
    Address: Units 20-22, Avenue B, Sneinton Market, Nottingham NG1 1DU 
    Tel: 07842 461926
  • StraightCurves

    Location: Chesterfield,
    Contact: Karen Rogers or Roz Vincent


    StraightCurves offers a range of award-winning art & craft workshops and courses for children and adults from our fully accessible building on Saltergate in Chesterfield. Our sessions happen at all times of day – including daytimes, after school and in the evenings – 7 days a week. We also offer children’s parties, 1-to-1 tuition, host social crafting sessions several times a week, and stock a range of original art, prints, crafty gifts and cards from a selection of local artists and craftspeople – and we have just been voted as Leisure Retailer of the Year at the 2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards!

    All of our sewing courses and workshops, like everything we do, are designed to suit people of all ages and abilities – there really is something for everybody! Whether you’re a complete beginner who has never touched a sewing machine before, an advanced sewer looking to use our large cutting tables at a Sew Social session, or have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee to have a go at making your own clothes, there really is something for you at StraightCurves!

    If you would like some help picking which course or workshop to try first, our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice – just give us a call or pop into the studio and see us!

    Courses Offered:
    Beginner’s Sewing Machine Skills (3 x 3.25hr course)
    Young Sewing Machine Skills (5 x 1.5hr course suitable for ages 8-18)
    Pattern Cutting (5 x 2.5hr course or 1 x 2.5hr workshop)
    Dressmaking (5 x 2.5hr course)
    Overlockers (2 hour workshop or 1:1 tuition)
    Inserting Zips (2 hour workshop)
    Free Machine Embroidery (full day workshop)
    Sewn Bunny or Bear (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
    Sewn & Stuffed Owl (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
    Sew Social (2.5 hour untutored session)
    Plus many more courses and workshops in different arts & crafts!

    Telephone: 01246 807575 or 07976 845 662 (answer phone outside office hours)
    Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 10am – 3pm; Wed  10am – 9pm;  Sat  10am-1pm – but our courses and workshops take place between 10am and 9pm 7 days a week!