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Sewing Courses


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


  • StraightCurves

    Location: Chesterfield,
    Contact: Karen Rogers or Roz Vincent

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    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)
    Website: www.straightcurves.co.uk
    Email: info@straightcurves.co.uk
    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!

  • Stitch Studio Sewing School

    Location: Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire,
    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.

    Jayne is holding an open studio on Friday 9th September 2016 between 10 – 7pm.
    Come and visit the studio and 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 jayne@stitchstudio.co.uk

    Website: www.stitchstudio.co.uk

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  • Space to Sew and Craft

    Location: Penicuik, Midlothian,
    Contact: Susan Dunlop

    Space to Sew and Craft offers a wide range of sewing classes and craft workshops. Alongside our spacious workshop area, we have a well-stocked shop area with sewing supplies; haberdashery; fabrics; large range of patterns, by McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Kwik Sew; Knitting/crochet supplies and needle-felting supplies. We also have regular drop-in sewing sessions (no tuition), on Mon/Wed/Fri mornings, for anyone who’d like to use our machines and tools, enjoy the workspace, make new friends and just indulge in some quality ‘me’ time. Free refreshments of coffee/tea/juice and biscuits!

    Workshops and Courses on offer:

    • Sewing Machine Basics
    • Learn to Sew
    • Introduction to Dressmaking
    • Introduction to Patchwork/Quilting
    • Bag-making
    • Knitting/Crochet
    • Needle-felting
    • Paper Crafts

    We also offer social ‘shop and craft get-togethers’ for small groups/clubs. Contact us for further information.

    Telephone: 07704 100 464

    Website: www.sewcraftpenicuik.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SewCraftPenicuik

    Address: 58 Clerk Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland. EH26 9EY

  • The Faff Room

    Location: Mansfield Woodhouse,
    Contact: Amanda Holt

    The Faff Room offers a wide range of classes and workshops for all level of abilities and age ranges. Alongside our workshops is a haberdashery shop offering fabrics and supplies, a full range of Butterick, Simplicity, New Look and McCall patterns. We have a tearoom and sweetie shop with lots of lovely goodies. We offer a wide range of afterschool and holiday clubs for children aged 6 to 11 years alongside our Little Faff Session for children aged 3 to 7 years.
    You can simply come along and Faff in our sewing workshop and take advantage of our sewing machines and large space to layout your projects.

    Classes on offer are:

    • Dressmaking – Beginners and Advanced
    • Sewing Machine Basics
    • Patchwork
    • Roman Blind Making
    • Guest Tutors including Heather Jacks and Jennie Rayment
    • Tilda Workshops
    • Toymaking
    • Faff Sessions
    • Crochet

    We also offer bookings for:

    • Children’s Parties
    • Hen Parties
    • Groups and organisations

    Telephone: 01623 232242
    Mobile: 07969 681709
    Website: www.faffroom.co.uk
    Email: admin@faffroom.co.uk
    You can also find us on facebook and Twitter

    The Faff Room, Burnaby House, 12 Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8AH

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  • Stitched By You

    Location: Alton,
    Contact: Caroline

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    Stitched By You is here to help get you on the road to creating beautiful pieces. From dressmaking to free hand machine embroidery we offer lots of courses for beginners through to advanced in our haberdashery shop in Alton, Hampshire. We have highly skilled, passionate tutors who are ready to pass on their love of sewing to you. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 pupils and include some delicious refreshments. We have classes in:

    • Know Your Sewing Machine
    • Beginners & Improvers Sewing Masterclass
    • Dressmaking
    • Soft Tailoring
    • Lingerie Making
    • Free Hand Machine Embroidery
    • Bag Making
    • Beginners Patchwork and Quilting
    • Piped Cushions
    • Sample Curtains

    For more information on these and other classes please visit our website www.stitchedbyyou.co.uk or telephone us on 01420 544033 or pop into our shop at 14, High Street, Alton, Hampshire. GU34 1BN.

  • Saturday Sewing Session

    Location: Chelsea,
    Contact: Arianna Cadwallader

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    Saturday Sewing Session is located in Chelsea SW London and offers a variety of sewing workshops and 1-2-1 tuition throughout the week and at the weekend. We cater for total beginners to the more advanced in our lovely little studio. Classes are taught by specialists in their field ranging from Costume makers, Milliners, Fashion and Lingerie designers and makers, Pattern Cutters and Dancewear seamstresses.

    Student numbers are kept low in each class so that you get maximum tuition and everything is taught over a brew or a glass of bubbly!

    Courses and workshops include:

    • Learn to use a sewing machine
    • Dressmaking
    • Dressmaking Essentials – Zips and understanding commercial patterns
    • Introduction to pattern cutting
    • Alterations – Hand and machine
    • Working with specialist materials Inc. leather, fur and Jersey
    • Specialist Lingerie workshops
    • Learning how to remake your favourite wardrobe staples

    Classes are taught in our lovely working studio or at your home/ chosen venue. We also offer Hen Parties, Childrens  Parties, Baby showers and can cater for any special occasion or get together. We also do corporate events. We’ll get you stitching in no time!

    Website: www.saturdaysewingsession.co.uk
    Email: info@saturdaysewingsession.co.uk