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The Sewcial – Casual Sewing and Mending Meetup

4.9(70 reviews)
Make progress on your personal sewing and crafting projects while becoming part of a sewing community; free spots available!
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
from £10 pp
2hrs
Beginner
Next available date:27th June 2024
What happens in this class?

Join us for our weekly relaxed sewing and mending sessions where you can get stuck into your own projects alongside fellow makers/potential besties.

At our socials, you can:

  • Enjoy using our fully-equipped sewing studio complete with large tables, sewing machines, overlockers and every tool you’ll need
  • Bring along any torn or yawn boring clothing to mend and upcycle (we’ll help you!)
  • Chat to fellow makers, make creative friends and become part of a sewing community
  • Turn to our experienced sewing teachers for aesthetic advice and sewing technique top tips
  • Refer to our collection of books, guides…
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Things to remember

Bursary Places

Thanks to the Arts Council we are offering free or low cost places to people who cannot afford the full price at the moment. Simply fill out this form and we’ll send you a voucher code.

FAQs
Can I buy more than one session at a time?
Yes, you can buy bundle six of classes below.
What transport links are there?
Nearest stations: Crofton Park (1 min walk). Brockley (10 min walk) and some great bus links too. There is free parking on the street outside the library.
Latest Reviews
4.9(70 reviews)
maxine - 21 June 2024
This newbie found this group, randomly popped up on my Facebook feed and was curious. As I am local thought why not pop along to see they use the library. I am so glad I did. Each person has their own machine, layout considering it's in the library was surprisingly really good. Tutor was on hand to offer support, advice with a volunteer on hand to help. As the advert says you work at your pace. First impression very encouraging, so much so booked to attend the following week session before I left with my task of "SEW IT" just about to start, only one issue i'm double booked :(. This newbie is encouraged that I will achieve my goal. Thank you everyone for making me feel so welcomed. Back to the homework. Only given 3 stars as I wasn't their long but I have a feeling this be upgraded next week if I can make it.
Penelope - 20 June 2024
Well equiped studio with plenty of natural light. Knowlegeable staff ready to give you a hand. Handy for the bus and train. Friendly sewers. You can purchase materials too! What's not to love! For me it's a chance to dedicate some time to sewing and have a chat with other creative souls.
Anella - 19 June 2024
The sewcial is a wonderful space! Everyone is incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful! I will be back as much as I can! Its a great way to spend an evening :)
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Booking Options
2hrs class1 class
from £10
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

Reviews

maxine - 21 June 2024
This newbie found this group, randomly popped up on my Facebook feed and was curious. As I am local thought why not pop along to see they use the library. I am so glad I did. Each person has their own machine, layout considering it's in the library was surprisingly really good. Tutor was on hand to offer support, advice with a volunteer on hand to help. As the advert says you work at your pace. First impression very encouraging, so much so booked to attend the following week session before I left with my task of "SEW IT" just about to start, only one issue i'm double booked :(. This newbie is encouraged that I will achieve my goal. Thank you everyone for making me feel so welcomed. Back to the homework. Only given 3 stars as I wasn't their long but I have a feeling this be upgraded next week if I can make it.
Penelope - 20 June 2024
Well equiped studio with plenty of natural light. Knowlegeable staff ready to give you a hand. Handy for the bus and train. Friendly sewers. You can purchase materials too! What's not to love! For me it's a chance to dedicate some time to sewing and have a chat with other creative souls.
Anella - 19 June 2024
The sewcial is a wonderful space! Everyone is incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful! I will be back as much as I can! Its a great way to spend an evening :)
Silvia - 14 June 2024
I had a great time in the studio: I learnt, made friends and a dress!
Elaine - 6 June 2024
Love the vibe of the group and the tutor is always so welcoming and encouraging. Had a great time as always
Hazel - 5 June 2024
I recently learnt to use a sewing machine, but am not yet confident enough to go it alone. The Sewcial is absolutely brilliant. They have everything you need (machines, tools, fabrics, threads, etc) and there are a couple of staff members to chat with, discuss ideas and, crucially for me, help with problems with using the machine or working out how to do something. I WILL master zips!!! 😂 Couldn’t recommend Make Me Studio more highly. I’m hooked!
Emily Bishop - 27 May 2024
It was my first session and it was a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere with everyone working at their own pace and you were able to ask for help or advice if needed. Once I remembered how to use a sewing machine, the two hours flew by!
Silvia - 14 May 2024
I am so grateful to have found Make Mee Studio! I am loving learning and enjoying the camaraderie when I go there. Thanks!
Julia - 10 May 2024
I have been to the Sewcial twice not and it's great! It's a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere and I received so much help with my projects. In 2 session I managed to alter 2 dresses to make them fit better and they look really nice now. Thank you for all the help!
Selina Latour - 22 April 2024
I loved my experience in the studio - such a nice space to work in and lovely folk to talk about sewing with!
Elaine - 17 April 2024
Another great morning of theraputic creativity, away from the busyness of life! Love it! Thank you for such a provision
Silvia - 17 April 2024
Great place to learn and do sewing!
Elaine Bracken - 6 March 2024
Love the atmosphere! Calm, peaceful, a haven away from the hustle and bustle of life where everyone works at their own place, with lots of help when needed. Love it!
Ronnie Dehaney - 1 March 2024
I had a wonderful time attending my first sewcial and look forward to attending many more. It's the perfect place to gain confidence in your sewing style, while being encouraged by other attendees and teachers.
Katie - 1 March 2024
Absolutely lovely set up, really helpful guidance from Kate. I was grateful to have someone to help me remember the basics while I altered some trousers I shrank!
Elaine Bracken - 13 February 2024
Just done my third visit to sewcial. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. I get so much done when I come!
Bethany Simpkin - 10 February 2024
Brilliant as always! I arrived with a bag full of fabric and some loose ideas. I was given support, advice and a pattern . Lovely atmosphere , supportive and encouraging - thanks x
Lena Talib - 9 February 2024
What a lovely place to learn to sew! The teachers are friendly and helpful. A great way to spend a Thursday evening.
Bimpe Odu - 12 January 2024
Really helpful and chilled sewing social.
Magali Cambe - 11 January 2024
Love this place! Friendly intrustors/ fellow sewers . I got plenty of help with my various projects from the very knowledgeable tutors. I always look forward to go to the next sewcial. Highly recommended sewing school/place.
Zi Brown - 2 January 2024
Very helpful and understanding staff, so glad that I was given the opportunity to come to these sessions. It helps my family so much and my passion and skills for sewing are on the uprise.
Elwira Mroczko - 10 November 2023
Loved the session and will attend again. It was lovely meeting everyone and teachers and volunteers were great
Suzanne Thomas - 10 November 2023
I turned up not even knowing how to unpick a stitch and left having had a go on a sewing machine! Amazingly helpful staff there, massively patient with my total incompetance, 100% going back! Their knowledge is amazing, so much more to learn. Thanks guys!
Fatema Jahan - 3 November 2023
Spent a great 2 hours with other sewists at the Sewcial. Was helped by the lovely tutor & assistant to pin 2 shirts, and they gave advice and demo to make the alterations for a better fit. I learned some new things, had a nice time, in a pleasant atmosphere with others working on their sewing projects.
Carol Davis - 18 October 2023
A friendly and welcoming space to sew with excellent advice on hand when needed
Carol Davis - 10 October 2023
Friendly atmosphere with great help in hand.
Diane Denham - 6 September 2023
This Sewcial session was wonderful - I thoroughly enjoyed it. Annie was wonderful - really supportive.
janet020@hotmail.co.uk janet020@hotmail.co.uk - 23 August 2023
I love being able to go along to these classes, especially as its on my doorstep and I can walk within 10 minutes. It helps with my well-being and the feeling of isolation. I love sewing although I am far from being an expert but I am learning with the patience and expertise of Jamiee and Annie. Its also lovely to meet new people who attend the class. Thank you. Janet
Melissa Bond - 5 July 2023
Friendly welcome and lovely supportive atmosphere
Lara Platt - 8 June 2023
Lots of informative teaching and progress with Josh
Emma Bray - 12 May 2023
fantastic event ! i'll certainly be going back, josh was extremely friendly and very helpful (:
Amy Foxton - 11 March 2023
Friendly sewing group and space right next to Crofton Park station. Great if you need two hours with a sewing machine to focus on a project
Jo Holmes - 24 February 2023
I love to sew and I love to chat too! Sewcial at make mee studio provides a great space to start a new project or finally finish that UFO, all in the company of other likeminded creatives and great facilitaters who help and guide you with your chosen project when needed.
Poonam Roberts - 17 December 2022
I found it a useful session. People with a common interest are there to complete their own work in progress. Advice is constructive and resources are available.
Anthony Mee - 16 December 2022
Sorry not been around for awhile but hopefully will be back soon!!
Janice - 15 December 2022
I am sp glad I found this! I love the atmosphere and Jaime and Josh are really welcoming and always help when I need some advice.
Rachel McVeagh - 15 December 2022
I took the two week course on creating a trouser toile and thoroughly recommend it - it's a really friendly atmosphere, the studio is well stocked and Josh is a great teacher.
bethany simpkin - 6 December 2022
Helpful and creative, make mee helped me with ideas and execution of a design for a bag for my business. They have so many nifty gadgets and an abundance of materials and knowledge! Huge recommend
Janice - 19 November 2022
I really enjoy the atmosphere, and the support!
Karina Samuel-Burm - 11 November 2022
The person leading the sewcial is helpful and encouraging. A variety of machines is available including an overlocker, iron and large iron board, lots of coloured thread and sewing accessories. People are friendly and make an effort to make it social by having small conversations while working on their individual projects. I look forward to going again. My only recommendation would be that the tables and some equipment could do with cleaning before the sessions start.
Janice - 4 November 2022
The fact that I keep going back is proof of how much I enjoy attending. Its been a positive experience meeting people who love to sew, getting great support and advice and just having the chance to talk and share.
Anthony Mee - 30 October 2022
brilliant!!!!!
Anthony Mee - 26 October 2022
Great evening!!
Jasmine Jones - 22 October 2022
It was just what I've been looking for! I was able to start using up my stash! The sewing assistants are really helpful. I'm so looking forward to the next session!
Tati Howell - 11 October 2022
I was a bit too daunted to start a sewing project – making a tunic for my partner – and the Sewcial was just what I needed to get it going. I booked a second one as I needed some encouragement with my new overlocker, and now the tunic is finished and has been proudly worn!
Janet Jackson - 8 October 2022
I throughly enjoyed my first Tuesday morning session. Thank you Annie for your guidance and knowledge with my fiddly projects that have been sitting at home waiting to be sorted. Although I'm an ametuer I have forgotten how much I love the sound of the sewing machine. I'm looking forward to my next session. Thank you.
Anthony Mee - 5 October 2022
Very good really enjoyed
Patricia Chong - 2 October 2022
I was so fortunate to attend a “sewcial” event while in London. Everyone was friendly and I had a great time.
Sarah Kutner - 21 September 2022
My experience with Make Me Studios was amazing! Annie (the instructor) was so kind and knowledgeable. She helped me with my project and gave great suggestions! I was a bit nervous as it was my first time coming and I am not too confident in my sewing, however everyone was extremely welcoming. I will definitely be back!!
Janice George - 18 September 2022
This was my first time at an evening. Everyone was welcoming and friendly, and Josh was supportive with advice. I enjoyed the evening and plan to go again.
pauline pennant - 12 August 2022
Awesome ! Just what I’ve been looking for - our teacherJosh was super helpful, informative & all round pleasant - free parking right outside - a hidden gem. Will most definitely be back
natalie ashworth-binns - 28 July 2022
Georgia did a great job of helping me to sow the ilford jacket which was a bit beyond my skill level. She was really patient and friendly. I would highly recommend this course and Georgia.
Louisa Barry - 15 July 2022
Loved sewing with other people! Its much more fun! And for a beginner like me its great to have Jaimie at hand for problem-solving and advice!
Alice - 17 June 2022
I completed a tricky alteration that I had been putting off for years. The sewing teacher Josh, was extremely patient showing me how to do darts, and advising on how to get a good fit. Also the equipment was so much better than what I have at home. I was delighted to leave the session with a wearable dress. I would definitely recommend Make Mee Studio for anyone wanting to have a go at dress making.
Paulette - 10 June 2022
I loved it I enjoyed my first time and the young lady Jamie was very friendly and very helpful I'm definitely going back next time
Anna Sgambati - 8 June 2022
Good experience and friendly I want continue
Sabina Plamenova - 12 April 2022
Very productive, lovely teacher and students. Hope to join again in the near future!
Liane Alleyne - 30 March 2022
I had a fantastic time as always, I will be attending more sessions and classes.
Erum Quddus - 12 March 2022
Great class, as always! Very friendly, helpful, attentive staff. And good to be amongst other sewers. Really nice vibe in the class. Thoroughly recommend!
Anna Serocold - 4 February 2022
Lovely atmosphere and helpful tips ☺️
Clare Phipps - 16 December 2021
These sessions are incredible value for money. £10 for access to the Make Mee studio equipment is already great, but the real bonus is the Make Mee teachers on hand if you have any questions and offer tips and tricks. Jaime is so helpful and really makes sewing fun (great for those who had the fun drummed out at school!) - I wouldn't be able to machine sew at all without her! Also a nice airy well ventilated space perfect for covid times, and the team wear masks so everyone feels safe to sew. It's also so nice to see other visitors' projects progress every week and learn from what other people are doing. Highly recommend, it's a miracle they aren't sold out every week!
Diane O’Shea - 4 November 2021
I enjoyed the session. I felt motivated working along side the other sewers.
Anonymous - 11 October 2021
Very friendly atmosphere. Instructors always willing to help if you are stuck on the project you are working on. Good place to meet new people too.
Sara Sara - 12 August 2021
I had a great time and learnt a lot on the course learning to sew basic casuals. There was a really friendly atmosphere and the tutors were full of knowledge, tips and tricks of the trade. The class size meant that everybody got the help when they needed it. The studio is well stocked with everything you could possibly needed to create amazing clothes. So happy I did the course and will definitely be signing up for more.
Claire Harding - 12 August 2021
Friendly and relaxed group sewing in a well-equipped studio. I'll be back!
Anonymous - 23 June 2021
Always great fun. Learn some really useful tips.
Anonymous - 12 June 2021
Always enjoy these classes.
Erum Quddus - 2 June 2021
Loved the Sewcial! So good to be among like minded people and exchanging ideas. It was also good to be amongst people. Having support from Jaime on my sewing projects as and when I needed it means that I can actually make progress and finish things! Looking forward to the next class! :)
Rosie Hattersley - 1 June 2021
Super session with lots of useful advice on the project I brought along, and stop me from messing up something I thought I'd mastered but wasn't quite confident about. You can either bring along everything you need and make use of the fact there's plenty of space to work, or borrow equipment from the Make Mee studio. Although this isn't a taught class, it's fine to ask questions and check with them about stuff. The really friendly sewing instructors also always have clever fixes and ways to save on fabrics or to make better use of those I've brought along.
Ann Thompson - 27 May 2021
Good fun at the Sewcial session, very helpful being able to use the sewing machines and meet other people working on their own different projects.