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Sewing Surgery Socials

5(19 reviews)
Location
Brockley
Price
£17pp
Time
2 hour class
Level
Beginner
Come along to the sewing surgery with any project you are working on on raring to start and the experienced teachers will be on hand to help you along the way
Next available class:
12th Dec 2019, 6 spots left
Sewing Surgery Socials
by Make Mee Studio
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Sewing Surgery Socials by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
2 hour class
from £17 per person
Flexitime
from £65 per person

What you will do

2 hour class

Evening

Mend your makes and your mind in this two-hour sewing surgery. These sessions are for people with basic or even advanced sewing skills who just need some guidance or a boost of confidence. Or, if you just want to have some company from like minded stitchers as you sew, and there's always plenty of tea, coffee and every surgery includes homemade cake!

Every Wednesday 7pm-9pm Every Thursday 12:30pm-14.00pm Every Second Saturday of the Month

Bring along a project you are working on or keen to start and the friendly and experienced teachers will be able to guide you on your way. If you're not sure what you want to make we've got loads of ideas up our sleeves and projects in the studio.

We can offer guidance on:

-Dressmaking

  • Demystifying Pattern terminology
  • Techniques
  • Fitting -Upcycling -Mending -Alterations -Advanced Skills -Basic Pattern Cutting
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Reviews (19)
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Florence
15 Mar
I attended a sewing surgery last week to make a second pair of trousers. As I had already completed the trouser-making course, I was able to see how much I had progressed. I was able to make the second pair with much less assistance. The teachers were on hand at all times to help me, and their reassurance and praise gave me the confidence to work much more independently than the first time. I feel a real sense of achievement. One of the best things about the studio is it has an overlocking machine. This means I was able to make the hems on my trousers look professional, and vastly improves the quality of the garment. There is no difference in quality than something that has been bought in a shop, except I got to design it myself. Thank you for such a great experience
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Anonymous
16 Mar
I had an amazing time at the sewing surgery. I wanted to take in and hem a skirt and don’t have that much experience. The teachers were so helpful and patient with me! My skirt looks great and I can now wear it again. I would definitely reccomend to a friend.

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Florence
15 Mar
I attended a sewing surgery last week to make a second pair of trousers. As I had already completed the trouser-making course, I was able to see how much I had progressed. I was able to make the second pair with much less assistance. The teachers were on hand at all times to help me, and their reassurance and praise gave me the confidence to work much more independently than the first time. I feel a real sense of achievement. One of the best things about the studio is it has an overlocking machine. This means I was able to make the hems on my trousers look professional, and vastly improves the quality of the garment. There is no difference in quality than something that has been bought in a shop, except I got to design it myself. Thank you for such a great experience
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Anonymous
16 Mar
I had an amazing time at the sewing surgery. I wanted to take in and hem a skirt and don’t have that much experience. The teachers were so helpful and patient with me! My skirt looks great and I can now wear it again. I would definitely reccomend to a friend.
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Zoe
28 Sep
Tracey and Jamie are both excellent tutors. They have lots of different machines to use, including two overlockers. Nothing is too much trouble you even get home made cake! They even have an answer for the most difficult sewing fabrics! Definitely recommend going along with any sewing project you are stuck on.
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Atifa
29 Sep
Great
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Jacqueline
13 Nov
Loved the class. I am a real beginner but Tracey was patient , helpful and fun. I took a shirt with me to take in and came away with a properly fitting garment ! Yeah. And the tea and cake was a bonus
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Florien
16 Nov
I really enjoyed this class. My new year's resolution has been to get back into sewing, and I was looking for a class that would allow me to get stuck in! Make Mee was perfect for this - Jaime was a great teacher, reminding me of the various skills I had forgotten, while helping me to take up a pair of trousers at the same time! Not to mention the stunning "Garden Studio" - so cosy! And delicious brownies to accompany the workshop. What could be better. Would highly recommend.
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Rosie
8 Mar
Sessions at the sewing surgery have helped me rediscover my enjoyment of sewing - something I'd not done since my teens but am now doing every week. With the help of Jaime and Tracey I'm finishing my second fully-fitted, super-funky dress and am beginning to work independently, sewing other items at home based on the patterns and techniques I've learned. I've been given plenty of patient but invaluable advice, learned crafty shortcuts and am thoroughly thrilled to be able to use my new-found sewing skills to express my personal style.
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Eon
22 Mar
For my first attendance I really found the sewing surgery welcoming & helpful. Jaime has much technical knowledge in areas of sewing that i myself is looking for. So I'm looking forward to going back. Eon
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Emily
8 Apr
As always, friendly and helpful!
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Chrissa
17 Apr
Jaime has helped me to master sewing a cushion cover. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. She has given me the confidence and knowledge to expertly craft a cushion cover of a standard suitable for retail. The classes are small enough to receive one on one care and I also felt very comfortable. I highly recommend MakeMeeStudio.
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Chrissa
17 Apr
Jaime has helped me to master sewing a cushion cover. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. She has given me the confidence and knowledge to expertly craft a cushion cover of a standard suitable for retail. The classes are small enough to receive one on one care and I also felt very comfortable. I highly recommend MakeMeeStudio.
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Chrissa
24 Apr
Jaime has helped me to master sewing a cushion cover. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. She has given me the confidence and knowledge to expertly craft a cushion cover of a standard suitable for retail. The classes are small enough to receive one on one care and I also felt very comfortable. I highly recommend MakeMeeStudio.
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Wendy
10 Jul
Absolutely amazing. I am a novice at sewing and Tracey made me feel very welcome at the sewing social. Levels of skill varied and all of us received the right level of support and encouragement. It was a friendly and relaxed social atmosphere and I would definitely recommend this to anyone at any level of sewing ability.
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Nigel Mullan
30 Sep
Jaime and Tracey are both excellent teachers and their studio is a lovely, light, friendly and welcoming space. I've gone from complete beginner to competent in a few weeks thanks to their help and guidance.
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Kathie
1 Oct
Love the venue, a lovely little sewing room down the garden path. Tracey & Jaimie are both lovely people, very welcoming. I am so very happy that I found them & I enjoy meeting other ladies on my sewing days as well as working towards completing my project
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Kathryn Pearson
6 Oct
Tracey and Jaime provided a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere in which to tackle the various sewing projects that everyone brought with them. They are a fount of knowledge and did a great job of spending time with everyone even though we were all working on completely different things. I have been to the sewing surgeries a number of times now and its always a friendly bunch - and not forgetting the cake! Would recommend it to anyone who is keen to progress their sewing in a friendly and fun group.
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Elaine
7 Oct
Loved my two experiences at the Sewing Surgery Social! Great teacher, I don’t know how she manages to help all of us with such different projects! Made a dress into a skirt and some knickers! Gluten free cake was made especially for me even!
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Natalie Lartey
11 Nov
Hi, I learnt to measure a simple pattern and pin it in place. Then I was taught to thread the sewing machine and use it. I am a total beginning with only a tiny bit of sewing experience from years ago and I had a great time. The venue and facilities were fab, tea and cake was great. My teacher was fun and attentive, couldn’t have asked for more.
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Natalie Lartey
11 Nov
Hi, I learnt to measure a simple pattern and pin it in place. Then I was taught to thread the sewing machine and use it. I am a total beginning with only a tiny bit of sewing experience from years ago and I had a great time. The venue and facilities were fab, tea and cake was great. My teacher was fun and attentive, couldn’t have asked for more.

Class location

Brockley
The Garden Flat 35 Tyrwhitt Road
SE4 1QD
London

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Sewing Surgery Socials by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London

About your host, Make Mee Studio

Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects.

Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!

Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

We have a well-equipped studio in leafy Brockley, South East London with everything you need for dressmaking & crafting. A tranquil space at the bottom of our garden, but feel free to bring along your own to work with too. We have a selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which you can purchase for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. Nearest stations: St Johns (5 mins) Lewisham (15 min walk) Brockley (16 min walk) Great bus links too, Stop Tyrwhitt Road.

Age Requirement

9

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Sewing Surgery Socials
by Make Mee Studio
5(19 reviews)
Sewing Surgery Socials by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
2 hour class
from £17 per person
Flexitime
from £65 per person
2 hour class
from £17 pp