Top 10 Best Sewing classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Sewing has featured heavily throughout history and will continue to do so for some time. If you are a whizz with a needle then you could look at getting into keeping this tradition alive and pick up and old-fashioned hobby and a unique skill. Tuition is cheaper and more practical than individual lessons when you learn as a group as you can spread the cost.

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6. Learn to Make a Garment Bundle
Learn to Make a Garment Bundle. From learning to sew through to pattern making, to sewing up a garment. Whether you are a beginner to sewing, wanting to understand the make up of garments or are coming back to sewing from a long break. The bundle class will allow you to learn at a steady pace for any garment. I have set bundles of 3 hrs classes, 4 hrs, 5 hrs 6 hrs, 8 hrs or 10 hrs classes depending on the scale of project or what you need the most help with. These classes are 1 to 1 only to allow for a fully bespoke style of class. A single class of 1 hour is not very long to get much completed. The point of this listing is for the bundles. The more complicated the garment the more time it will take to make. Layers and paneling both add time to the construction process. E.G. A dress can take 6 plus hours. A shirt can take 10 plus hours. A jacket can take 20 plus hours. Though you can choose to only do the bits you need help with the most and carry on with elements at home. Bring a readiness to learn and maybe a notebook. You will enjoy a pleasant environment with a patient tutor near Canning Town station. All equipment is provided for your learning experience. You will be learning techniques that align with your abilities and take home all that you complete for reference. If you wish to learn a specific technique, please ask before the class date so I can be prepared for you. As a business for good we collect donations for our Pay It Forward scheme to allow for people unable to afford classes. Pay It Forward (
Next available date:26th February 2024
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17. Patchwork and Quilting Club
Successful patchworking and quilting is part knowing what to do, and part practice. Come along as and when you have a question, need help, want some time out to actually get some patchworking done, or want to have a go at a new technique. Each session will have a demonstration at the beginning and then you can practice that technique or seek help with your own project as needed. The club will run on Tuesday afternoons during term time. We welcome those who already have basic patchwork knowledge and have mastered some blocks but are having specific problems or want to progress and learn how to become more accurate, or some tips and tricks to get things done with less effort. Perhaps you've seen something you'd like to have a go at but are not sure what technique is used. Come along! We run small group classes with a maximum of 6 students so you can get the most out of our expert tuition, and a sewing machine to yourself. Topics may include Half Square Triangles Other triangles curved piecing (orange peel, drunkards path) Improvised piecing (straight lines) Free motion quilting (meander and pebbles) Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) beginner Improvised piecing (curves) English Paper Piecing (EPP) Using Patchwork templates and specialised rulers Walking Foot quilting with guidelines Strip Piecing If you haven't quilted before you might be interested in our 4 week How to Quilt course which covers all the basics and results in your very own small quilt. For more details click here
Next available date:27th February 2024

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