Make Mee Studio crafts classes in London
Make Mee Studio crafts classes in London

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Make Mee Studio

47 reviews
47 reviews

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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Reviews(47)View all reviews

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Maiya
26 Aug
Amazing, super laid back
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Maiya
19 Sep
Absolutely love this super friendly sewing studio! Nicest one in london :)
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Sophie
17 Dec
Wonderful array of materials, and they helped me incorporate an old jumper of mine with sentimental value. Would of been great to have a little more attention so you didn't wait for next steps - but Tracey and Jamie were really personable and kind! Will definitely be back to Make Mee!
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Effua
30 Apr
Tracey was absolutely great! Her love and knowledge of sewing would put you at ease, and I cannot wait to go again for a full dress making. Would happily recommend her!!!

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Maiya
26 Aug
Amazing, super laid back
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Maiya
19 Sep
Absolutely love this super friendly sewing studio! Nicest one in london :)
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Sophie
17 Dec
Wonderful array of materials, and they helped me incorporate an old jumper of mine with sentimental value. Would of been great to have a little more attention so you didn't wait for next steps - but Tracey and Jamie were really personable and kind! Will definitely be back to Make Mee!
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Effua
30 Apr
Tracey was absolutely great! Her love and knowledge of sewing would put you at ease, and I cannot wait to go again for a full dress making. Would happily recommend her!!!
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Victoria
14 Dec
AMAZING! This space is a haven of learning and calm. Great chats and lots to learn. Tracey and Jamie are officially the best sewing teachers EVER! Loved it and cannot wait to get back into the studio in 2019!
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Ian
21 Mar
Great course if you're new to sewing, Jaime was a great teacher, really made the learning fun and enjoyable. My only criticism, if you can call it that is it could have been a week or two longer. The studio was of good standard and the machines easy to learn on. And as it only held 6 students it made it personable. The course itself was perfect for beginners.
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Margaret
12 Dec
The class was a joy to attend, i was nervous about attending because i had never done pattern cutting before and only did sewing as a fun thing. Jamie was an excellent tutor. Very calm, patient and gave you the attention needed as a beginner. I met other lovely attendees, it was a really warm and encouraging atmosphere and i will be attending my next class in february. It was a delightful experience that has helped my confidence in pursuing this as a passion. I highly recommend Makemee studios.
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Stéphanie
20 May
I had a great time doing my bodice with the help of Jaime. The location of the studio is absolutely lovely and relaxing, you feel like you are at home and the hostesses are just genuinly nice and friendly. The advices I got were great and I will be looking forward to go again to make my first garment in a long time with their support.
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Michala
27 Mar
A very lovely studio and a great course. Teacher was great, very helpful and I had lots of fun.
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Margaret
2 Jun
A really great course with excellent teacher. Very laid back, friendly atmosphere, everything explained step by step as you go along, taking time to make sure everyone follows. Went away feeling like I had really learnt how to use a sewing machine and was very proud of my skirt.
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Mayuri
9 Jul
I really enjoyed Tracie and Jamie's beginners dressmaking course, they were both full of knowledge and were happy to adjust the patter of the skirt to include extra things like pockets and pleats!
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Florence
20 Nov
I had a fantastic time learning to alter some of my unloved clothes. I was able to take in a pair of trousers, alter the sleeves of a blouse and make a long cardigan into a cropped cardigan with elastic in the bottom to add shape. I feel that I learnt so many skills in such a short amount of time! The teachers were so friendly and helpful that I had a brilliant time. I feel so happy that I now have three new items to wear regularly that were just sitting at the back of my wardrobe. Thank you!
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Victoria John
10 Dec
Tracey and Jamie are the best teachers - super patient, friendly and brilliant at making all the tasks easy to understand and super fun. I cannot speak highly enough of these lovely ladies. The studio is so welcoming and I love going back to learn more. 3 workshops ( 2 different skirt workshops and zip pouches) so far and more to come! If you want to learn about sewing whether you’re a beginner or an improver, this is the place to go! You won’t regret it.
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Sigi Carson
11 Dec
My daughter Lotte loves going to her sewing class on Wednesdays and has received loads of compliments for the trousers she made there. Jamie, the teacher, is great with the kids and has taught her a lot in a short time. We're so glad we found Make Mee.
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Mia
20 Dec
Learning some dressmaking & sewing basics in Tracey's garden studio was one of the best things I did in 2018 - the atmosphere was lovely, teaching was great, I walked away with a lovely skirt and both a thirst & the confidence to dive into more (beginner level) projects. Would really recommend this!
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Ciaran
11 Dec
I am absolutely useless at crafts, so sewing was pushing my luck but Tracey was incredibly patient and helpful. I had such a great time, have a half-decent stocking, and can't wait to go again soon!
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Susie
1 May
I made a zip purse! It was great, I arrived not knowing anything, and left with a wee purse that I had made myself. With a zip! The class was small, informal and lovely. I learnt a lot and will go again.
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Filipe
17 Nov
Was ok i felt it was more for kids I didn't learn that much
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Bea
18 Mar
I can't believe I made a pattern using my own measurments! The teachers were great. They taught in a fun and friendly way, they gave you time to work things out for yourself but didn't leave you behind if you were struggling. Would highly recommend it!
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Anonymous
28 Mar
I hadn't sewn since school and I was really nervous about it, and thought I would be rubbish, but the teacher made me feel really calm and at ease, and was really friendly. I was super proud of my cushion & now I can't wait to go back and sew more stuff! I've got the bug.
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sheri
22 Jul
Tracey was a very pleasant. Took her time in teaching me and answering any question I had. I left confident I could do it on my own and since then I’ve done two cushion covers. Thank you for a great class
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Alena
28 Dec
I have booked flexitime class and Jenny was very helpful and accommodating to my requests. The class was great, very friendly and I have learned everything I was hoping to! Will definitely be back!
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Atifa
17 Jun
great
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Emily Beadle
7 Oct
Lovely relaxing morning at make mee studio. Jaime is a patient, friendly teacher who made everyone feel welcome. I will definitely be back to learn some more.
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Kath
12 Oct
Myself and my son(aged 6) had a wonderful time at the embroidery class. We were complete beginners and had no sewing experience before but Jaime explained things so well for us and gave us lots of helpful tips and advice,and really guided us through. Jaime was extremely welcoming and friendly and the class was relaxed and fun. The studio was easy to find,it was well- equipped with everything we needed for sewing and situated in a lovely peaceful area. It truly was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. I would highly recommend Make Mee Studio and myself and my son will definitely be returning for future classes.
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Zoe
14 Sep
Jamie the teacher was very patient. They have two great overlockers and a number of different sewing machines. The leggings I made with their pattern are great!
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andrea
21 Feb
I left the class with a pair of trousers which I am now using as my new pj bottoms. I would recommend the class if you want a one off experience sewing. For people who have sewn before or looking to learn I wouldn't recommend it as a it as there wasn't much teaching. The sustainable ethos is great and the teacher herself nice although I felt she was constantly checking her phone to see the time.
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Florence
14 Mar
Jaime and Tracey helped me to make trousers from scratch, even though I have very little sewing experience. They were incredibly kind and supportive. My trousers are amazing. I had the idea to add a ruffled hem and they new exactly how to achieve the look I wanted right away! I had to come back and make another pair of trousers, this time with pockets and a flat-fronted waist. I am so happy with my fantastic new clothes, but the experience of making them was lovely as well. The studio is very relaxing as it is in a garden with big windows. I even got given a piece of homemade cake, which was delicious. Thank you Tracey and Jaime for everything! I will be back (again) to make a blouse next!
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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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Adele
16 Mar
Jaime and Tracey are the loveliest most helpful tutors, I really enjoyed making a dress with them and hope to attend more classes with them really soon
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Ann
13 Apr
Very useful session. Useful tips and the group was small so we each got a lot of help with our own projects.
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rachel
11 Jun
I had such a good day! The class was intimate and relaxed and Jaime was a friendly and super knowledgeable teacher. Whilst being a bit of a learning curve for me ( I'd never made my own pattern or toile before) I was chuffed to bits to have completed my first pair of trousers in a day! I've definitely learnt lots of top tips from Make Mee and the other students and feel I can totally have a go on my own now. Top banana!
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Beth
20 Mar
The venue and teacher were great, it could perhaps have taken place over more weeks as the lessons went by quickly
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Rae
20 Mar
I had an amazing time at Make Mee Studio. As a complete beginner when I started the course, I now feel , 4 weeks on, confident enough to tackle so much more . Jamie and Tracey are lovely and the atmosphere on the course was so relaxing especially after a hard day at work. I definitely recommend :)
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Pierre
7 Apr
This course was a great introduction to sewing. I familiarised with machine sewing, machines and various techniques from buttonholes to sleeves inserts. The teacher Jaime was very friendly and information, she created a nice atmosphere in which to unwind after work while learning new sewing skills. The venue was cosy and welcoming, very close to a local pub and transport links.
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Thomas
27 May
The 2-day Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories class with MakeMee Studio was a present from my partner. The studio is located at the end of Tracey's garden; it is well equipped (there is a range of sewing machines, overlockers, fabrics, threads, tools, examples of projects, etc.) and comfortable. On the first day, Tracey taught me the basics of sewing: safety around the machine, winding-up a bobbin, threading a machine, casting on and off... She answered my questions and helped me practice my new skills. By mid-day, I completed my first project under Tracey's guidance: a cushion cover. Making a cushion cover with my own two hands within a few hours of using a sewing machine was such a satisfying experience. Over the rest of the first day and on the second day, Tracey taught me more advanced skills and techniques: sewing by hand, pipping, sewing in a curve, sewing a zip, sewing a button, etc. By explaining how/why a technique was used, she grounded the new skill I had just learned into reality: for example, she told me that blind hems were used for suits. On day 2, I completed the project of my choice: a fully lined tote bag. Once again, with Tracey's guidance and support, I was able to make something amazing with my own two hands. I *highly* recommend the Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories class with MakeMee Studio. Tracey helped me understand how sewing machines worked and how to use them safely. The day after my second class I threaded the sewing machine that I had found by the side of the road six years earlier, and made a cushion cover by myself! I plan on making dungarees next (ambitious!) and I'll go back to Make Mee Studio's walk-in clinic with any questions/problems I have. Thank you Tracey, I had a lovely time and I'm so happy with my newly-learned skills.