Sewing Lessons

I offer one to one sewing lessons either at my home, or if you are in the South West, I can come to you. I have three modern Janome machines to teach on and a lovely spacious working area. Whether you are a complete novice or just need a refresher, I can cover the very basics from making a cushion, or how to read a pattern, to more advanced dressmaking techniques.

Sew a cushion cover

This 3 hour workshop will cover the basics of how to use a sewing machine, measuring and cutting out your fabric and constructing your cushion cover.

You will need to bring 1 metre of your chosen fabric, matching thread and any trim required. I will supply a 16 inch cushion insert.

Price: £50
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Pattern reading

In this 2 hour workshop, we will cover the basics of how to read a commercial sewing pattern, how to measure for your size and how to cut out your fabric and transfer markings.

You will need to bring a pattern that you would like to work on and the fabric required as per the pattern instructions. Please note, I would recommend a beginners pattern for this workshop, and am happy to advise on some particular patterns that would be useful.

Price: £35
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Sew a simple skirt

In this 6 hour workshop, you will create a personalised skirt pattern that is based on your measurements, cut out the pattern pieces and construct your skirt.

The workshop can be held in one day or over two 3 hour sessions.

You will need to bring 2 metres of your chosen fabric and matching thread. (I can advise suitable fabrics, prior to the class).

Price: £90
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Picking the right fabric for your project

Visiting a fabric shop can seem very overwhelming and choosing the right fabric and pattern combination can be tricky when you are first starting out. In this 90 minute interactive session, I will act as your guide and personal shopping as we visit the fabric shops of Bristol where I will help you to pick the best fabric for your project. I will also help you to work out how fabrics can combine together and what other notions/haberdashery you will need.

Price: £25
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  • "Sarah is incredibly knowledgable on the subject of sewing and has a wealth of experience to draw upon. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with her as she was patient and encouraging and this boosted my confidence. She's kind and fun to be around too. I would highly recommend Sarah if you want to explore sewing as a new hobby or to progress your current skill level. She's fantastic!" - Danielle Vowles, Bristol.