Do you want to learn how to sew? The basics are easy and anyone can learn: young, old, men, women, non-binary people, anyone! Sewing is a valuable skill which gives you the freedom to create, mend or alter your own clothing, accessories and soft furnishings.
My lessons are 1 on 1, so you’ll have my full attention at all times, you’ll never feel left out or afraid to ask a question. I teach from my cosy sewing room in Greenbank, Easton and I offer all materials included workshops or pay as you go classes. New workshops will be on offer throughout the year, so keep an eye on this page or my socials for new or seasonal workshops!
Pay as you Go Classes
These lessons are project based so you choose what you want to make and I teach you how to sew as we make the project. We’ll move at your pace so you’ll never feel like the class is moving too fast or slow for you. These classes would suit an advanced beginner or someone who wants to improve their sewing. They’re also ideal for someone needing help finishing a project they’ve started but stalled on or have been meaning to start and keep putting if off!
I provide all tools but you’re welcome to bring your own machine along if you want to. I ask students to provide their own patterns, fabric & extras. I’m happy to provide some guidance on choosing these.
Pay as you go classes are £12/hour or £25/hr at your home (this option is only available for people who have a machine and live within a 1km radius of Sew Much More Bristol.)
You can learn:
- Sewing machine/overlocker basics
- How to read, understand and alter patterns
- Different fabric types and how to handle them
- Techniques, tips and tricks
- How to take a pattern from a garment
- How to mend and alter your own clothes
- How to create your own clothing and accessories
- How to make your own curtains, pillows and bedding
- How to make unique gifts for friends and family
Heart Shaped Pouch – £30 2hrs
This is a great first sewing project for someone just starting out on their sewing journey. Make a cute lined heart pouch with a zip. Ideal as a gift for Valentine’s or Mother’s day. Learn how to insert a zip, insert a lining and sew curves/irregular shapes.
Animal Face Pouch (Kids lesson) – £35 2.5hrs
A fun lesson for kids of all ages! Draw your own face and use the sewing machine to embroider it onto a simple pouch with a zip and tab. Learn how to insert a zip, sew in a lining, sew curves and basic machine embroidery.
Simple Skirt with Pockets – £50 4 hrs
This is a good lesson for a confident beginner. Draft a pattern to fit your body and make a skirt with pockets! Learn how to take measurements, basic pattern drafting, different cutting out methods, sewing in pockets to a side seam, making a casing for elastic and hemming.
Introduction to Stretch Fabric Tunic – £40 3hrs
Many people are turned off stretch fabrics but in reality they’re easy if you know how. Learn the essential tools and techniques for sewing with stretch as you create a comfortable and flattering tunic top.