The Sewing Lab
The Sewing Lab is a place where you can experiment with fabrics or have your creations bought to life by us.
The Sewing Lab was established by Jane Hitch and was set up to help customers with curtains & interiors. We were then inspired to provide sewing tuition after seeing how much people wanted to learn to sew, and the resurgence of the ‘Make Do & Mend’ culture.
We are passionate about providing sewing tuition to anyone. If you have never threaded a needle, or if you require advanced tuition for a special project then we can help you. We have an ever expanding list of tutors to cover all levels of experience, all of whom are deeply passionate about sewing and are keen to share their enthusiasm.
If you are interested in dressmaking, soft furnishings or creating unique gifts we have Courses & Workshops that will unleash your creativity. We are also established experts in computerised Machine Embroidery, and teach the hardware and digitising software.
We also have courses for those that would like explore setting up their own soft furnishings business making Curtains & Cushions.
Lycra & Stretch Sewing
We specialise in teaching Lycra / Stretch fabrics. We are one of the very few sewing schools in the UK that can teach you stretch sewing on a standard sewing machine (single & twin needle), an Overlocker (with all available accessories) and a Coverstitch machine (single, twin & three needle). These courses can be anything from half a day to three days. We are also able to travel to provide tuition.
Young Adults Sewing & Children’s School Holiday Sewing Days
We are delighted to help the next generation of sewers, sewists and seamstresses, so have hold our Young Adults Sewing Sessions after school.
In the school holidays we also have our Children’s Sewing Days. These are aimed at over 8’s, but if your child is younger please contact us to discuss their age and suitability.
Sewing Parties & Sewing Fun !!
If you want to have a fun afternoon or evening – for a party, a hen event or a baby shower then please look at our sewing parties.
If you don’t want to join a formal class and just want to dip into some small projects for your home, gifts, or just sewing for yourself then join our Sewing Club
Come along and see what you would like to sew as we have a range of projects from cushions, aprons, knickers, toiletry bags & bunting – booking is required.
Would you like to surprise a relative or friend with a sewing class ? Then we can provide an embroidered gift certificate personalised with their name and a design of your choice. These can be made to the size that you would like to fit a birthday card envelope.