Choose a class

Weekly sewing days at Needleswift are Thursdays and Fridays. I run this small sewing school from my home sewing space and each class has a maximum of 4 students to ensure ample cutting and sewing space for everybody. My home workshop is comfortable and well equipped.

I aim to be flexible and accommodating wherever I can so please get in touch to discuss the type of class you are looking for if you don’t find something suitable below.

Click on the header for each listing to find the information and booking page for each class.

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An introduction to using a sewing machine

Thursday 8th June

This one does exactly what it says on the tin! Bring along your sewing machine (or you can use one of ours). We will start with the very basics of bobbin-winding and threading your machine, and go on to cover the essentials to give you the confidence to get sewing!

See also the Beginner Plus class for a longer session.


boys sunhatSew Something for your children

Thursday 15th June:  9.30-2.30

Come along with your fabric selection and sew something fun for the special little person in your life. How about a sun-hat or a pen-roll, a drawstring bag or a pair of shorts?





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Thursday 6th July

Come along to this fun and creative workshop and learn how to create beautiful stitched artworks on your sewing machine. The possibilities are endless – play and sketch, or design unique sketch-applique to sew into something like a cushion or zip purse.



tote bag workshop collageSew a Tote Bag – novice workshop

Thursday 13th July

This is a popular workshop day from 10-2.30 where you can make a wonderful tote bag with a professional looking waxed canvas base and go away with the pattern and instructions to make more!



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Social Sewing – flexible and fun

Most Fridays from 10-12.30 for just £15.

Bring along your sewing project to sew with others and benefit from Jenny’s expertise and assistance.



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Sew a Satchel – advanced bag making

Fridays 12th & 19th May (2 sessions)

A two-session workshop where you will learn more advanced bag construction techniques. This is aimed a students with a good level of sewing confidence.



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Sew a Clutch Bag – novice workshop

Thursday 27th April

This is a quick and satisfying sew which will de-mystify the open channel clutch frame!




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Learn to sew a zipped pouch – novice workshop

Thursday 20th April

Thursday 18th May

Once you have learned the ways of the humble zipped pouch, there will be no stopping you! A 2-hour class which will leave you feeling confident to make these in any size.


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Dressmaking Days – improvers workshop

Friday 30th June

Friday 7th July

These days are aimed at anybody who wants to either get started with dressmaking, or is looking for advice on improving their skills and techniques.



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Piped cushion workshop – intermediate workshop

Thursday 22nd June

In this workshop you will learn not only to sew either a zipped or envelope backed cushion, but also to create and embellish with your own piping!



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Sew a T-Shirtintermediate workshop

Thursday 29th June

In this 5-hour workshop you will learn to make a great fitting t-shirt in your preferred style. Learn to sew jersey/knit fabric on your domestic sewing machine.