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

Friday 15th September

Friday 3rd November

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!


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Novice Workshop Day

Thursday 21st September


You only need a little sewing experience to come along to this fun workshop day where you can make one of the following: an apron, a penroll, a fabric bucket or a drawstring bag.



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Friday 13th October

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.



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Thursday 9th November

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

Alternating Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-1pm.

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

New dates coming in 2018 but you could tackle this project at Social Sewing 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 23rd November

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

No dates currently scheduled but this is a simple project which could be tackled at a Social Sewing session!

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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Sigma Dress workshop series


Fridays 5th, 12th & 19th October

This presents a great opportunity to learn to sew a beautiful dress, from the measuring and fitting stage, through to final garment.





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Piped cushion workshop – intermediate workshop

Friday 29th September

In this workshop you will learn to sew a fabulous cushion cover with a discreet zip closure and self-made bias piping!