All sewing courses

Find the most creative sewing courses and textiles workshops around the UK, including dress-making, crochet, knitting, fabric printing and blind making, in our beautiful, hand-picked directory of creative courses searchable by region, keyword or simply browse for inspiration.

The joy of creating something with your own hands is one of life’s simplest but most enduring pleasures. Gone are the days when we used to run up an outfit ahead of a night out, or browse the season’s fabrics to fashion our own hats and gowns, but there is still something very much to be said for wearing something beautiful that you made yourself.

We love this quote from The V&A and Crafts Council  exhibition Power of Making in 2011 because it sums up perfectly how we feel:

“For many people, making is critical for survival. For others, it is a chosen vocation: a way of thinking, inventing and innovating. And for some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say ‘I made that’. The power of making is that it fulfils each of these human needs and desires. Those whose craft and ingenuity reach the very highest levels can create amazing things. But making is something everyone can do. The knowledge of how to make – both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations – is one of humanity’s most precious resources”.

Why not have a go at making your own clothes, curtains or blinds. Or perhaps you would enjoy printing your own fabric designs. Or learning to crochet. Or knit. The choices are endless but the key is simple. Just follow your heart, allow your creativity to flourish and see where it takes you. Browse our directory to find sewing courses, knitting and crochet or textiles workshops near you and have fun… x

  • Prescott and Mackay

    Prescott and Mackay offers a unique range of short courses in accessory design from studios in London San Francisco New York and Melbourne. Workshops on offer include shoemaking, bag making, belt making, corsetry, millinery and tutu making. Where we started The concept for Prescott & Mackay was formulated in 1997. Read more [...]

  • Rowan Tree Studio

    Rowan Tree Studio offers Contemporary and traditional workshops, craft holidays and craft parties at our purpose-built studio in Sunny North Devon. Throughout the year we offer a series of workshops and 1-2-1 lessons in Sewing Quilting Patchwork Knitting Furniture painting Felting Soap Making and Upholstery. Come along and learn a Read more [...]

  • The Makery Bath

    The Makery Bath offers creative craft workshops in the city: Take home new skills and something handmade! We’ve always enjoyed the lovely sense of fulfilment from making things ourselves…and started to notice more and more people joining in the Make revolution. Viva the revolution! So we decided to give up Read more [...]

  • Makeplace

    Makeplace is Norwich’s new learning venue in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter. We offer friendly affordable sewing classes in a specially equipped workspace. We provide all necessary fabrics and materials. makeplace is the latest project from the family that runs the two thriving Anglian Fashion Fabric shops in Read more [...]

  • Poppy Treffry

    Poppy Treffry is a small handmade textiles and homewares company based in the far west of Cornwall.     The company was founded in 2004 when it was just Poppy and one cranky Singer sewing machine that her granddad had found on a dump! Poppy put together a small collection Read more [...]

  • The Old Kennels

    The Old Kennels is nestled in the rolling countryside of the Blackdown Hills on the Devon Somerset border and offers a quiet rural retreat where you can learn or improve skills in a variety of traditional arts and crafts. The courses we offer We offer courses in a variety of Read more [...]

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