Early Bird Discount!

Get your sewing course for less!! £10 off all early bird bookings if you book before 31st January for courses starting in February or March!

Book online at http://www.sewmooresewing.co.uk/

Advanced Pattern Drafting

We are just into the first week of sewing, and enquiries are already coming in about the next courses, starting in February and March! Early booking is recommended to secure your place!

Here is a reminder  about the Advanced Pattern Drafting course on 3rd and 4th February. This one is suitable for anyone who has previously completed Beginners Pattern Drafting with Sew Moore. Places are limited. You can book here: http://sewmooresewing.co.uk/courses/pattern-drafting-courses/

Sew Moore in 2018!

There is still room for one more at the Thursday evening mixed ability sewing course at Marsden Mechanics, starting on 11th Jan. Book now to secure your place!

Bookings for the following courses, starting Feb/March, can be made any time from now up to the start date. However, class sizes are small and courses tend to sell out fast, so best to book early!  Book online here: http://sewmooresewing.co.uk/


Bits and Bobs


You don’t need to bring your own machine! Machines are provided!

Everyone- if you could furnish yourselves with a basic sewing kit, i.e needles, pins, Fabric scissors, some threads and maybe a tape measure, you will feel better equipped. I do have plenty of equipment, but I find people tend to take better care of their own, and get used to using certain types of tools.

Beginners – If you have any pretty bits of woven cotton fabric you would like to incorporate into your first project, which is usually a patchwork item, but can be something else – apron, shoe bag, makeup/toiletries/pencil-case, yoga mat bag etc – bring them along too. ‘Fat quarters’ are great! You can buy these in bundles at most fabric outlets and on line. Watch the prices though! A Fat Quarter is a quarter of a metre so you don’t want to be paying more than £2 per FQ. A few people have used their children’s favourite outgrown dresses and shirts etc to make cushions for their bedroom, or personalized drawstring bags, and such like. It’s a lovely idea and a good way of up-cycling stuff!

Improvers – You may bring along any project, including pattern and fabric (or your own hand drafted body blocks if you have them) that you would like to make a start on. Once I have started the beginners off, I do intend to do a little tutorial on a different techniques each week, in the hope that  everyone will get the chance to practice a new skill at some point.

See you soon! 

Sew Nearly Christmas!

What gift do you give to someone who already has everything? A sewing course, that’s what! Still time to book before the big day! Book online at http://www.sewmooresewing.co.uk/

A Full Bunch of Hot Bananas!!

The Monday evening sewing class at Hot Banana is now SOLD OUT for January.  Any further bookings will be assigned to the following course starting 26th Feb. Discount still available if you book by 31st October.

The Friday morning class at Marsden is also filling up fast. Just a couple more places available there. Still space for a few more at the Thursday evening class. Book before 31st Oct to benefit from the current rate.

Sew into Christmas

Wow! Sewing classes are already filling up fast for January!  A few bookings have been made as Christmas gifts for partners. What a great idea! Don’t forget to book by 31st October to benefit from the current rate!

There will be another advanced pattern drafting course on 3/4 Feb 2018, suitable for all who have previously completed the Beginners course either at Sew More or Simply Solids. Book here: http://sewmooresewing.co.uk/courses/pattern-drafting-courses/

I realise its a way off yet, but as I will be away from Mid November up to Christmas, so in the meantime please use this link to find out what to bring to your first sewing class:  http://sewmooresewing.co.uk/2017/08/23/bits-and-bobs/

Stitch Witches Lucy and Julia

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What a treat on the last Friday sewing session of the year, to have TWO stitch witches turn up to class in garments they made at sewing school! Lucy has made a beautiful job of her little top with double layered sleeves. It fits perfectly! And Julia has finished her gorgeous pink turtle print dress which she designed and made from a pattern she drafted herself, having got ‘the knowledge’ from attending the Sew Moore Advanced pattern drafting course! What a superb fit! And look, it has pockets too! That will be perfect for her next holiday in the sunshine! I was so spoiled for choice for stitch witch of the week, I am giving both these ladies the accolade! Well done you two! I look forward to teaching you some more sewing magic in 2018!

At the Cutting Edge all Weekend!

Phew! That’s another full on pattern drafting weekend successfully completed at Simply Solids! We worked very hard, Sue, Heather, Liz, Mandy and me, and all the ladies went home with perfectly fitted bodice, sleeve and skirt blocks. Most of them will be returning for the Advanced course in January, to find out how to make the most of their new found skills – because now they have started, they just cant get enough!

There will be another beginners course at Simply Solids in February. Visit their website to book! https://simplysolids.co.uk/collections/classes

Stitch Witch Louise

Friday again? Surely not? Doesn’t time fly when you’re sewing! We hadn’t seen her at the Thursday class for a while, as she had been on her jollies, and then had a bereavement, but on her return this week Louise showed us the  super giraffe bag she had started in class back in June and finished over the summer. It is fully lined, with a firm base, pockets inside and out, and all the giraffes are the right way up! Hooray!!  She is deservedly pleased with herself, and for this I am awarding Louise the Stitch Witch of the Week!! Nice work Louise!