All Sewn Up For Summer!

Today saw the last session of the term! What a great time we’ve had! All sorts of fantastic projects have been begun and completed including clothes, bags, cushions, purses and stuffed animals! As usual, many of the stitch witches will be returning for more in September! They just can’t get enough! They’re sew into stitch witchcraft! Everybody has worked hard, and this week especially has seen some marvellous results conjured up. Penny finished her apron today – which was the first thing she’s made using a pattern and only the 3rd textile product she has ever made!  Heather completed not one, but two beautiful blouses! Top class job as usual Heather! Last night young Martha (aged 14) finished her patchwork cushion cover and is going to make a whole bunch more to scatter around at home, and Natalie finished her super make-up bag with special brushes compartment, which was a bit of a puzzle for both of us! But Natalie is noting if not tenacious! Perseverance and determination paid off, and the result is great! Superb job for a complete beginner! So Natalie gets this weeks Stitch Witch of the Week award. Well done Natalie, and well done everyone! My work here is done, at least for the Summer! It has been an absolute delight! See you all in September!

Additional Tutor required

Sew Moore would like to appoint an extra part time tutor, initially for one two hour session per week (term time only) and to cover sickness and holidays. This could become a more responsible role  for the right candidate. The ideal person would have several years of relevant experience in Fashion and Textiles, in education and/or industry. An appropriate degree or higher level qualification is essential. Prior experience of teaching adults is desirable.  This role would ideally suit a supply teacher, retired teacher, Fashion & Textiles graduate or NQT, or someone already working in adult education.

Please email CV and brief covering letter to

New! Thursday Night Dressmaking class!

Due to the high demand for dressmaking classes, as from September, the Thursday evening mixed ability sewing course at Marsden Mechanics will become an additional Dressmaking course. The emphasis will be on learning how to use commercial patterns to make clothes, how to achieve a good fit and all the skills required to produce top quality garments.

Mixed ability general sewing classes will still be available on Mondays at Holmfirth and Friday mornings at Marsden.

A couple of the Wednesday dressmakers have swapped to the Thursday class, which has freed up some space at the Wednesday one.

The courses will re-commnece on 18th and 19th September. Book soon to avoid disappointment!