Sew Much Moore for Spring!

Thank you to everyone who has booked new courses. There are still a few places left at the Monday evening Dressmaking class at Holmfirth Tech starting 24th Feb and late Friday morning one at Marsden Mechanics starting 28th Feb. The early Friday class is fully booked for the next round and bookings are already coming in for June!

Here is reminder of the other exciting things coming up:

  • 29 Feb – Master Your Sewing Machine workshop, 10 am at Sew Moore,
  • 28 & 29 March – Beginners Pattern drafting, 10am – 4 pm at Sew Moore
  • 20 April – Monday evening Dressmaking course (formerly at Holmfirth Tech) starts at Sew Moore 7 – 9pm
  • 25 April – Overlocker Masterclass 10am – 12pm at Sew Moore
  • 5 June – Friday morning dressmaking classes resume at Marsden 9 -11am and 11am – 1pm
  • 20 & 21 June – Advanced Pattern Drafting at Sew Moore
  • Find out more and book online at

Sew Moore on Mondays

Still want to learn to sew like a pro? Maybe you fancy auditioning for the next Great British Sewing Bee? Lucky for you, there are still a few places up for grabs at the Monday Night Dressmaking course starting on 24th February at Holmfirth Tech, where you can learn how to follow a pattern and get all the skills you need to make perfectly fitting, expertly finished garments. Book online now to secure you place!

Beginners Pattern Drafting

There is still space available on the weekend pattern drafting course (for womens wear) on 28 & 29th March! This is an excellent course for any dressmakers wanting to make body blocks which perfectly fit their own, or somebody else’s measurements, and get to grips with the mechanics of clothing construction. 12 hours of expert tuition by Bex Moore B.Ed. Fashion & Textiles. Home cooked lunch included! Discounted course fee of just £160 until the end of February! Details can be found here:

What previous learners said:

  • “So excited to finally have made sleeves which fit!”
  • “Very informative course. I learned so much over the two days!”
  • “This is the best and most useful course I have ever done!”
  • “Bex provided lots of useful knowledge and tips on fitting – especially trousers!”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyable course. Demystified the mechanics!”
  • “I thought I would never get anything to fit, but now I know I can!”

Sew Much going on in 2020!

Thanks to everyone who has booked courses for February and beyond. Both Friday morning classes at Marsden are now fully booked for February to March. Next available course will start on 5th June and run through to 10th July. Still plenty of space at the next Monday night Dressmaking class at Holmfirth Tech, starting 24th Feb. Please book asap if you wish to join that one. Also plenty of room at the ‘Master Your Machine’ class on 29th Feb, Beginners Pattern Drafting on 28 & 29 March and the next Overlocker Masterclass on 25th April. Book online to secure your place.

Dates for your diary

Stuff in the 2020 diary so far:

Monday and Friday Dressmaking – restarting the 24th Feb @Holmfirth Tech 7 – 9 pm and 28th Feb @ Marsden Mechanics 9-11am and 11am-1 pm

Master your Sewing Machine – Sat 29th Feb @ Sew Moore 10 a.m

Beginners Pattern Drafting – Sat/Sun 29 & 29 Mar @ Sew Moore 10 am-4pm

Overlocker Masterclass – 25 April @ Sew Moore 10am – 12pm

All of the above are on the website and bookable online.

WTS for other workshops and courses coming up in the coming months!


With the addition of the new venue, i.e. the Sew Moore Sewing room, there has been some confusion over the locations of the various classes! There are still regular weekly classes running at Holmfirth Tech and Marsden Mechanics, as before. The one-off workshops and masterclasses are now being held at the home of Sew Moore in Hinchliffe Mill (Holmbridge). Check the ‘Locations’ page for addresses and the drop down menus for maps and directions.

Master Your machine

A new Sew Moore workshop. 

This is an excellent workshop for beginners and sewing enthusiasts who want to get to grips with how to use their sewing machine properly. You will learn all the things it can do, as well as all those you would rather it didn’t do, and how to troubleshoot when problems occur. No matter what the make or age of your machine, you are guaranteed to leave the session feeling confident that you can show your machine who really is the boss! There are very few machines Bex is not familiar with. She can demonstrate everything from basic setting up, threading up and bobbin loading, to how to use essential functions and attachments like the buttonhole foot for example. So if your machine has been languishing under the stairs for some time, because you are too chicken to face the challenge of threading it, or even if you have been using it for years but still don’t really understand how it works or why certain problems keep occurring, this is the workshop for you!

Next course: 29th February 2020. 10 am at the Sew Moore Sewing room. Go to the home page to book. You wont be disappointed!

Beginners Pattern Drafting

Back by popular demand, Beginners Pattern Drafting (for womens wear) will run over the weekend of 28/29 March at the Sew Moore sewing room in Holmbridge. This is an excellent course for experienced and developing dressmakers wanting to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of pattern drafting and achieve the best possible fit. All participants will leave with perfectly fitting body blocks – bodice, sleeve, skirt and/or trousers, which they can then use to produce their own patterns or adapt existing ones. (Pattern Drafting for men is a different process and therefore a separate course. If you are interested in learning pattern drafting for menswear, please get in touch.) Bookings are already coming in and places are limited, so book soon to get your course at the discount price of £160 (normally £180).