~ Practical and creative sewing lessons in Oxford ~
for beginners and the more experienced
Whether you are interested in dressmaking, prefer sewing for the home (or are looking forward to adding to your bag collection!) you have come to the right place. Louise offers courses and one day workshops in a variety of practical and creative sewing subjects.
For many, the popular 'Sewing for Beginners' course is the start of a wonderful and rewarding creative journey - gaining confidence in your new skills in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. For others, Louise's courses provide the ideal opportunity to develop their skills or expand into new areas - perhaps Freestyle Machine Embroidery or making cushions.
Louise specialises in small classes so that all students - including the absolute beginner - can benefit from this experienced and patient tutor, gaining plenty of one-to-one teaching.
New courses are added all the time, so why not find out where your exciting sewing journey will take you......
Louise at Wilderness/Vintage Festival,
'My absolute favourite part of the Festival' - Kate
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Start a new fun hobby?
'Just wanted to say I really enjoyed today! Can't wait for next week.'
- Jane (Banbury)
Start a new business?
'I'm now selling totebags at the different gift fairs I go to and they have been well received'
- Milly (Netherton)
Have you thought about joining our Sewing & Dressmaking Clubs?
Wednesday evening Club 7-9pm &
Thursday afternoon Club 12.30-2.30
£15 per session. Can you already use a sewing machine but would like to tackle your own projects or expand your knowledge? Small classes with me on hand to help out or provide instructions and patterns.
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(ongoing during term time)
Thursdays 9.45 -12.00
Intensive Beginners 4th & 5th
Beginners April 23rd- May 21st
Intensive Beginners 25th & 26th
Girls Reversible Dress/P.J. Bottoms 2nd
Jersey Dress 16th
The Pinafore Dress 23rd
Beginners 4th- July 2nd
The Pinafore Dress 6th
Intensive Beginners 13th & 14th
Folk Embroidery Mandala 27th
Bucket Bag 4th
Dressmaking 11th & 12th
Folk Embroidery Mandala 18th
For later course/workshop dates please get in touch or look up individual course pages
Girls Reversible Dress, Cushion Covers, PJ Bottoms ,Journal Cover/ A4 Writing Case, Shirred Dress, Bucket Bag, Hand Sewing, Silk Ribbon embroidery, Xmas workshops, Dressmaking £65
Jersey Dress, The Pinafore Dress £70
Applique & Freemotion & Raglan-sleeved Dress £129
Curtain Making £149
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New sewing machine? Want to save money?
'My entire family are now wearing my clothing, and I've even made presents for friends! I feel that I am able to tackle pretty much anything I choose to. I came out of last week's lesson inspired and invigorated.'
- Elli (Kennington)