Calling all Mancunians! We found the best sewing classes for you to start your new hobby, or perfect and advance your sewing techniques!
There are a wonderful variety of courses, and people are particularly enthusiastic about the Garment Making Course, and a three-week Learn to Sew Course, involving learning the basics of using a sewing machine, and gaining crucial skills while making two useful upcycled items – a cushion cover and a lined zip-up pouch.
During this summer, Stitched Up are teaching craft techniques which can be used to breathe new life into unwanted clothes, such as Shibori Indigo Dyeing,Denim Embroidery and also Rag Rugging which enable you to utilise the tiniest of fabric scraps.
To find out more and view a complete list of workshops, click here: http://stitchedup.coop/events/month/
Located in Altrincham, Sew Creative offers classes with a difference! Everyone who participates can make whatever they like, as the classes usually have up to 5-6 people, so you can enjoy 1-2-1 tuition throughout the lesson, giving you the freedom to sew anything you choose. Covering items such as ladies clothing, outfits for children, fancy dress and modifications! Children’s classes are also run in the same way. Kate (the owner of Sew Creative!) feels that children do not get enough opportunities to be creative at school, and therefore allowing them to make and learn what they want will be a great creative outlet for them.
“Sew Creative started for a few reasons, I was asked by quite a few people over the years if I taught sewing, so I thought to myself that it could be a good idea to give it a go. The main reason, however, was that I was working full time as a teacher… I was working 60-70 hours a week and was extremely stressed all the time. I therefore decided to give the sewing classes a go and see whether it could be a viable business. Initially I was doing the classes whilst also teaching full time (very exhausting!), then I made the move to leave my full time job and set up on my own. Luckily the risk paid off as it’s all going pretty well, and the business is growing steadily.”
To find out more and book yourself in for your first class, take a look on the website – www.sewcreativestudios.net
With locations in crafter’s paradise Fred Aldous in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and The Edge in Chorlton, the Ministry tutors teach a huge variety of fun, friendly and sociable workshops for all tastes and abilities. Their tutors are all highly skilled, patient and down to earth and our customers leave with bags of skills as well as amazing handmade products to show off to their friends.
With an impressive range of classes, you’ll find everything you need to become a sewing pro here! For example, ‘learn to sew in a day’ offering a fantastic start to your sewing journey, teaching the basics from learning how to use a sewing machine, to making your first item.
Find which classes are for you here – www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/all-sewing