At The Sewing Room I run classes for all sewing abilities. Choose a class to suit, from complete beginner through to specialist guidance for the more experienced.

Listed below are the classes I run regularly.  If, however, there isn’t a date that suits you please contact me and we can discuss dates to fit in with your timetable.

Please note: I keep the class sizes very small, a maximum of four people usually only three to ensure each student gets the most out of their experience.

How to Book a place:

  • please click on the ‘Book Here’ link next to the workshop title
  • this takes you to the relevant Eventbrite page
  • choose which date you’d like from the menu on the right
  • choose the number of places and payment method
  • Done!


Sewing for the Terrified – Beginners course   BOOK HERE

grey scissors at The Sewing Room

Sat 26th May & Sat 2nd June        10.00 – 3.30pm        £120

A two-day intensive class – I’ll start by taking you through the basic functions of a sewing machine getting you comfortable with all its workings and making it your new best friend!

The class is suitable for absolute beginners, those who’ve stumbled along without any formal training and the very rusty!


Next dates:

Mon 30 & Tues 31 July (2 days)

22 Sept-13 Oct (4 Sat mornings)

Sat 10 & 17 Nov (2 days)


Ready to Sew? Getting Started     BOOK HERE

Teal scissor graphic at The Sewing Room Malvern

Saturday 3 March     9.30 – 1.00pm        £50

This morning workshop covers all the things no-one tells you. Demistifying the envelope jargon, pattern instruction sheet and symbols.

The class is a mixture of theory, demonstrations, discussions and discovery!


Next dates:

Mon 7 May

Sat 14 July

Fri 7 Sept

Thurs 1 Nov


Zip Intensive    BOOK HERE

Wednesday 7 March      9.30 – 1.00pm        £50      

Just zips and how to insert them … the different types, which to use where and taking the fear out of how to put them in.

Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and guidance will be given on how to insert three different types of zip: centred, lapped and concealed (invisible) zip. Each student will come away with their own samples and full instructions to refer back to.

All materials included: 3 x zips and calico


Next dates:

Mon 14 May

Fri 1 June

Sat 11 Aug

Wed 19 Sept

Fri 30 Nov


Sewing Machine Basics    BOOK HERE

hands at sewing machine at The Sewing Room MalvernSaturday 17th March        10.00 – 12.30pm        £35  

Is your sewing machine still in the box? Not entirely sure what all the dials are for?

This morning class is designed to get you comfortable with its workings, taking the fear out of getting started. You’ll come away with a new found confidence backed up with notes to refer to.

The class is suitable for absolute beginners.


Next Dates:

Sat 12 May

Sat 21 July

Mon 24 Sept

Wed 7 Nov


Fabulous Fitting Part I – Measuring Up      BOOK HERE

grey mannequin graphic at The Sewing Room Malvern

Saturday 24th March      9.30 – 1.00pm      

How to get the perfect fit on a bodice pattern…

In this workshop we’ll be taking all the body measurements needed to ensure a better fit for dresses and skirts BEFORE you cut out your fabric.

Each student will be taught how to measure properly and take over 20 personal body measurements. These will then be used to check against a garment pattern. Demonstrations and in-depth guidance will be given on how to translate these measurements to the pattern and how to change the pattern pieces appropriately. Ensuring you end up with a garment that fits and a happy outcome to your sewing project.


Next dates:

Mon 18 June

Tues 14 Aug

Wed 3 Oct

Sat 1 Dec


Fabulous Fitting Part II – Creating New Styles      BOOK HERE

Saturday 7th April      9.30 – 1.00pm        £60   

Creating new styles from the patterns you already have.

This morning workshop shows you how, by manipulating pattern pieces, you can create a myriad different designs from a basic bodice and skirt pattern.

Demonstrations with handouts and practical ‘playing’ time on quarter size pattern pieces ensures that students have samples and notes they can refer back to at a later date.


Next dates: 

Fri 29 June

Wed 14 Aug

Wed 10 Oct


New Workshop coming up :

Dressmaking Part I – Make a Skirt from Scratch    

Sat 21 April – 5 May (3 days)   BOOK HERE

and Wed 4, 11, 18 & 25 (4 evenings)


Flexible Teaching Dates

All classes and workshops can be ‘run to order’ with a minimum of three people or if you just need one hour of guidance through a tricky bit, book a one-to-one lesson.  Get in touch and let me know what you’d like to learn. Contact Catherine


Personal Fitting Service

bronze mannequin at The Sewing Room MalvernExpert help with fitting the garment you’re already making and then transferring the adjustments to your pattern.

Level 2-3: Experienced, for ongoing projects      Cost: £30 per hour