Beginners pin cushion workshop

I attended the class with very little knowledge, having been given a sewing machine as an early birthday present. Julia was very welcoming and put me at ease immediately, sewing can be very scary for a beginner! During the lesson we were shown the basic functions of a sewing machine and how to make a pin cushion from scraps of fabric. The net result was a pin cushion to be proud of and the knowledge/pattern to be able to make more! Ideal stocking fillers for Christmas


Beginners envelope cushion class

I felt totally supported throughout the class and completed my cushion cover within the allotted time. It was fun. I have learnt several new skills and my old skills have been re-awakened! I would recommend anyone to come and try a class with Julia


Pincushion class

Would just like to say a big thank you for a most enjoyable morning yesterday at your sewing class, very proud of my pin cushion, the class was more than I expected, you made us feel welcome and relaxed, you cater for all levels of experience, I look forward to booking my next class, nearly forgot, your cake was amazing.


Dressmaking class

I really enjoyed the class. Made a lovely skirt for my daughter. Julia was a great tutor and created a friendly and supportive environment.


Such a quick and easy make!

Instructions are really easy to follow and makes such beautiful garments!! Thank you for this pattern! ♥

Always top quality beautiful fabrics with very smooth customer service

This is one of the very best places to get fabrics online in the UK. Thanks again

I ordered this around the holidays so shipping was a little precarious

Julia was communicative and prompt throughout the process, even sending me an email update on New Years Day. The item arrived in wonderful condition and is now a lovely seat cover. Would absolutely order again!

Bunting class

From the moment I arrived at Julia’s house she made me feel at ease and welcome within minutes. My course was to create my very own Bunting. Its been rather a long time since I sat at a sewing machine in a lesson environment and the memories of my old school needlework teacher were not my favourite school memories! Julia’s expert, kind and practical approach to sewing were fabulous and before I knew what time it was I had created a Bunting masterpiece to be proud of. I shall be attending as many classes as possible as she has now restored a confidence in me I thought was lost.


Little girls reversible dress class

I really loved attending Julia’s classes. Julia is knowledgeable and patient, even with a beginner like me and a real pleasure to be taught by. I found the class an inspiration and I went away wanting to make the little girls dress all over again! This has given me the buzz to try some new projects and people shall be getting a few home made presents this year! I’d highly recommend Julia’s classes, you won’t regret trying them, you’ll definitely learn new skills and techniques and get cups of tea too!. Thank you Julia


Thank you so much Julia

I appreciate that you were willing to send to the US as well as answering my endless stream of questions. Couldn’t be happier! Thanks again!

Beginners pin cushion class

I had limited knowledge and skills before attending my taster lesson. Julia’s great, she is so passionate about sewing!! The class was small and attentive just what I wanted. She showed us some great ideas and I learned lots of skills and was really pleased with the end result. I would highly recommend Julia’s classes!! (I’ve now booked on to dressmaking course with her and can’t wait!)


Drawcord bag

I made a drawcord bag (for my son’s PE kit) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Had absolutely no experience at all so Julia took me through the basics of machining, and I had the hang of it in no time. Lots of personal attention (and even homemade biscuits and coffee at the break) and I came out with a bag I was proud of. Now thinking what I would like to make next!


This fabric is s-o-o-o-o beautiful!

Wow! Not only is the fabric from this shop the best … the shop owner is just lovely and steps right up to help a customer with questions. I highly recommend that you frequent this shop if you are like me and care about the quality of your project. Thank you for everything and I will be back soon!

Dressmaking class

I was terrified by the look of a pattern but Julia demystified it and helped me read the pattern. I cut my pattern and then my fabric for my first ever dress, by the end of the session my dress was well on its way and I cannot wait to progress with it next time!