Professionally managed sewing machines and overlockers - no waiting for students to set-up.
All students use same machines - no issues with different machine capabilities.
Smaller class sizes - in general our classes are set at 6 maximum, meaning proper learning time with your tutor.
Structured classes - projects are planned to be achievable within lesson times.
Experienced tutors for all abilities.
It goes without saying that the last few months have been unusual, to say the least!
We obviously haven't been able to do lessons and classes during lockdown. We have received many requests about when we are starting-up teaching again, particularly as people have discovered sewing and creative skills during lockdown. The makeplace store has been open periodically during the later months as restrictions were eased and we are still doing sewing machine repairs and servicing as well as selling our fantastic Juki machines and classic, refurbished, used machines.
In the meantime, however, because of the current uncertainty concerning Covid and the lead times needed to arrange professional classes and projects, we will not be running classes (in their previous format) until further notice. We understand that this will disappoint but feel it is best to decide for definite until things become clearer.
It may be that classes will reappear but almost certainly class student numbers will be reduced or will be on a one-to-one basis, as we have done before.
We will continue with sewing machine sales and servicing.
If you would like advice on a Juki machine, or a used machine or your machine serviced then please ring
Tim, on 07985387223.
Tim has been sewing for over 40 years and teaching for over 10 years so is qualified to give you excellent advice on buying a sewing machine or overlocker. We have always maintained that you should be able to discuss your requirements with a real person rather than just 'buy a box' and hope you've got what you wanted!
Of course, our 2 fabric shops remain open, and browsing is now easier. Do please check our websites for opening hours and days as they differ between stores and we have had to change opening hours to cater for appointment customers, for example.
Thank you for your continued interest in our stores. We will still try to bring you different fabrics and haberdashery items. We are also planning expanding our own curtain workroom due to increased demand for quality, professional, hand-made items.
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