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.
CLASSES UPDATE. DECEMBER '21
Thank you to everyone who has enquired about the availability of our lessons. We are still waiting to introduce these again but are wanting to be sure of the complete safety of staff and customers. The recent months have seen changes in staff in other departments and revised business patterns that have meant we haven't had tutors available too.
It is likely that we will do smaller class sizes and offer stand-alone sessions rather than 'blocks' as we realise that it is sometimes difficult to commit to a series of lessons.
Keep an eye out for some blogs by Tim which will hopefully help you with your sewing experiences, including sewing machine and fabric advice and other haberdashery news and tips.
Do please register with us to receive updates on classes and Sewing machines.
We will continue with sewing machine sales and servicing but regretfully have to exclude certain types (eg multi-function machines such as embroidery/sewing models) and makes. This is not us being 'sniffy', its just that they aren't designed to be serviced economically and/or - honestly- can't be improved.
We still love our 'vintage' machines and usually have several fully serviced models in stock. If you want good, sturdy machines that will cope with most jobs they are worth considering and come with warranties.
If you would like advice on a JUKI machine, 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. Our long-standing relationship with suppliers means we can continue to source items from around the world.
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