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Welcome to Café Sewciety

Maria specialises in offering private sewing lessons, workshops & parties from her bright & cheerful sewing studio in Montpelier, Bristol.

Sewing lessons may be booked throughout the week, including evenings & weekends.

Our café location in Clifton closed in 2014. Our new studio location does not have a café & visits are by appointment only.


Jenny describes her sewing self in 5 words as a ‘childhood sewer wanting to re-learn’

“Having a vintage (old) machine I was almost getting to the point of thinking it was the machine causing all my problems – however a little patience and understanding I now have a much better relationship with my Sewing Machine! Having a set project (my little purse – I’m so proud of) made sewing much more enjoyable and allowed us to work though routine mistakes I had been making. I would definitely recommend Maria for anyone interested in learning or improving their sewing.”

Jenny (August 2015)


Claire describes her sewing self in 5 words as a  ‘Complete beginner needing hand holding’

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning to sew with Maria in her beautiful studio. As a novice, she has been really re-assuring in her teaching style and helped me identify suitable projects, always pushing me a little out of my ‘comfort zone’ without making things too complicated. She has inspired me to buy my own machine and start projects at home which I never thought I would have the confidence to do. Well done Maria!!”

Claire (Spring 2015)