Welcome to

café sew|ci|ety: a tranquil place to stitch and flourish

Sewing is such a joyful hobby. It is great for manual dexterity, absorbing the mind & rewarding you with something lovely – all of which is so good for our mental health. This is why I love to share my passion for sewing through teaching, so that others can discover this joy for themselves.

Can I tempt you to give sewing a go?….

Gemma made contact when she wanted to improve her sewing skills to be able to make her own costumes:

“I just really wanted to share a picture of my very first complete costume!!

Your lessons helped me become confident with my sewing and now I’m really comfortable. I really can’t thank you enough. I owe all my sewing creativity to you! Without your lessons I would never be able to create what I have. I recommend you to anyone that is interested in learning to sew. You’re awesome!   Thank you again.”

Gemma (January 2017)

Tara got in touch after enjoying a Café Sewciety sewing party with friends:

“I made contact with Maria at the beginning of this year in order to schedule some 1-2-1 sewing classes. As a complete novice Maria very patiently and diligently taught me the basics of using my sewing machine. I have been going to Maria now for nearly a year on a fortnightly basis and her lessons are the highlight of my week. I have learnt so much and created some beautiful pieces including lavender filled bunting using Liberty fabric, a sewing machine cover, tissue holders, make up bags, bespoke cushions made for a friends 30th birthday and the list goes on. I can not recommend Maria highly enough for her patience, fantastic teaching skills and inspirational ideas for all my projects. Her studio is absolutely lovely and a great environment to learn in. If you have any doubt about your skills, just go for it as Maria will get you sewing competently before you know it!”

Tara (November 2016)