cafe sew|ci|ety - a tranquil place to stitch and flourish

Sewing is such a joyful hobby. It is great for absorbing the mind & rewarding you with something lovely – all of which is so great for our wellbeing. 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? . . 

Beginner Sewing Lessons

The above projects were all completed in recent 2 hour beginner sewing lessons. I provide everything you might need to get started, including a wide choice of cheerful fabrics. You can read more about these private sewing lessons here.

Or simply book your first sewing lesson now.

"I've just had a block of individual sewing lessons. I can't recommend Maria enough. From not even knowing how to thread my machine 10hrs later I've made a pin cushion, a draw string bag, bunting and a cushion with piping and a zip!!! I can confidently use my machine, I know how to fix things when they go wrong... I'm looking forward to my next block."
Oct 2017

Improver Sewing Lessons & Dress Making

The above projects show some of the things that I have recently helped my improver clients to make. On my sewing project gallery page you will see a choice of improver projects for practising new sewing skills and building confidence. I also guide clients through dress making or home decor projects using patterns and fabric of their choice.

You can read more about these private sewing lessons here.

Or simply book your sewing lesson now.

"I had attended a few beginner/getting started classes however my sewing machine was left gathering dust and I always had a feeling of what next?. Then I found Maria who did 1:1 classes. It has been the the best thing for my sewing and I have grown in confidence. I always had loads of ideas of what I would make but no idea of how to make them. Maria is really good at advising regarding patterns/fabrics to progress your skills and confidence. With Maria’s help I have made soft furnishings, bags, children and woman’s clothes. I now feel confident to follow a pattern at home but I still book a lesson with Maria when I need help with something tricky."
July 2019

Lessons for Two

My ‘sew-with-a-friend’ lessons offer all the benefits of individual lessons whilst sharing the experience with a friend and reducing the individual cost.

Some projects do take a little longer with two but each person will get full one-to-one attention as and when they need it because I simply sit in the middle!

These work well for all ages, particularly great for mum & daughter time, friends catching up after work or school holiday activities.

See the ‘sewing project page’ for inspiration or the ‘teen and young sewing’ page for more information on my lessons with youngsters.

Or simply book a ‘sew-with-a-friend’ lesson now.