…at the home of sewing & textiles in Bristol

 Here at the school we celebrate the craft and skill of all aspects of sewing, textiles, needlework and creative art projects. Whether you want to sew as a hobby or get a taster for a career change, we have something for everyone.  Learn pattern cutting, willow sculpture, knitting or how to make a dress,  we have all sorts of workshops & courses. We also run City & Guilds Level 1 Machine Techniques & Level 2 in Theatre Costume & Fashion. We’re here to help you learn the art of dressmaking, soft furnishings and to express your creativity through the making of gifts and lovely things for your home using various techniques.

Join our friendly, experienced tutors on one of our informal, relaxed workshops to learn something new or take your skills to the next level. We provide all the equipment, including sewing machines, so you can just come along and get started, all refreshments and some materials are included in the price (please check course details for more information).  We only book 6 people on each workshop (with the exception of knitting & crochet) so you receive plenty of help in a small group.

If you wish to bring your own sewing machine along to the workshop it must be under 2 years old with a warranty or it should be PAT tested (certificate will need to be produced).

A small amount of haberdashery and fabric is available to buy at the workshop, for further enquiries please email me.

Workshop/course update.

After the recent government advice we plan on rescheduling workshops and courses from mid June. If you have previously booked,  workshops will be rescheduled & you will be informed via email. More details can also be viewed via the calendar. Take care and thank you for your understanding at this difficult time, Bristol Sewing School.

Each week we will be adding a free pattern, week 1-6 are below & available to download

Knome instructions

Pouffe pattern

Garden kneeling pad Instructions

Garden Bag Instructions

Teepee Instructions

Kimono Instructions

We are raising money for the NHS through a raffle, winners will be drawn at random at the end of June. First prize: £75 voucher, second prize: £50 voucher, third prize: sewing goody bag. Tickets can be bought through the courses link and cost £1 per ticket. All proceeds will go directly to the NHS. 

GIFT VOUCHERS are available to order and come with a choice of unique handmade gift bags. You can choose the value of your gift card and the fabric/colour of your gift bag. Please email info@bristolsewingschool.co.uk to order one.

Birthday parties, groups, team building sessions and hen parties welcome give us a call to discuss your requirements.

To hear about classes once we’ve released new dates join our mailing list and we’ll keep you updated.