individual SEWING classes


Level: Absolute beginner to intermediate             Venue: Stitch Me Happy sewing studio or your own home

Length: Flexible to suit you, ranging from 2 hours to a full day   Size: Designed for 1 person         Price: from £35

  • Bring your own machine (general purpose, domestic, electric sewing machine; not overlockers etc) or borrow one

  • Book as many or as few sessions as you like, when you like

  • Learn machine set up, key basic techniques, skills and make simple textiles and/or garments

  • Either bring along your own materials and projects or choose 'make and take home' projects from a large selection - all materials will be provided

  • Light refreshments included for all classes 2.5 hours or more

I am a 55 year old retired police Inspector and after having watched The Great British Sewing Bee I always fancied giving it a go. Booked a joint starter lesson with my wife and within minutes was hooked! Emma is so friendly and explains things so well. Thoroughly recommend Emma for any complete beginner, it’s great fun.
— Brian (having classes with his wife)


  • Basic Introduction Class - one off 3 hour class- includes light refreshments & all necessary materials/tools: £40

  • Basic Refresher Class - one off 2.5 hour class - includes light refreshments & all necessary materials/tools: £35

  • Beginners Classes - 2-2.5 hrs - includes materials for a 'make and take home' project: £35-40 (or provide your own materials and sessions cost £30)

  • Travel (for me to come to your home for a sewing lesson) up to 5 miles - £5 per session

  • Travel (for me to come to your home for a sewing lesson) up to 10 miles - £10 per session

  • If you would like lessons for 2 people (great for couples or friends) contact me for pricing and details

  • Intermediate Classes - If you are looking for longer classes to make intermediate level textiles such as curtains, quilts and garments from patterns, you can have individual lessons with me from £15 per hour, with a minimum booking of 2 hours (this does not include materials and instructions/patterns but I can provide these at an additional cost). This is a great option if you have your own specific project in mind that you need support with and if you want to choose your own fabrics to bring along.

make & take home projects

For Beginners Classes I offer the following projects and provide the materials plus a comprehensive instruction sheet and pattern if applicable, to take away with you so that you can easily make the item again at home:

  1. Hanging decorations

  2. Bunting

  3. Cushion cover (including cushion insert)

  4. Shopping bag

  5. Apron (adult or child sizes)

  6. Elasticated waist band skirt (adult or child sizes - made to measure as no pattern required)

  7. Boxy top (in sizes XS - XL)

  8. Wash Bag (with lining and zip)

  9. Baby bloomers (0-2 years)

  10. Shorts with elasticated waist band (child or adult)



I offer classes at various times during the week, on Saturdays and Sundays and in the evenings. Contact me for my current availability:


If you are brand new to using a sewing machine I recommend booking a 'Basic Introduction Class' first of all and if you have used a machine before but not for a long time, I would recommend booking a 'Basic Refresher Class' for your first session. Once you are fairly familiar with and comfortable with using a sewing machine you can book my 'Beginner Classes'. My Individual sewing classes can be booked as a one off, as a regular weekly/monthly session, or lots of sessions over a short space of time; the idea is to be as flexible as possible and to fit around your life, your learning pace and what your are trying to achieve with your sewing.   

Payment in full is required up front to confirm your booking. Once you have emailed me to request a booking you will receive an email with payment instructions. When payment is received you will receive an email with further details and you will be asked to complete a short form with some basic details about yourself and your sewing objectives.