School of Sew – Red Letter Days

School of Sew is delighted to be listed on Red Letter Days as their  first sewing experience, have a look at the link below.


Sewing Class with Afternoon Tea in Leeds


Don’t be stitched up with a lacklustre outing; get stuck into a social sewing class with afternoon tea. Engage in therapeutic creativity set amid the rolling Yorkshire countryside. Choose from a range of workshops including Roman Blind, Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting and even Dressmaking. Upon arrival to the studio, be welcomed with a glass of fizz. After a tour and a browse of the fabric store, it’s time to sew. Learn new skills while creating something to be proud of. Put down your scissors for a break and enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, including freshly prepared sandwiches and cakes, before taking home the handmade creation as well as a small sewing kit in order to continue the creativity at home. A day well spent.


Selected weekends, subject to availability.

Participant Guidelines

The minimum age is 16; participants under 18 will be served a soft drink instead of alcohol. There are no disability provisions at this venue. Beginners are welcome.


 7 hrs

Classes begin at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm.

Numbers on the Day

The class is shared between four and six thread heads.

Dress Code

Casual clothing with closed toe shoes is advisable.

In a Nutshell…

  • Learn and create with a day of superb sewing
  • Choose from five engaging courses
  • Tuck into an elegant afternoon tea
  • Take home the creations as well as a thank you gift

New Year Timetable

Our timetable for the first term of 2018 is here, new year’s resolutions to try something different, learn a new skill and enjoy spending a few hours doing something just for you!



Have you promised yourself that you will learn a new skill in 2018…why not come along to our new soft furnishings evening class starting Monday 8th January 7pm – 9pm.

You will learn how to make a sample curtain, roman blind and cushion.

All materials are included and the cost of the 6 week course is £150

Places are limited to 6 places on this course to ensure lots of individual attention.


Gift Vouchers

Thinking of what to give the creative person in your life?

Gift vouchers are now available from School of Sew, the perfect Christmas present for a loved one.

A School of Sew Gift Voucher is a perfect solution!

Available in multiples of £10.00.  Depending on the amount, vouchers can be used to discount or pay for a course or one off workshop and are valid for one year from date of issue.


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Question: “What can I buy my favourite teenager for Christmas?”


School of Sew has the answer.
We have put together the perfect gift package for that young person in your life who loves fashion, has a creative streak, or simply fancies learning a new skill.
This gift package comprises two sessions of 3.5 hours at School of Sew, covering the use of a dress pattern, how to cut fabric, sewing the dress, learning a wide variety of skills and techniques….and they get to take home their fabulous creation.
We will be using Tilly & the Buttons Cleo pattern, a dungarees-style pinafore dress, which are all over the high street at the moment….this one though will be totally unique, a complete one-off, all hand made!

A beautifully presented Gift Voucher for this package is £95
(All patterns, selected fabrics and use of equipment included)
Suitable for age 13+
Dates arranged upon booking

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Three Wise Workshops Sunday 10th December 10am – 1pm

We Three Workshops of Sunny Bank Mills….

Third Christmas workshop here at School of Sew, we will be making this fabulous hanging tree, using beautiful festive fabrics!
A project for all sewing abilities, you can fill it with Christmas treats for the kids, or have it simply as a unique hanging decoration.
Get into the Festive spirit here at School of Sew!
Workshop £25, includes all materials, mince pies, we’ll even throw in a bit of Christmas Cliff! 

Three Wise Workshops Saturday 25th November 2pm – 5pm


We Three Workshops of Sunny Bank Mills….

Begin the festive season with these beautiful, no-sew baubles!
We provide everything you need to create a unique Christmas decoration which will be in your family for years to come!
Get right into the Christmas spirit with us here at School of Sew, enjoy a mince pie and get creative!
£25 inclusive of all materials, mince pies, a spot of Slade, lots of festive fun.

Three Wise Workshops Saturday 25th November 10am – 1pm


We Three Workshops of Sunny Bank Mills…..

The second in our Wise Workshops we will be making these rather magnificent table trees! Choose from a selection of beautiful seasonal fabrics, decorate with some sparkle and they will become a family Christmas heirloom!
Join us at School of Sew and get right into the festive spirit!
Workshop £25, includes all materials, mince pies, and we might even treat you to a rendition of Last Christmas!
Book now to join the Festive Sewing Fun:


Spooky Sewing Kids Workshop. £15 per Child

We’re casting a spell over School of Sew this half term getting ready for Halloween! Your Little Monsters can make a Terrifying Trick or Treat bag, a Freaky Frankenstein, a Scary Sock Cat…..we have loads of Creepy Creative Crafts going on here to keep the kids happy for a few hours during the holidays and they get to take home their Ghoulish Goodies ready for Halloween! Suitable for age 8+
Places are limited, so book now to join in the Frightening Fun!!

6 Week Beginners Project

Wow, our 6 Week Beginners Project course was fully booked up within hours! So we’re being bold and going for another one…this time getting those of you who fancy spending the morning sewing with us rather than leaving your cosy couch on winter evenings!
What better way to enjoy a couple of hours on a Tuesday morning than learning new skills, how to properly use a sewing machine, and make a garment from scratch, meanwhile enjoying some precious me-time and meeting new friends?!
Book now, places limited to 6 and they go quickly!!
10am-12pm every Tuesday 31st October – 5th December 2017.Cost: £150 (includes all equipment & materials…and endless cups of tea and biscuits)