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Want to learn to sew in a fun and sociable setting?

Kitchen Table Sewing classes are small (6 people) and friendly. They take in the evenings, 8 - 10 pm, at my home in Bedford. A four week course includes the use of one of my sewing machines, and, plenty of tea and yummy home made cake to fuel your sewing adventures. For clothing courses, you will need to come to the course with your own copy of the pattern we are following, and pre-washed fabric ready to go. Full details of what you need to bring on each course are available on request - but will be sent to you when you book a place.


Mondays 11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd October - £90 (includes materials)

The popular Complete Beginners' Course is back. Learn how to use a sewing machine and come away with three completed projects you'll be proud to show off to your friends. You will be given materials for four projects - two reusable shopping bags (using Cath Kidston canvas) and two framed purses (using Liberty tana lawn).

Butterick B6333 Shirt Dress 

Mondays 9th, 16th, 30th October and 6th November - £70
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Pauline Alice Saler Jacket

Mondays 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th December - £70

Dig out those unfinished projects (it needn't be sewing - anything crafty goes) and make the most of some help on them, or, just turn up and eat cake and natter. Everyone is welcome.

You can reserve your spot by using the link at the bottom of this page, or, just pop into Fancy in person and give your name and £5 and ask Saffron to add you to the list for the next club night. 


Courses are popular and places sometimes fill up very quickly (classes are small - only 5/6 people) once dates are released. To make things more convenient for you, all bookings are now taken online, via the nice and convenient and secure Paypal system.

If you cannot see a course listed when you click on the list of courses below, it means the course is full.

Please note that there are no refunds available if you do not attend a course or workshop. Refunds will only be offered on cancellations if the place can be filled before the start date, and this will be minus a £5 administration fee.



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    1. Hi Abi, It sounds like you're ready for the Coco class, and I'd love to meet you for some sewing - sadly that course is full. I'll be releasing new course dates for September term very soon! Janet

  2. Would love to come on a beginners course, when will dates be released and is there anyway to receive notifications when dates are added ?

    1. Hi Judy, I have room for one more person on the next Complete Beginners' Course if you can bring your own sewing machine? Let me know via email if this appeals - course starts on 30th June. Ta! Janet

  3. Hello, I am moving to bedford in July and I'm really interested in doing a beginners course. When will the dates be released for August/September please? I am thinking of buying a brother sewing machine. Thanks Cherrie

  4. Hi I'm interested in coming to a beginners course, have you got any dates set for the new year?

    1. Hello! Yes, the Complete Beginners'Course is running on Mondays in January. You can book a place via the Paypal link above. :)

  5. Hi Janet I'm interested in the Granville Shirt course - I've done your bag course & made a skirt and coco dress do you think I'd be able to manage it? Thanks Claire Kelley

    1. Hello Claire! Yep - I reckon you'd be fine for this... :)

  6. Evening.
    Am really interested in doing your beginner's course. Just wondered if you had any dates available within the next couple of months.
    Thank you :)