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Sewing Courses

On our termly courses you can make anything you want and get the help you need with any project: there is no set curriculum.  If you are a complete beginner then we have a few starter projects such as a lined tote bag or zipped cushion cover that involve lots of useful techniques.


We cater for all abilities and and the mixed ability classes allow you to learn and gain inspiration from each other in a friendly and fun environment.


Classes have no more than 6 students and include lots of personal attention and guidance.


Our professional designer, used to nurturing and encouraging your creativity will help you realise your potential and give you advice for the future.


All equipment, modern sewing machines, patterns & small amounts of fabrics* are included in the fee. *not supplied in drop in or taster sessions.


If you have your own sewing machine, but a bit unsure of what it can do then you can bring it along and learn on your own machine. You can make anything! from party bags, children's school costumes or a total furnishing revamp for your home, just let us know your ideas and we'll help you achieve them..


If the term has already started, please enquire as to whether we have a space for you; students work at their own pace so you can join up anytime!  You can always come for a one-off taster session, just ask and we'll see if we can fit you in.


Courses run term time and the current dates are below.  Courses are paid in full and in advance of the course starting to secure your place.  You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Venue: The Sewing Club, Beach Creative, Studio 4, Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5PT.


Since 2007 we have tutored on the following:

Dress-making including understanding pattern instructions

Soft furnishing including blinds/curtains


Machine embroidery

Toy making

Hand embroidery

Cross stitch

Fabric screen printing



And all the exciting variations in between!




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If you are a complete beginner we can structure your time by making 2 projects, for example an A-line skirt and the sleeveless button-back top as featured in the book that accompanied the third Great British Sewing Bee series. Both projects will include basic techniques such as cutting out, seams, hems, inserting a zip, buttonholes, facings and understanding fit. It will be an intensive 6/7 weeks where you can make 2 lovely garments showcasing all that you've learnt.  Alternatively if dress-making is not your thing then you can make a useful tote bag and zipped cushion cover which cover lots of exciting techniques too!

WEDNESDAY 10am - 12pm             06/09/17 - 18/10/17                7                   £112.00

WEDNESDAY 7.30pm - 9.30pm    06/09/17 - 18/10/17                7                   £112.00

THURSDAY    10am - 12pm               07/09/17 - 19/10/17                7                   £112.00

THURSDAY   7.30pm - 9.30pm      07/09/17 - 19/10/17                 7                   £112.00

FRIDAY             10am - 12pm             08/09/17 - 20/10/17                7                   £20 per weekly drop-in session*

                                                                                                                                                                                           (*We can help you with any project and supply a machine)     


COURSE                                       START DATE/END DATE       NO.OF WEEKS     FEE    DETAILS

WEDNESDAY 10am - 12pm              19/04/17    24/05/17               6                    £96

WEDNESDAY 7.30pm - 9.30pm     19/04/17    24/05/17               6                    £96

THURSDAY 10am - 12pm                  20/04/17   25/05/17               6                    £20 PAY PER WEEKDROP IN

THURSDAY 7.30pm - 9.30pm         20/04/17   25/05/17               6                    £20 PAY PER WEEKDROP IN

WEDNESDAY 10am - 12pm               07/06/17   19/07/17               7                    £112

WEDNESDAY 7.30pm - 9.30pm     07/06/17   19/07/17               7                    £112

THURSDAY 10am - 12pm                   08/06/17   20/07/17             7                    £20 PAY PER WEEKDROP IN

THURSDAY 7.30pm -9.30pm          08/06/17   20/07/17             7                    £20 PAY PER WEEKDROP IN

New Autumn Term 2017

For anyone new to The Sewing Club we're offering the first lesson and any taster session FREE!

For anyone not new (!) if you pay for the first course starting the week commencing 4th September by August 15th 2017 then you can have a 10% discount!